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October Newsletter from IAW

By on 20 October 2014

In this issue of the newsletter: CSW 59, Post 2015 Development Agenda, Everyday Sexism Project in Denmark, violence against women in Europe, HeForSheCampaign and other international news

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Arina Angerman new IAW representative to the European Women’s Lobby

Arina Angerman new IAW representative to the European Women’s Lobby
By on 14 October 2014

At the recent General Assembly  Arina Angerman, the Netherlands, was elected to the Policy Committee of the European Women’s Lobby . “It is an honour to succeed President of IAW Joanna Manganara in this very important work, and I look forward to working with my alternate, Marion Böker, Germany” 

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Deutscher Frauenring e.V: Child marriage must be put an end to

Deutscher Frauenring e.V: Child marriage must be put an end to
By on 11 October 2014

There can be neither justification nor impunity for child marriage and violence against girls. The legal age of marriage should generally be 18 years and existing legislation must be implemented.

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Sexism on the agenda in Denmark

Sexism on the agenda in Denmark
By on 10 October 2014

Women in seemingly gender neutral Denmark face harassment by men in streets, on buses, in bars, workplaces and at school. It happens every day.

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Beijing + 20 Review: IAW recommends strong accountability mechanisms

Beijing + 20 Review: IAW recommends strong accountability mechanisms
By on 9 October 2014

Strong mechanisms of accountability at the national and regional level are necessary for the realization of gender equality and women’s human rights

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The commitments held in the Beijing Platform for Action are still to be implemented

The commitments held in the Beijing Platform for Action are still to be implemented
By on 5 October 2014

IAW will work for participatory monitoring and the implementation of accountability mechanisms. Accountability is about empowering people, in particular women, in order to enable them to articulate their priorities while taking more control over their lives.

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