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Important information about Commission on the Status of Women 59th Session

By on 30 January 2015

In spite of the efforts of NGOs a political declaration will be adopted on the very first day of this session, thus preventing NGOs from influencing the outcome of the meeting. IAW and others have objected to this procedure.

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IAW supports Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvand, President of NGO/CSW Geneva,

IAW supports Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvand, President of NGO/CSW Geneva,
By on 23 January 2015

Adoption of the Political Declaration on the first day of the session of CSW59 narrows the space for civil society engagement and participation in the intergovernmental process itself and deprives NGOs of the possibility of making a meaningful contribution to the ethos of the Declaration .

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CSW 59: NGOs object to a political declaration being adopted on the very first day of the session

CSW 59: NGOs object to a political declaration being adopted on the very first day of the session
By on 18 January 2015

Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, President of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women- Geneva: The decision to adopt the political declaration on first day of the CSW reduces space for civil society participation. We strongly recommend a review of your decision on timing for adoption of the political declaration.

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IAW wishes everybody a peaceful 2015

IAW wishes everybody a peaceful 2015
By on 30 December 2014

The Dream of Peace was painted  by the Norwegian painter Henrik Sørensen for the Palace of the League of Nations in Geneva in 1937 – 39                  

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IAW Newsletter December 2015

By on 9 December 2014

In the December Newsletter from IAW, Lyna Castillo-Javier reports from the official commemoration of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

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President Joanna Manganara evaluates the UN ECE NGO Forum

President Joanna Manganara evaluates the UN ECE NGO Forum
By on 4 December 2014

In the 21st century women and girls continue to fear and face male violence and see new forms of violence and abuse being used against them and legitimized by the system. This includes violence in the name of tradition, religion or culture, the trivialization of the sex and pornography industry, and cyber harassment and bullying.

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