Globalization may have resulted in new avenues of growth, but it has also created the widest gap in history between the very rich and the very poor, with a very negative impact on women. Moreover it has increased dramatically the power of multinational corporations as agents in the international development field. But can corporations be a force of empowerment for women?
We have a candidate for the US presidency that is not only showing that she has real political will to make a difference concerning the needs and rights of all women, but she is also committed to the full implementation of these rights.
244 civil society organizations including IAW call on the support and solidarity of member states in rejecting amendments to HRC32 draft resolution protecting civil society space. The draft resolution is to be considered for adoption at the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council.
The travel ban for Mozn Hassan is an example of the shrinking space for Civil Society in many countries, including Egypt. IAW is very worried about this development. It is in complete defiance of Resolution 32/29 of the Human Rights Council, which will be adopted soon, unamended we hope!. Read more: Travel ban – Egypt
Women must have the right to their bodily integrity. Women's human rights must come before a supposed right for parents to have children. Children always have the right to have parents but there is no human right for parents to have children. Read more →
The 2015 report of the Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and Practice is a radical accusation against patriarchy. Human Rights Council resolutions - threaten to undermine international achievements in the field of human rights in the name of cultural and religious diversity. Read more →
“On International Women’s Day (8th March), the GLWR rewards women distinguished in the field of important selfness social work, by conferring the “Social Achievement Award ALICE YOTOPOULOS MARANGOPOULOS”, a
This year, this award was conferred to the women of the Eastern Aegean Islands, for the support, hospitality, kindness and solidarity they offered to refugees, arriving in thousands every day during all of 2015 and until recently, destitute and in despair, to the Greek islands. Read more
Founded in 1904 and based in Geneva, the International Alliance of Women (IAW) is an international NGO comprising 41 member organizations involved in the promotion of the human rights of women and girls globally. The IAW has general consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council and is accredited to many specialized UN agencies, has participatory status with the Council of Europe and is represented at the Arab League, the African Union and other international organizations.