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Habitat III: Comments on Policy Paper frameworks

Habitat III: Comments on Policy Paper frameworks
By on 1 February 2016

Throughout the papers there is an incorrect assumption that cities are equally safe for men and women. The reality is that urban crime, terrorist threats and warfare affect women and girls disproportionally.

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Domestic Violence is a Pandemic

Domestic Violence is a Pandemic
By on 4 January 2016

Today according to the UN, 125 countries have specific laws that penalize domestic violence, a remarkable gain from just a decade ago. Nevertheless 35% of women world wide have experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner at some point in their lives.
Speech delivered on the 27th of November in Nicosia, Cyprus for an event organized by the Pancyprian Movement – Equal Rights- Equal Responsibilities on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

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Dear Mr Dimitrios Papadimoulis, member of the European Parliament

By on 13 December 2015

IAW calls for full support for a binding and comprehensive EU Strategy for equality between women and men from 2016 to 2020, and to reject any proposal which would not meet this aim.

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 A Call to Action to Defend Humanity and the Planet

 A Call to Action to Defend Humanity and the Planet
By on 11 December 2015

Civil society organizations around the world are highly disappointed that references to the protection of rights, equality and ecosystems have been removed from the core of the climate agreement.

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Urgent need for an EU Strategy for Equality between women and men from 2016 to 2020!

Urgent need for an EU Strategy for Equality between women and men from 2016 to 2020!
By on 2 December 2015

EWL and IAW to Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission and Ms Foteini Kouvela,General Secretary for Gender Equality: Our democracies cannot afford to gear down or move back on women’s rights. There is no democracy without equality. And the EC is accountable for defending our core values.

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 Violence against girls:  the case of rural girl domestic workers in N’Djamena, Tchad

 Violence against girls:  the case of rural girl domestic workers in N’Djamena, Tchad
By on 3 November 2015

Read about the shocking case of girls, who are hired as domestic workers, get pregnant by their boss’s son, the boss himself or the boss’s relatives and are fired afterwards. Who will be the father of the child they will give birth to?

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