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Sizani Ngubane – Woman of Distinction Awardee 

Sizani Ngubane – Woman of Distinction Awardee 
By on 20 December 2017

Sizani Ngubane, founder of Rural Women’s Movement of South Africa, member of IAW, is the 2018 Woman of Distinction Awardee, an award given by the NGO CSW/ NY Committee.Sizani was nominated by IAW.
Ngubane will be the keynote speaker for the NGO CSW62 Forum Consultation Day
Sunday, 11 March and will receive her award at the Reception, Tuesday, 13 March.

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#MeTOO – You will remember this as a Revolution!

#MeTOO – You will remember this as a Revolution!
By on 8 December 2017

To date, millions of women have shared their harrowing stories of abuse and harassment worldwide and now the time has come to move on and get to work

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Our Ocean, Our Future: Call for Action

Our Ocean, Our Future: Call for Action
By on 26 November 2017

Although not stated in the call for action, capacity building has to target women specifically, to address the structural, legal, management, and cultural barriers that prevent women from full access to fisheries and resources.

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls
By on 23 November 2017

Despite strong instruments and analyses, we do not see change on the ground. What is really needed is a political will to accelerate implementation, change mentalities and ensure women’s and girls’ rights.

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UNFCCC COP 23 in Bonn and the Gender Plan of Action (GAP)

UNFCCC COP 23 in Bonn and the Gender Plan of Action (GAP)
By on 16 November 2017

Parties adopted the Gender Action Plan (GAP) to advance gender mainstreaming into all elements of climate action and to support the implementation of gender-related decisions and mandates in the UNFCCC process.

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Keeping girls in school during menstruation

By on 11 November 2017

At the IAW 37th Congress,10 resolutions were adopted on the following issues: Justice for Victims of ISIL, Protecting Women’s and Girls’ Fundamental Rights, Peace Treaty for Korea, Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting, Keeping Girls in School during Menstruation, New Tools to Support and Educate girls in Emerging Markets, Burma: Fundamental Rights of Women and Girls, Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security, Call for Full Implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, Implementation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

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