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?
Lyda Verstegen reports from thesession of the Human Rights Council SEptember 2016 of the need for all countries having indigenous people to develop national action plans to prevent violence against indigenous women and girls
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights made a bold statement at the opening of the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council. This session marked the beginning of the second decade of the Human Rights Council
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.
Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world.
There is no reason for optimism however; in the draft Agreed Conclusions of CSW 2016, it says that no country has yet achieved gender equality.
So women keep advocating for equality! Read more →
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 →
“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.