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Joanna Manganara

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Joanna Manganara is the President of the International Alliance of Women, and a former Minister-Counselor for human rights at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Accountability, Decision-making, News

Women of Power

By on 9 October 2016
Women of Power

The women’s movement must demand a new development model that is not based solely on economic growth but prioritizes people over profits as well as social solidarity.

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President's letter

Refugee Women and Girls

By on 13 September 2016

In her September Newsletter IAW President Joanna Manganara analyses the situation of refugee women and girl.

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News, Women and politics, Women in politics

Hillary Clinton has shattered the glass ceiling

By on 18 August 2016
Hillary Clinton has shattered the glass ceiling

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.

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News

Corporations and Globalization – Women’s Human Rights

By on 15 August 2016
Corporations and Globalization – Women’s Human Rights

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?

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President's letter

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

By on 1 August 2016

In her July Newsletter President Joanna Manganara describes why FGM is a violation of the human rights of women and girls

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News, Violence against Women

Call for action

By on 31 July 2016
Call for action

International Alliance of Women urges women to provide input to the call for information on (lack of) implementation of regional and international standards on violence against women

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President's letter

Evaluation of CSW 60

By on 31 July 2016

Mainstreaming gender equality, women’s and girls’ human rights and the empowerment of women in the entire 2030 Agenda is not enough to achieve the transformative changes that the 2030 Agenda must ensure.

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News

Resolution on Protection of the Family – letter to the Permanent Representative of Greece in Geneva

By on 30 June 2016
Resolution on Protection of the Family – letter to the Permanent Representative of Greece in Geneva

The resolution on Protection of the Family tabled by a group of states at the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council is anti-family in nature

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News

Is International Women’s Day 2016 a time for celebration?

By on 7 March 2016
Is International Women’s Day 2016 a time for celebration?

Women’s and feminist organizations should demand from politicians to move from commitments to accomplishments and take bold actions to embed women’s human rights, women’s empowerment and gender equality in every aspect of life so that we can transform our world and make it one based on peace, justice, human rights and gender equality.

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President's letter

Femicide

By on 18 January 2016

Femicide, according to the UN, is the extreme and ultimate manifestation of existing forms of violence against women in patriarchal societies. Crimes of this kind reinforce the idea that women are sexual objects and belong to men

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