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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.

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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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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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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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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Domestic Violence is a Pandemic

By on 4 January 2016
Domestic Violence is a Pandemic

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

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

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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President's letter, Violence against Women

November 25th International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

By on 24 November 2015
November 25th International Day for the Elimination  of Violence Against Women

Statement by the President of IAW

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