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Lyda Verstegen

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Lyda Verstegen is a lawyer and served as President of the International Alliance of Women from 2010 to 2013. She is currently convener of the IAW Human Rights Commission

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Violence against indigenous women and girls

By on 23 September 2016
Violence against indigenous women and girls

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

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Opening Statement by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

By on 14 September 2016
Opening Statement by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

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

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Opinions

The Convention to End all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

By on 13 September 2016
The Convention to End all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

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!

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Human Rights Council, News, Violence against Women

Feminist Activist and Women Human Rights Defender Mozn Hassan Banned from Travel

By on 4 July 2016
Feminist Activist and Women Human Rights Defender Mozn Hassan Banned from Travel

The travel ban for Mozn Hassan is an example of the shrinking space for Civil Society in many countries, including Egypt. IAW is very worried about this development. It is in complete defiance of Resolution 32/29 of the Human Rights Council, which will be adopted soon, unamended we hope!. Read more: Travel ban – Egypt

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Human Rights Council, IAW around the world, News

Economic Inequality, Financial Crisis and Human Rights.

By on 23 March 2016
Economic Inequality, Financial Crisis and Human Rights.

Women have a human right to all social, economic and cultural rights, not for others but for themselves.

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IAW around the world

“This house believes betting on gender parity as the game changer is a risky gamble”

By on 15 March 2016

What does parity mean and how will it contribute to gender equality? Are there any unintended consequences to consider? What are the experiences of using gender parity to close gender gaps and challenge gender bias?

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BIRTH REGISTRATION, A Passport to Fundamental Rights

By on 23 February 2016
BIRTH REGISTRATION, A Passport to Fundamental  Rights

Written statement submitted by International Alliance of Women to the Human Rights Council, Thirty-first session

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Human Rights Council, News, Violence against Women

IAW in solidarity with Turkish women.

By on 31 October 2015
IAW in solidarity with Turkish women.

IAW holds human rights to be inalienable and indivisible for all human beings

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Campaigns

IAW joins the International Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights.

By on 18 October 2015

Launched in 2014 by an international coalition of NGOs and UN agencies, the Global Campaign advocates reforms for equal nationality rights. That is necessary. 27 countries prevent mothers from passing their nationality on to their children on an equal basis with fathers. More than 60 countries have gender discriminatory nationality laws. In 1930 the International […]

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Human Rights Council, News, Opinions

Discrimination of women in law and practice

By on 21 August 2015
Discrimination of women in law and practice

The 2015 report of the Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and Practice is a radical accusation against patriarchy. Human Rights Council resolutions – threaten to undermine international achievements in the field of human rights in the name of cultural and religious diversity.

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