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Egypt must repeal all repressive measures against human rights defenders

By on 21 December 2016
Egypt must repeal all repressive measures against human rights defenders

IAW joins in the call for Egypt to stop tightening the noose round the women’s rights movement

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IAW around the world, News

EU WOMEN – Violence Against Women Observatory

By on 3 December 2016
EU WOMEN – Violence Against Women Observatory

Jocelynne Scutt reports from the VAW observatry: The principal aim of the meeting was to action the Istanbul Convention on Violence Against Women

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A life free of violence is a Human Right.

By on 22 November 2016
A life free of violence is a Human Right.

Statement on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and as a support for the EWL Turkish delegation’s protest letters concerning persecution of NGOs in Turkey including women’s and feminist NGOs.

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The Impact of the US-Elections on Gender Equality

By on 13 November 2016
The Impact of the US-Elections on Gender Equality

It is the hope of IAW that the US President-Elect’s potently lethal statements are left at the campaign podiums –never again to be revisited.

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News, Opinions, United Nations

Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work

By on 18 October 2016
Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work

IAW’s written statement to CSW61 2017 emphasizes that gender equality and women’s economic empowerment are prerequisites for inclusive and sustainable growth

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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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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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Nike Boasts of Empowering Women Around the World.

By on 31 August 2016
Nike Boasts of Empowering Women Around the World.

But the young women who make its products in Vietnam are intimidated, belittled, and underpaid.

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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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