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Working with the UN as an NGO

By on 12 June 2017
Working with the UN as an NGO

At the launching of the Regional Committee in Asia-Pacific (RCAP) on 12-13 May 2017, Soon-Young Yoon, IAW main representative to the UN in New York, spoke about her experiences in working with the UN on behalf of IAW

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Wolves of Lust

By on 13 May 2017
Wolves of Lust

In a country where daughters are destroyed, gender violence is a part of everyday life, a woman on her own is fair game to a patriarchal society, or even, as in the Nirbhaya case, a woman out in the evening with her boyfriend.

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The gendered realities of peace and security in northern Nigeria

By on 23 February 2017

‘Nigerian women, who suffer most from poverty, climate change and violence, are valuable agents of change’.

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Opinions, Peace

Religion against hatred, and for democracy, peace and tolerance

By on 19 October 2016
Religion against hatred, and for democracy, peace and tolerance

UN SC Res.1325 says that women should be included in conflict resolution and peace talks, but they are not. Anja Wiersinga reports from Council of Europe

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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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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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IAW around the world, Opinions, Violence against Women

Surrogacy motherhood is big business in India

By on 15 October 2015
Surrogacy motherhood is big business in India

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.

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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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Opinions, Peace

Deeds – no words

By on 29 March 2015
Deeds – no words

We have the legal framework:
UN SCR 1325 (2000)
CEDAW
General Recommendation 30

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News, Opinions

Women in Power and Decision-Making

By on 4 November 2014
Women in Power and Decision-Making

Democracy is based on government by the people, and therefore women should participate in decision-making

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