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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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Opinions

A Time to Testify – Women Bearing Witness at the International Criminal Court (ICC)

By on 1 November 2014
A Time to Testify – Women Bearing Witness at the International Criminal Court (ICC)

A study of how women feel about testifying at the ICC shows that what can be the very intimidating act of testifying against those who have committed the most heinous crimes can – when done properly – be a safe and even empowering experience

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Decision-making, News, Opinions

Competence, democracy and feminism

By on 24 July 2014
Competence, democracy and feminism

Women are slowly gaining top positions

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Opinions

Birth Registration: Don’t Fear the Registrar

By on 5 June 2014
Birth Registration: Don’t Fear the Registrar

One in five children world – wide is not registered

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Opinions

Arina Angerman: I Vote for a Woman

By on 20 May 2014
Arina Angerman: I Vote for a Woman

The EU supports gender equality through legislation and support for national development. European laws or directives call for equal treatment on the basis of sex and include equal pay for equal work. The Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee of the European Parliament plays a key role by sending out strong messages which determine policies in Europe.

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Opinions

Sexual Harassment in Higher Education

By on 20 May 2014
Sexual Harassment in Higher Education

Sexual harassment of women students in schools of higher education is often ignored or silenced

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