IAW’s written statement to CSW61 2017 emphasizes that gender equality and women’s economic empowerment are prerequisites for inclusive and sustainable growth
244 civil society organizations including IAW call on the support and solidarity of member states in rejecting amendments to HRC32 draft resolution protecting civil society space. The draft resolution is to be considered for adoption at the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council.
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
“What initiatives are you going to take to help with the current refugee crisis, in particular with the needs and rights of refugee women and children?”
Women have a human right to all social, economic and cultural rights, not for others but for themselves.
Paris Agreement on Climate Change to be adopted in December 2015 and Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development adopted in September 2015 wil be the basis for the programme
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.
Women are key decision-makers concerning economic and social rights related to food security, biodiversity, cultural heritage, migration, energy consumption and family size. They also play critical roles in the use of water, energy and natural resources and finding climate solutions. They have a specific role in the urban ecology as managers of household energy.