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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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Human Rights Council, News

Civil society calls on the solidarity of member states of Human Rights Council

By on 13 July 2016

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.

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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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News, United Nations

IAW question for the candidates for UN Secretary General has been shortlisted.

By on 5 June 2016

“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?”

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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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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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Accountability, Climate change, News, Sustainable Development, United Nations

The Empowerment of Women and Sustainable Development

By on 29 October 2015
The Empowerment of Women and  Sustainable Development

The Sustainable Development Goals are a vast improvement on the Millennium Development Goals, says IAW in its statement for CSW 60

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Climate change, News, Sustainable Development, United Nations

IAW Programme on Climate Change and Sustainable Development

By on 23 October 2015
IAW Programme on Climate Change and Sustainable Development

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

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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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News, United Nations

IAW on Habitat III: A human rights framework must shape all issue papers

By on 13 August 2015
IAW on Habitat III: A human rights framework must shape all issue papers

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.

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