Violence against Women
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
Saturday, March 12, 2016 was a sad day in Cameroon: a pregnant woman called Monique Koumate was left to die on the steps of a reference hospital in Cameroon because she had no money to pay for treatment as relatives tried in vain to deliver twins alive. CEFAP immediately decided to launch a project to save at least poor pregnant women
Statement by the President of IAW
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.
Women are a cornerstone of African development, but despite some progress, African women’s access to ressources and power is still challenging in most countries, and the objective of eradicating violence against women and girls is elusive. Read more in the latest issue of International Women’s News, which has Beijing+ 20 in focus