The shock of a deadly pandemic combined with the subsequent confinement period has made us
Economic independence is a secret wish of all women, especially since de last quarter of the 19th century. Housework was facilitated by water, gas and
NB. We also want to emphasise how empowerment, participation and leadership of women can protect against and prevent violence.
1. Director of KARAMA Ms Hibaaq Osman
2. President of International Alliance of Women Ms Joanna Manganara.
Speakers will include representatives from South Africa, Cameroon and India
*What’s the Problem?*
_Catcalls, sexist comments, public masturbation, groping, stalking, and
assault. Gender-based street harassment
makes public places uncomfortable and frightening for many girls, women,
and LGBQT people. It limits their access to public spaces.
*_What is It?
_*Meet Us On the Street: International Anti-Street Harassment Week is an
opportunity to collectively raise awareness that street harassment
happens and that it is unacceptable. Hundreds of groups and thousands of
people in multiple countries participate every year.
The campaign is sponsored by IAW
The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, Geneva, and its partner organizations, will host an NGO Forum as part of the UNECE ( United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) Regional Review of Beijing+20 (Geneva, 6-7 Nov. 2014).This NGO Forum will examine the 12 critical areas of the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action, to review progress made, remaining gaps and existing challenges. The Forum will also identify emerging women’s issues brought on by a changing world and seek government accountability for their commitments made to women’s rights, equality and empowerment initiatives. The outcome of the NGO Forum will feed into the ECE Regional Review Process and contribute to the Global Beijing+20 Report, as well as, the post-MDG agenda.
Hosted by UN Women as part of The Secretary General’s UNiTE campaign, in commemoration of the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women (25 November).
This year’s activities are focused on generating action and awareness at a general level.
The schedule of commemorative day events is as follows:
24 November: Both the Empire State Building and the UN building will be lit up in orange to draw attention to the issue.
25 November: A commemorative event will be hosted from 10am – 12pm in the ECOSOC chamber. The event will feature live performances that highlight the importance of taking the “UN to the streets,” as well as a celebration of the work that has already been accomplished.
25 November: Panel Discussion, “Violence against Women: Best Laws and Policies – Learning from the winners of the 2014 Future Policy Award” from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm in the Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium.