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Unpacking Gender - The Humanitarian Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan

What solutions for global change to improve the lives of women, children and youth displaced by conflict and crisis? (...) 




Victims of sexual exploitation

Inuit victims of sexual exploitation, either at the hands of their common law partner, boyfriend, parent or pimp. (...) 




New Actors, New Money, New Conversations - A Mapping of Recent Initiatives for Women and Girls

Investing in women and girls as ‘smart economics' has become a favored strategy in development and philanthropy over the past several years, resulting in a host of campaigns and initiatives—including from actors in the private sector that had not previously been seen as “development” players—dedicated to supporting girls and women. (...) 




Estimating the Size and Structure of the Underground Commercial Sex Economy in Eight Major US Cities

In 2010, the National Institute of Justice funded the Urban Institute's Justice Policy Center to measure the size and structure of the underground commercial sex economy in eight major US cities. [...] This study aimed to close the gap in our understanding about the nature and extent of these activities.  (...) 




WYR 2013: Youth Migration and Development

The United Nations 2013 World Youth Report offers a broad understanding of the situation of young migrants from the perspective of young migrants themselves. The report highlights some of the concerns, challenges and successes experienced by young migrants based on their own lives and told in their own voices. (...) 




Analysis: Scaling up accountability to communities

SMS feedback in Haiti; radio outreach in the Philippines; community helpdesks in Darfur; a Humanitarian Call Centre in Pakistan: many such initiatives boost communication with disaster-affected communities, and in some cases improve accountability to communities, but most remain at pilot project scale because they are difficult to scale up. (...) 




Humanity Divided: Confronting Inequality in Developing Countries

This report revisits the theoretical concepts of inequalities including their measurements, analyzes their global trends, presents the policy makers' perception of inequalities in 15 countries and identifies various policy options in combating this major development challenge of our time. (...) 




Indigenous peoples' rights to lands, territories, and resources

"Indigenous women have a close relationship with their land, and play a key role in families, communities, and nations as the primary food providers.......Indigenous women's crucial role in transforming land as a resource into life-sustaining food for their communities, traditional gender roles often limit their decisionmaking power in land use governance, and their benefits from land can easily be jeopardised, as they often do not have recognised ownership rights....... (...) 




2013 Ibrahim Index of African Governance

The Ibrahim Index of African Governance - IIAG - can be a useful qualitative and quantitative advocacy tool for African women's programs and projects, and noting the four dimensions: Safety & Law, Human Rights, Economic Opportunity and Human Development. (...) 




Women, Work, and the Economy: Macroeconomic Gains from Gender Equity

Women make up a little over half the world's population, but their contribution to measured economic activity, growth, and well-being is far below its potential, with serious macroeconomic consequences. (...) 




The Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2014

Gender inequality among journalists is evident across all media outlets and all issues: 36% to 63%. “These findings confirm an ongoing truth that is not just disappointing, but unfortunate for all of us in so many ways. News media are at their best when they call upon the wisdom of all the people whom they serve, when they reflect everyone's experience and bring in the hopes and dreams and fears of every sort of person.  (...) 




Growing up in war - the DRC's child soldiers

When he was seven Dikembe Muamba* became a soldier on the orders of his uncle, a chief in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) North Kivu Province. (...) 




Where women rule the world: Matriarchal communities from Albania to China

Did you know there's a tribe where men suckle their babies and the country where every woman once downed tools for a day? (...) 




Men's network promotes gender equality in Mozambique

It is increasingly being recognized that for societies to make progress women need to be treated as equal partners with men. (...) 




Substantive Equality and Reproductive Rights: A Briefing Paper on Aligning Development Goals with Human Rights Obligations

International human rights norms have recognized that reproductive rights are women's rights, clarifying that violations of reproductive rights are primarily manifestations of discrimination, poverty, and violence. (...) 




Our Right To Safety: Women Human Rights Defenders' Holistic Approach To Protection

AWID, in collaboration with the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition, has developed this publication in an effort to assess the various mechanisms that have been developed to provide protection to WHRDs at risk, including initiatives developed by national governments, and regional and international human rights bodies. (...) 




Arab Spring or Arab Autumn? Women's political participation in the uprisings and beyond: Implications for international donor policy.

In the aftermath of the popular uprisings, CARE commissioned research in 2012 and 2013 to understand the new context and identify ways in which we need to adapt and respond. More than 300 women and men were interviewed in the course of this research in Egypt, the occupied Palestinian territory, Morocco and Yemen. (...) 




Senior UN official hails outcome of forum devoted to empowering women and girls

The head of the United Nations office focusing on the world's women has welcomed the outcome of a two-week meeting in New York that she says represents a “milestone” towards a transformative global development agenda that puts the empowerment of women and girls at its centre. (...) 




Les femmes prennent-elles enfin leur revanche dans le numérique?

Si le nombre de femmes juristes, avocates, médecins ou entrepreneures n'a cessé d'augmenter ces dernières années, leur présence dans le secteur des technologies reste marginale. De nombreuses voix, y compris celles d'entreprises leaders dans le secteur, plaident pour davantage de mixité. (...) 




Youth Agenda for India

"Issues of Young Women emerged as a large category cutting across sub-categories that may have similar issues but require very specific treatment from youth perspective. We have been able to ascertain with great degree of confidence that various measures targeting youth simply cannot work in the case of young women and the whole agenda must approach various issues in a specific context for women." (...) 




Women and Explosive Weapons

Concern with the use of explosive weapons in populated areas has increased over the last few years, due to the severe harm caused to civilians and the wider community. However, the debate has so far not sufficiently highlighted the specific impact that explosive weapons have on women. (...) 




Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success

Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success reveals that more than ever before, women are relying on community colleges for higher education and workforce preparation. (...) 




Gender stereotyping as a human rights violation

Wrongful gender stereotyping is a pervasive human rights violation. As this report shows, it is a frequent cause of discrimination against women and a contributing factor in violations of rights ranging from the right to an adequate standard of living through to the freedom from gender-based violence. (...) 




Report on World Social Situation 2013: Inequality Matters

Growing inequality is neither destiny nor a necessary price to pay for economic growth according to UN DESA's report which was released on Friday, 14 February, and national policies and institutions play a crucial role in defining inequality trends. (...) 




This year at DIHAD: Women and aid

You would be hard pressed to find an aid worker that thought sexual violence was not an important issue. But ask them to define what it is, and you may leave them stumped. (...) 




Gender balance on corporate boards - Europe is cracking the glass ceiling

The European Commission published this month a fact sheet entitled “ Europe is cracking the glass ceiling” on the development of the representation of women on the boards of listed companies in the European Union. (...) 




Exploring Markets for Assistive Technologies for the Elderly

The proportion of the world population over age 60 is projected to increase from 11 percent today to 22 percent by 2050—see charts below (data from United Nations, 2012). Population pyramids, especially in Europe, the U.S. and Canada, reveal that the proportion of the elderly is increasing while that of young people is shrinking. As the population ages, more people will need care. (...) 




This Is a Story You Have to Tell: Women and Girls in the Criminal Justice System

"The resource you have before you is the second curriculum we've developed for Women and Girls Lead, a three-year public media initiative to raise up the voices of women and girls worldwide who are acting as leaders." (...) 




Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed Progress Report 2013

What's at stake in a promise? If you've ever made a promise to a child, you know that she is not likely to forget it. Whether it's a new toy or a bedtime story, she will hold you ac- countable for following through — as you should hold yourself. (...) 




Military Children and Families

Though relatively little research has been done on young children in military families, we highlight ways to understand these children as their families grow, change, and experience various kinds of stress, with an overall focus on how to optimize young children's development, bearing in mind their unique needs. (...) 




Indigenous women bid to influence post-2015 development agenda

Indigenous women in Asia should be given a key role in deciding the future path of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, according to a rights group in the region. (...) 




Sexual Exploitation & Prostitution & Impact on Gender Equality

The objective of this briefing paper is to provide background information drawn from the international literature on sexual exploitation and prostitution and its impact on gender equality in relation to the report of the Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee. (...) 




Outlook on the Global Agenda 2014

The flagship publication of the Network, the Outlook on the Global Agenda 2014 provides a top-of-mind perspective from the Global Agenda Councils on the challenges and opportunities of the coming 12–18 months. It offers a comprehensive overview of the world, drawing upon the foremost global intelligence network and its collective brainpower to explore the most important issues we all face in the coming year. (...) 




Ensuring human rights in the provision of contraceptive information and services

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) released a set of recommendations for countries to ensure that women, girls and couples have access to the tools needed to avoid unwanted pregnancies, thereby improving health and allowing for better family planning. (...) 




African Women's Decade 2010 - 2020: Three Years on: 2013 Annual Review

MEWC aims to publish an annual report throughout the 10-year duration of the African Women's Decade to provide an overview of status of women's rights in Africa. It is important to keep track of countries progress with regards to gender equality in Africa for several reasons. (...) 




Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2013

In the GHA Report 2013 you will find answers to the basic questions about the way that the world finances response to crisis and vulnerability. How much humanitarian assistance is there? Is it enough? Who provides it? Where does it go? What is it spent on?  (...) 




"Transform the world" by empowering girls

The world can be transformed if girls are empowered according to the head of the UN Population Agency, UNFPA. The agency has teamed up with the World Bank to promote regional peace, security and sustainable development in the Great Lakes region of Africa.  (...) 




In report to UN, record number of women winning seats in Parliaments

More women than ever before are being elected to Parliaments around the world. And if the current trend continues, gender parity is achievable in less than a generation. (...) 




Civil Society Monitoring Report 2013 - Sweden's implementation of UNSCR 1325

The aim of the global monitoring report is to advocate  for  more  effective  measures  to  put  women's   participation on the global agenda of conflict management and security policy. (...) 




Women, Business and the Law 2014: Removing Restrictions to Enhance Gender Equality

In the past 50 years women's legal status has improved all over the world. But many laws still make it difficult for women to fully participate in economic life whether by getting jobs or starting businesses. (...) 




Gender-based violence in emergencies

The special feature of this edition of Humanitarian Exchange focuses on gender-based violence (GBV) in humanitarian crises. International concern over GBV in emergencies has grown significantly in recent years, and good practice standards, guidelines, training resources and other tools have been developed. (...) 




New UN report highlights experiences, challenges faced by young migrants worldwide

A new report launched today by the United Nations spotlights the significant impact of young migrants on origin, transit and destination countries and communities, as well as the challenges they face, as told in their own voices. (...) 




Report Stresses Need for Bold Moves toward Gender Equality at Work

A new report by the World Bank Group stresses the need for bold, coordinated actions to advance equal opportunities for women in the world of work, such as addressing gender biases early, expanding women's access to property and finance, and raising legal retirement ages—with major payoffs in tackling poverty. (...) 




End Forced Child Marriage - Best Practice Guidelines

It is not the right of any parent to cause their child to be married against their will, whether in accordance with Australian law or otherwise. This child has a voice, which the international convention requires to be heard...(Harman FM, Federal Magistrates Court of Australia, 19 September 2011) (...) 




Education Under Attack, 2014

This global study charts the scale and nature of attacks on education; highlights their impact on education – including on students, teachers and facilities; and documents the ways that governments, local communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and UN agencies try to reduce the impact of such violence and prevent future attacks. (...) 




Exploring the Economic Empowerment of Women in Conflict Affected Areas Combining UNSCR 1325, CEDAW, BPFA and MDGs

Gender equality and women's economic empowerment are essential to achieve effective and sustainable development; to foster vibrant economies and to promote peace and security. It is important to recognize the unique contributions women can make as countries emerge from economic crisis, especially in conflict and disaster affected societies. (...) 




Paving Pathways for Justice & Accountability: Human Rights Tools for Diaspora Communities

People in diaspora communities have an increasingly important global role to play as a bridge between individuals, governments, and international legal and political mechanisms. (...) 




Selected International Human Rights Materials addressing 'Crimes of Honour'

This 2013 collection of international human rights materials is an update of the collection of the same name of 2003, which was produced by the Project on "Strategies of Response to „Crimes of Honour‟ Against Women" jointly co-ordinated by CIMEL (Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law) and INTERIGHTS (International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights). (...) 




The Status of Women in the U. S. Media 2014

“The world is a melting pot full of varying experiences and viewpoints that must be considered and explored when it comes to deciding what is news. A room full of men, of any race or age, would not possibly know how to deliver all of that news and will continue to fail in their delivery attempts—until they admit they can't do it alone.” (...) 




Challenging Gender Stereotypes Through Primary Education - Stereotypes stop you doing stuff

The NUT worked for two years with five primary schools to consider how ‘traditional' gender stereotypes could be challenged in nursery and primary classrooms. The project quickly acquired the name Breaking the Mould. The five schools were provided with support and training. (...) 




Girls fare worse in disasters

During disasters, girls fare worse than the rest of the population, according to a new report released on 11 October by child rights NGO Plan International. (...) 




Ignoring equality, rights and women's health risks derailing development

While nearly 1 billion people have escaped extreme poverty in the past 20 years and child and maternal mortality have been cut by almost one half, much more work remains to be done to address inequalities and ensure the rights and dignity of all, especially women and children, top United Nations officials stressed today.  (...) 




Removing Restrictions to Enhance Gender Equality

In the past 50 years women's legal status has improved all over the world. But many laws still make it difficult for women to fully participate in economic life whether by getting jobs or starting businesses. Discriminatory rules bar women from certain jobs, restrict access to capital for women-owned firms and limit women's capacity to make legal decisions. (...) 




Mauritania must ban deadly force feeding of child brides - activists

Mauritania must ban the practice of force feeding young girls to fatten them up for marriage, says a report which highlights the case of a child bride who died last year after being put on a dangerously high-calorie diet.  (...) 




What Fathers Have to do with it: Engaging Men as Caregiving Partners

What Fathers Have to do with it - a four-page MenCare publication on the ways in which non-violent fatherhood positively impacts women's and children's well-being and gender equality.  (...) 




Majorité Opprimée

Inversons les rôles. Imaginons, le temps d'une fiction, que le monde soit dominé par les femmes. Les hommes seraient, alors, les premières victimes de sexisme et de violences sexuelles. La réalisatrice française, Eléonore Pourriat, a imaginé cette situation dans un court-métrage, Majorité opprimée, sorti en 2009.(Le Figaro) (...) 




e-Learning programme in Development Evaluation

UNICEF and IOCE, under the EvalPartners, initiative, are pleased to announce a new introductory e-Learning programme on Development Evaluation.  (...) 




Savings groups can be key for women's economic sustainability

While not a magic bullet, a sturdy metal savings box with three keys can have a surprisingly profound impact. For Trickle Up, integrating all program participants into Savings and Credit Groups has been a highly effective way to address several key needs of the very poor.  (...) 




Inequality is not inevitable

A new ILO book shows that the growing gap between rich and poor is only partially associated with technological change. The divide is mostly the result of economic and institutional policies that preceded the global economic and social crisis and were exacerbated by it. (...) 




Afghanistan: Women Human Rights Defenders, 2014 & Beyond

Women's rights in Afghanistan were at the forefront of the international agenda after the fall of the Taliban in 2001. Thirteen years later, nine Afghan women human rights defenders working at the front line reflect on the progress that has been made over the last years, as well as on the risks they have faced because of their work. (...) 




Improving responses to refugees with backgrounds of multiple trauma

Recent research has demonstrated that refugee women seeking help for domestic violence in countries of resettlement, such as Australia, are likely to have experienced multiple incidents of trauma as a result of their exposure to war, loss, displacement and encampment (Pittaway 2004; Pittaway & Rees 2006; Rees & Pease 2007; Zannettino 2012). (...) 




Neglect, Abuse & Violence Against Older Women

The purpose of the present publication is to provide an overview of the current state of knowledge about the abuse of older women. The main forms or categories of abuse against older women are discussed, particularly in relation to differing definitions of neglect, abuse and violence against women and older adults.  (...) 




Substantive Equality and Reproductive Rights: A Briefing Paper on Aligning Development Goals with Human Rights Obligations

International human rights norms have recognized that reproductive rights are women's rights, clarifying that violations of reproductive rights are primarily manifestations of discrimination, poverty, and violence. Where women's rights to equality and non-discrimination are not fulfilled, women's access to reproductive health services and decision-making about their reproductive lives is limited. (...) 




On International Day, UN officials urge zero tolerance for female genital mutilation

United Nations officials today called for a complete end to genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) to ensure the dignity, health and well-being of every girl, noting that despite a century of efforts, millions of girls worldwide are still threatened by the horrible practice.  (...) 




Ending Female Genital Mutilation - Where Do We Stand in Europe?

The END FGM European Campaign released its latest publication which provides an update on the situation in Europe in relation to the practice of female genital mutilation. It consolidates the knowledge and commitments gathered by the Campaign through its Art for Action tour which ended in February 2013.  (...) 




Patriarchy is an Institution to be Outlawed

"In early December 2013 I received a call from Swaraj, a Karnataka wide network of women's groups, fighting against violence and all forms of discrimination against women, to invite me for a function to felicitate six rural women who have challenged the oppression of widows in their families and villages. They asked me to speak on Patriarchy as a Superstition." (...) 




Violence Against Indigenous Women And Girls: A Complex Phenomenon

This briefing note, published by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and Forest Peoples Programme, is intended to develop discussion and thought about the complexity of the challenges of violence against indigenous women and girls. (...) 




World Radio Day 2014

World Radio Day 13 February is World Radio Day — a day to celebrate radio as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access to information, freedom of expression and gender equality over the airwaves.  (...) 




The State of the World's Children 2014

The children's agency's report highlights the importance of data in making progress for children and exposing the unequal access to services and protections that mars the lives of so many.  (...) 




Teaching and learning: Achieving quality for all

The 2013/4 Education for All Global Monitoring Report shows why education is pivotal for development in a rapidly changing world. It explains how investing wisely in teachers, and other reforms aimed at strengthening equitable learning, transform the long-term prospects of people and societies.  (...) 




UN report urges Afghanistan to recruit female teachers locally to boost girls' education

A United Nations report released today said that female teachers are “urgently needed” to boost the education of girls in Afghanistan, which has the highest level of gender disparity in the world.  (...) 




Global employement trends 2014 - Risk of a jobless recovery

The global labour market situation remains uneven and fragile. True, there are encouraging signs of economic recovery in those advanced economies most affected by the global financial crisis which erupted in 2008. [Aussi en français; en español también] (...) 




Women in Niqab Speak: A Study of the Niqab in Canada

This study can be seen as a response to this growing national conversation and a reflection of CCMW's values and continued commitment to the plurality of Muslim communities. It represents an attempt to cast light on the existing agency of and provide space for Canadian Muslim women who wear the niqab to speak for themselves. [Aussi en français] (...) 




Protecting the girl child

What if instead of being treated as someone's property to be betrothed, raped, abused, sold, with no power over her destiny, a girl is healthy, safe, educated, and empowered? What if instead she has the ability to freely make informed decisions regarding whom, when and if she marries, and when and if she wants to have children? (...) 




Who Cares: Unpaid care work, poverty and women's / girl's human rights

Unpaid care work underpins the well-being of all societies, rich and poor, but is unrecognised and undervalued by policymakers and legislators. (...) 




Challenge rises to Pakistan's breast cancer taboos

In Pakistan, a country where breast cancer kills more women than terrorist attacks, an awareness group couldn't even say the word “breast” while talking at a university about mammograms and how to check for lumps.  (...) 




Reclaiming the Progressive Past: Pakistani women's struggle against violence & extremism

The status of women in Pakistan is a key indicator of social cohesion and tolerance in the country. Peace and security, especially for women, has declined with regressive laws, conservative education, political violence, displacement, and economic hardship. (...) 




Climate changes increasing workload on women

The impact of climate change is mostly discussed in terms of global warming, agriculture and health but on Thursday, a seminar organised by Shirkat Gah looked into how the women in Pakistan have been affected by the climatic change in Sindh's coastal belt.  (...) 




Rapport – Lutter contre les stéréotypes filles-garçons

Les inégalités entre les femmes et les hommes sont connues : les femmes comptent pour 46 % des salariés du privé mais 20 % des cadres dirigeants et 20 % des membres des conseils d'administration du CAC 40. Les femmes cadres dirigeantes sont payées 32 % de moins que les hommes – en équivalent-temps plein. (...) 




Gender and rural development brief

Across the region of Europe and Central Asia (CEN), notable gains have been made in the areas of health and education, with health outcomes above world averages, particularly in maternal mortality rates. (...) 




Slow progress in ending female genital mutilation

More decisive action is needed at political and grassroots level to stop the practice of mutilating the genitals of women and girls. Priya Shetty reports. (...) 




Will Helen Clark be the first woman to run the UN?

As prime minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark brushed off criticism of her sex. Could she become the first woman to run the United Nations?  (...) 




World Economic Forum warns of dangers in growing inequality, extreme weather

A chronic gap between rich and poor is yawning wider, posing the biggest single risk to the world in 2014, even as economies in many countries start to recover, the World Economic Forum said on Thursday.  (...) 




Afghanistan in 2013: A Survey of the Afghan People

The Asia Foundation has released findings from Afghanistan in 2013: A Survey of the Afghan People, the longest-running public opinion poll in the country. Over 9,000 Afghan citizens across 34 provinces reveal opinions on security, political participation, the economy, women's rights, and development. (...) 




Child Marriage in South Asia - International & Constitutional Legal Standards & Jurisprudence for Promoting Accountability & Change

Child marriage is a human rights crisis occurring on an alarming scale in South Asia. South Asia accounts for almost half of all child marriages that occur globally —the most of any region in the world. (...) 




The pride of working women

A new ILO study examines the constraints on working women in Algeria and the opportunities available to them. (...) 




Un objectif autonome en faveur de la réalisation de l'égalité des sexes, des droits et l'autonomisation des femmes: impératifs et composantes clefs

La prise de conscience de l'importance de la réalisation de l'égalité des sexes, des droits et de l'autonomisation des femmes dans toutes les parties du monde est indispensable à ce cadre universel normatif ; cette responsabilité incombe à toutes et à tous et porte sur tous les domaines d'action. (...) 




Droits des femmes : « Cette loi est un pack réunissant toutes celles qui la précèdent »

« J'espère que nous marquerons par notre passage l'histoire des droits des femmes. Le seul moyen d'y parvenir est de transformer l'égalité en droit, écrite dans les textes, en une égalité en fait », confiait la ministre des droits des femmes Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, lors d'un entretien en juillet... (...) 




Proposed Abortion Restrictions in Spain Face Backlash

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's proposal to enact some of the toughest abortion restrictions in Europe has exposed his already unpopular government to a building political backlash and criticism from the European Parliament, while reinvigorating his Socialist opponents and opening divisions in his own conservative Popular Party. (...) 




The Virtual Doctor Will See You Now

There are thousands of miles between Chanyanya Rural Health Clinic, a basic medical centre in Zambia's rural Kafue District with no resident doctors despite being the main centre for nearly 12,000 people, and the New York University (NYU) Teaching Hospital, one of the world's most prestigious medical schools.  (...) 




Gender on the Move: Working on the migration-development nexus from a gender perspective

Around the world, a record number of women are now migrating to seek work and better lives. For many, migration yields these benefits; for others, it carries dangerous risks, such as exploitation in domestic work, and vulnerability to violence. Migration policies and practices have been slow to recognize these risks and take steps to make the process safe for women.  (...) 




The 2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI)

The 2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI),The 2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI), which reflects data from the period 2008–2012, shows that global hunger has improved since 1990, falling by one-third. (...) 




An Advocate's Guide: Strategic Indicators for Universal Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

The Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW) is pleased to share with you her latest publication, "An Advocate's Guide: Strategic Indicators for Universal Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights". (...) 




UN Women annual report 2012-2013

Gender inequality, despite much progress, remains among the greatest challenges of our times. Fed by deeply embedded discrimination against women and girls, it is wrong and costly, whether it interrupts economic progress, undercuts peace or restricts the quality of leadership. Ending it should be foremost among global and national goals. (...) 




20 years after: the Women's Human Rights paradigm in the current neoliberal context

The past 20 years show some progress with the women's rights and the human rights paradigm in Europe. However the development is caught up in the global neo-liberal transformation that at the same time is greatly undermining equality, protection of rights and the environment.  (...) 




Modes of Liability: A review of the International Criminal Court's current jurisprudence and practice

The Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice Expert Paper, Modes of Liability: A review of the International Criminal Court's current jurisprudence and practice, was launched in The Hague at the 12th Session of the Assembly of States Parties on 28 November 2013. (...) 




Too Young to Wed: Destaye

Married at 11, Destaye had hoped to stay in school. But the birth of her child a few years later interrupted her plans. This short film examines the journey of an Ethiopian child bride.  (...) 




Seedpods Worth More than Gold in Argentina's Arid North

Tired of the drought driving away their men and killing their livestock, the women of Guanaco Sombriana, a town in northern Argentina, have found a new source of income by using the seedpods of native trees that up to now merely provided shade in this arid landscape.  (...) 




The right to learn - community partiipation in improving learning

The report shows that while parents expect their children to learn basic skills at school, they face many barriers for holding schools, service providers and government accountable. The report also cites several country examples of where parents and stakeholders are working together to improve accountability for children's progress in learning and getting positive results. (...) 




Dominique Leroy, new CEO of Belgacom

Stefaan De Clerck and Ray Stewart, who have been heading up Belgacom together since 16 November, are delighted with the Belgian Government's appointment - at Minister Jean-Pascal Labille's proposal - of Dominque Leroy as the new CEO of Belgacom for a six-year term.  (...) 




Yellen Wins Backing of Senators to Lead Fed

The Senate confirmed Janet L. Yellen as the chairwoman of the Federal Reserve on Monday, marking the first time that a woman will lead the country's central bank in its 100-year history. (...) 




EC for rape survivors - A human rights and publi health imperative

According to new estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO), one-third of women worldwide will experience violence in their lifetimes; an estimated 7.2% of women will be sexually assaulted by a stranger and many more (23-36%, depending on region) will experience unwanted sex from an intimate partner. (...) 




UN Women launches first-ever database mapping gender provisions in constitutions worldwide

UN Women has launched a Constitutional Database ( which for the first time examines constitutions through a gender lens, mapping the principles and rules which guarantee, deny, or protect the rights of women and girls around the world.  (...) 




Virgin wives of the fetish Gods - Ghana's trokosi tradition

Photographer Fjona Hill and I travelled across Ghana's Volta - a beautiful region rich in history and culture, dominated by the Volta river and lake - to try to understand why the practice of trokosi still endures today. Ghana is widely seen as a model for political and economic reform in Africa and lauded for its rapid development.  (...) 




UN Special Rapporteurs

Independent experts or special rapporteurs are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back, in an unpaid capacity, on specific human rights themes. (...) 




Human rights must be upheld in EU ties with partners, say MEPs

MEPs appeal to the EU to ensure that human rights and democracy are observed in all aspects of its relations with its partners in a resolution on human rights in the world in 2012, adopted on Wednesday. They also call on the Foreign Affairs Council to hold a public annual debate on human rights  (...) 




Addressing Comprehensive Needs of Adolescent Girls in India - A Potential for Creating Livelihoods

Strengthening and utilizing the economic potential of girls is a critical approach for economic development. Unfortunately there has been little analysis of programs that address the multiple needs of adolescent girls, including enhancing their livelihood potential by building their economic agency. (...) 




Moroccan women fight violence against women

Violence against women is a hot topic in Morocco, where women's rights activists in have criticised the Islamist-led government for excluding them from drafting a proposed legislation to combat violence against women. They also accuse the government for seeking to dilute the bill through changes.  (...) 




Gender segregation allowed as long as it is not ‘forced'

Times Higher Education asked 163 UK higher education institutions whether they allow gender-segregated events. Of the 46 that responded, 29 do not have prohibitions in place and of these, 23 say they do not have a policy on gender segregation.  (...) 




It is time to narrow the gender gap in Kingdom

A new study by the World Economic Forum came up with some interesting facts about Arab and Muslim women, particularly Saudis, in education and the workplace. An estimated 80 percent of all Saudi women applying at domestic and foreign universities are interested in the field of engineering.  (...) 




Bonne année 2014!!! - Happy New Year 2014!!!

L'équipe et le Think Tank de Millennia2025 vous souhaitent Paix, Santé, Créativité, Prospérité, Harmonie. Millennia2025 team and Think Tank wish you Peace, Health, Creativity, Properity, Harmony. (...) 




Meilleurs voeux pour l'égalité des genres ! Best wishes for gender equality!

L'équipe et le Think Tank de Millennia2025 vous souhaitent paix, santé, créativité, prospérité et harmonie ! Millennia2025 team and Think Tank wish you peace, health, creativity, prosperity and harmony!  (...) 




Promotion et protection des droits de l'enfant - Les filles

L'Assemblée générale [...] Souligne qu'il est urgent que soient pleinement réalisés les droits des filles tels qu'ils sont inscrits dans les instruments relatifs aux droits de l'homme. (...) 




5 great female human rights activists in MENA

Despite setbacks in the wake of the “Arab Spring”, the region's female activists gained strength following the uprisings and have no plans to stop fighting for better and fairer societies. (...) 




Unmarried Mothers to Get Children's Birth Certificate in China

Central China's Hubei Province recently issued a new policy stating that applications for birth certificates will no longer require a marriage certificate, meaning that unmarried mothers can now apply for birth certificates for their children.  (...) 




Women and Hunger: 10 Facts

Women are often victims of hunger. They also have a crucial role to play in defeating hunger. As mothers, farmers, teachers and entrepreneurs, they hold the key to building a future free of malnutrition. Here are ten reasons why empowering women is such an important part of WFP's work (...) 




Beijing at 20: ECOSOC launches review of progress on women's rights

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has kick-started Beijing+20, a process to assess how far Member States and other stakeholders have come in implementing the commitments made at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995. (...) 




Child Marriage in South Asia: Realities, Responses and the Way Forward

Child marriage is a serious human rights crisis and one of the most pressing development concerns in the world today. Defined as marriage under the age of 18, child marriage disproportionately and negatively affects girls who are more likely to be married as children than boys. (...) 




UNESCO and partners launch Global Alliance on Media and Gender

The newly formed Alliance aims to intensify actions towards gender equality in media content and staffing. The network includes representatives of media organizations, media professionals, academics, policy-makers, civil society groups, development agencies. Membership will be dynamic and open to all parties that subscribe to the core principles. (...) 




World Toilet Day: Access to sanitation also protects women and girls

World Toilet Day, observed on 19 November, aims to improve sanitation access for the more than 500 million women and girls who are forced to use the bathroom outdoors.  (...) 




Women and men in leadership positions in the European Union, 2013

The Report on women and men in leadership positions in the European Union 2013 looks at the current situation and recent progress for gender balance across a range of decision-making positions in the public and private sectors, including business, financial institutions, politics, civil service and the judiciary (...) 




‘Mixed picture' of women's progress shows need to better harness synergies – UN official

Despite significant progress in meeting international development goals for women's empowerment, gaps in key areas remain, which require a renewed effort from all partners to better integrate gender issues into the overall quest for sustainable development, a United Nations gender equality official said.  (...) 




Fostering Synergies for Advancing Women's Rights in Post-Conflict Islamic States: A Focus on Afghanistan, Egypt, and Libya

Finding common ground among diverse stakeholders on women's rights in Muslim-majority states is critical to advancing democracy and human development. This paper examines ways to champion and sustain progress on women's rights amid renewed Islamic constitutionalism by searching for common approaches among Muslim women activists, members of the ulama, and legal advocates.  (...) 




"I Name Myself As An Identity That This Oppressive State Refuses To Acknowledge"

AWID spoke to Sara Álvarez Medrano, a young Mayan lesbian feminist about her experiences living as a lesbian in her community, the discrimination she has faced and her feminist and spiritual journey.  (...) 




UN agency welcomes selection of two female negotiators for Colombia's peace talks

The United Nations entity tasked with advancing gender equality today applauded the appointment of two women to the team negotiating between Colombian authorities and the rebel group known as the FARC.  (...) 




From Rape and Shame to Resilience and Pride: Program Provides Hope to Survivor in War-torn Democratic Republic of Congo

“I was in the field when they came.” Espérance keeps her eyes fixed on her hands, folded on the table in front of her, as she talks to me. Her hair cascades in long braids over her shoulders, sweeping against the vivid blue and yellow print of her dress.  (...) 




IFJ Launches Global Campaign to End violence against Women Journalists

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) launched a global campaign to denounce violence against women journalists and alert public authorities on their need to to end impunity for these crimes.  (...) 




Meet the Woman Who Waged an Artistic War Against Her Street Harassers

For many women, just walking down the street can mean being subject to harassment by men—from subtle comments to overtly hostile remarks. Back in 2012, fed up with such treatment, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, an oil painter by trade, decided to speak out: She produced an illustrated self-portrait with a caption—"Stop Telling Women To Smile"—and plastered copies all around her Brooklyn neighborhood. (...) 




Wounded to Death

The theatrical performance “Ferite a Morte”, translated as “Wounded to Death,” was performed on November 25, 2013, at the United Nations Headquarters in NY in commemoration of the International Day to End Violence against Women. “Wounded to Death” is a performing arts project on femicide − whereby women are killed based on their gender. (...) 




External Evaluation of the Trust Fund for Victims Programmes in Northern Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo

Created in 2002 under the Rome Statute, the Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) is the first of its kind in the global movement to end impunity and promote justice. The TFV mission is to support programmes that address the harms resulting from the crimes under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) by assisting victims to return to a dignified and contributory life within their communities. (...) 




Message of UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on International Human Rights Day

UN Women Executive Director urges the world to prioritize the protection of women's human rights.  (...) 




We must protect women human rights defenders

The UN recognises and protects the vital role played by human rights defenders. But there is a growing consensus that women who choose to challenge human rights abuses face particular risks and need particular protection. They can be harassed and verbally abused. (...) 




A Month in Prison in Kyrgyzstan

French photographer Eric Gourlan has documented life in Kyrgyzstan's penal system by voluntarily spending a month inside. Based in the capital Bishkek, Gourlan obtained permission from the Kyrgyz penal service to live in two men's prisons, a jail for women, and a juvenile detention centre – a week in each.  (...) 




Migrant(e) et victime de violences conjugales: quels sont mes droits?

Les migrant(e)s victimes de violences conjugales sont doublement victimes : à la violence subie au quotidien du fait de leur partenaire s'ajoute en effet une violence administrative. Pour répondre à leurs questions, ainsi qu'à celles des acteurs de terrain, une brochure et des séances d'information ont été mises au point.  (...) 




How's Life? 2013 - Measuring Well-Being

Every person aspires to a good life. But what does “a good or a better life” mean? The second edition of How's Life? paints a comprehensive picture of well-being in OECD countries and other major economies, by looking at people's material living conditions and quality of life across the population. (...) 




UN chief pays tribute to life and legacy of South Africa's Nelson Mandela

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his profound sadness at the passing of Nelson Mandela, extolling the life of the late human rights lawyer, prisoner of conscience, international peacemaker and first democratically-elected President of post-apartheid South Africa as an inspiration for all.  (...) 




Actes du colloque : Enfants sans état-civil, femmes sans droits

Selon l'UNICEF, 60 millions d'enfants ne sont pas déclarés à la naissance dans le monde, chaque année. L'absence d'état civil constitue un mécanisme absolu d'exclusion sociale.  (...) 




Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals - MDG Report 2013

A woman's rights within marriage and the family greatly affect her ability to control her life and make voluntary, informed reproductive choices. Although equal rights within marriage were among the first human rights pertaining to women's status to be explicitly recognized under international law, hundreds of thousands of women are still prevented from enjoying equality with their husbands (...) 




The Environment and Gender Index (EGI)

The Environment and Gender Index (EGI) - a project of IUCN -provides the best quantitative data to date on how nations are translating gender and environment mandates into national policy and planning. Comparative data across 72 developed and developing countries will help decision-makers, civil society, and others evaluate progress while identifying where the gaps lie in achieving gender equality in the environmental context. (...) 




I Know. I Want. I Dream. Girls' Insights for Building a Better World

In 2009, ICRW published Girls Speak: A New Voice in Global Development as the fourth report of the Girls Count report series. Four years later, researchers supported by the Nike Foundation asked more than 500 girls from 14 countries to share their insights and perspectives with global decision-makers. (...) 




United Nations Creative Economy Report 2013 Special Edition

The special edition of the Report focuses on creative economy at the local level in developing countries. It is co-published by UNESCO and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the UN Office for South South Co-operation. (...) 




Preparing Girls and Women for 21st Century Success: Intel® Teach Findings

Intel® Teach is reshaping the global educational landscape to better prepare teachers and students for success in a 21st century economy. Launched in 2000, the program has trained more than 10 million teachers in over 70 countries to integrate technologies and project-based teaching methods into classrooms.  (...) 




Call to action addressed to the world leaders gathering at the United Nations General Assembly

Full equality between women and men in the real sense will make the world a better place for all of us and our future generations. It is our strong belief that unless women are engaged in advancing the culture of peace at equal levels with men, sustainable peace would continue to elude us. (...) 




Austerity Measures in Developing Countries: Public Expenditure Trends and the Risks to Children and Women

This study examines how austerity measures may have adversely affected children and women in a sample of 128 developing countries in 2012. It relies on International Monetary Fund (IMF) fiscal projections and IMF country reports to gauge how social assistance and other public spending decisions have evolved since the start of the global economic crisis. (...) 




Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka salue le lancement du Comité National d'ONU Femmes France

La Directrice exécutive d'ONU Femmes, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, a salué aujourd'hui le lancement du Comité National d'ONU Femmes France. Rejoignant les 16 autres Comités Nationaux déjà existants, ce dernier va contribuer à plaider en faveur de l'égalité de genre et l'autonomisation des femmes ainsi qu'à lever des fonds pour la mise en œuvre des activités d'ONU Femmes dans le monde.  (...) 




Masculinity, Son Preference & Intimate Partner Violence

In India, as well as in several other countries of Asia, son preference has been pervasive for centuries. Son preference is deeply rooted in patriarchal cultural and religious beliefs that uphold the essential value of having a son in a family. (...) 




Girl Power Rises in Burma

Dressed in the standard pink robes of a Burmese nun, Nan Tha Zin Oo speaks softly when she remembers her childhood in northern Shan State. “When I was in the village, in the media most of the important people were men. I didn't like being a girl. I wanted to be a boy,” says the 14-year-old.  (...) 




Why Do Some Men Use Violence Against Women & How Can We Prevent?

The study aimed to deepen the understanding of the meaning and causes of men's violence against women. The study was premised on the well-documented hypothesis that violence against women is a manifestation of unequal gender relations and harmful manifestations of hegemonic masculinity governed by patriarchal beliefs, institutions and systems. Yet, it is a fact that not all men perpetrate violence against women and so the study sought to elicit the factors that may be implicated in why some men are more or less likely to abuse women. (...) 




Gender inequality and fragility in the post-MDG framework

Despite the progress that has been made in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), fragility and gender inequality risk undermining development in many countries and reversing the gains that have been made over the past decades. (...) 




Women in Power: beyond access to influence in a post-2015 world

"From the highest levels of government decision-making to households, women continue to be denied equal opportunity with men to participate in decisions that affect their lives." (...) 




Disability and emergency risk management for health

People with disabilities are disproportionately affected in emergencies and experience particularly high rates of mortality in these contexts. To mark International Day for Disaster Reduction 2013, CBM, [...] release a guidance note to highlight the needs of people with disabilities before, during and after emergencies.  (...) 




Empowering women to manage natural resources vital for conflict recovery – UN report

Giving women access to and control of natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals is essential to ensure war-torn countries can achieve long-term peace, according to a United Nations report today.  (...) 




UN, World Bank boost support for women's health, girls' education in Africa's Sahel

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim pledged today to support an initiative to improve women's reproductive health and girls' education in Africa's Sahel region, and to invest $200 million in a new project to achieve these goals.  (...) 




Report submitted by the Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter - Women's rights and the right to food

In the present report, submitted to the Human Rights Council in accordance with Council resolution 13/4, the Special Rapporteur on the right to food discusses the threats to women's right to food, identifying the areas that demand the most urgent attention. (...) 




Indigenous women in Latin America remain invisible to society, warns UN

Indigenous women in Latin America continue to face great gaps in access to higher education, health services and employment, although there have been significant educational advances, according to a report by the UN's Economic Commission f or Latin America and the Caribbean (Eclac).  (...) 




United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women strategic plan, 2011-2013

This first strategic plan, 2011-2013, sets out the vision, mission and priorities of the organization in supporting Member States and the United Nations system. The plan is driven by a longer-term vision, goals and results to 2017, and it will be reviewed in 2013. (...) 




Statement by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on its relationship with non-governmental organizations - 45th session

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (hereinafter “the Committee”) considers that its close cooperation with non-governmental organisations (NGOs)1 working on women's human rights is essential for the promotion and implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (hereinafter “the Convention”) and its Optional Protocol. (...) 




The information poverty of a digitally-rich MGNREGA

Information is a great enabler for the educated as well as the illiterate. For many, Internet is the biggest junkyard of information. Yet, for many, the junkyard is a source of empowerment.  (...) 




The Global Gender Gap Report 2013

The Global Gender Gap Index introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, is a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress. The Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparisons across regions and income groups, and over time. (...) 




Harmful practices against women and girls can never be justified by religion – UN expert

Harmful practices inflicted on women and girls can never be justified in the name of freedom of religion or belief, an independent United Nations human rights expert told a General Assembly committee dealing with social, humanitarian and cultural issues today.  (...) 




Gender and ICT - In Brief

ICT represent critical tools and an infrastructure that are increasingly shaping our world, unerstandings, interactions and structures of society. They can also enable efforts toward realizing inclusive, equitable and just development. At the center of this is the empowerment of women and gender equality, where ICTs can play a catalytic role. (...) 




37ème Conférence générale de l'UNESCO - 37th UNESCO General Conference

L'Institut Destrée et Millennia2015, représenté par Dielika Moctar Diallo, Coumba Sylla et Marie-Anne Delahaut, participent à la 37ème session de la Conférence générale de l'UNESCO. Résumés et photos(also in English). (...) 




Belgique : Moins de violence conjugale, mais il reste du travail...

C'est avec joie qu'Amnesty International a pris connaissance des diminutions significatives de déclarations de violence entre partenaires, entre 2011 et 2012, révélées ce mercredi 23 octobre par les journaux Le Soir et De Standaard.  (...) 




Social media: weapon of masses

Social media often works as a tool to pressurize the government on several social, political and economic issues  (...) 




Let's End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Our Generation

Millions of girls around the world are still threatened by genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), despite a century of efforts to put an end to it. More than 125 million girls and women have been cut in almost 30 countries in Africa and the Middle East. An estimated 86 million young girls worldwide are likely to experience some form of the practice by 2030, if current trends continue.  (...) 




Women's participation, leadership crucial to peace processes – UN Security Council

The United Nations Security Council and senior UN officials issued a strong call on the international community to strengthen its commitment to ensuring that women play a more prominent role in conflict prevention, resolution and in post-war peacebuilding.  (...) 




Achieving Gender Equality, Social Inclusion, and Human Rights For All: Challenges and Priorities for the Sustainable Development Agenda

This report proposes three interrelated targets, one specifically referring to universal coverage of quality health care, which would include sexual and reproductive health and family planning.  (...) 




Women Teachers Defending Their Labor Rights Under Extremely Precarious Conditions In Mexico

Excluded from the debate on educational reform, women teachers, who represent more than 96% of teachers in preschool, 66% in basic education and 51% in secondary school, are protesting against a new law that will affect them negatively, especially those working in rural and indigenous communities. (...) 




Ambitious Women Face More Obstacles than Just Work-Life Balance

For the past year and change, the American conversation about women and leadership has revolved around challenges of work-life balance — which most of the time actually means "work-family balance."  (...) 




"Many languages, one world": UN launches essay contest to celebrate multilingualism

The United Nations is asking college and university students to write an essay in one of its six official languages on the role of multilingualism in a globalized world.  (...) 




Migration and the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda

We live in an era of unprecedented human mobility. Not only has migration become an everyday reality, but there is supportive evidence that human mobility substantially contributes to progress for achieving most of the Millennium Development Goals. (...) 




10 idées reçues sur le viol

1. Le viol est un phénomène marginal. Faux, au moins 75 000 femmes sont violées chaque année en France. Autour de nous, parmi nos collègues ou amies, 1 femme sur 10 a subi un viol ou une agression sexuelle ou le subira pendant sa vie. Ce n'est pas un événement isolé mais un phénomène massif.  (...) 




Collectif Féministe Contre le Viol - Bulletin 2013

Ce bulletin couvre les années statistiques 2008, 2009, 2010 et 2011, ainsi que les analyses des mêmes années. (...) 




Women in Action: Women's Movements Free Women, Free The World! - Millennia2015 at the WWAFE Seminar, House of Lords, London

‘Women in Action - Women's Movements Free Women, Free The World!': the Women Worldwide Advancing Freedom & Equality (WWAFE) Seminar on Freedom and the Women - Women's Rights, 24 October 2013 at the House of Lords in London. Marie-Anne Delahaut, head and founder of Millennia2015 was one of the speakers: documents and photos online. (...) 




Ahead of high-level meeting, UN officials spotlight migrants' contribution to societies

United Nations officials today highlighted the plight of international migrants, stressing that countries should increase efforts to protect their rights while finding ways to integrate their contributions to society into the post-2015 development agenda.  (...) 




The 5-year Action Plan for Collaboration

Civil society looks to the next HLD in 2013 with great hope and expectations to find longer term solutions, commitments and institutional changes that address migration comprehensively at the global level. Also in French and Spanish (...) 




Africa Puts Rights of Women and Youth at Heart of Continent's Future Development

African governments today issued a strong reaffirmation of their common commitment to prioritizing the needs and rights of women, girls and young people. They also asserted that safeguarding and promoting these needs and rights is essential to addressing barriers to the region's economic and social development and to delivering sustainable transformation for the continent's future.  (...) 




Promoting the Empowerment of Migrant Women in the European Union

The European Network of Migrant Women (ENoMW) promotes equal treatment, equal rights and better integration for migrant women in Europe. As a membership organisation, ENoMW comprises national platforms in 16 European countries.  (...) 




Nabila Mekkid : le blues pour les femmes, le blues pour Alger

Style rockabilly, Dr. Martens aux pieds, bagues en tête de mort aux doigts, la franco-algérienne Nabila Mekkid affirme sa singularité. Féministe, et chanteuse du groupe de blues baroque "Nina blue", elle revendique haut et fort sa place sur la scène. Rencontre à Paris, avec celle qui raconte en chansons son combat contre les idées reçues, sur fond d'exil, loin d'Alger et de sa famille.  (...) 




Les femmes à l'avant-garde des actions pour le climat

Mussarat Farida Begum gère un petit salon de thé à Garjon Bunia Bazaar, une communauté rurale du Bangladesh. Grâce à un programme qui a permis d'alimenter en électricité plus de 2 millions (a) de ménages à faible revenu et de petits commerces en milieu rural, elle s'est équipée avec une installation solaire individuelle. (...) 




Global child deaths down by almost half since 1990

In 2012, approximately 6.6 million children worldwide – 18,000 children per day – died before reaching their fifth birthday, according to a new report released by UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank Group and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Population Division. (...) 




Seeing Beyond the State: Grassroots Women's Perspectives on Corruption and Anti-Corruption

Corruption is global phenomenon and a major obstacle to development and economic growth in the global South. Although it affects all social classes and groups, women (and poor women in particular) are among the most affected. (...) 




The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013 presents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets. (...) 




Gender specific language is vital for important documents

"Now we are approaching the finalization of the Post-2015 Development Agenda; and it is so very significant to have clearly defined, "stand-alone" gender equality/rights goals, including key targets and indicators." (...) 




The killer gap - A global index of health inequality for children

We are making remarkable progress in child health. As an international community of families, civil society, corporations, governments, the UN and organisations like World Vision, we should celebrate the success we've seen in the past 20 years, reducing the number of preventable deaths of children under the age of five: from 12 million children in 1990, to nearly seven million in 2011. (...) 




Handbook for Legislation on Violence Against Women

Comprehensive legislation is fundamental for an effective and coordinated response to violence against women. States have clear obligations under international law to enact, implement and monitor legislation addressing all forms of violence against women. (...) 




Women in Politics in Slovenia

Slovenia is one of the newer European states. This year it marked the 22nd anniversary of the independence declaration. It joined the European Union in 2004. Over twenty years of establishing and consolidating the new government institutions is at the same time a period of more or less intensive efforts to enhance the political power of women.  (...) 




Because of who I am: homophobia, transphobia, and hate crimes in Europe

“They wanted to butcher me just because of who I am, because I have a face that is a bit masculine and because they understood I was a trans person from my voice” - Michelle, Italy, March 2013 (...) 




De nombreux pays évoluent progressivement vers l'éradication des discriminations fondées sur le sexe, mais il est possible de faire mieux, déclare Jim Yong Kim, président du Groupe Banque mondiale

Un nouveau rapport Banque mondiale/IFC révèle que les barrières juridiques et réglementaires qui entravent la participation des femmes à la vie économique ont globalement diminué durant les cinquante dernières années, même si de nombreuses lois défavorables aux femmes sont encore en vigueur. (...) 




Gendered Innovations to inspire new discoveries using gender analysis

Professor Schiebinger emphasizes that gender bias is built into society and 'It is crucially important to identify gender bias in science and technology...' In turn, research institutions replicate unconscious gender bias in science and technology. (...) 




Gender Equality Data and Statistics

The indicators relate to five dimensions of gender equality — economic structures and access to resources; education; health and related services; public life and decision-making; and human rights of women and girl children. (...) 




New development agenda must be disability-inclusive – UN high-level meeting

The rights of persons with disabilities must be directly addressed by the post-2015 development agenda, United Nations officials today urged a High-level meeting of the General Assembly, where world leaders pledged to work together on national and international policies that enhance and promote disability-inclusive development.  (...) 




Philip Alston: UN must develop an effective response on reprisals

Many witnesses and victims with whom I met on country missions when I was UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions were targeted by the security forces and either harassed or arrested or forced to flee. Several individuals with whom I met paid the ultimate price. (...) 




Southern Africa: Women In Power! What Power?

A male minister in Sri Lanka offers to marry the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe tells South African envoy Lindiwe Zulu that he loves her, after calling her a street woman. (...) 




Learning to read in Madagascar

Marie Louise, 46, from the village of Namakia-Ankilibe, about one hour's drive south of Toliara, in arid southwestern Madagascar, never saw the inside of a classroom as a child. (...) 




Conducting Safe, Effective and Ethical Interviews with Survivors of Sexual and Gender-based violence

This guide is part of WITNESS' Video for Change how-to series on lming safely, effectively and ethically.It's based on the best practices established over our 20 years of training and supporting human rightsactivists in 90 countries to use video. (...) 




On International Day, Ban calls for full participation of older persons in society

Countries must ensure that older persons are able to fully participate in society and have their voices heard, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed today, noting they play a key part in the shaping of the post-2015 development agenda.  (...) 




MEPs call for a Europe free from prostitution and support the Brussels' Call signed by 200 NGOs

[Brussels, 1 October 2013] Today, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) gathered for a joint press event in the European Parliament, to express their view that prostitution is as an obstacle to equality between women and men and a violation of human rights. (...) 




DR Congo President calls for altruism in new global push for sustainable development

President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) warned today that the selfishness of some States could threaten efforts to set a new sustainable development agenda for the decades ahead.  (...) 




Speakers at UN event urge stronger leadership, more financing to ensure education for all

Dignitaries, activists and education leaders gathered today at the United Nations in New York stressed the need for stronger leadership and financing to deliver on the pledge made a year ago to provide all children with quality education.  (...) 




Hiring people with disabilities is not charity; it's good for business

The ILO and Chilean employers are working together to raise awareness of the positive impact that people with disabilities can have on enterprises. (...) 




Invitation au lunch-rencontre "Millennia2025: Femmes et innovation" le 26 septembre 2013 à Amazone, Bruxelles

Amazone aura le plaisir d'accueillir Marie-Anne Delahaut, directrice de recherche à l'Institut Destrée & Responsable fondatrice de Millennia2015 le 26 septembre 2013 au siège d'Amazone, Bruxelles. Elle présentera de façon approfondie la Fondation Millennia2025 "Femmes et innovation" ainsi que le réseau Millennia2015. (Uitnodiging in het Vlaams ook)  (...) 




Women Leaders Forum 2013: Connecting Women's Health and Girl's Education for Scalable and Sustainable Development

The fourth annual Women Leaders Forum 2013 will focus on the final push to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 and the critical transition to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda that will take place at that time, now the subject of an intense process of global consultations among business, government and civil society leaders. (...) 




Statement submitted by The Destree Institute, a non-governmental organization in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council

UN publication: the Destree Institute and Millennia2015 statement to CSW57 validated by ECOSOC: to change mindsets, to educate and involve society, especially men and boys, in eradicating gender discrimination and violence against women. (...) 




Compte rendu du Premier Colloque International: "Education à la Vie dès la Période Prénatale"

Ce premier colloque a rassemblé environ deux cents participant-e-s en provenance de Belgique, France, RDC, République du Congo, Gabon, Togo, Bénin, etc. Il s'est tenu les 7 et 8 août 2013 à Cotonou au Bénin. (...) 




Malala Yousafzai: 'Our books and our pens are the most powerful weapons'

Today I am focusing on women's rights and girls' education because they are suffering the most. There was a time when women activists asked men to stand up for their rights. But this time we will do it by ourselves. I am not telling men to step away from speaking for women's rights, but I am focusing on women to be independent and fight for themselves. (...) 




Strategic axes of Millennia2015: translation in your language

Strategic axes of Millennia2015: translate them in your language! Your translation will help people from your country/region to participate in the Millennia2015 foresight research process.  (...) 




Axes stratégiques de Millennia2015: traduction dans votre langue

Axes stratégiques de Millennia2015: traduisez-les dans votre langue! Votre traduction permettra aux personnes de votre pays/région de participer au processus de recherche prospective de Millennia2015. (...) 




University G. d'Annunzio: Millennia2015 at conference on Femicide in Italy, Chieti-Pescara

Millennia2015 at the University G.d'Annunzio, Chieti - Pescara: International Conference on Femicide in Italy: the Difficult Balance in Intimate Relationships in Changing Gender Roles.  (...) 




Millennia2015 at the 2013 Biovision conference

The WeHealth study conducted during two years at the Women and eHealth International Working Group and the projects of WeHealth members in Millennia2015 communities and regions, were highly appreciated by the participants at the session on "Digital Revolution, a better access to Care", at Biovision in Lyon on 26 March 2013.  (...) 




Millennia2015 WeHealth à la conférence Biovision 2013

L'étude conduite pendant deux ans à WeHealth et les projets des membres dans les communautés Millennia2015 dans les pays et régions, ont été vivement applaudis hier à Biovision pendant la session sur "Digital Revolution, a better access to Care" le 26 mars 2013. (...) 




This Is My Home Now Strasbourg Screening European Parliament

As part of the International Human Rights Day activities in Strasbourg's European Parliament, the European Women's Lobby (EWL) and the European Network of Migrant Women (ENoMW) organised an evening screening of their joint 2012 documentary This Is My Home Now. (...) 




European Foresight Platform - Forward Looking Activities Governing Grand Challenges

The European Foresight Platform Final Event in Vienna, 27-28 September 2012, Institut Français, with Millennia2015 as keynote: see documents and photos  (...) 




Midis de Millennia2015 - Droit des femmes à l'égalité salariale aux USA : une amorce

Millennia2015 organise son premier "Midis de Millennia2015" le jeudi 13 septembre 2012 de 12h à 14h à l'Institut Destrée, Namur. Le sujet abordé par Marcia Cohen sera: "Droit des femmes à l'égalité salariale aux USA : une amorce" en présence d'autres personnalités. (...) 




Millennia2015 at the Millennium Project, Toronto 2012

As every year, the Millennium Project Brussels Area Node, represented by The Destree Institute and Millennia2015, did participate in the Millennium Project Planning Committee, held in Toronto in July.  (...) 




Millennia2015, Femmes et développement soutenable face aux enjeux de RIO+20

Dans le cadre de Rio+20, la note présentée par Millennia2015 analyse les enjeux des femmes et du développement soutenable à partir des contributions de ses membres dans le cadre de l'exercice de prospective Millennia2015 "Femmes actrices de développement pour les enjeux mondiaux" lancé en décembre 2010 à l'UNESCO à Paris. (...) 




Global Health Dynamics Roundtables : Scaling up eHealth projects to advance women's health - Geneva - 22.05.2012

The roundtable "Scaling up eHealth projects to advance women's health" is organized on 22 May 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland by Global Health Dynamics. It will showcase mHealth pilot projects, their impact and the sustainable solutions for their scaling up beyond the pilot phase.  (...) 




Participation of Millennia2015 Wehealth to the WSIS Forum 2012

Véronique Thouvenot, head of Millennia2015 WeHealth has participated to the WSIS Forum 2012 organized from 14 to 18 May 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland.  (...) 




The Report on the World Summit on the Information Society Stocktaking 2012 includes Millennia2015

The 2012 report will reflect more than 1 000 recent WSIS-related activities, undertaken between May 2010 and the present day, each emphasizing the efforts deployed by stakeholders involved in the WSIS process. (...) 




International conference "Millennia2015, An action plan for women's empowerment"

The international conference "Millennia2015, An action plan for women's empowerment" organized by The Destree Institute with the patronage of the UNESCO, will take place on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 December 2012 at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. (...) 




International conference "Women and ICTs: Digital Inclusion for Health and Sustainable Development"

The International Conference “Women and ICT: Digital Inclusion, Health and Sustainable Development” will take place in Panama from April 18 to 19, 2012 at the Auditorium of the Technological University of Panamá. During the event, Véronique Thouvenot, head of the International working group Millennia2015 WeHealth will highlight the urgent need for women to have access and use the ICTs for health.  (...) 




Carte blanche - 8 mars 2012 : Appel à un "Printemps des femmes"

La province de Namur compte la proportion la plus basse de conseillères provinciales et seulement une femme bourgmestre... Un constat, parmi d'autres, qui interpelle L'association 100 ans au Féminin Pluriel (...) 




Colloque Femmes Professionnelles Africaines en Diaspora: Enjeux et perspectives pour une valeur ajoutée Nord-Sud

L'association AWODIAG, Femmes Africaines Professionnelles en Diaspora organise un colloque sur la thématique "Femmes Professionnelles Africaines en Diaspora: Enjeux et perspectives pour une valeur ajoutée Nord-Sud" le Samedi 20 janvier 2012 à l'Assemblée Nationale à Paris de 8h30 à 17h30. A cet occasion, Marie-Anne Delahaut nterviendra sur l'importance pour les femmes de coopérer.  (...) 




Membre WeHealth de l'année 2011

Véronique Thouvenot et Marie-Anne Delahaut ont le plaisir de vous annoncer la nomination de deux membres WeHealth « Membres de l'année 2011 », du fait de leur contribution et participation active :Dr. Josephine Nkiru-edna Alumanah Mr Achut Rodighar Gautam. (...) 




WeHealth member of the Year 2011

Véronique Thouvenot and Marie-Anne Delahaut are pleased to announce that two WeHealth members are awarded the title of “Millennia2015 WeHealth Member of the Year 2011” in recognition of their continuous contribution and active engagement towards Millennia2015 goals: Dr. Josephine Nkiru-edna Alumanah and Mr Achut Rodighar Gautam.  (...) 




Best wishes 2012

The Millennia2015 Team wishes you a happy future, inspiration to think about it, the will to build it, freedom to develop your projects and solidarity to apply happiness around you.  (...) 




Perception sur la situation de la femme au Guatemala

Suite à la réalisation d'un stage dans le cadre d'un master en coopération au développement, j'ai pu vivre dans la République de Guatemala pendant trois mois, l'été de 2011. C'est à travers ce projet, et aussi, à travers mon expérience de vie en général dans le pays, que j'ai pu percevoir la situation de la femme au Guatemala.  (...) 




100 ans au féminin pluriel - Intervention de Marie-Anne Delahaut

A l'occasion de la soirée "les Namuroises du centenaire" organisée le 8 novembre 2011 par le réseau namurois "100 ans au Féminin Pluriel", Marie-Anne Delahaut, responsable fondatrice de Millennia2015, a participé à l'émission Point Barre de la chaîne namuroise Canal C, le 14 novembre 2011  (...) 




Millennia2015 WeHealth at Telecom 2011, Geneva

On Tuesday 25 October, Millennia2015 and the Women and eHealth International Working Group were presented at the eHealth pavilion at Telecom 2011, in Geneva ( by Dr Veronique Thouvenot. (...) 




Rapport et/ou analyse sur la participation, comportement de la femme dans les élections en Afrique et dans Le Grand Lac Particulièrement au Congo Kinshasa et au Rwanda en 2011

Le leadership féminin est encore loin d'être une réalité en République Démocratique du Congo. Pourtant, le sujet a depuis un certain temps fait l'objet de beaucoup de discussions. (...) 




Millennia2015 international seminar - 21 November 2011

The Destree Institute organizes, with the patronage of the UNESCO and thanks to the Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation, the international Seminar: Foresight analysis of the 37 variables of Millennia2015, with a special session of the International working group Millennia2015 Women and eHealth (WeHealth) on Monday 21 November 2011, 9h00-17h30 Salle Vendôme, Ecole des Mines, Paris  (...) 




Face au Cancer

Clip "Face au cancer" du groupe Eklectik mis à la disposition d'associations, d'organismes et médias souhaitant communiquer et sensibiliser de manière originale sur la lutte contre le cancer.  (...) 




Millennia2015, An action plan for women's empowerment - International conference UNESCO, Paris, 21-22 November 2011

Register now: The international conference "Millennia2015, An action plan for women's empowerment" will take place on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 November at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, with Foresight research methodology qualifying trainings and special meetings organized on Sunday 20 and Wednesday 23 November. (...) 




Paroles de femmes : quelle vision de l'avenir pour neuf femmes sénégalaises ?

Dans le cadre d'un séjour au Sénégal, une enquête a pu être réalisée auprès de neuf femmes sénégalaises aux horizons divers. Ces femmes, actrices de leur développement ont accepté de répondre aux questions et de donner leur point de vue concernant leurs situations, leurs problèmes mais surtout les solutions pour les résoudre. (...) 




Confirmed partnership between Millennia2015, The Millennium Project and the World Future Society - Vancouver 2011

As every year, The Destree Institute has participated in The Millennium Project Planning Committee (MP-PC) and in the World Future Society (WFS) international conference "Moving from Vision to Action", hosted this year in Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada, 7-11 July 2011.  (...) 




Millennia2015 and the World Future Society - Vancouver, 10 July 2011

Millennia2015 and the World Future Society - Vancouver, 10 July 2011 (...) 




Millennia2015-UNESCO conference: 21-22.11.2011, save the dates!

The international conference "Millennia2015, An action plan for women's empowerment" will be organized by The division for Gender Equality of the cabinet of the UNESCO Director-General and The Destree Institute in the presence of Mrs Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 November 2011, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.  (...) 




Millennia2015 Wehealth participation to the 4th United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries

Millennia2015 WeHealth had been invited to participate to the 4th UN Conference on Least Developed Countries, in Istanbul. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) organized a side session on Broadband for MDGs on 10 May 2011 and WeHealth was part of the experts panel to discuss the various issues on accessing to broadband services and achieve the MDGs by 2015 (...) 




Millennia2015: The Destree Institute, NGO in operational relations with UNESCO

"Mrs Irina Bokova, Director General of the UNESCO, has decided to approve The Destree Institute as an 'NGO in operational relations with UNESCO', welcoming the officialisation of the 'existing and fruitful partnership between our two organizations.'" Marie-Anne Delahaut. (...) 




Millennia2015 : Call to contribution to build "An action plan for women's empowerment

We invite you to contribute to our foresight exercise in order to build Millennia2015 Action Plan for Women's Empowerment, International Conference organized by the Division for Gender Equality, Office of the Director-General of the UNESCO, and The Destree Institute at the UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, end 2011. (...) 




Rapport d'information sur la prostitution en France

"Le système prostitutionnel est fait pour verrouiller le silence : il est très difficile de faire sortir cette parole, et que cette parole soit entendue par la société qui ne souhaite absolument pas l'entendre." Claudine Legardinier (...) 




Millennia2015 parmi les 100 Femmes d'exception en Belgique

A l'occasion 100ème anniversaire de la Journée internationale des Femmes, Madame Joëlle Milquet, Vice-Première Ministre, Ministre de l'Emploi et l'Egalité des chances du Gouvernement belge, en collaboration avec le Comité d'Avis pour l'égalité des chances entre les femmes et les hommes du Sénat, a décidé de mettre à l'honneur 100 femmes d'exception, issues des différentes Régions du pays et de tous les secteurs, parmi lesquelles Marie-Anne Delahaut pour Millennia2015 et l'Institut Destrée.  (...) 




The Crans Montana Forum and Millennia2015

The Crans Montana Forum has invited Millennia2015 to contribute to the session "The South-South Cooperation and the Role of Women in Public Affairs" during the 5th annual Meeting of First Ladies, in collaboration with UNESCO and ISESCO.  (...) 




Best wishes 2011

The team of Millennia2015, The Destree Institute, wishes you health, peace, happiness and success for 2011. (...) 




Communauté Millennia2015 Sénégal : réunion à Namur

Une réunion de la Communauté Millennia2015 Sénégal s'est tenue à Namur le mercredi 24 novembre 2010 en présence la délégation de l'Union des Femmes Chefs d'Entreprises du Sénégal. (...) 




Synthèse du rapport réalisé suite à une série d'entretiens mené auprès de neuf femmes au Sénégal en août 2010

Dans le cadre d'un séjour au Sénégal en août 2010, une enquête a pu être menée auprès de neuf femmes sénégalaises aux horizons divers pour Millennia2015. Cette synthèse résume les entretiens réalisés avec ces femmes ont toutes l'objectif commun de travailler pour leur développement mais surtout pour celui de leur famille avec la volonté d'assurer un avenir meilleur à leurs enfants. (...) 




Millennia2015, "An action plan for women's empowerment" with the UNESCO

The international conference Millennia2015, "An action plan for women's empowerment" will be organized at the end of 2011 at the UNESCO in Paris, to present the results of the foresight exercise started in 2008. (...) 




The UNESCO launches Millennia2015, "An action plan for women's empowerment"

The Division for Gender Equality, Office of the Director-General, UNESCO and The Destree Institute and Millennia2015 organize a press conference on Wednesday 8 December 2010 at the UNESCO in Paris on the occasion of the launch of the international conference "Millennia 2015, An action plan for women's empowerment" that will held at the end of 2011.  (...) 




Participation of Millennia2015 WeHealth to the mHealth Summit

The 2010 mHealth Summit will take place from November 8-10th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.. It will explore ways mobile technology can increase the access, quality and efficiency of healthcare to millions of families in communities in the U.S. and around the globe. On that occasion, WeHealth will be represented by Hilmi Quraishi and Arletty Pinel, members of Millennia2015 WeHealth (...) 




Participation of the Goma-RDC Community of Millennia2015 to the World March of Women 2010 in Bukavu

On the occasion of the Third International Action of the World March of Women, the Goma-RDC Community of Millennia2015 marched with other organizations. It reaffirmed its strong will and resoluteness to struggle against all forms of inequality, violences and discrimination directed at women to build a more united, more respectful and fairer world. (...) 




Participation de Millennia2015 au Planning Committee du Millennium Project à Boston

Le jeudi 8 juillet 2010, Marie-Anne delahaut, responsable de Millennia2015 présentera les progrès de l'exercice de prospective "Femmes actrices de développement pour les enjeux mondiaux" au Planning Committee du Millennium Project à Boston. (...) 




Participation of Millennia2015 to the Millennium Project Planning Committee

On July 8, 2010, Marie-Anne Delahaut, head of Millennia2015, will present Millennia2015 foresight exercise about "Women actors of development for the global challenges" during the Millennium Project Planning Committee in Boston. (...) 




Violences liées aux coutumes en RDC - Rapport de la communauté Millennia 2015 Goma-RDC

Ce rapport a été réalisé par la Communauté Millennia 2015 de Goma-RDC. Il présente la situation des femmes en RDC et en particulier dans les régions de l'est du pays. Le rapport établit des liens entre les violences faites aux femmes et les coutumes. De plus, ils proposent des solutions afin d'initier le changement de mentalités des hommes et des femmes en RDC. (...) 




Concertation francophone de l'OIF "Le rôle des femmes dans la société de l'information: Femmes actrices d'un monde solidaire numérique"

La société de l'information est un vecteur de développement. C'est dans cette optique qu'a eu lieu la concertation francophone sur "femmes actrices d'un monde numérique solidaire" le mercredi 3 mars 2010 à la délégation permanente de l'OIF à New York dans le cadre de la CSW 54.  (...) 




Millennia 2015, Femmes, actrices d'un monde numérique solidaire - compte rendu

Dans le cadre de la 54ème session de la Commission sur le statut des femmes, qui s'est tenu du 1er au 12 mars 2010 à New York, l'Organisation internationale de la Francophonie a organisé sur place une concertation intitulée « Le rôle des femmes dans la société de l'information ». A cette occasion, de nombreuses ONG francophones étaient réunies afin de débattre sur le sujet. (...) 




Séance plénière de la CSW 54 Pékin + 15 - session ECOSOC

Face aux différentes crises qui ont affectés les pays ces dernières années, la réaction des gouvernements et acteurs concernés doit inclure la redéfinition des rôles des hommes et des femmes. Durant le session ECOSOC, les intervenants ont insisté sur la nécessité d'impliquer les femmes qui sont des actrices indispensables pour les enjeux mondiaux.  (...) 




UN CSW 54 Pékin + 15 Millennia 2015 - Tableau récapitulatif des documents de synthèses

Voici un tableau récapitulatif qui regroupe l'ensemble des documents relatifs à la CSW 54. (...) 




UN CSW54 "Beijing+15": Millennia 2015 calls for digital solidarity

Millennia 2015 has participated, with the International Organization of Francophonie, to the 54th Commission on the Status of Women "Beijing+15" organized by the United Nations in New York. Join the "Women actors in solidarity in a digital world" and contribute to the foresight research process by registering on Welcome! (...) 




Activation de la Communauté Millennia 2015 Goma - RDC

La Communauté Millennia 2015 Goma – RDC se propose de créer des clubs pour rappeler aux jeunes les droits des femmes et l'importance de ces dernières dans le développement de la nation. Nous nous proposons aussi de sensibiliser les associations de femmes sur leurs droits et sur la diversité cultuterelle. (...) 




Millennia 2015 - Méthodologie du processus de recherche prospective

Millennia 2015, "Femmes actrices de développement pour les enjeux mondiaux" est un processus de recherche prospective. Sa spécificité est de travailler avec la société de l'information comme contexte et la prospective comme méthode. Sa mission consiste à mettre en valeur et à épauler les femmes qui œuvrent comme actrices de développement, surtout lorsqu'elles ne sont pas reconnues comme telles, par elles-mêmes ou par leur pays, afin qu'elles participent en première ligne au processus.  (...) 




Millennia 2015 - Methodology of the Foresight Research Process

Millennia 2015, "Women actors of development for the global challenges" is a foresight research process. Its specificity is to work in the context of the information society with foresight as a method. Its mission consists in emphasizing and in supporting women who work as actors of development, particularly when they are not recognized as such, by themselves or by their country, in order for them to participate in the front line to the process.  (...) 




Millennia 2015 at The Millennium Project Planning Committee, Chicago

The annual Millennium Project Planning Committee meetings takes place from July 15 to 17 at the Chicago Hilton and Towers, Chicago, Illinois, just before the World Future Society Conference. The Brussels-Area Node and Millennia 2015 present their report on Tuesday 16 July. (...) 




Developments to Improve the Status of Women - Millennia 2015 Global Experts Study

"Developments to Improve the Status of Women" is a Millennia 2015 Global Experts Study. Conducted using the Real Time Delphi technique provided by The Millennium Project, it was designed to collect opinions about gender-sensitive issues: those that are not yet sufficiently addressed or resolved, those that are emerging or might grow in importance in the next two decades, as well as policies, strategies, challenges and barriers to improving the status of women worldwide and in specific regions or cultures. The 74 pages study also considers the organizations that exist or should be established to address them. The horizon is 2018.  (...) 




8 March 2009: an international Steering Committee for Millennia 2015

Chosing action on the International Women's Day, Millennia 2015 launches an international Steering Committee in order to build the 2011 session of the foresight research process about "Women actors of development for the global challenges". (...) 




8 mars 2009 : Inauguration du Comité de pilotage de Millennia 2015

Choisissant l'action à l'occasion de la Journée internationale des Femmes, Millennia 2015 inaugure son Comité de pilotage international en vue de construire la session 2011 du processus de recherche prospective sur le thème de "Femmes actrices de développement pour les enjeux mondiaux". (...) 




Millennia 2015 at the EU "ICT 2008, "I"s to the Future"

Millennia 2015 presents the networking session "Empowering women as architects of the future in the face of global challenges" at the European Commission ICT 2008, "I"s to the Future, Invention - Innovation - Impact", Lyon (FR), 26/27.11.2008  (...) 




Amina Lawal, símbolo de la lucha contra la lapidación

Puede que sea el nombre propio que más se asocie al de “lapidación”. Amina Lawal consiguió gracias a la presión internacional ser absuelta y no morir lapidada. Su culpa, haber tenido un hijo fuera del matrimonio. (...) 




"Les femmes politiques ont moins besoin d'un chef que les hommes. Sans doute parce qu'elles n'ont pas besoin de tuer le père pour exister..."





“To the best of my knowledge, no war was ever started by women. But it is women and children who have always suffered the most in situations of conflict”





"Via Millennia" : Sharing headlines leading to "Millennia 2015"

2007-09-03 - Namur, Wallonia - [En] Welcome ! This RSS presents information about the international events that will help to build Millennia 2015's process and knowledge database. - [Fr] Bienvenue ! Ce flux RSS présente les événements internationaux qui contribueront à construire le processus et la base de connaissance de Millennia 2015. (...) 









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