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22/10/2014

Gender Equality and Sustainable Development

The twin challenges of building pathways to sustainable development and achieving gender equality have never been more pressing. (...) 

 

 

21/10/2014

Gender, violence and peace: a post-2015 development agenda

Conflict and violence have been the most important factors obstructing progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to date. (...) 

 

 

20/10/2014

Governing Land for Women and Men

This technical guide aims to assist implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests. (...) 

 

 

18/10/2014

World Disasters Report 2014 – Focus on Culture and Risk

This year, the World Disasters Report takes on a challenging theme that looks at different aspects of how culture affects disaster risk reduction (DRR) and how disasters and risk influence culture. (...) 

 

 

17/10/2014

A girl's right to learn without fear: Working to end gender-based violence at school

66 million girls are missing an education at a time when it not only has the power to transform their own lives, but also the world around them. (...) 

 

 

16/10/2014

Handbook on Promoting Women's Participation in Political Parties

Gender equality, including the equal participation of women and men in all aspects of politi- cal and public life, is a cornerstone principle to which all OSCE participating States have sub- scribed. (...) 

 

 

15/10/2014

Le genre ?! Kezako ?

Sommes nous plutôt féminin/masculin, hétéro/homo ? Est-ce dû à la nature ou à notre culture ? Quelle est notre marge de manoeuvre? (...) 

 

 

13/10/2014

Media and Girls

So far as quality is concerned, the media still conform to a stereotyped image of women (...) 

 

 

11/10/2014

Demilitarizing for Gender Equality - "You Get What You Pay For"

Some conservative estimates assume that funding gender equality, as set out in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), would cost only a small fraction of the world's military spending. (...) 

 

 

10/10/2014

HIV/AIDS and Stigma: The Media Challenge

Despite the progress being made in the global response to HIV and AIDS, stigma remains a major obstacle to prevention and treatment. (...) 

 

 

09/10/2014

Abortion Policies and Reproductive Health around the World

Between 1996 and 2013, the percentage of Governments permitting abortion increased gradually for all legal grounds, except to save a woman's life which remained at 97 per cent. Despite overall expansion in the legal grounds for abortion, policies remain restrictive in many countries. (...) 

 

 

08/10/2014

The CS Gender 3000: Women in Senior Management

Female participation in top-management (CEO and directors reporting to the CEO) stands at 12.9% at the end of 2013, but varies considerably from sector to sector and country to country. (...) 

 

 

07/10/2014

Social protection for older persons: Key policy trends and statistics

In many countries with high shares of informal employment, pensions are accessible only to a minority, and many older persons can rely only on family support. (...) 

 

 

06/10/2014

World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development

This report has been prepared as the basis of a summary report on the global state of press freedom and the safety of journalists, presented to the General Conference of UNESCO Member States in November 2013, on the mandate of the decision by Member States taken at the 36th session of the General Conference of the Organization. (...) 

 

 

05/10/2014

The Experience and Impact of Anti-Muslim Hate on British Muslim Women

Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks (MAMA) is a secure and reliable service that allows people from across England to report any form of Anti-Muslim abuse. (...) 

 

 

04/10/2014

Whose right to life?

Women's Rights and Prenatal Protections under Human Rights and Comparative Law (...) 

 

 

03/10/2014

Atlas of Electoral Gender Quotas

This Atlas of Electoral Gender Quotas is the product of a long-standing collaboration among three institutions - the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) and Stockholm University - in pursuit of their common goal of supporting women's empowerment and promoting gender equality in politics. (...) 

 

 

02/10/2014

National Action Plans for UN Security Council Resolution 1325 - Interactive Map

A project of PeaceWomen to provide a comparative analysis of individual country NAPs and Regional Action Plans, and a summary of key content and process information. (...) 

 

 

01/10/2014

Poverty, Food Sovereignty, Food Security, Gender, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

A Regional Meeting to Build Intermovement Linkages in Poverty, Food Sovereignty, Food Security, Gender, and SRHR in South Asia. (...) 

 

 

30/09/2014

Afrique et droits des minorités sexuelles

L'Ouganda et le Nigéria ont adopté début 2014 de nouvelles lois pénalisant l'homosexualité, confirmant ainsi une tendance générale en Afrique. (...) 

 

 

30/09/2014

New partnership at the Millennia2025 Foundation with the Diplomatic Council

New partnership at the Millennia2025 Foundation with the Diplomatic Council signed in New York, 22 September 2014 (...) 

 

 

29/09/2014

Gender bias without borders

An investigation of female characters in popular films across 11 countries. (...) 

 

 

28/09/2014

Abuse of Older Persons - Older Women

2012 Vienna Ministerial Declaration: A Society for All Ages: Ensuring a society for all ages: promoting quality of life and active ageing. (...) 

 

 

27/09/2014

Hidden in Plain Sight: A Statistical Analysis of Violence Against Children

The protection of children from all forms of violence is a fundamental right guaranteed by the Convention on the rights of the Child and other international human rights treaties and standards . Yet violence remains an all-too-real part of life for children around the globe. (...) 

 

 

26/09/2014

Bearing Witness at the International Criminal Court: An Interview Survey of 109 Witnesses

Witnesses who testify at the International Criminal Court (ICC) against accused war criminals often take great risks to do so. Yet, until now, their voices have been missing from discussions about how the ICC is fulfilling its responsibility to prepare and protect those who testify. (...) 

 

 

25/09/2014

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson

Emma Watson calls out to men and boys to join HeForShe campaign (...) 

 

 

24/09/2014

How Empowering Girls Can Help End Child Marriage

There are nearly 70 million child brides in the world today, and more than 14 million girls marry each year. (...) 

 

 

23/09/2014

Lean times: Syrian refugee nutrition study in Turkey

A story about syrian refugees in the Adana suburb of Yüregir. (...) 

 

 

22/09/2014

How Gender Inequality Undermines Community Resilience as for Ebola Virus, Tsunamis, Droughts

Gender influences sensitivity to disturbances and, even within the same household, individuals will experience shocks and stresses in different ways. (...) 

 

 

21/09/2014

This is Norway 2014 What the figures say

In This is Norway, Statistics Norway presents statistics on a range of areas in Norwegian society in a user-friendly manner. (...) 

 

 

20/09/2014

Tackling child labour and protecting young workers in domestic work: a resource manual

Millions of children around the world – mainly girls – are in paid or unpaid domestic work in households other than their own. (...) 

 

 

19/09/2014

Challenges of Climate Change: Children on the Front Line

Children are among the greatest victims of a warming world, but they are also the most powerful protagonists for change. (...) 

 

 

18/09/2014

Ways and means to further enhance the impact of the work of the Commission on the Status of Women

The present report reviews the functioning of the Commission's methods of work in the light of experience gained, and makes recommendations for consideration by the Commission with a view to further enhancing the impact of its work. (...) 

 

 

17/09/2014

The Salafi Feminist - Muslim Woman's Story - Traditional and Modern Identities

Muslim women being seen as agents of their own fates, able and active in fighting for their own causes – not as helpless victims. (...) 

 

 

16/09/2014

Gender and Militarism: Analyzing the Links to Strategize for Peace

With this publication, we aim to contribute to the many conversations and debates that will be taking place during coming months, assessing the impact of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR). (...) 

 

 

15/09/2014

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014

Fourteen years ago, the Millennium Declaration established concrete targets for improving the existence of many and for saving the lives of those threatened by disease and hunger. There has been important progress across all goals. (...) 

 

 

13/09/2014

Tribute To Feminists and Women Human Rights Defenders

Images and stories about feminists and women human rights defenders. (...) 

 

 

12/09/2014

The Hunger And Nutrition Commitment Index - 2013

Measuring the Political Commitment to Reduce Hunger and Undernutrition in Developing Countries (...) 

 

 

11/09/2014

Reparations for Conflict‐Related Sexual Violence

This Note aims to provide policy and operational guidance for United Nations engagement in the area of reparations for victims of conflict-related sexual violence. (...) 

 

 

10/09/2014

"We are not victims. We are warriors."

Many of us face oppression but we are not victims. Explore Imagining Equality's Power section. (...) 

 

 

09/09/2014

Reporting on Humanitarian Crises

Information and communication are key tools for saving lives in an emergency response. Local media play a critical role in bringing important information to communities affected by disaster. (...) 

 

 

08/09/2014

Right to Privacy in the Digital Age

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights submits a report on the protection and promotion of the right to privacy. (...) 

 

 

07/09/2014

Gender inequality's 2030 'expiration date'

Almost two decades after 189 governments made a historic commitment in China to a world of equality between women and men, it's time to discuss progress made and challenges ahead. (...) 

 

 

06/09/2014

Palestine: Midwives for Peace

Midwives for Peace is a grassroots group of Palestinian and Israeli midwives. (...) 

 

 

05/09/2014

Maharashtra's Child Stunting Declines

Between 2006 and 2012, Maharashtra's stunting rate among children under two years of age was reported to decline by 15 percentage points. (...) 

 

 

04/09/2014

Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience

The 2014 Human Development Report - Sustaining Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience - looks at two concepts which are both interconnected and immensely important to securing human development progress. (...) 

 

 

03/09/2014

Hear Our Voices - Do adolescent girls' issues really matter?

This document introduces a toolkit of materials for the Girls Empowerment Star and School Equality Scorecard. (...) 

 

 

02/09/2014

Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United States

Cost of sexualized and domestic violence in the U.S. estimated per year in 2003, in billions (...) 

 

 

01/09/2014

Guidance for Effective Mediation

Mediation is one of the most effective methods of preventing, man- aging and resolving conflicts. (...) 

 

 

30/08/2014

Control and Sexuality: The Revival of Zina Laws in Muslim Contexts

This publication offers a comparative study and feminist analysis of zina laws for a better understanding of the challenges facing those initiatives that would ensure that culture and/or religion are not invoked to justify laws that criminalise women's sexuality and subject them to cruel, inhuman and degrading forms of punishment. (...) 

 

 

29/08/2014

State of the World's Mothers 2014 - Saving Mothers and Children in Humanitarian Crises

Motherhood is the toughest job in the world.But for women living in crisis, the challenges of being a mother are greater – and the stakes are so much higher. (...) 

 

 

28/08/2014

Different Forms of Femicide

The murder of women as a result of intimate partner violence, the torture and misogynist slaying of women, the killing of women and girls in the name of “ honour”, ... (...) 

 

 

27/08/2014

UNECE Gender Action Plan 2014-2015 - Key to Regional Sustainable Development

The purpose of this document is to update and put in action the UNECE policy for gender equality and women's empowerment. (...) 

 

 

26/08/2014

Living in a Sexualised Society - The Effects on Young Girls

"I feel that the sexualisation of society plays a major role in influencing young girls to convey a certain sexual maturity and displaying an image far beyond their years." (...) 

 

 

25/08/2014

Sexualities, Culture and Society in Muslim Contexts

Sexuality remains at the core of how women – and others whose gender or sexual expression are stigmatized – are judged, and sanctioned either by non-state actors, or by state' institutions and representatives. (...) 

 

 

24/08/2014

Violence and Harassment Against Women in the News Media: A Global Picture

This report is based on the findings of a global survey on harassment and violence against female media workers, which was launched in August 2013 and completed by almost 1,000 women from around the world. (...) 

 

 

23/08/2014

My Body, My Rights

Being able to make our own decisions about our health, body sexuality and reproductive life is a basic human right. (...) 

 

 

22/08/2014

Handbook for Religious and Cultural Leaders Engaging Communities to End Female Genital Mutilation

A Handbook to explain what is FGM, conséquences of FGM and what action we can take to adress FGM. (...) 

 

 

21/08/2014

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013

With the deadline for the MDGs on the horizon, progress can be reported in most areas, despite the impact of the global economic and financial crisis. (...) 

 

 

20/08/2014

Human Rights Funds, Grants and Fellowships - UN Guide for Civil Society

This Practical Guide for Civil Society: Funds, Grants and Fellowships provides a brief description of funding sources, grants and fellowships administered by or with the participation of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). (...) 

 

 

19/08/2014

Gender Norms: A Key to Improving Health and Wellness Among Black Women and Girls in US

Black adolescent girls and young women face special barriers related to both race and gender, which have immense effects on their health, achievement and life outcomes. (...) 

 

 

18/08/2014

Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to ever win the Fields Medal of mathematics

aryam Mirzakhani, a professor of mathematics at Stanford, has been awarded the 2014 Fields Medal, the most prestigious honor in mathematics. (...) 

 

 

17/08/2014

Investing in sexual and reproductive health of 10 to 14 year olds yields lifetime benefits

Researchers from Georgetown University's Institute for Reproductive Health note the lack worldwide of programs to help children of this age navigate passage from childhood to adulthood. (...) 

 

 

16/08/2014

Checkpoints Compound the Risks of Childbirth for Palestinian Women

Delays at the checkpoint have complicated deliveries for Palestinian women and led to an increase in home deliveries. (...) 

 

 

15/08/2014

Where is everyone? Responding to emergencies in the most difficult places

A review of the humanitarian aid system's response to displacement emergencies in conflict contexts in South Sudan, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and Jordan (2012-2013). (...) 

 

 

14/08/2014

Girl Summit 2014 Charter

Girl Summit 2014 Charter on Ending FGM and Child, Early and Forced Marriage. (...) 

 

 

13/08/2014

Socio Economic Status of Women - Manual Scavengers

Jan Sahas with support from UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality is implementing a three year project titled “Dignity Campaign- Action for Liberation of Dalit Manual Scavenger Women in India”. (...) 

 

 

12/08/2014

Women on the front lines of Syria's conflict

This report profiles 17 Syrian women who are now refugees in Turkey. Through written and photographic portraits, the report documents ways in which the conflict impacts women in particular. (...) 

 

 

11/08/2014

Women's Lives and Challenges: Equality and Empowerment Since 2000

Promoting gender equality and empowering women is one of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). (...) 

 

 

10/08/2014

Strong Girls, Powerful Women

This report is intended to help humanitarian practitioners more effectively identify and address the unique needs of adolescent girls in displacement and crisis settings. (...) 

 

 

09/08/2014

Maternity for export

There is still a scandalous wide number of workers excluded from the scope of many Labor Codes or Social Security norms and therefore from Maternity and Paternity protection at work. (...) 

 

 

08/08/2014

Des voix opposées à la violence/Voices Against Violence

« Des voix opposées à la violence » est un curriculum éducatif développé par l'Association mondiale des guides et des éclaireuses (AMGE) et ONU Femmes, avec la participation des jeunes. (...) 

 

 

07/08/2014

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

In half of the countries, the majority of girls were cut before age 5. In the rest of the countries, most cutting occurs between 5 and 14 years of age. (...) 

 

 

06/08/2014

Girls forced to marry

During the last 9 months of 2013 more than 30,000 girls below the age of 15 were forced to marry (...) 

 

 

05/08/2014

Gender in Agriculture - Sourcebook

Women play a critical role in agricultural production in developing countries.  (...) 

 

 

04/08/2014

Afghanistan: If you educate a woman, you teach the whole family

Many women in Afghanistan's southern heartland are bound by centuries-old traditions that determine, what they wear and their freedom of movement outside the home. (...) 

 

 

22/07/2014

Women protected under international humanitarian law

International humanitarian law aims to prevent and alleviate human suffering in war without discrimination based on sex. (...) 

 

 

21/07/2014

Raped out of Paradise: Women in Prisons of the Islamic Republic of Iran

The response of the Islamic Republic authorities to Iranian's uprising in objection to the 2009 presidential election was fraught with serious human rights violations including sexual torture. (...) 

 

 

20/07/2014

Thirty-five Years of Forced Hijab: The Widespread and Systematic Violation of Women's Rights in Iran

The report calls on Iran to lift mandatory hijab laws and safeguard girls' and women's rights to education, work, participation in cultural life, access to public services, and freedom of movement. (...) 

 

 

19/07/2014

Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender - Based Crimes

Gender-based crimes are those committed against persons, whether male or female, because of their sex and/or socially constructed gender roles. (...) 

 

 

18/07/2014

State of Civil Society Report 2014

CIVICUS is an international alliance dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society around the world. (...) 

 

 

16/07/2014

Substantive Equality and Reproductive Rights

Violations of reproductive rights are primarily manifestations of discrimination, poverty, and violence. (...) 

 

 

15/07/2014

Innovative campaign tackles soccer and violence against women together

Stickers to educate soccer fans about the responsibility men should take to end violence against women and to combat gender stereotypes. (...) 

 

 

14/07/2014

Iran pressures lesbians, gays to have sex change operations

Rights campaigners say Iranian doctors routinely pressure lesbians and gays to undergo sex change operations including sterilisation. (...) 

 

 

13/07/2014

Forced Girl Marriages:The Death of One's Reality

Girl marriage in Iran is a not a thing of the past. It is not an occasional event in remote villages and towns. (...) 

 

 

12/07/2014

An Overview on Girl Marriages in the Islamic Republic of Iran

This brief report examines statistics issued by the Islamic Republic Personal Status Registration Organization and Iran National Statistics Office between 2007 and 2012. (...) 

 

 

11/07/2014

Tricked and Trapped - Human Trafficking in the Middle East

This study sheds light on the situation of trafficked adult workers in the Middle East, both women and men. (...) 

 

 

10/07/2014

Documentation of Sexual Violence in Conflict - Crime under International Law

For decades – if not centuries – there has been a near-total absence of justice for survivors of rape and sexual violence in conflict. (...) 

 

 

10/07/2014

Millennia2025 Solidari-Femmes

Millennia2025 Solidari-Femmes: Constitution du Comité exécutif et agenda, 15 juillet 2014, Namur, Fondation Millennia2025 - Institut Destrée (...) 

 

 

09/07/2014

Claiming Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Economic, social and cultural rights have a particular signif- icance for women because they go to the heart of issues related to poverty and inequality. (...) 

 

 

08/07/2014

L'inquiétante pauvreté: portrait de la Belgique par les chiffres

Le Bureau du Plan a publié son bilan 2014 sur le développement durable. Résultat : une série d'indicateurs qui reflètent une image bien sombre de notre société. (...) 

 

 

07/07/2014

Forced From Home: The Lost Boys and Girls of Central America

An unprecedented number of children are fleeing violence in Central America and seeking safety in the United States. Most are alone, making the treacherous journey from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras with no parent or guardian. (...) 

 

 

06/07/2014

Safe Haven - Sheltering Displaced Persons from Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

Individuals fleeing an emergency situation  may suffer rape, sexual exploitation, or human trafficking while attempting to secure transport, cross  borders, or find lodging.   (...) 

 

 

05/07/2014

Qur'an and Women: Rereading the Sacred Texts from a Women's Perspective

"My objective in undertaking this research was to make a M 'reading' of the Qur'an that would be meaningful to women living in the modern era."  (...) 

 

 

04/07/2014

The price of austerity - The impact on women's rights and gender equality in Europe

This European Women's Lobby (EWL) reporte reveals that austerity policies in Europe undermine women's rights, perpetuate existing gender inequalities and create new ones, and hamper the prospects of sustainable and equal economic progress in Europe. (...) 

 

 

03/07/2014

War's Human Cost

By end-2013, 51.2 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, generalized violence, or human rights violations. (...) 

 

 

02/07/2014

Guide to Using Evidence to Improve Young People's Sexual Health and Rights

The Guide is designed to be a resource for advocates, sexuality educators, young people, service providers and others working to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people around the world. (...) 

 

 

01/07/2014

Guides for Protection of Human Rights Defenders

This guidebook is a result of a collective effort by numerous individuals, groups and institutions committed to the cause of affirming and upholding women's human rights.  (...) 

 

 

30/06/2014

No One is Safe - Abuses of Women in Iraq's Criminal Justice System

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay issued a scathing indictment of Iraq's “not functioning” justice system, citing numerous convictions based on confessions obtained under torture and ill-treatment, a weak judiciary, and trial proceedings that fall far short of international standards. (...) 

 

 

29/06/2014

Education Reform in Pakistan

More than nine million children do not receive primary or secondary education, and literacy rates are stagnant. Pakistan is far from meeting its Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of providing universal primary education by 2015.  (...) 

 

 

28/06/2014

Migrants Report to UN 2014 - Women Migrants‏

The thematic part of the report focuses on labour exploitation of migrants. It covers some of the most common manifestations of labour exploitation, groups of migrants who are specifically at risk of such exploitation, and access to an effective remedy. (...) 

 

 

27/06/2014

Ending Sex Discrimination in Nationality and Citizenship Laws

Despite repeated commitments by governments around the world to ensure women's equality by repealing discriminatory laws, sex discrimination persists, including in citizenship and nationality laws. (...) 

 

 

27/06/2014

Gender Summit 4 Europe 2014

Gender Summit 4 Europe 2014: From Ideas to Markets: Excellence in mainstreaming gender into research, innovation, and Policy, 30 June - 1 July 2014, Brussels, European Commission (Charlemagne Building)  (...) 

 

 

26/06/2014

Femicide - A Global Issue that Demands Action

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, ACUNS Vienna organized its second annual symposium, focusing on Forced Marriage, Violence against Women and the Istanbul Convention (...) 

 

 

25/06/2014

Female genital mutilation & asylum in the european union - a statistical update

FGM is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of women and girls. The practice also violates a person's rights to health, security and physical integrity. (...) 

 

 

24/06/2014

Urban Poverty, Food Security & Climate Change - Women

The aim of this paper is to build on current understandings of urban poverty and urban food insecurity to explore how the impacts of climate change are likely to exacerbate current and future challenges. (...) 

 

 

23/06/2014

Sex, Abuse, and Childhood

Sex, Abuse and Childhood presents an overview of the findings of four separate studies conducted in vulnerable communities in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Vietnam on knowledge, attitudes and practices related to child sexual abuse, including in travel and tourism. (...) 

 

 

22/06/2014

Communications Procedure - Alleged Violations of Women's Rights

Types of communications are sought: accurate and detailed information relating to the promotion of women's rights in political, economic, civil, social and educational fields in any country.  (...) 

 

 

21/06/2014

Reparations for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence - Guidance Note of the

This Note aims to provide policy and operational guidance for United Nations engagement in the area of reparations for victims of conflict-related sexual violence. (...) 

 

 

20/06/2014

Advocacy Toolkit - Influencing the post-2015 Development Agenda

The toolkit should equip you with relevant information and tools to enable you to develop and implement an effective post-2015 advocacy strategy. (...) 

 

 

19/06/2014

How to eliminate violence against women beyond 2015: Close the Gap

At least one in three women worldwide will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, often perpetrated by an intimate partner. (...) 

 

 

17/06/2014

Integrating Gender into Internal Police Oversight

This guidance note on Integrating Gender into Internal Police Oversight is a practical resource for police services, and those who manage and support them. (...) 

 

 

16/06/2014

Reality check on European services for women and children survivors of violence: A Right for Protection and Support?

WAVE Country Report 2013 urges European countries to do more to meet the Council of Europe Taskforce Recommendations for specialized service provision for women survivors of violence. (...) 

 

 

15/06/2014

Policewomen Around the World: Breaking the Brass Ceiling

Here's a look at how women are represented among security forces around the world, brought to you by the Institute for Inclusive Security, which is working to revolutionize who makes the decisions about war and peace. (...) 

 

 

14/06/2014

Disability Inclusion - Translating Policy into Practice in Humanitarian Action

An estimated 6.7 million persons with disabilities are forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, generalized violence and human rights violations. (...) 

 

 

13/06/2014

Voice and Agency - Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity

By ratifying the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), 188 states have committed to advancing gender equality by confronting “any distinction, exclusion, or restriction made on the basis of sex which [impairs] the enjoyment or exercise by women ... of human rights and fundamental freedoms.” (...) 

 

 

12/06/2014

Protection of Schools and Hospitals from Attack

This Guidance Note and its annexes provide practical guidance for UN and NGO part- ners in the field on the implementation of SCR 1998 (2011), which further strengthens the Security Council Children and Armed Conflict agenda in highlighting the issue of attacks on schools and hospitals. (...) 

 

 

11/06/2014

World of Work Report 2014

The widening of income inequalities within countries is now a well-established fact. Analysis suggests that this trend is associated with a change in the distribution of income, to the detriment of labour. (...) 

 

 

10/06/2014

UN Women launches year-long campaign to build world where gender equality is reality

The United Nations entity tasked with promoting gender equality today launched a major campaign kicking off a year-long, worldwide commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the landmark Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. (...) 

 

 

09/06/2014

The gender pay gap in public services

This report examines the gender pay gap, the difference between what men and women earn, in public services. (...) 

 

 

08/06/2014

Achieving Transformative Feminist Leadership

A Toolkit for Organisations and Movements dedicated to advancing a feminist social change agenda—an agenda that believes that all development and social justice must be rooted in gender and social equality. (...) 

 

 

07/06/2014

Maternity and paternity at work

The Maternity and paternity at work: Law and practice across the world report reviews national legislative provisions on maternity protection at work in 185 countries and territories, statistical coverage in law and in practice of paid maternity leave as well as statutory provision of paternity, parental and adoption leaves. (...) 

 

 

06/06/2014

Colombo Declaration on Youth - Mainstreaming Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Recognizing the “Colombo Declaration on Youth”, a result of deliberations among global youth and Ministers responsible for youth and civil society organizations on youth priorities in relation to current and future development frameworks. (...) 

 

 

06/06/2014

Houston University Certificate in Strategic Foresight

University of Houston, in partnership with the Destrée Institute: now offering in Brussels Houston University Certificate in Strategic Foresight (...) 

 

 

05/06/2014

Redress for rape - Using international jurisprudence on rape as a form of torture or other ill-treatment

The primary aim of this report is to bring together the developing international human rights law jurisprudence and significant other writing linking rape and torture and other ill-treatment in a comprehensive and useable way, so that it can be drawn on by lawyers and activists working on issues or individual cases of rape. (...) 

 

 

04/06/2014

Women Moving Mountains Collective - Impact of the Dutch MDG3 Fund - How Resources Advance Women's Rights and Gender Equality

This piece analyzes the aggregate impact of women's organizations around the world that received grants from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs' MDG3 Fund. (...) 

 

 

03/06/2014

Stoning:Legal or Practised in 16 Countries and Showing No Signs of Abating

WLUML's Submission to the UN Secretary General on the Question of the Death Penalty to the 27th Session of the Human Rights Council (...) 

 

 

02/06/2014

UN report on preventing & eliminating child, early & forced marriage

The report discusses the international norms and standards applicable to child, early and forced marriage and the human rights impact of the practice on women and girls. The report addresses the various factors that contribute to this and further analyses existing measures and strategies to prevent and eliminate child, early and forced marriage. (...) 

 

 

31/05/2014

Widowhood a Form of Slavery in Conflict Afflicted Countries with a Case Study of South Sudan

The overall objective of FOFCOD and Widows for Peace through Democracy was to carry research and raise awareness on widowhood a neglected human rights issue and as a form of slavery. (...) 

 

 

30/05/2014

The situation of workers of the occupied Arab territories

A persistent concern is the low participation rate of women in the Palestinian labour force, which now appears to be compounded by a drop in the representation of women in decision-making bodies. (...) 

 

 

29/05/2014

Women and the Web

On average across the developing world, nearly 25 percent fewer women than men have access to the Internet, and the gender gap soars to nearly 45 percent in regions like sub-Saharan Africa. (...) 

 

 

28/05/2014

Building Peace - A forum for peace and security in the 21st century

Building Peace dedicate Issue 3 to gender and peacebuilding, exploring how women and men can reconstruct war-torn nations. (...) 

 

 

27/05/2014

Ramification of sex preference society in India: a case study of Punjab

The main objective of this report is the pursuit of a comprehensive, critical and balanced investigation of the cause of gender disparity. (...) 

 

 

26/05/2014

Country Reports on Terrorism 2013

Terrorist violence in 2013 was increasingly fueled by sectarian motives, marking a worrisome trend, particularly in Syria, but also in Lebanon and Pakistan. (...) 

 

 

25/05/2014

Women in the Crisis: The European Report

The crisis impact has been different for women and men, both in terms of employment than in terms of austerity measures and consequent cuts to social services. (...) 

 

 

24/05/2014

Investing in children: Breaking the cycle of disadvantage

Child poverty and social exclusion are major challenges facing the European Union. As part of its Social Investment Package, the European Commission issued a major Recommendation on Investing in Children and Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantage. (...) 

 

 

23/05/2014

Trans-Pacific Women vs. Trans-Pacific Partnership

At a time when governments, civil society organisations and the larger international community are negotiating a new sustainable development agenda, another binding, global, agreement is being negotiated behind closed doors. Learn more about the impact this trade agreement can have on the women in the region. (...) 

 

 

22/05/2014

Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

This publication contains the "Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy' Framework", which were developed by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises. (...) 

 

 

21/05/2014

Re-thinking gender in peacebuilding

This report is based on a three-year research project on gender in peacebuilding, which involved field research in four countries (Burundi, Colombia, Nepal and Uganda), with a thematic focus on four areas of peacebuilding (access to justice,economic recovery,inter-generational tensions and conflict, permutations and continuums of violence.) (...) 

 

 

20/05/2014

Open Dialogue Series on Women's Empowerment

Innovation for Women's Health, 20 May 2014, Geneva Press Club, La Pastorale, Geneva (...) 

 

 

20/05/2014

Safety of journalists - Guidebook

Threats and violence against women journalists are on the rise in many regions of the world. In their work exposing injustices and bearing witness to human rights violations, women journalists are women human rights defenders, and are in need of better security and protection mechanisms. (...) 

 

 

19/05/2014

The Business of women's human rights

A primer on the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the UN Guiding principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) (...) 

 

 

18/05/2014

A price too high to bear: The Costs of Maternal Mortality to Families and Communitie

When a woman dies in pregnancy or childbirth, her community loses not just a mother but a person, and all of her gifts, skills, and potential contributions. (...) 

 

 

17/05/2014

Journeys from Exclusion to Inclusion: Marginalized women's successes in overcoming political exclusion

Identification of critical factors preventing marginalized women's inclusion in customary and democratic decision-making structures and description of how women have worked in overcoming barriers to their participation. (...) 

 

 

16/05/2014

Annual report of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

What is freedom of religion? It is a broad, inclusive right, sweeping in scope, embracing the full range of thought, belief, and behavior. But with religious freedom abuses occurring daily around the world for people of all faiths and none, it is critical that the United States recommit itself to meeting these challenges. (...) 

 

 

15/05/2014

Strengthening Older People's Rights: Towards a UN Convention

A resource for promoting dialogue on creating a new UN Convention on the Rights of Older Persons. (...) 

 

 

14/05/2014

Freedom of Thought 2013

Freedom of thought and belief must not be compromised. When regimes violently attack people for their ideas and beliefs, all human rights suffer. Oppression of thought by the state is a sign, not of strength, but of egomania and cowardice. (...) 

 

 

13/05/2014

Disposable Victims: Laws and Practices on Gender-related Killings of Women and Girls in Iran

The submission highlights the manner in which the Islamic Republic of Iran fails to protect women against gender-related killings. (...) 

 

 

12/05/2014

Gender in Nigeria Report 2012: Improving the Lives of Girls and Women in Nigeria

A comprehensive view of gender in Nigeria, progress in key areas, including: employment and livelihoods, education and health, political representation, and violence. Women and girls suffer systematic disadvantage and discrimination, magnified for those in the poorest States and sectors of society. (...) 

 

 

11/05/2014

Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation, 2014 update

Achieving a world of dignity for all requires that we fashion a post-2015 development framework that will eliminate these disparities. No one should lack safe water and a hygienic toilet. This report demonstrates that, with concerted efforts, water and sanitation for all is attainable. (...) 

 

 

10/05/2014

Eleanor Roosevelt

Quotes about: "People who "view with alarm" never build anything". "Where there is no vision the people perich", the "stubborn refusal to recognize the inexorable force of change in the world" and "our ability to meet the challenge" ... (...) 

 

 

09/05/2014

Untapped potential - European Foundation Funding for Women and Girls

Investment in the human rights of women and girls is not only just and right, it is, we believe, essential to achieving stable democracies based on fairness and dignity. Gender equality has become a cornerstone of the constitutional and legal frameworks of modern democratic states and is a key principle of international human rights law. (...) 

 

 

08/05/2014

Benazir Bhutto

Breaking down stereotypes about the role of women and ultimately to give hope for change to millions who had no hope before. (...) 

 

 

08/05/2014

The impact of traditional values on human rights

Human Rights Council Advisory Committee: promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms through a better understanding of traditional values of humankind (...) 

 

 

07/05/2014

Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty & Human Rights - Women

Poverty implications are widespread for women, leaving many without even basic rights such as access to clean drinking water, sanitation, medical care and decent employment. (...) 

 

 

06/05/2014

Using CEDAW to Secure Women's Land and Property Rights: A Practical Guide

The purpose of this Guide is to provide advocacy information, advice and tools to those wishing to use the Convention and its Optional Protocol to secure the land and property rights of women.  (...) 

 

 

05/05/2014

Violence against women: an EU-wide survey

The first survey on violence against women across the 28 EU Member States, based on interviews with 42,000 women across the EU, about physical, sexual and psychological violence, including domestic violence. (...) 

 

 

04/05/2014

Eleanor Roosevelt

Quotes about including young people into the active life and building peace... (...) 

 

 

04/05/2014

Human Rights Watch: In Somalia: Rape is Normal

In Somalia, women and young girls face what the UN's independent expert on human rights in Somalia refers to as “double victimization”— first the rape or sexual assault itself, then failure of the authorities to provide effective justice or medical and social support. (...) 

 

 

03/05/2014

Nelson Mandela

"The anchor of all my dreams is the collective wisdom of mankind as a whole. I am influenced more than ever before by the conviction that social equality is the only basis of human happiness..." (...) 

 

 

02/05/2014

Eleanor Roosevelt

"Spinoza, I think, pointed out that we ourselves can make experience valuable when, by imagination and reason, we turn it into foresight. It is that foresight we must acquire. In a very real sense, tomorrow is now." (...) 

 

 

27/04/2014

Extremism as mainstream: Implications for Women

Strengthening women's participation and influence in conflict prevention, social justice, coexistence, and peacebuilding efforts, in situations of closed political space and conflict affected states (...) 

 

 

26/04/2014

The Gender Advantage - Women on the front line of climate change

IFAD shows how gender-sensitive adaptation results in better outcomes in food security, livelihood options, incomes, and reduced workloads (...) 

 

 

25/04/2014

Progress and obstacles in the fight against sexual violence in the DRC

UN report about some progress in the fight against impunity and aslo about rape still widespread and largely unpunished (...) 

 

 

23/04/2014

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? (...) 

 

 

22/04/2014

Victims of sexual exploitation

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

 

 

21/04/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

20/04/2014

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.  (...) 

 

 

19/04/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

18/04/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

17/04/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

16/04/2014

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....... (...) 

 

 

15/04/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

14/04/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

13/04/2014

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.  (...) 

 

 

12/04/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

11/04/2014

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? (...) 

 

 

10/04/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

09/04/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

08/04/2014

UN says the ballot is the best weapon Afghan women have

When you click on the official website of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) of Afghanistan, the clock is literally ticking down to Saturday, 5 April – the day millions of Afghans will vote in landmark elections whose credibility rests on the full participation of women. (...) 

 

 

07/04/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

06/04/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

05/04/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

04/04/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

03/04/2014

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." (...) 

 

 

02/04/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

01/04/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

31/03/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

30/03/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

29/03/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

28/03/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

27/03/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

26/03/2014

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." (...) 

 

 

25/03/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

24/03/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

23/03/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

22/03/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

21/03/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

20/03/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

19/03/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

19/03/2014

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?  (...) 

 

 

18/03/2014

"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.  (...) 

 

 

17/03/2014

"Teach boys it's not cool to violate women": UNFPA chief

Violence against women and girls in the Great Lakes region can be reduced by empowering young people, according to the UN Population Fund Executive Director. (...) 

 

 

16/03/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

15/03/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

14/03/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

13/03/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

12/03/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

11/03/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

10/03/2014

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) (...) 

 

 

09/03/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

08/03/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

07/03/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

06/03/2014

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). (...) 

 

 

05/03/2014

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.” (...) 

 

 

04/03/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

03/03/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

02/03/2014

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.  (...) 

 

 

01/03/2014

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. Discriminatory rules bar women from certain jobs, restrict access to capital for women-owned firms and limit women's capacity to make legal decisions. (...) 

 

 

28/02/2014

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.  (...) 

 

 

27/02/2014

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.  (...) 

 

 

26/02/2014

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) (...) 

 

 

25/02/2014

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.  (...) 

 

 

24/02/2014

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.  (...) 

 

 

23/02/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

22/02/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

21/02/2014

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). (...) 

 

 

20/02/2014

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.  (...) 

 

 

20/02/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

19/02/2014

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.  (...) 

 

 

18/02/2014

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.  (...) 

 

 

17/02/2014

Female genital mutilation - Fact sheet N°241 - Updated February 2014

Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.  (...) 

 

 

16/02/2014

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." (...) 

 

 

15/02/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

14/02/2014

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.  (...) 

 

 

13/02/2014

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.  (...) 

 

 

12/02/2014

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.  (...) 

 

 

11/02/2014

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.  (...) 

 

 

10/02/2014

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] (...) 

 

 

09/02/2014

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] (...) 

 

 

08/02/2014

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? (...) 

 

 

06/02/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

05/02/2014

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.  (...) 

 

 

04/02/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

03/02/2014

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.  (...) 

 

 

02/02/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

01/02/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

31/01/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

30/01/2014

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?  (...) 

 

 

29/01/2014

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.  (...) 

 

 

28/01/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

27/01/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

26/01/2014

The pride of working women

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

 

 

25/01/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

24/01/2014

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... (...) 

 

 

23/01/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

22/01/2014

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.  (...) 

 

 

21/01/2014

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.  (...) 

 

 

20/01/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

19/01/2014

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". (...) 

 

 

18/01/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

17/01/2014

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.  (...) 

 

 

16/01/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

15/01/2014

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.  (...) 

 

 

14/01/2014

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.  (...) 

 

 

13/01/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

12/01/2014

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.  (...) 

 

 

11/01/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

10/01/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

09/01/2014

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

UN Women has launched a Constitutional Database (http://constitutions.unwomen.org) 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.  (...) 

 

 

08/01/2014

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.  (...) 

 

 

07/01/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

06/01/2014

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  (...) 

 

 

05/01/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

04/01/2014

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.  (...) 

 

 

03/01/2014

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.  (...) 

 

 

02/01/2014

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.  (...) 

 

 

01/01/2014

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. (...) 

 

 

31/12/2013

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!  (...) 

 

 

31/12/2013

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. (...) 

 

 

30/12/2013

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. (...) 

 

 

28/12/2013

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 (...) 

 

 

27/12/2013

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. (...) 

 

 

26/12/2013

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. (...) 

 

 

25/12/2013

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. (...) 

 

 

24/12/2013

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.  (...) 

 

 

23/12/2013

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 (...) 

 

 

22/12/2013

‘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.  (...) 

 

 

20/12/2013

"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.  (...) 

 

 

19/12/2013

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.  (...) 

 

 

18/12/2013

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.  (...) 

 

 

17/12/2013

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.  (...) 

 

 

15/12/2013

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. (...) 

 

 

13/12/2013

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. (...) 

 

 

12/12/2013

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.  (...) 

 

 

11/12/2013

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. (...) 

 

 

10/12/2013

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.  (...) 

 

 

09/12/2013

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.  (...) 

 

 

07/12/2013

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.  (...) 

 

 

06/12/2013

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.  (...) 

 

 

05/12/2013

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 (...) 

 

 

04/12/2013

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. (...) 

 

 

03/12/2013

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. (...) 

 

 

02/12/2013

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. (...) 

 

 

01/12/2013

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.  (...) 

 

 

11/11/2013

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). (...) 

 

 

05/11/2013

37ème session de la Conférence générale de l'UNESCO

L'Institut Destrée et Millennia2015, représenté par Dielika Moctar Diallo et Coumba Sylla, ont participé à la journée d'ouverture de la 37ème session de la Conférence générale de l'UNESCO. (...) 

 

 

31/10/2013

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. (...) 

 

 

10/10/2013

Midis de Millennia2015, Namur : Monday 14 October 2013

Does Foresight matter for women in Africa?: The experience of building Foresight For Development (...) 

 

 

27/09/2013

Participation of Millennia2015 in Women Leaders Forum 2013

An Official side event of the United Nations General Assembly Organized by Advanced Development for Africa (ADA) Foundation, Global Partnerships Forum and Global Digital He@lth Initiative, in cooperation with the ITU and UNAIDS, The Pierre Hotel, New York City, September 27, 2013 (...) 

 

 

23/09/2013

Participation of Millennia2015 in the events of the UNESCO

The Destrée Institute and Millennia2015 take part in the UNESCO events. (...) 

 

 

20/09/2013

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)  (...) 

 

 

10/09/2013

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. (...) 

 

 

04/09/2013

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. (...) 

 

 

02/09/2013

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. (...) 

 

 

19/07/2013

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. (...) 

 

 

04/06/2013

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.  (...) 

 

 

03/06/2013

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. (...) 

 

 

24/05/2013

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.  (...) 

 

 

19/05/2013

Millennia2015 at conference on Femicide in Italy

University G. d'Annunzio: Millennia2015 at conference on Femicide in Italy, Chieti-Pescara, 20.05.2013 (...) 

 

 

10/04/2013

Roles and Empowerment of Women in eHealth and Telemedicine

Med-e-Tel is an official event of the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH), THE international federation of national associations who represent their country's Telemedicine and eHealth stakeholders. (...) 

 

 

04/04/2013

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.  (...) 

 

 

04/04/2013

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. (...) 

 

 

11/01/2013

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. (...) 

 

 

30/09/2012

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  (...) 

 

 

24/09/2012

Presentation of Millennia2015 WeHealth during the Women's Leaders Forum: Connecting Women and Youth for Digital Development

Presentation of Millennia2015 WeHealth during the Women's Leaders Forum: Connecting Women and Youth for Digital Development, New-York, 24.09.2012, The Yale Club of New York City (...) 

 

 

08/09/2012

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. (...) 

 

 

05/09/2012

Participation of Millennia2015 WeHealth to the 4th international forum on NGOs for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Women

Participation of Millennia2015 WeHealth to the 4th international forum on NGOs for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Women, Genève, 5 - 7 Septembre 2012 OCAPROCE International, UN Offices (...) 

 

 

03/08/2012

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.  (...) 

 

 

27/07/2012

Millennia2015 at the Millennium Project Planning Committee, Toronto, Canada

Millennia2015 at the Millennium Project Planning Committee, Toronto, Canada (...) 

 

 

22/06/2012

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. (...) 

 

 

22/05/2012

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.  (...) 

 

 

19/05/2012

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.  (...) 

 

 

18/05/2012

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. (...) 

 

 

11/05/2012

Conférence internationale "Millennia2015, Un plan d'action pour l'autonomisation des femmes"

La conférence internationale "Millennia2015, Un plan d'action pour l'autonomisation des femmes" organisée par l'Institut Destrée avec le patronage de l'UNESCO se tiendra les lundi 3 et mardi 4 décembre 2012 au siège de l'UNESCO à Paris.  (...) 

 

 

11/05/2012

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. (...) 

 

 

18/04/2012

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.  (...) 

 

 

18/04/2012

The Grand Health Bazaar 2012: "Health & Wealth partnerships at the next level..."

The Grand Health Bazaar 2012: "Health & Wealth partnerships at the next level..." (...) 

 

 

07/03/2012

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 (...) 

 

 

28/01/2012

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.  (...) 

 

 

05/01/2012

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. (...) 

 

 

05/01/2012

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.  (...) 

 

 

30/12/2011

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.  (...) 

 

 

30/12/2011

Meilleurs voeux 2012!

L'équipe de Millennia2015 vous souhaite un avenir heureux, l'inspiration pour y penser, la volonté de le construire, la liberté de développer vos projets et la solidarité pour répandre le bonheur autour de vous.  (...) 

 

 

25/11/2011

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.  (...) 

 

 

24/11/2011

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  (...) 

 

 

27/10/2011

Millennia2015 "Femmes et eSanté (WeHealth) à Telecom 2011, Genève

Mardi 25 Octobre, Millennia2015 et le groupe de travail international “Femmes et eSanté” ont été présentés au pavillon eHealth à Telecom 2011 à Genève (http://world2011.itu.int/) par le Dr Véronique Thouvenot. (...) 

 

 

27/10/2011

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 (http://world2011.itu.int/) by Dr Veronique Thouvenot. (...) 

 

 

22/10/2011

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. (...) 

 

 

08/10/2011

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  (...) 

 

 

08/10/2011

Séminaire international Millennia2015 - 21 novembre 2011

L'Institut Destrée organise, avec le patronage de l'UNESCO et grâce au Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation, le séminaire international : Analyse prospective des 37 variables de Millennia2015, avec une session du Groupe de travail international Millennia2015 Femmes et eSanté (WeHealth), le lundi 21 novembre 2011 de 9h00 à 17h30 - Salle Vendôme, Ecole des Mines, Paris.  (...) 

 

 

06/10/2011

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.  (...) 

 

 

05/09/2011

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. (...) 

 

 

05/09/2011

Millennia2015, Un plan d'action pour l'autonomisation des femmes, UNESCO, Paris, 21-22 novembre 2011 : inscrivez-vous maintenant

Inscrivez-vous vite : la conférence internationale "Millennia2015, Un plan d'action pour l'autonomisation des femmes" se tiendra les lundi 21 et mardi 22 novembre au Siège de l'UNESCO à Paris. Des formations qualifiantes en méthodologie prospective et des réunions spécifiques seront organisées les dimanche 20 et mercredi 23 novembre. (...) 

 

 

02/09/2011

Millennia2015, Un plan d'action pour l'autonomisation des femmes - Conférence internationale UNESCO, Paris, 21-22 novembre 2011

La conférence internationale "Millennia2015, Un plan d'action pour l'autonomisation des femmes" aura lieu les lundi 21 et mardi 22 novembre au siège de l'UNESCO à Paris. Des formations qualifiantes Millennia2015 en méthodologie de recherche prospective et des réunions spécifiques seront organisées les dimanche 20 et mercredi 23 novembre. (...) 

 

 

14/08/2011

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. (...) 

 

 

18/07/2011

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.  (...) 

 

 

07/07/2011

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

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

 

 

01/07/2011

Conférence Millennia2015-UNESCO: 21 et 22 novembre 2011, à vos agendas!

La conférence internationale "Millennia2015, Un plan d'action pour l'autonomisation des femmes" sera organisée par la Division pour l'égalité des genres du Cabinet de la Directrice générale de l'UNESCO et l'Institut Destrée, en présence de Madame Irina Bokova, Directrice générale de l'UNESCO, les lundi 21 et mardi 22 novembre 2011, au Siège de l'UNESCO à Paris. (...) 

 

 

01/07/2011

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.  (...) 

 

 

13/05/2011

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 (...) 

 

 

10/05/2011

L'Institut Destrée, ONG en relations opérationnelles avec l'UNESCO

"Madame Irina Bokova, Directrice générale de l'UNESCO, a décidé d'admettre l'Institut Destrée au titre de 'ONG en relations opérationnelles avec l'UNESCO', se réjouissant de l'officialisation du 'partenariat déjà existant et fructueux entre nos deux organisations'." Marie-Anne Delahaut (...) 

 

 

10/05/2011

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. (...) 

 

 

29/04/2011

Millennia2015 : Appel à contribution pour "Un plan d'action pour l'autonomisation des femmes

Nous vous invitons à contribuer à notre exercice de prospective pour construire le Plan d'action de Millennia2015 pour l'autonomisation des femmes, Conférence internationale organisée la Division pour l'égalité des genres, Cabinet de la Directrice générale de l'UNESCO, et l'Institut Destrée au Siège de l'UNESCO, Paris, fin 2011 (...) 

 

 

29/04/2011

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. (...) 

 

 

20/04/2011

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 (...) 

 

 

09/03/2011

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.  (...) 

 

 

22/02/2011

Le Crans Montana Forum et Millennia2015

Le Crans Montana Forum a invité Millennia2015 à contribuer à la session "La femme et les affaires publiques dans le cadre de la coopération Sud-Sud" lors de la 5ème réunion annuelle des Premières Dames, en collaboration avec l'UNESCO et l'ISESCO. (...) 

 

 

22/02/2011

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.  (...) 

 

 

01/01/2011

Best wishes 2011

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

 

 

01/01/2011

Meilleurs voeux 2011

L'équipe de Millennia2015, Institut Destrée vous souhaite santé, paix, bonheur et réussite pour 2011. (...) 

 

 

31/12/2010

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. (...) 

 

 

29/12/2010

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. (...) 

 

 

22/12/2010

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. (...) 

 

 

22/12/2010

UNESCO - Millennia2015, "Un plan d'action pour l'autonomisation des femmes"

La conférence internationale Millennia2015, "Un plan d'action pour l'autonomisation des femmes" sera organisée fin 2011 à l'UNESCO à Paris, pour présenter les résultats du processus de recherche prospective entamé en 2008. (...) 

 

 

10/12/2010

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.  (...) 

 

 

09/12/2010

Unesco : lancement de Millennia 2015, "Un plan d'action pour l'autonomisation des femmes”

La Division pour l'égalité des genres du Cabinet de la Directrice générale de l'UNESCO et l'Institut Destrée et Millennia2015 organisent une conférence de presse le mercredi 8 décembre 2010 à l'UNESCO à Paris à l'occasion du lancement de la Conférence internationale “Millennia 2015, Un plan d'action pour l'autonomisation des femmes” qui aura lieu fin 2011.  (...) 

 

 

07/11/2010

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 (...) 

 

 

29/10/2010

Participation de la communauté Millennia2015 Goma-RDC à la Marche mondiale des femmes 2010 à Bukavu

A l'occasion de la Marche mondiale des femmes 2010, la communauté Millennia2015 Goma-RDC a pu défiler aux côtés d'autres organisations afin de réaffirmer sa détermination à lutter contre toutes les formes d'inégalités, de violences et de discriminations envers les femmes pour la construction d'un monde plus solidaire, plus équitable et plus respectueux de la diversité. (...) 

 

 

29/10/2010

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. (...) 

 

 

10/07/2010

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. (...) 

 

 

10/07/2010

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. (...) 

 

 

12/05/2010

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. (...) 

 

 

03/04/2010

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.  (...) 

 

 

02/04/2010

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. (...) 

 

 

30/03/2010

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

Face aux différentes crises qui ont affecté 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.  (...) 

 

 

25/03/2010

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. (...) 

 

 

21/03/2010

Millennia 2015, Femmes, actrices d'un monde numérique solidaire

Notre motivation est de prendre en compte l'avis de toutes les femmes et plus particulièrement de celles qui vivent dans la pauvreté, dans des situations de guerre ou de conflits, de privation de liberté ou de leurs droits fondamentaux, de catastrophes naturelles et de non-accès à l'éducation. (...) 

 

 

19/03/2010

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 Millennia2015.org. Welcome! (...) 

 

 

19/03/2010

UN CSW54 "Pékin+15" : Millennia 2015 appelle à la solidarité numérique

Millennia 2015 a contribué, avec la Francophonie, à la Commission sur le Statut des Femmes "Pékin+15" aux Nations Unies à New York : associez-vous aux "Femmes actrices d'un monde numérique solidaire" et contribuez au processus de recherche prospective en vous inscrivant sur le portail Millennia 2015 (...) 

 

 

18/01/2010

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. (...) 

 

 

15/10/2009

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.  (...) 

 

 

15/10/2009

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.  (...) 

 

 

16/07/2009

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. (...) 

 

 

07/07/2009

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.  (...) 

 

 

08/03/2009

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". (...) 

 

 

08/03/2009

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". (...) 

 

 

26/11/2008

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  (...) 

 

 

26/02/2008

Jeanne d'Arc; conversations with the sky

"I saw them with these eyes, as well as I see you." That was one of the answers Jeanne D'Arc gave to the judges who interrogated her when she was accused of witchcraft some months before her tragic death in a bonfire. (...) 

 

 

21/02/2008

Frida Kahlo, icon from the Mexican culture

Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderon's biography is full of pain. After a really dramatic accident she would undergo as many as 35 operations, mainly on her back and her right leg and foot, including the amputation of one of her legs. Her back had a terrible smell “like a death dog” and she was hung from her head in order to fortalice her column. (...) 

 

 

12/02/2008

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. (...) 

 

 

12/02/2008

Amina Lawal, símbolo de la lucha contra la lapidación

Word “lapidation” can be without any doubt completly associated with her Amina Lawal got thanks to the international pressure to be acquitted and not to die stoned. Its fault was to have a baby outside the marriage. (...) 

 

 

12/02/2008

Marie Curie, a life of achievements

Marie Curie's life is full of achievements: she discovered polonium and the radium in 1898, she was the first woman in obtaining the Nobel prize and in her case for two times. Her daughter Irene also received the Nobel prize of chemistry in 1935. (...) 

 

 

12/02/2008

Mileva Maric, A woman behind Einstein Theory of Relativity?

Mileva Maric found in Albert Einstein someone with whom share its love by the physics. She was the first woman in receiving the master's degree and according to the investigator E.H. Walker the fundamental ideas of the theory of the relativity are hers that made his husband world-wide famous. (...) 

 

 

12/02/2008

Rigoberta Menchú, “Limin” for friends

At her house and at her village she is well-known as “Limin”, but for the rest of the world she is Rigoberta Menchú, part of the Quiche branch of the Mayan culture in Guatemala. (...) 

 

 

01/02/2008

"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..."

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01/02/2008

Aung San Suu Kyi, democracy ideas inside a military dictatorship

Burma lives in a military dictatorship since 1962, without celebrating elections for 18 years, and with thousands of political prisoners in jail. Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace prize in 1991, is under house arrest 12 of the last 18 years because of her defends to the democracy, from its political party, the National League for Democracy (NLD).  (...) 

 

 

17/01/2008

“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”

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03/09/2007

"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. (...) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   
 

 

 Millennia2025 Woment and Innovation Foundation  

Millennia2025
Women and Innovation Foundation,
Public Utility Foundation

 

Fondation Millennia2025
Femmes et Innovation,
Fondation d'utilité publique

 

 

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