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. (...)
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. (...)
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.
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. (...)
A woman's rights within marriage and the family greatly affect her ability to control her life and make voluntary, informed reproductive choices. Although equal rights within marriage were among the first human rights pertaining to women's status to be explicitly recognized under international law, hundreds of thousands of women are still prevented from enjoying equality with their husbands (...)
The United Nations Security Council and senior UN officials issued a strong call on the international community to strengthen its commitment to ensuring that women play a more prominent role in conflict prevention, resolution and in post-war peacebuilding.
Excluded from the debate on educational reform, women teachers, who represent more than 96% of teachers in preschool, 66% in basic education and 51% in secondary school, are protesting against a new law that will affect them negatively, especially those working in rural and indigenous communities. (...)
The study aimed to deepen the understanding of the meaning and causes of men's violence against women. The study was premised on the well-documented hypothesis that violence against women is a manifestation of unequal gender relations and harmful manifestations of hegemonic masculinity governed by patriarchal beliefs, institutions and systems. Yet, it is a fact that not all men perpetrate violence against women and so the study sought to elicit the factors that may be implicated in why some men are more or less likely to abuse women. (...)
This first strategic plan, 2011-2013, sets out the vision, mission and priorities of the organization in supporting Member States and the United Nations system. The plan is driven by a longer-term vision, goals and results to 2017, and it will be reviewed in 2013. (...)
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim pledged today to support an initiative to improve women's reproductive health and girls' education in Africa's Sahel region, and to invest $200 million in a new project to achieve these goals.
The Global Gender Gap Index introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, is a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress. The Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparisons across regions and income groups, and over time. (...)
The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (hereinafter “the Committee”) considers that its close cooperation with non-governmental organisations (NGOs)1 working on women's human rights is essential for the promotion and implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (hereinafter “the Convention”) and its Optional Protocol. (...)
In the present report, submitted to the Human Rights Council in accordance with Council resolution 13/4, the Special Rapporteur on the right to food discusses the threats to women's right to food, identifying the areas that demand the most urgent attention. (...)
La Directrice exécutive d'ONU Femmes, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, a salué aujourd'hui le lancement du Comité National d'ONU Femmes France. Rejoignant les 16 autres Comités Nationaux déjà existants, ce dernier va contribuer à plaider en faveur de l'égalité de genre et l'autonomisation des femmes ainsi qu'à lever des fonds pour la mise en œuvre des activités d'ONU Femmes dans le monde.
We live in an era of unprecedented human mobility. Not only has migration become an everyday reality, but there is supportive evidence that human mobility substantially contributes to progress for achieving most of the Millennium Development Goals. (...)
In India, as well as in several other countries of Asia, son preference has been pervasive for centuries. Son preference is deeply rooted in patriarchal cultural and religious beliefs that uphold the essential value of having a son in a family. (...)
Millions of girls around the world are still threatened by genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), despite a century of efforts to put an end to it. More than 125 million girls and women have been cut in almost 30 countries in Africa and the Middle East. An estimated 86 million young girls worldwide are likely to experience some form of the practice by 2030, if current trends continue.
Indigenous women in Latin America continue to face great gaps in access to higher education, health services and employment, although there have been significant educational advances, according to a report by the UN's Economic Commission f or Latin America and the Caribbean (Eclac).
Harmful practices inflicted on women and girls can never be justified in the name of freedom of religion or belief, an independent United Nations human rights expert told a General Assembly committee dealing with social, humanitarian and cultural issues today.
Dressed in the standard pink robes of a Burmese nun, Nan Tha Zin Oo speaks softly when she remembers her childhood in northern Shan State. “When I was in the village, in the media most of the important people were men. I didn't like being a girl. I wanted to be a boy,” says the 14-year-old.
Despite the progress that has been made in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), fragility and gender inequality risk undermining development in many countries and reversing the gains that have been made over the past decades. (...)
ICT represent critical tools and an infrastructure that are increasingly shaping our world, unerstandings, interactions and structures of society. They can also enable efforts toward realizing inclusive, equitable and just development. At the center of this is the empowerment of women and gender equality, where ICTs can play a catalytic role. (...)
Giving women access to and control of natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals is essential to ensure war-torn countries can achieve long-term peace, according to a United Nations report today.
People with disabilities are disproportionately affected in emergencies and experience particularly high rates of mortality in these contexts. To mark International Day for Disaster Reduction 2013, CBM, [...] release a guidance note to highlight the needs of people with disabilities before, during and after emergencies.
Full equality between women and men in the real sense will make the world a better place for
all of us and our future generations. It is our strong belief that unless women are engaged in advancing
the culture of peace at equal levels with men, sustainable peace would continue to elude us. (...)
C'est avec joie qu'Amnesty International a pris connaissance des diminutions significatives de déclarations de violence entre partenaires, entre 2011 et 2012, révélées ce mercredi 23 octobre par les journaux Le Soir et De Standaard.
This study examines how austerity measures may have adversely affected children and women in a sample of 128 developing countries in 2012. It relies on International Monetary Fund (IMF) fiscal projections and IMF country reports to gauge how social assistance and other public spending decisions have evolved since the start of the global economic crisis. (...)
For the past year and change, the American conversation about women and leadership has revolved around challenges of work-life balance — which most of the time actually means "work-family balance."
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). (...)
1. Le viol est un phénomène marginal. Faux, au moins 75 000 femmes sont violées chaque année en France. Autour de nous, parmi nos collègues ou amies, 1 femme sur 10 a subi un viol ou une agression sexuelle ou le subira pendant sa vie. Ce n'est pas un événement isolé mais un phénomène massif.
Slovenia is one of the newer European states. This year it marked the 22nd anniversary of the independence declaration. It joined the European Union in 2004. Over twenty years of establishing and consolidating the new government institutions is at the same time a period of more or less intensive efforts to enhance the political power of women.
The data in the table below has been compiled by the Inter-Parliamentary Union on the basis of information provided by National Parliaments by 1st July 2013. 189 countries are classified by descending order of the percentage of women in the lower or single House. (...)
‘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. (...)
The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013 presents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets. (...)
We are making remarkable progress in child health. As an international community of families, civil society, corporations, governments, the UN and organisations like World Vision, we should celebrate the success we've seen in the past 20 years, reducing the number of preventable deaths of children under the age of five: from 12 million children in 1990, to nearly seven million in 2011. (...)
Since their adoption more than 13 years ago, significant and substantial progress has been made in meeting many of the eight Millennium Development Goals, including visible improvements in all health areas as well as primary education, and halving the number of people living in extreme poverty. However, progress is uneven, particularly for women and girls, and in many areas far from sufficient.
Civil society looks to the next HLD in 2013 with great hope and expectations to find longer term solutions, commitments and institutional changes that address migration comprehensively at the global level. Also in French and Spanish (...)
"We welcome the High Level Panel's Report on a sustainable development framework post-2015, which endorses the Rio+20 principle that the new development agenda should be grounded firmly in respect for universal human rights in order to achieve the objective of eradicating extreme poverty by 2030." (...)
A male minister in Sri Lanka offers to marry the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe tells South African envoy Lindiwe Zulu that he loves her, after calling her a street woman. (...)
Corruption is global phenomenon and a major obstacle to development and economic growth in the global South. Although it affects all social classes and groups, women (and poor women in particular) are among the most affected. (...)
The European Network of Migrant Women (ENoMW) promotes equal treatment, equal rights and better integration for migrant women in Europe. As a membership organisation, ENoMW comprises national platforms in 16 European countries.
Many witnesses and victims with whom I met on country missions when I was UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions were targeted by the security forces and either harassed or arrested or forced to flee. Several individuals with whom I met paid the ultimate price. (...)
Countries must ensure that older persons are able to fully participate in society and have their voices heard, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed today, noting they play a key part in the shaping of the post-2015 development agenda.
The rights of persons with disabilities must be directly addressed by the post-2015 development agenda, United Nations officials today urged a High-level meeting of the General Assembly, where world leaders pledged to work together on national and international policies that enhance and promote disability-inclusive development.
Style rockabilly, Dr. Martens aux pieds, bagues en tête de mort aux doigts, la franco-algérienne Nabila Mekkid affirme sa singularité. Féministe, et chanteuse du groupe de blues baroque "Nina blue", elle revendique haut et fort sa place sur la scène. Rencontre à Paris, avec celle qui raconte en chansons son combat contre les idées reçues, sur fond d'exil, loin d'Alger et de sa famille.
[Brussels, 1 October 2013] Today, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) gathered for a joint press event in the European Parliament, to express their view that prostitution is as an obstacle to equality between women and men and a violation of human rights. (...)
Mussarat Farida Begum gère un petit salon de thé à Garjon Bunia Bazaar, une communauté rurale du Bangladesh. Grâce à un programme qui a permis d'alimenter en électricité plus de 2 millions (a) de ménages à faible revenu et de petits commerces en milieu rural, elle s'est équipée avec une installation solaire individuelle. (...)
Les envois de fonds vers les pays en développement devraient connaître une croissance de 6,3 % cette année, pour s'établir à 414 milliards de dollars, et ils devraient franchir la barre des 500 milliards de dollars d'ici 2016, selon les estimations et prévisions révisées publiées ce jour par la Banque mondiale.
Comprehensive legislation is fundamental for an effective and coordinated response to violence against women. States have clear obligations under international law to enact, implement
and monitor legislation addressing all forms of violence against women. (...)
In 2012, approximately 6.6 million children worldwide – 18,000 children per day – died before reaching their fifth birthday, according to a new report released by UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank Group and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Population Division. (...)
Professor Schiebinger emphasizes that gender bias is built into society and 'It is crucially important to identify gender bias in science and technology...' In turn, research institutions replicate unconscious gender bias in science and technology. (...)
"Now we are approaching the finalization of the Post-2015 Development Agenda; and it is so very significant to have clearly defined, "stand-alone" gender equality/rights goals, including key targets and indicators." (...)
The indicators relate to five dimensions of gender equality — economic structures and access to resources; education; health and related services; public life and decision-making; and human rights of women and girl children. (...)
Un nouveau rapport Banque mondiale/IFC révèle que les barrières juridiques et réglementaires qui entravent la participation des femmes à la vie économique ont globalement diminué durant les cinquante dernières années, même si de nombreuses lois défavorables aux femmes sont encore en vigueur. (...)
This guide is part of WITNESS' Video for Change how-to series on lming safely, effectively and ethically.It's based on the best practices established over our 20 years of training and supporting human rightsactivists in 90 countries to use video. (...)
United Nations officials today highlighted the plight of international migrants, stressing that countries should increase efforts to protect their rights while finding ways to integrate their contributions to society into the post-2015 development agenda.
African governments today issued a strong reaffirmation of their common commitment to prioritizing the needs and rights of women, girls and young people. They also asserted that safeguarding and promoting these needs and rights is essential to addressing barriers to the region's economic and social development and to delivering sustainable transformation for the continent's future.
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. (...)
In his annual report on the work of the Organization, Mr. Ban says that the UN is adapting to new realities, among them an unprecedented level of interconnectedness, as well as unemployment brought about by the global economic crisis, increasing inequality within and among States, and environmental degradation.
Although transitional justice processes are intended to help heal and restore society after conflict or authoritarian rule, marginalized groups often struggle to make their voices heard. These groups include those who have been displaced by conflict and, within that category, those who have specifically faced gender-based violence and injustice within the trajectory of displacement. This paper explores the relationship between transitional justice and forced migration from a gendered perspective. (...)
The International Day for Disaster Reduction is a day to celebrate how people and communities are reducing their risk to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of DRR.
The theme for 2013 will focus on people with disabilities.
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. (...)
Dignitaries, activists and education leaders gathered today at the United Nations in New York stressed the need for stronger leadership and financing to deliver on the pledge made a year ago to provide all children with quality education.
Veintisiete grupos armados de Kivu del Norte, en el este de República Democrática del Congo (RDC), todavía mantienen a unos 2.000 menores en sus filas, pese a los esfuerzos del Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (Unicef) de recuperarlos y reintegrarlos a sus familias.
Thirteen years after the world set the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), countries have made big strides to meet the eight anti-poverty targets by their 2015 deadline, says a United Nations report released today, which stresses that the unmet goals are still within reach, but nations need to step up their efforts to achieve them.
Large influxes of a new ‘culture' of women have sprung, in recent years. These women are educated, inspired by their bold womenfolk during the recent and current uprisings, they are increasingly syncing with social media and a majority are affluent potential investors. The latter are the GCC women who account for 20.2 per cent of the GCC's wealth, a figure that is expected to grow by 15 pe rcent in the next 10 years.
This year's State of World Population report, which launches 30 October, will deal with the issue of adolescent pregnancy. The following story describes a model programme in Jamaica that helps pregnant girls and young mothers continue their education and fulfil their potential.
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)
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the role that information communication technologies (ICTs) – including youth-driven social media platforms – play in combating poverty and advancing development worldwide.
Development, peace and security, and human rights are interdependent, mutually reinforcing dimensions of freedom, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said at the historic Leiden University in the Netherlands urging world leaders to make sure no person is left behind.
The head of the United Nations body tasked with promoting women's rights today condemned the intimidation and targeted killings of female Afghan officials and called for bringing the perpetrators to justice.
The “Global Report on the Status Women in the News Media” examines more than 500 companies in nearly 60 countries and shows that men occupy the vast majority of the management jobs and news-gathering positions in most nations included in this study.
Pas toujours reconnues, elles ont compté pour la science. Pas toujours soutenues par la société, elles ont choisi le monde des sciences. Regards sur ces femmes scientifiques d'hier et d'aujourd'hui (...)
President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) warned today that the selfishness of some States could threaten efforts to set a new sustainable development agenda for the decades ahead.
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. (...)
The 2013 Human Development Report, published annually by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), puts Singapore at 13th place in the gender development index, above Western countries such as the U.S., UK, Ireland and Austria, and fellow neighbours Japan, South Korea and Australia. (...)
The case for extending the same rights to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons as those enjoyed by everyone else is neither radical nor complicated. It rests on two fundamental principles that underpin international human rights law: equality and non-discrimination. (...)
Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled “40 maps they didn't teach you in school,” one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. (...)
This report, Accountability for Maternal, Newborn & Child Survival: The 2013 Update, highlights country achievements in increasing coverage of key interventions, and identify remaining challenges many countries face in reaching all women and children with life-saving services. (...)
The 2012 Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) shows that countries have made promising progress in tackling discriminatory social institutions in some areas. Latin America and the Caribbean shows the lowest level of overall discrimination against women in the 2012 SIGI rankings. South Asia has improved its position from the lowest ranked region in 2009 to the fourth ranked region in 2012.
This paper is a part of the ActionAid young urban women scoping exercise conducted in India, South Africa and Ghana. The paper provides some overall regional trends for: population increases and
urbanisation; employment and unemployment for young women and men; literacy and education; and
sexual and reproductive health (SRH). (...)
I moved away from Zimbabwe almost 15 years ago. In the early years I inhaled all the news I could; watching in shock as my home country descended into crisis. Each visit home and conversations with friends and family became about what used to be, and with that came a resignation of sorts to the status quo as we carried on with our lives.
The Women's Empowerment Principles offer practical guidance to business and the private sector on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. Developed through a partnership between UN Women and the United Nations Global Compact, the Principles are designed to support companies in reviewing existing policies and practices—or establishing new ones—to realize women's empowerment. (...)
Mahasa is one of many women who have fled, unaccompanied by their husbands, to Maban County in South Sudan's Upper Nile State, escaping the fighting in Sudan's Blue Nile State between government forces and the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North. Mahasa's husband is still in Blue Nile, fighting alongside the rebels.
A report from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) calls for integrating human rights standards in post-2015 goals, saying discussion of the post-2015 development agenda is an “unmissable opportunity” to address lack of accountability and unfulfilled development commitments regarding the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
20 years ago the global community unanimously reaffirmed its commitment to human rights through the adoption of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action. Building on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the VDPA recognised that the promotion and protection of human rights must be a matter of the highest priority both for States and the international community. (...)
Despite challenging economic times and complex emergencies affecting children in nearly 80 countries, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) boosted its innovation last year to create programmes and partnerships to reach those most vulnerable, the agency today said launching its annual report. (...)
Drawing global attention to the persistent factors that block the achievement of gender equality, women's rights and women's empowerment worldwide, UN Women has launched a call to galvanize the gender equality agenda and ensure concrete action that will enable women and girls to truly live as equal citizens everywhere. (...)
If recent developments are anything to go by, the campaign to end child marriages is steadily gaining momentum in Zambia. Since its launch in April this year with Zambia's First Lady Dr. Christine Kaseba, the campaign has received a rising amount of support from key players throughout Zambia.
Experience a 10 days' journey through eyes of a 14-year old boy, Abner Manzar. Abner was a part of the ‘Red Rickshaw Revolution' whose mission is to meet ordinary women doing extraordinary things. The team traveled from New Delhi to Mumbai passing through 5 different states (Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujrat and Maharashtra). (...)
This paper outlines Social Platform's position on migration; it includes the human rights concerns of regular and irregular migrants, asylum seekers and beneficiaries of international protection. (...)
A majority of people in most countries where female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is concentrated oppose the harmful practice, according to a new UNICEF report issued today. Despite that opposition, more than 125 million girls and women alive today have been subjected to FGM/C and 30 million girls are still at risk of being cut in the next decade.
This Shadow Report is a joint initiative by 30 Norwegian NGOs. Each organisation has contributed their
expertise and knowledge in their particular field. The issues raised in particular sections reflect the concerns and the expertise of these organisations. (...)
A research paper on trafficking for the purpose of organ removal – one of the least addressed forms of trafficking in human beings – was published today by the OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro.
With two years left until the deadline, several important targets of the Millennium Development Goals have or will be met by 2015 in some regions and sub-regions, but progress in many areas is far from sufficient. (...)
The legal assistance project run by Medica Afghanistan offers general legal advice to women and provides female prisoners with criminal defence in court. The project's female Afghan lawyers are committed to ensuring a fair trial for the women. (...)
In 2012, forced population displacement continued to affect large numbers of people worldwide. UNHCR's 2012 Global Trends report analyses statistical trends and changes from January to December 2012, for the populations for whom UNHCR has been entrusted with a responsibility by the international community. (...)
FAO and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) have jointly developed the Training Guide for Gender and Climate Change Research in Agriculture and Food Security for Rural Development.
The right to freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief1, more commonly referred to as
the right to freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) is a fundamental right of every human being. As a
universal human right, freedom of religion or belief safeguards respect for diversity. (...)
Across the world, girls are less likely to be enrolled in school, and even less likely to complete a basic education, than boys. In many countries, girls face much higher barriers to getting into school. Entrenched traditions, poverty, inadequate facilities and sometimes lack of government are some of the many hurdles that disproportionately affect girls and hamper their education.
The deputy head of the United Nations highlighted the power of technology to empower women and girls, especially to protect them from violence, and create a safer world for all vulnerable groups.
Women's cancers, including breast, cervical and ovarian cancer, lead to hundreds of thousands of premature deaths among women. Investments and programmes to prevent and treat women's cancers such as cervical cancer have improved and led to strong reductions in high income countries. (...)
Cyberbullying. De-friending. Sexting. Mean Tweeting. To many moms and mentors these terms may
seem like a foreign language. To girls, however, these words represent a new concern that they have
to deal with daily: digital drama. Girls' self-esteem and confidence can be impacted immensely as they
navigate social media and contend with these issues. (...)
Femicide/ feminicide (both in Europe and Latin America) refers to the killing of women because of their sex and/or gender and constitutes the most extreme form of violence against women. As such, gender-related killings of women form the most violent manifestation of discrimination and inequality against women. (...)
The Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), in partnership with
the Commissioner for Children's Rights in Cyprus, the Office of the European Parliament in Cyprus,
Eurochild, and KISA, Action for Equality Support and Antiracism, organised an expert roundtable
meeting on the subject of “Child poverty and well-being: Spotlight on the situation of migrant
children in Cyprus and the EU” on 17 October 2012. (...)
Gross domestic product (GDP) is the magical term often used to described the economic growth of a country. Governments, experts and news reports point to it as a measure of progress. In development, a field often dominated by economists, GDP is all but an obligatory part of the discussion when it comes to country level progress.
The following is the official statement of the Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) international solidarity network and its partners in Afghanistan, which is addressed to all parties, particularly Afghanistan's donor countries, who are supporting the direct talks between the Taliban and United States government.
Trafficking in human beings for the purpose of exploitation is a cruel reality that raises the concern of the people who work in the defence of human rights, international agencies and, more recently, of governments. The causes of the phenomenon of human trafficking are unseen and hidden. Women and girls are the most vulnerable to this state of slavery.
This year's report looks at the areas where action is needed most. For example, one in eight people worldwide remain hungry. Too many women die in childbirth when we have the means to save them. More than 2.5 billion people lack improved sanitation facilities, of which one billion continue
to practice open defecation, a major health and environmental hazard. (...)
All over the world, women and girls living behind bars often face particular hardship in terms of protection, privacy and access to basic services, including health care. Consequences can be felt within their families and communities, well beyond prison walls. (...)
Space-age technology, neoprene (the same material used for wet suits) and Velcro have gone into an experimental garment health experts hope can treat postpartum haemorrhage, the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide.
Food insecurity and under-nutrition remain pressing problems in the developing world. Despite their direct contribution to food production, small-scale farmers and their households are disproportionately vulnerable to hunger. How then can smallholder agriculture that is sustainable contribute to improving food security and reducing under-nutrition? (...)
Governments, civil society and communities must re-examine their attitudes towards ageing and ensure older persons are protected from all forms of abuse, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed today, urging for measures to prevent this behaviour.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka from South Africa as the new Executive Director of UN Women, the organization leading UN's work on advancing gender equality and women's rights.
Our new PSA campaign is bringing attention to the issues facing women and girls in Canada. The campaign, entitled “It's A Girl”, launched July 2012 in print, outdoor, TV and digital. It takes the happy moments of having a baby girl and juxtaposes it against the sobering reality of abuse and poverty facing women and girls in Canada.
NASA has selected another generation of astronauts to travel to new destinations in the solar system, including an asteroid and Mars, and for the first time in its history half of the new candidates are women.
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. (...)
With 165 million children around the world who are stunted as a result of undernutrition, the United Nations children's agency has reiterated its calls to invest in the first 1,000 days of a child's life. (...)
Une étude confiée à une équipe pluridisciplinaire de spécialistes du monde de l'internet, de Télécom ParisTech et de la Fondation internet nouvelle génération (FING) par le Commissariat général à la stratégie et à la prospective tente d'identifier les tendances, les incertitudes et les tensions liées à l'évolution d'internet à l'horizon 2030.
As a harmful traditional practice, child marriage is prohibited by several international and regional conventions. The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC, 1989) clearly defines a child as a person below the age of 18, while the African Charter on the Rights and the Welfare of the Child (ACRWC, 1990) prohibits “the betrothal of girls and boys” and calls for appropriate measures to eliminate the practice. (...)
Children with disabilities have the same rights as all children but are some of the most invisible and marginalized people in the world according to a United Nations report released today, which cites recommendations on how to actively include children with disabilities in civic, social and cultural affairs so that both they and their communities benefit.
Gender affects the equal right of men and women to the enjoyment of their human rights. Gender refers to the social differences and relations between men and women which are learned, vary widely among societies and cultures, and change over time. (...)
Aujourd'hui, beaucoup de couples adoptent un ou plusieurs moyens de contraception. Eviter les grossesses non désirées, les infections sexuellement transmissibles et le VIH/ sida et espacer les naissances, sont les raisons motrices qui expliquent l'option des couples. Quelques personnes rencontrées dans la ville de Ouagadougou donnent leur avis sur la question.
Children's issues as well as their voices and participation will be crucial to achieve sustainable development, says a paper released today by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), which stresses that investing in the well-being of the world's youth is essential to make progress on the post-2015 development agenda.
Femin Ijtihad (FI) stands for “critical thinking” of gender notions and laws. As a project for Strategic Advocacy of Human Rights, we work to bridge the gap between the flourishing academic research on Muslim women's rights and grassroots activism. (...)
The Human Rights Council, [...] Guided by the purposes and principles contained in the Charter of the United Nations, [...] Reminds States of their obligation to register births without discrimination of any kind and irrespective of the status of his or her parents. (...)
Lydia and her husband were childhood sweethearts and in August they will have their second baby. It will be a boy, the doctors say, and the happy couple will call him Majd. A beaming Lydia is clearly delighted.
In Cameroon, the breast, one of the most conspicuous signs of a woman's femininity, is a target for ritual mutilation. Breast ironing, a practice that involves flattening a young girl's breasts with highly-heated stones, pestles, spatulas or coconut shells among other objects, is often carried out by an older female relative on a victim.
What has advertising done for women lately? Not very much, according to feminist theorists, cultural critics and "Mad Men," a show that winks, nods and with every episode reminds us that the more things change in the ad world, the more they stay the same.
Libyans are in the midst of dramatic change, trying to build a new political system after 42 years
of dictatorship. The challenges to build a more rights-respecting state based on the rule of law are
As the UN marks World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, UN Women speaks to the Vice-President of the Women's International Network of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, Asia Pacific Chapter, on her work and on introducing radio technologies to community radio producers.
The theme for today's Lancet is the third Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 28—30. To document progress, barriers, and opportunities in reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health, the journal's research section has been expanded to accommodate six studies; more will be published online. (...)
Many older women live in a relationship. Some of them are based on partnership and mutual respect and appreciation of each other. Other older women live in relationships which have over time become unbearable, some were from the start. Those older women had and have a lot to endure. Doing
something about this is often difficult or even unthinkable. (...)
With an estimated 10.5 million children worldwide working in people's homes in hazardous and often slavery-like conditions, the United Nations labour agency today called for an end to child labour in domestic work and urged decent working conditions for adolescents who can be legally employed.
As part of the Carnegie Council Centennial Thought Leaders Forum, Carnegie Council's David Speedie spoke with Louise Arbour, president and CEO of the International Crisis Group. Previously she was United Nations high commissioner for human rights. (...)
Every year, our State of the World's Mothers report reminds us of the inextricable link between the well-being of mothers and their children. As any mother – myself included – will tell you, our children's health and safety is the most important thing in our lives. (...)
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have played an important role in placing key issues on the development agenda that might have otherwise been neglected. Importantly, the MDGs have resulted in the generation and collection of more targeted data, which have been used to influence national and international development policies and measures. (...)
On 15 March 2013, following the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), Michelle Bachelet, the first head of UN Women, stepped down as Executive Director (ED) of the United Nations entity mandated to promote gender equality, creating a vacancy for this high level position. (...)
United Nations independent experts today called on countries to ensure the post-2015 development agenda focuses on equality, social protection and accountability, noting that one billion people around the world are still living in poverty.
At home, 11-year-old Lalita, helps her mother fetch water, cut vegetables and clean the house. On holidays, she collects firewood – a six-hour journey on foot from her house. Unlike most kids, Lalita prefers to go to school and wishes there were no holidays.
The current migratory routes are not just from the Global South to the Global North. Migration within the South is also on the rise. According to a UNHCR report in 2011 on asylum trends, 80% of the world's refugees are received and hosted by developing countries. This is clearly unbalanced, and there is a common misperception that because northern countries receive the most asylum claims, that they receive the most refugees, whereas in reality they provide refuge for a small minority. (...)
In the global upsurge of world creatives finding their way to the camera, the canvas, the clay pots as a means of not only creating art but of healing themselves and the world, women are creating art as a tool for personal and collective transformation. (...)
La présente étude sur le phénomène des mariages forcés en Région de Bruxelles-Capitale a été réalisée dans le cadre du Plan d'Action National de lutte contre la violence (PAN) entre partenaires et d'autres formes de violences intrafamiliales. (...)
A report by the ILO's International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), says that social protection policies can play a key role in the fight against child labour, which currently affects some 215 million children worldwide.
The 10th International Conference on Innovation and Management will be held on Dec. 2 to 4 , 2013 at the Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, jointly organized by Tilburg University of the Netherlands, Wuhan University of Technology of China, and Yamaguchi University of Technology of Japan. (...)
The Global Report on the Situation of Women Human Rights Defenders is an initiative of the Women
Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD International Coalition) to articulate
the challenges faced by women human rights defenders and how best to respond to them. (...)
Girls on the Move is the first report of its kind to examine the social and economic drivers of internal migration for adolescent girls in developing countries, and the links between migration, risk, and opportunity.
In 2008, the Inter-Parliamentary Union began a collaborative project to examine the gender sensitivity of parliaments around the world. The IPU worked in partnership with the UNDPParliamentary
Development Initiative in the Arab Region and International IDEA in Latin America. (...)
Around the globe, women are less likely than men to have access to technology. This is a gap that exists in developing and developed countries alike. With an aim to address this issue and propose ways to empower young women, ECOSOC and ITU are hosting a Google+ Hangout on 6 June featuring Academy Award winning Actor and ITU Special Envoy for Women and Girls in ICT, Ms. Geena Davis.
In 2012, 10.5 percent of families included an unemployed person, down 1.0 percentage point from 2011, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Of the nation's 80.1 million families, 80.0 percent had at least one employed member in 2012. (...)
On April 4-5 the Iraqi-NAP1325 Initiative (I-NAP1325 Initiative) organized a workshop on “Refining the Framework of the NAP1325 in Iraq” in Beirut. The workshop is a part of the process on development of a National Action Plan (NAP) in Iraq for implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. (...)
“While the international community and human rights activists emphasize that human rights are universal, inalienable and imprescriptible, the truth is that human rights are inherent only in places where the culture of human rights exists.”
This study offers a unique opportunity to rally behind the UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign of the United Nations Secretary-General and to remain steadfast to the recommendations of his two 2006 global studies on violence against children and violence against women. (...)
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. (...)
One in three girls in the developing world is married by the age of 18. Child marriage is a violation of children's human rights. Despite being prohibited by international human rights law and many national laws, child marriage continues to rob millions of girls of their childhood, forcing them out of education and into a life of poor prospects.
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. (...)
The WeHealth study conducted during two years at the Women and eHealth International Working Group and the projects of WeHealth members in Millennia2015 communities and regions, were highly appreciated by the participants at the session on "Digital Revolution, a better access to Care", at Biovision in Lyon on 26 March 2013.
Millennia2015 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. (...)
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.
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. (...)
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. (...)
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. (...)
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.
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.
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 (...)
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.
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. (...)
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.
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.
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
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. (...)
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
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. (...)
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. (...)
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.
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.
"Mrs Irina Bokova, Director General of the UNESCO, has decided to approve The Destree Institute as an 'NGO in operational relations with UNESCO', welcoming the officialisation of the 'existing and fruitful partnership between our two organizations.'" Marie-Anne Delahaut. (...)
Millennia2015 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 (...)
"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 (...)
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. (...)
A l'occasion 100ème anniversaire de la Journée internationale des Femmes, Madame Joëlle Milquet, Vice-Première Ministre, Ministre de l'Emploi et l'Egalité des chances du Gouvernement belge, en collaboration avec le Comité d'Avis pour l'égalité des chances entre les femmes et les hommes du Sénat, a décidé de mettre à l'honneur 100 femmes d'exception, issues des différentes Régions du pays et de tous les secteurs, parmi lesquelles Marie-Anne Delahaut pour Millennia2015 et l'Institut Destrée.
The Crans Montana Forum 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.
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.
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. (...)
The international conference Millennia2015, "An action plan for women's empowerment" will be organized at the end of 2011 at the UNESCO in Paris, to present the results of the foresight exercise started in 2008. (...)
The 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 (...)
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. (...)
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. (...)
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. (...)
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. (...)
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. (...)
La société de l'information est un vecteur de développement. C'est dans cette optique qu'a eu lieu la concertation francophone sur "femmes actrices d'un monde numérique solidaire" le mercredi 3 mars 2010 à la délégation permanente de l'OIF à New York dans le cadre de la CSW 54.
Millennia 2015 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! (...)
Face aux différentes crises qui ont affectés les pays ces dernières années, la réaction des gouvernements et acteurs concernés doit inclure la redéfinition des rôles des hommes et des femmes. Durant le session ECOSOC, les intervenants ont insisté sur la nécessité d'impliquer les femmes qui sont des actrices indispensables pour les enjeux mondiaux.
La Communauté Millennia 2015 Goma – RDC se propose de créer des clubs pour rappeler aux jeunes les droits des femmes et l'importance de ces dernières dans le développement de la nation. Nous nous proposons aussi de sensibiliser les associations de femmes sur leurs droits et sur la diversité cultuterelle. (...)
Millennia 2015, "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.
The annual Millennium Project Planning Committee meetings takes place from July 15 to 17 at the Chicago Hilton and Towers, Chicago, Illinois, just before the World Future Society Conference.
The Brussels-Area Node and Millennia 2015 present their report on Tuesday 16 July. (...)
"Developments to Improve the Status of Women" 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.
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". (...)
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
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. (...)
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. (...)