Posted byon 18 October 2013 | 0 comment
The deadline to submit written statements for CSW 58 is 25 October, 2013 Online Submission: Written statements from NGOs in consultative status will be accepted between 10 October to 25 October via CSO-Net
Statements should not exceed: 2000 words: general consultative status (ECOSOC, DPI, etc.) 1500 words: special consultative status
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Posted byon 11 October 2013 | 0 comment
For more than ten years now prostitution is just a job like any other in Germany.
The results – dramatic
Living conditions of women in prostitution – worse than ever.
The trade in women into forced prostitution – increased dramatically.
Germany – a center of that trade.
The losers – the women in prostitution
Most of them
- work without a contract, without any kind of safety
- are exploited, work under pressure or compulsion
- drink alcohol or take drugs whilst fulfilling their (...)
Posted byon 4 October 2013 | 0 comment
Equality Now and 97 anti-trafficking organizations worldwide (including the EWL), many of which are survivor-led, are gravely concerned about two reports released last year with the backing of the United Nations (UN) and which are being seen as official UN policy. These reports not only make recommendations in direct opposition to international human rights standards, but also largely ignore the experiences and views of survivors of prostitution and sex trafficking.
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Posted byon 20 September 2013 | 0 comment
(Brussels 20 September) Take Action! “I have always had a dream for my country that includes equality and justice for all and for women to finally be given respect. I am very worried now about the continued exclusion of women from the constitutional process. Unless women are treated as real partners in deciding the future of Egypt, women and girls will suffer the consequences.” - Egyptian women’s activist, Azza Suleiman
On 8 September, a constitutional committee established by the interim (...)
Posted byon 27 August 2013 | 0 comment
(Brussels 28 August) Two Belgian Women’s associations; Vrouwenraad: beslist feminist (dutch speaking) and the Conseil des femmes francophones de Belgique asbl (french speaking) have come together to launch this petition about rape.
Rape is the most impudent form of sexual violence against women.
In 2011, the Belgian judicial police force registered 4083 cases, an average of 11 rape cases a day!
Furthermore, rape is taboo: research shows that 9 out of 10 victims of rape do not press (...)
Posted byon 21 August 2013 | 0 comment
Her name was Alice Guy-Blache, and you’ve probably never heard of her.
That’s understandable. Her heyday was a century ago. She was French and spent only a few years in the United States. Her work — what little of it has survived — generally lives on in museum collections.
But perhaps you should find out who she is. For Guy-Blache, who died in 1968, was a pioneer in the film industry. She was the first female director. She was perhaps the first to create a narrative film. She was an innovator (...)
Posted byon 14 August 2013 | 0 comment
[Brussels, 14 August, 2013] On 8 March 2013, International Women’s Day, the Sexual Violence Centre Cork marks 30 years of service provision to victims of sexual violence.
In the 30 year period, from 1983 to 2013, more than 30,000 victims of sexual violence have reported to the Garda Síochána (Irish police service). Research tells us that for every victim that reports another 3 victims have been unable, or felt unable to report. The true number of incidents of sexual violence in the past 30 (...)
Posted byon 9 August 2013 | 0 comment
[Brussels, 9 August 2013] On 29 July 2013, human rights defender Ms Bernadette Ntumba was the subject of renewed intimidation when she and her colleagues found a threatening letter that had been placed under the door of their office.
Bernadette Ntumba is the coordinator of Association des Mamans Chrétiennes pour l’Assistance aux Vulnérables – AMCAV (Christian Mothers’ Association for Assisting the Vulnerable), a women’s association active in the fight against violence against women and children (...)
Posted byon 2 August 2013 | 0 comment
[Brussels, 31 July 2013] Join people around the world demanding the release of the arrested members of Pussy Riot, a feminist punk music band in Russia, charged with "premeditated hooliganism performed by an organized group of people motivated by religious hatred or hostility".
The punk group members were arrested and accused of hooliganism after their political performance against President Putin in Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow.
The detained members of Pussy Riot were recognized (...)
Posted byon 2 August 2013 | 0 comment
Des associations féministes parmi lesquelles OLF, les FEMs, la Clef lancent une pétition en ligne pour demander la panthéonisation de plusieurs femmes.
C’est important car aujourd’hui seules deux femmes y reposent, sur 73. C’est juste de leur rendre hommage et essentiel de graver leur parcours dans notre mémoire collective.
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