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  • Respect. In disrespecting one woman, all women are disrespected.

    Respect. In disrespecting one woman, all women are disrespected.

    [09 April 2021, Brussels] On 6 April, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, met in Ankara with the President of the Turkish Government, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. However, in what seems to have been a deliberate diplomatic slight, there was no chair for her to sit at the official meeting.
    Sadly, this is representative of the way in which deeply rooted sexist attitudes affect women in all areas of life: in (...) Read more

  • UN CSW65 2021, the challenge of working online and reaching consensus on women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life - Agreed Conclusions

    UN CSW65 2021, the challenge of working online and reaching consensus on women's full and effective participation and decision-making in public life - Agreed Conclusions

    The annual two-week UN Commission on the Status of Women, took place from 15-26 March 2021, in unprecedented circumstances as it was online and was a challenge for all involved. The theme of CSW65 was Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.
    The CSW brings together women activists from all over the world, women’s civil society organisations, (...) Read more

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