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    Interesting articles

    The Cost Of Inequality In Women’s Work by Nuria Molina, Director of Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns at ActionAid UK.
    It’s that Davos time of the year, when a bunch of powerful men gather in a luxurious Swiss ski resort to re-assure the 99% that the global economy is in good hands. Read more
    Male-dominated Greek government receives backlash
    When the hard left, anti-austerity Syriza party won a major victory in the Greek parliamentary election on Sunday, some termed it a revolution . But (...) Read more

  • Press release: MEPs call Council to step up actions to improve gender balance on company boards

    Press release: MEPs call Council to step up actions to improve gender balance on company boards

    [Press release, 14 January 2014] “Over 60% of university graduates are female, but only 18.6% of board members of largest listed companies are women. That is clear sign that concrete measures need to be taken to remedy the situation”, said the representative of incoming Latvian Presidency, Zanda Kalnina-Lukaševica in a debate with MEPs on women on company boards on Tuesday evening. “Major step on the road to effective gender equality need to be made and the adoption of women on board’s (...) Read more

  • The European Roma and Travellers Forum recruits National Roma Women Contact Points !

    The European Roma and Travellers Forum recruits National Roma Women Contact Points !

    [Brussels, 22 December 2014] The European Roma and Travellers Forum (ERTF), the International Roma Women’s Network (IRWN) and Phenjalipe, the Informal Network of Romani Women are calling for applications from Romani women from the Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Romania and Sweden to act as National Roma Women Contact Point for the project “Making Roma Women’s Voices and Votes Count”, implemented with the support of the Ministry for Foreign A-airs of Finland.
    Why?
    The full and equitable (...) Read more

  • UN Women Beijing+20 campaign: Human’s rights of women

    UN Women Beijing+20 campaign: Human's rights of women

    [UN Women, December 2014] In 2015, the Beijing Platform for Action runs 20. As part of UN Women’s Beijing+20 campaign, this month’s focus is on Human rights of Women. You can find more information on UN Women Beijing+20 website: facts and figures, take the quizz!, interviews, news from the world and videos, resources.
    Women’s and girls’ rights are human rights. They cover every aspect of life – health, education, political participation, economic well-being and freedom from violence, among many (...) Read more

  • Luxembourg - Réforme de l’IVG : Enfin l’autodétermination de la femme respectée

    Luxembourg - Réforme de l'IVG : Enfin l'autodétermination de la femme respectée

    [Communiqué de presse du Collectif Si je veux – pour l’autodétermination de la femme, Luxembourg, 2 décembre 2014] Avec la nouvelle réforme de la loi relative à l’information sexuelle, à la prévention de l’avortement clandestin et à la règlementation de l’interruption volontaire de grossesse (IVG), le Luxembourg va rejoindre les pays ayant une législation libérale en matière d’IVG. Le « Collectif Si je veux – pour l’autodétermination de la femme » se dit satisfait du nouveau texte de loi car enfin, (...) Read more

  • Canada and Ireland Pass Landmark Legislation to Combat Sex Trade

    Canada and Ireland Pass Landmark Legislation to Combat Sex Trade

    [Press release of the Coalition against trafficking in women, New York, December 1, 2014] The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) applauds the legislatures of Canada and Ireland for their historic passage of laws that respectively target the demand for prostitution or buyers of sex, and decriminalize prostituted individuals. In Ireland, on November 25, 2014, the Cabinet passed the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill of 2014 that criminalizes solely the purchase of sex, while (...) Read more

  • European Parliament adopts strong report on post-2015 framework

    European Parliament adopts strong report on post-2015 framework

    [Statement of DSW, EPF and IIPF-EN, 25 November 2014] Brussels-based SRHR organisations welcome today’s adoption of the European Parliament’s report on the “EU and the global development framework after 2015”. The report, authored by Croatian centre-right MEP Davor Ivo Stier, plays a key role in establishing the European Parliament’s position for negotiations on the global development framework after 2015.
    The report promotes the human rights-based approach and the central role of women and (...) Read more

  • New perspective on the history, the presence and the future.

    New perspective on the history, the presence and the future.

    The doors to the first ever “Women’s history museum” opened this weekend in the small town; Umeå, north of Sweden. The slogan says “We are breaking the silence” for “new perspectives of the history, presence and future”.
    “When searching for women in history, there are huge gaps, blank pages or an echoing silence.” The women’s history museum was founded because women is and historically have been under-represented in the historiography.
    Historically women have been excluded from societal and (...) Read more

  • Appel international du 13 novembre : c’est par la loi qu’avancera l’abolition de la prostitution

    Appel international du 13 novembre : c'est par la loi qu'avancera l'abolition de la prostitution

    [Paris, 13 novembre 2014] Le 1er congrès de la Coalition pour l’Abolition de la prostitution s’est réuni les 12 et 13 novembre 2014 à Paris, dans l’enceinte de l’Assemblée nationale à Paris. Survivantes de la prostitution, représentants de syndicats et parlementaires y ont travaillé sur le thème « Prostitution et traite des êtres humaines dans le monde : une exploitation des plus vulnérables ». A l’issue de ces travaux, les parlementaires lancent l’Appel du 13 novembre.
    L’objectif global cristallisé par (...) Read more

  • UN Women Beijing+20 campaign: Violence against women

    UN Women Beijing+20 campaign: Violence against women

    [UN Women, November 2014] In 2015, the Beijing Platform for Action runs 20. As part of UN Women’s Beijing+20 campaign, this month’s focus is on Violence against Women. You can find more information on UN Women Beijing+20 website: facts and figures, take the quizz!, interviews, news from the world and videos, resources.
    Violence against women is a human rights violation and a serious impediment to women’s progress in any area of life. It undercuts women’s health, prospects for education and (...) Read more

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