Special Rapporteur on Violence against women, its causes and consequences finalises country mission to Bangladesh

DHAKA (29 May 2013) – At the end of her 10-day visit to Bangladesh, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Ms. Rashida Manjoo, delivered the following statement: “I have been mandated by the Human Rights Council to seek and receive information on violence against women, its causes and consequences, […]

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YWCA Internship Programme 2014 – Online Application available

The application period for the World YWCA Internship Programme 2014 is now open.The application deadline is July 19, 2013. One–year Internship The one-year internship programme provides a unique opportunity for two young women from member associations, to work as part of the World YWCA staff and volunteer team in Geneva. There will be strong emphasis […]

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A New Resource: CWGL: “The Integration Of Gender And Human Rights Into The Post-2015 Development Framework”

The Integration of Gender and Human Rights into the Post-2015 Development Framework : This report is based on the discussion that took place at the “Post-2015 Expert Group Meeting” held at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) from December 13-14, 2012. This meeting was convened to try to integrate issues of gender and human […]

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Report on the CEDAW Committee Asia Pacific Regional Consultation for the Proposed General Recommendation on Human Rights of Women in Situations of Conflict and Post-Conflict

The CEDAW Committee mandated the Working Group to elaborate options for this General Recommendation on Women in Conflict and Post-conflict Situations through a global consultation, and a series of regional consultations. The first regional consultation was rganized in the Asia Pacific region with the support of the United Nations Entity on Gender Equality and the […]

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Special Rapporteur on Violence against women, its causes and consequences finalises country mission to India

NEW DELHI (1 May 2013) – At the end of her official country mission to India, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Ms. Rashida Manjoo, delivered the following statement:   “I have been mandated by the Human Rights Council to seek and receive information on violence against women, its […]

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Marriage equality is in the air as France, New Zealand, Uruguay and 3 states in United States say yes!

April of 2013 had turned out to be a great month for marriage equality, with three countries, France, New Zealand, and Uruguay legalising same sex marriages; in addition to three states in United State of America adopting marriage equality.   New Zealand– New Zealand parliament extended civil union rights to its gay citizens by amending the […]

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Calls for accountability for security and safety in garment industry in the midst of building collapses in Bangladesh

The Dhaka High Court has directed the Bangladesh Bank to impose restrictions on withdrawal or transfer of money by the owners of Rana Plaza and the owners of the five factories situated in the Plaza, the building that collapsed in Dhaka killing hundreds of people. The Court, taking suo moto action has also issued a […]

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