Call for Application to Asia Pacific Beijing+20 Civil Society Forum

On 14-16 November, 2014, Asia Pacific civil society organisations (CSOs) will gather in Bangkok, Thailand to develop a collective strategy on the priority issues for the Asia Pacific region on the Beijing +20 review processes. You can apply to attend and to have a workshop at the forum via the online application form or download the form and send it to application.csoforumb20@gmail.com. Applicants also applying to organise workshops at the forum will need to submit their workshop application separately.   CSO Forum Application Form Workshop Application Form   More information can be found at the website: http://apwld.org/call-for-applications-to-the-asia-pacific-beijing-20-civil-society-forum/Read more

Put women’s rights at the center of development!

AWID is conducting a twitterthon calling on CSW 58 to put women's rights at the center of development! The Associatin for Women’s Rights in Development are happy to report that Niger Delta Women's Movement for Peace and Development; The Mercedes Parra Foundation for Women and Girls; International Association for Women of Color Day; Population Matters; Women Inspiration Development Center; ICW El Salvador (Comunidad Internacional de Mujeres Viviendo con VIH y SIDA) and many more individual members have joined  the call. We only have 10 days left until the twitterthon so don't forget to…Read more

Syrian Women in Jordan Face Economics of Survival

Prepared by their culture to stay home with the children, single female heads of household are ill-equipped for refugee life in the cities of Jordan. Survival sex, domestic violence and early marriage are all part of the coping effort. Amman, Mafraq and Ramtha, JORDAN (WOMENSENEWS)--Salwa Eqta has two mattresses and a small collection of pots that she cannot use because her home has no kitchen or running water. One mattress she used to share with husband, before he went back to Syria. The other mattress is for her twin daughters, Rawan and Rana,…Read more