AWID Executive Director’s Speech at the CSW59 Opening Session

AWID Executive Director’s Speech at the CSW59 Opening Session

VIA Association for Women's Rights in Development Thank you Madam Chairperson and distinguished UN and government leaders. I would like to focus my speech on five key messages, which have been shaped by hundreds of women from around the world. Firstly, let’s celebrate. Today, I celebrate women - lesbians, black, indigenous, urban and rural women living in conditions of poverty, workers, disabled women, young and elders, trans & intersex people, leaders from different generations. I celebrate the relentless and tireless work of women and girls, organized in all our diversity, in different groups…Read more

Iran: Proposed laws reduce women to ‘baby making machines’

article lifted from: Amnesty International Iran: Proposed Laws reduce women to 'baby making machines' Women in Iran could face significant restrictions on their use of contraceptives and be further excluded from the labour market unless they have had a child, if two proposed laws are approved, says a new report by Amnesty International published today. You Shall Procreate: Attacks on women’s sexual and reproductive rights in Iran details the extreme lengths the Iranian authorities are going to in order to encourage repeated childbearing in a misguided attempt to boost the country’s declining population figures.…Read more
SPC marks Human Rights Day with national awards in six Pacific countries

SPC marks Human Rights Day with national awards in six Pacific countries

To mark International Human Rights Day today, 10 December 2014, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has partnered with government ministries in the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu, to present individuals and organisations with Human Rights Awards. The theme for the awards is ‘human rights in everyday life’, which covers many aspects of our daily lives, including rights to food, shelter, education, health, protection, freedom of expression and many more. The Pacific is not immune to human rights violations, with violence against women a critical concern…Read more

International Conference on Sustainable Development 2014

International Conference on Sustainable Development 2014 South Africa Protea Hotel Water Front Richards Bay Corner of Bridgetown and Pioneer Roads, Tuzi Gazi Waterfront, Richards Bay 3900, South AfricaDecember 02 - 03, 2014 Important Dates: Last Day to submit Abstract / Paper / Presentation - November 5, 2014 Last date to Issue Notification of acceptance - November 10, 2014 Last date to submit final paper and authors' registration - November 15, 2014Note: Abstracts/Papers, acceptances issued on a rolling basis until November 05, 2014. Please submit your Abstract/Paper early as possible QUICK LINKS - South AfricaCall…Read more