Chat For Change

Calling all young advocates!   Chat For Change is an initiative which aims to link passionate young human rights advocates (aged 10-30) from around the world up with opportunities to speak out in their schools, communities and the wider world. This is done through 4 free programs, each of which allows the messages of our "Chatters" to reach a wide community through our own social networks and those of our Supporter Organisations.   The programs offered include: Video Chatter - monthly video competitions for youth around the world  Blog Chatter- monthly blog submissions for youth…Read more

The passing of one of the Pacific’s leading woman journalist

Laisa Taga, one of the Pacific's leading and most senior women in journalis, she had been battling cancer for some time, and after passing away last Friday morning she was farewelled by her many Suva colleagues this Wednesday morning. Laisa helped grow a Pacific voice towards shaping Section J of the Beijing Platform for Action, which later helped shape the section on Women, media and ICTs area of concern in the revised Pacific Platform for Action of 2004—because ten years before, even as Pacific Women were heading towards Beijing, the issue around media…Read more

Linking the Networks – Enhancing Social Media. Strategies to Advance UNSCR1325 in Asia – A Grass Roots Initiative.

JERA International will be at CSW58, joining project partners Isis and APWW in two workshops on Linking the Networks – Enhancing Social Media. Strategies to Advance UNSCR1325 in Asia – A Grass Roots Initiative.      Social Media and Engaging Young Women with UNSCR1325 in Asia, Monday March 10th at 10:30am, Y Hall of the American Convention Centre, 630 2nd Avenue New York City   Raising Young Women’s Voices in the Localisation of UNSC1325 – Linking the Networks Tuesday 11th March, 10:30am, Y Hall of the American Convention Centre, 630 2nd Avenue New York…Read more

Beyond the law: Protecting Morocco’s women

Significant strides have been made to protect women in Morocco against violence, but more needs to be done.   At a conference  on gender violence held in Rabat, Morocco in late January, UN Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo commended the country on its recently introduced draft bill protecting women against violence. The Moroccan government paid attention to the issue following a 2006 United Nations study showed the extent to which violence prevented women from fulfilling their potential, restricted economic growth and undermined development.Given the exigent consequences of violence against women on the economic welfare of…Read more