The death of 28 women is a national emergency – via Women’s Agenda

The death of 28 women is a national emergency – via Women’s Agenda

Original article accessible here Another week, another woman murdered: The death of 28 women is a national emergency On Monday night, Salwa Haydar was stabbed to death by her husband in their home in south Sydney. Haydar Haydar, Salwa’s husband, stabbed her a number of times before stabbing their 18-year-old daughter Ola. Haydar lost consciousness, and her daughter called the police. She died at the scene. The 18-year-old was taken to St George Hospital where she is being treated for stab wounds, but is in a stable condition. Salwa Haydar left behind four…Read more

The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent Health 2.0 – Official Paper

The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent Health 2.0 Realizing the health and wellbeing of adolescents Abstract The inclusion of adolescent health in the Global Strategy of the UN Secretary General on Women’s and Children’s Health represents an unprecedented opportunity to increase efforts to ensure that every adolescent has the knowledge, skills, and opportunities for a healthy and productive life, and enjoyment of all human rights. While many aspects of adolescent health are important, the priority of the Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) Global Strategy needs to lie on giving adolescents voice,…Read more

PACIFIC HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE – Applications

PACIFIC HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE Theme: “Our Voices, our Communities, our Rights” Advancing Human Rights related to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression in the Pacific” Nuku’alofa, the Kingdom of Tonga, 11 - 14 May 2015 The Pacific Sexual Diversity Network and the Steering Committee of the Pacific Human Rights Conference welcomes interested persons to submit an expression of interest to attend its Inaugural Pacific Human Rights Conference to be held from the 11 - 14 May 2015, in the Kingdom of Tonga. The purpose of the Conference is to embrace wider and collective…Read more

Women’s rights activists using social media to get their message out

News from the CSW Hashtag activism has helped to propel women’s rights to the forefront of political agendas, bringing attention to issues often under-reported by mainstream media, panellists have told an event at the UN in New York. Social media has helped women to share experiences of sexual violence, such as on the HarassMap platform, launched in Egypt, and has kept international attention focused on events that have slipped off the news agenda, such as the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, launched in 2014 after the abduction of more than 300 schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria. The…Read more
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