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
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

Application for NGO Delegates to CSW59

Australian Delegation to the 59th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Call for NGO Delegate Applications Applications close 11:59pm 2 November 2014   The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) is seeking applications from interested individuals and representatives of non-government organisations to be included on the official Australian Government delegation to the 59th session of the United Nations (UN) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) to be held from 9-20 March 2015.   Whilst all applicants will be assessed based on their individual merits, in…Read more