Fiji Feminist Network pay tribute to Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi

Fiji Feminist Network pay tribute to Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi

“We need to write our stories and sing our songs together not necessarily in unison or in tune but in a way that makes space for all of us.” - Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi. Women’s and feminist groups in Fiji are mourning the loss of a great leader, ally and friend, Na Roko Tui Bau, Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi. Ratu Joni was a human rights defender, Fiji’s former Vice-President, lawyer and judge who served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nauru until his passing on Thursday, 29 September 2016. “Ratu Joni was a…Read more
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

Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace & Security

On behalf of the Australian National Committee for UN Women, the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and the ANU Gender Institute I would like to invite you to the 2014 Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace & Security. Bringing together prominent academics, civil society representatives and government officials, the dialogue will explore progress made on the implementation of the National Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security as well as good practices for ensuring women’s full participation in peace processes.  Register today…Read more

The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security Report of the Secretary-General

The present report provides an update on the activities of the United Nations in Afghanistan, including significant humanitarian, development and human rights efforts, since my previous report of 13 September 2012 (A/67/354-S/2012/703). It also provides a summary of key political and security developments and regional and international events relating to Afghanistan Open PDF Report hereRead more