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

‘I hate this monster, I mean nothing to him’ – forced marriages in Britain

Hundreds of teenagers are being forced into unwanted marriages every year in Britain, according to new figures. The government’s Forced Marriage Unit says it dealt with 1,302 cases of men and women being pressured by relatives to wed in 2013. A quarter of incidents involved victims aged 16-17 and 82% of cases involved women. Although the total number of cases has fallen from 1,485 in 2012, there are fears that many are unreported. One victim is Tina, from Birmingham, who was forced by her family to marry a man from India. The 18-year-old claims she was beaten by…Read more

Syrian Women in Jordan Face Economics of Survival

Prepared by their culture to stay home with the children, single female heads of household are ill-equipped for refugee life in the cities of Jordan. Survival sex, domestic violence and early marriage are all part of the coping effort. Amman, Mafraq and Ramtha, JORDAN (WOMENSENEWS)--Salwa Eqta has two mattresses and a small collection of pots that she cannot use because her home has no kitchen or running water. One mattress she used to share with husband, before he went back to Syria. The other mattress is for her twin daughters, Rawan and Rana,…Read more