“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
At a one day forum hosted by JERA International on Beijing +20, Commission on the Status of Women and Post 2015 Development Agenda, the Working Together for Equality NGO Beijing + 20 Review 2014 (Australia) was launched by the Hon Minister Michalea Cash, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women.
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
Please see below the announcement that the CSO Survey Deadline has been extended to April 15, 2015. If you have not done so already, please participate! Civil Society Organization (CSO) Survey Global Study on the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 NOTICE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 15, 2015 YOUR VOICES COUNTS. PLEASE JOIN US! You've been invited by the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN), Cordaid, and the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security (NGOWG on WPS) to offer your views, concerns and recommendations on…Read more
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