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

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 passing of one of the Pacific’s leading woman journalist

Laisa Taga, one of the Pacific's leading and most senior women in journalis, she had been battling cancer for some time, and after passing away last Friday morning she was farewelled by her many Suva colleagues this Wednesday morning. Laisa helped grow a Pacific voice towards shaping Section J of the Beijing Platform for Action, which later helped shape the section on Women, media and ICTs area of concern in the revised Pacific Platform for Action of 2004—because ten years before, even as Pacific Women were heading towards Beijing, the issue around media…Read more

Put women’s rights at the center of development!

AWID is conducting a twitterthon calling on CSW 58 to put women's rights at the center of development! The Associatin for Women’s Rights in Development are happy to report that Niger Delta Women's Movement for Peace and Development; The Mercedes Parra Foundation for Women and Girls; International Association for Women of Color Day; Population Matters; Women Inspiration Development Center; ICW El Salvador (Comunidad Internacional de Mujeres Viviendo con VIH y SIDA) and many more individual members have joined  the call. We only have 10 days left until the twitterthon so don't forget to…Read more