Soroptimist International International Alliance of Women Associated Country Women of the World On International Women’s Day, 8th March 2021, Sharon Fisher, President of Soroptimist International; Cheryl Hayles, President of International Alliance of Women; and Magdie de Kock, World President of Associated Country Women of the World, ask, “Are women making any progress in participation in […]
CSW 2021 – Decision making This year the CSW has as its main topic DECISION MAKING. Its emphasis is on ensuring women’s full and effective participation and decision making in public life as well as the elimination of violence. Thus ensuring human rights. The positive effect which equal participation of women have on the whole […]
Global governance has failed to regulate the expansion of capitalist corporations, resulting in growing inequalities, financial and environmental crises and economies that do not work for women. To realize women’s rights, both politics and economies must be transformed. But globalization has limited the power of national governments.
The women’s movement must demand a new development model that is not based solely on economic growth but prioritizes people over profits as well as social solidarity.
AIWC President Mrs. Veena Kohli: In India poverty is multi-dimensional social problem. Causes of poverty are many like -unemployment and underemployment, lack of property rights, dependence on agriculture, high population growth rate, caste system, corruption and above all holding of financial resources in the hands of males.
IAW will work for the adoption and implementation of participatory monitoring and accountability mechanisms that will make possible the fulfillment of promises held in the Beijing Platform for Action and the post 2015 Development Agenda hoping that this time commitments by duty bearers will prove credible.
Strong mechanisms of accountability at the national and regional level are necessary for the realization of gender equality and women’s human rights
Women are slowly gaining top positions