UNCSW 65th Session / GLWR – Press Release

The 65th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65), the UN’s largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s empowerment will take place from 15 to 26 March 2021. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the session will be mostly virtual. Representatives of Member States and ECOSOC-accredited NGOs) from all regions of the world will attend the […]

Joint Statement on International Women’s Day 8 March 2021

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 […]

LUNAFEST 2021 – Travelling Women’s Film Festival Online

The destinies of women are unique, diverse, worth telling, worth seeing, worth being made accessible to a broader audience through a film. Who can capture the fate of women more sensitively and convincingly on film than women themselves? In 2001 LUNAFEST was launched as the first travelling film festival which offered women filmmakers a platform […]

Response of the Greek League for Women’s Rights to the EU Commission’s public consultation on its initiative «Combating gender-based violence – protecting victims and punishing offenders»

Athens, 12 January 2021 The Greek League for Women’s Rights (GLWR), the first exclusively feminist organisation in Greece, established in 1920, and having always among its priorities the elimination of all forms of violence against women, welcomes the European Commission’s initiative for a proposal of a directive on gender-based violence, and especially domestic violence. In […]

CSW 2021 – Decision making- recommendations by IAW Commission on Democracy

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 […]

#MeToo in Greece

Sofia Bekatorou driving a new #MeToo movement in Greece and challenging deeply ingrained social norms in this country  I am very happy to announce that a new day has come for Greece and women’s human rights. We now have in Greece the #MeToo Movement. A Greek Olympic sailing champion, Sofia Bekatorou, has accused a top […]

CALL FOR PROJECT CONCEPTS   

Deadline: March 2, 2021 Keepers of the Earth Fund Cultural Survival is pleased to announce our next call for project proposals for our Keepers of the Earth Fund. The Keepers of the Earth Fund awards grants of $5,000 USD, on average, to directly support Indigenous communities, organizations, and traditional governments in their self-determined development projects based on their Indigenous […]

OPENING OF THE  “HOME FOR WOMEN” in Cyprus

By Elli Christodoulou On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which reminds us every year that violence against women is a criminal offence and is based on gender inequalities between women and men, the Government announces the opening of the “Home for Women”  from December 2020. Violence against […]