‘Nigerian women, who suffer most from poverty, climate change and violence, are valuable agents of change’.
UN SC Res.1325 says that women should be included in conflict resolution and peace talks, but they are not. Anja Wiersinga reports from Council of Europe
IAW’s written statement to CSW61 2017 emphasizes that gender equality and women’s economic empowerment are prerequisites for inclusive and sustainable growth
Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world.
There is no reason for optimism however; in the draft Agreed Conclusions of CSW 2016, it says that no country has yet achieved gender equality.
So women keep advocating for equality!
Women must have the right to their bodily integrity. Women’s human rights must come before a supposed right for parents to have children. Children always have the right to have parents but there is no human right for parents to have children.
The 2015 report of the Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and Practice is a radical accusation against patriarchy. Human Rights Council resolutions – threaten to undermine international achievements in the field of human rights in the name of cultural and religious diversity.
We have the legal framework:
UN SCR 1325 (2000)
General Recommendation 30
Democracy is based on government by the people, and therefore women should participate in decision-making
A study of how women feel about testifying at the ICC shows that what can be the very intimidating act of testifying against those who have committed the most heinous crimes can – when done properly – be a safe and even empowering experience