PRESIDENT’S NEWSLETTER March 2020 Women’s human rights and ICT.

We have entered into a digital age, an age where human rights are still violated and need to be reasserted. New technology helps us to implement actions to promote human rights, but at the same time it brings new challenges, raises new ethical questions and violates human rights. Not everyone has access to new technology […]

President’s Letter January 2020:

Beijing +25 Civil Society Forum of UNECE and Regional UNECE meeting 28-30 October 2019  Beijing +25 Civil Society Forum of UNECE – 28th of October 2019 On the 28th of October 2019, 420 participants from 48 different countries gathered in Geneva to participate in the Beijing+25 Civil Society Forum of UNECE for movement building, advocacy, […]

President’s Newsletter: Summay of Discussions at CSW63

Ministerial roundtable one and two on ‘good practices in the provision of social protection, public services and sustainable infrastructure including for recognizing and valuing unpaid care and domestic work.’ Geraldine Byrne, Ireland chair of the Commission said that for the first time the commission will focus on the theme of social protection systems, access to […]

Presidents Newsletter April 2019: Evaluation of CSW63 Agreed Conclusions

  In a context of economic uncertainties, exclusionary politics, rising conflict and instability, shrinking democratic spaces and push back on women’s rights CSW held its 63rd session at the UN headquarters in New York. This is the UN’s largest gathering on gender equality and women’s rights. The priority theme of the session was social protection […]

President’s Newsletter: Education and Gender Equality – December 2018

Introduction  The aim of this essay is to give an overview on the current situation of gender equality in education and the ways to improve gender disparities in the field of education at the international and national level. The focus of this essay is on international and national mechanisms to hold governments to account, civil […]

President’s Letter CSW 62

In her President’s Newsletter of June 2018 President Joanna Manganara sums up a number of points of discussion during the intergovernmental meetings at CWS62. She also evaluates the Agreed Conclusions 2019

The Situation of Women in Prison

Prison can indeed be assimilated to a “house of men”, that is to say, in line with the definition given by Maurice Godelier (1982), a monosexual space contributing to the production and consolidation of masculine identity and privileges that are attached to it.

Women and Terrorism

This article will briefly explore the possible roles Western women can occupy in ISIS society. It will look at their motivations for leaving their home country, and it will consider the treatment of women by ISIS from a human rights’ perspective by taking a look at the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000).