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 […]

IAW DECLARATION 2020 – Caring economy: Putting People and the Planet before Profits

A world in turmoil -The world we are living in is a world in turmoil. Years of austerity and neo-liberal market liberalization policies have had as a result the current backlash for women’s rights and gender equality. – The rise of authoritarian and nationalistic governments, as well as right wing populist, xenophobic and anti-feminist forces […]

IAW Newsletter April 2020 no 2

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From the Past to the Future: A Living Space for a Living Democracy

REPORT SEMINAR WORLD NGO DAY – 28 FEBRUARy 2020 – BRUXELLES This seminar was organised by the INGO Conference of the Council of Europe in collaboration with other NGO’s. The most interesting panel was on “Do activists, changemakers and human rights defenders need NGOs?”. Civil society consists of formal NGO’s and non-formal groups. Non-formal groups consist […]

IAW Celebrating Beijing+25

“IAW is celebrating 25 years after the Beijing platform for action with a video vlog. Please contribute to our video by recording yourself with answers to the provided prompts.” Video Contribution Guidelines for IAW Vlog Commemoration Beijing +25

IAW has signed this Joint Open Letter on Threat to CEDAW Session

To Permanent Representatives to the United Nations in Geneva and New York Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary General Cc:       Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; Hilary Gbedemah, Chair of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women We are deeply concerned by the likely postponement of the United […]

Reflections on CSW63

Submitted by Sandra Shaw, Co-President CFUW Perth and District Club I attend the UNCSW as a delegate with the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW).  Educating myself on women’s issues about which I am ignorant has become extremely important to me as I age.  As a younger woman, raising a son alone and working, I […]

Statement: Feminists from India and Pakistan Call for Peace in the Region

International Alliance of Women strongly endorses the statement of Feminists from India and Pakistan 1st March, 2019 Chiang Mai, Thailand We, feminists from India and Pakistan at the Asia Pacific Forum on Women Law and Development (APWLD) express our growing concern on the escalation of conflict between India and Pakistan. We note with mounting dismay […]