UN Women 10th Anniversary

A key moment in the 21th century women’s rights movement is the 10th Anniversary of the UN Women’s establishment, as the global champion for the empowerment of women and girls. UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting the needs of women worldwide by supporting UN member states, as they set global standards for […]

Violence against women and girls: the shadow pandemic

Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women Date: Monday, April 6, 2020 With 90 countries in lockdown, four billion people are now sheltering at home from the global contagion of COVID-19. It’s a protective measure, but it brings another deadly danger. We see a shadow pandemic growing, of violence against women. COVID-19: Women front and […]

Speech by H.E. Qu Dongyu, Incoming Director-General, FAO

A new team of three IAW members are working hard in Rome for women worldwide as producers and consumers of food, for “zero hunger!” and against the growing feminization of poverty. It is our pleasure to support the work of FAO, WFP and CFS and the new Director General, whose first speech in 2019 follows […]

IAW Statement CSW 64

Progressing with our feminist goals through alternative narratives that will allow us to fight effectively against women’s human rights’ violations. Today it is 25 years since the Beijing Platform for Action was adopted. The Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing took place at a moment of great global optimism when a new world order […]

News from the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)

General : UNCAC entered into force in December 2005. Presently it counts 186 State Parties. It recognizes the importance of both preventive and punitive measures and addresses the cross-border nature of corruption. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna serves as its Secretariat. Interestingly the UNCAC does not define corruption as such. It […]

Sustainable infrastructure, a powerful driver for gender equality- IAW Statement CSW63

Women released last year a report called “Turning promises into actions” Gender equality in the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development. The report underlines that progress towards meeting the sustainable development goals for women and girls is unacceptably slow and unless progress on gender equality is significantly accelerated the global community will not be able to […]

Barriers to Abortion

There is good news about barriers to abortions from Geneva, but the prospects of better access to abortion care in all countries according to international human rights standards is at best mixed.

Oral Statement at CSW62

AT CSW62 IAW and CFUW were shortlisted to make this oral presentation to the Commission on the Status of Women. The presentation was made by Amanda Keeling, Australia