There can be no sustainable development without respect for the fundamental rights of individuals, starting with the right of women to exercise free control over their body.
Statement by the President of IAW
IAW holds human rights to be inalienable and indivisible for all human beings
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.
Women are a cornerstone of African development, but despite some progress, African women’s access to ressources and power is still challenging in most countries, and the objective of eradicating violence against women and girls is elusive. Read more in the latest issue of International Women’s News, which has Beijing+ 20 in focus
IAW emergency motion to General Assembly of European Women’s Lobby (EWL) 31th May 2015:
In the December Newsletter from IAW, Lyna Castillo-Javier reports from the official commemoration of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.