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 […]
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 […]
President’s Newsletter: Tackling FGM: Mobilising women and Communities to end this abhorrent practice
Written by Lydia Harper, UK, IAW Intern. WHO defines FGM as including ‘procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons’, the practice is a violation of human rights and an attempt to control women and girls bodily and sexual autonomy. FGM can result in bleeding, problems urinating, sexual […]
International Alliance of Women, IAW, focuses on Women’s rights, including their sexual and reproductive health rights. Girls’ chances to thrive and transform their lives are often reduced at an early age due to the lack of health education, particularly menstrual health management. According to UNICEF1, UNESCO2 and WHO3 about one in 10 girls in Africa, […]
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.
WHO is organising a global conference on air pollution and health at UN headquarters in Geneva 30 October- 1 November 2018.