This Newsweek article (full text below) tells the story of WIZO Israel’s Violent Men’s Hotline, the only one in Israel and one of a few in the world, offering guidance and counselling to thousands of men caught in the cycle of domestic violence, preventing untold suffering to women, children and families. The article was written by Avi […]
Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations. In our world today violence against women and girls remains largely unreported due to impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it but also due to lack of political will by governments to implement relevant policies to help victims. […]
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.
Sizani Ngubane is this year’s NGOCSW Woman of Distinction awardee, nominated by IAW
At the time the graphic novel was written these 4 survivors had probably no knowledge of the #MeToo campaign or the “Times Up” movement. That language had not yet entered the social consciousness. What they did know was that the emotional and physical attacks directed at them were the opposite of kindness or justice.
We believe the elimination of violence can only be realized with the understanding that aggression against one woman is abuse against all women. The individual cannot be separated from the community and therefore national epidemics of violence have a global impact.
Despite strong instruments and analyses, we do not see change on the ground. What is really needed is a political will to accelerate implementation, change mentalities and ensure women’s and girls’ rights.
At the IAW 37th Congress,10 resolutions were adopted on the following issues: Justice for Victims of ISIL, Protecting Women’s and Girls’ Fundamental Rights, Peace Treaty for Korea, Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting, Keeping Girls in School during Menstruation, New Tools to Support and Educate girls in Emerging Markets, Burma: Fundamental Rights of Women and Girls, Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security, Call for Full Implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, Implementation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
In a country where daughters are destroyed, gender violence is a part of everyday life, a woman on her own is fair game to a patriarchal society, or even, as in the Nirbhaya case, a woman out in the evening with her boyfriend.