By Meenakshi Kumar Presented at the International Meeting in Geneva Women are the engines of an economy, but their contribution is completely ignored. Only the efforts of women who are part of paid employment is counted for their economic participation, but what about the hardworking women who care for family members without getting paid. The […]
Deutscher Frauenring, DFR, for decades kept carrying on this project. In the years 1982 to 1985 I was travelling in Togo with Brigitte Pross, then a Vice-President of IAW. I soon became the main responsible for the project CJDA, the Youth Centre at Danyi Atigba which first had as its mission to promote young people […]
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 […]
WHO is organising a global conference on air pollution and health at UN headquarters in Geneva 30 October- 1 November 2018.
Although not stated in the call for action, capacity building has to target women specifically, to address the structural, legal, management, and cultural barriers that prevent women from full access to fisheries and resources.
In the past 5 years, ZAW has been instrumental in advocating for Women Participation in Agricultural Decision-making, Environmental Sustainability and Women Land rights.
The agreed conclusions do not argue strongly enough that women’s economic empowerment also contributes to achieving other targets.
‘Nigerian women, who suffer most from poverty, climate change and violence, are valuable agents of change’.
IAW’s written statement to CSW61 2017 emphasizes that gender equality and women’s economic empowerment are prerequisites for inclusive and sustainable growth