IAW Newsletter December 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.

President Joanna Manganara evaluates the UN ECE NGO Forum

In the 21st century women and girls continue to fear and face male violence and see new forms of violence and abuse being used against them and legitimized by the system. This includes violence in the name of tradition, religion or culture, the trivialization of the sex and pornography industry, and cyber harassment and bullying.

 The effects of the economic crisis on women in Europe

At the UN ECE NGO Forum 3-5 November, President Joanna Manganara called on the women’s movement to monitor closely the effects of austerity measures on women’s human rights and be vocal on the need for immediate reform of the global financial architecture