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 […]
Parliament Must Reject Polish Regressive Proposals on Sexual and Reproductive Rights – endorsed by IAW
Statement by Center for Reproductive rights, Geneva, endorsed by a large number of civil society organisations. We are deeply concerned by relentless attempts to roll back sexual and reproductive rights in Poland. On 15 and 16 April Poland’s Parliament will again debate two draft bills that would severely limit access to safe abortion care and […]
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, […]
Promoting Gender Equality through Quality Public Education Systems and Services Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. Education is essential in achieving gender equality. Education can ensure better health outcomes for women and girls, reduce child marriage, narrow the pay gap and empower women […]
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to […]
September 2018 was a dismal period in American History. More precisely in the scripting of the feminist American History. While Democrats and Republicans battled over Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, an ultra conservative Justice, to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court of the United States, the public had a front row ticket […]
WHO is organising a global conference on air pollution and health at UN headquarters in Geneva 30 October- 1 November 2018.
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.
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.