Tag: human rights gender woman
YouGov research from 24 countries reveals where the genders are considered most and least equal, the connection to wealth and where Britain falls behind the developed world
The facts on gender inequality from around the world are stark. Women earn 33% less than men and are concentrated in jobs with poor working conditions; 700 million women are victims of physical and/or sexual violence each year, often in close relationships; men own and manage just under 70% of all businesses and women sit on only 19% of board seats globally; and two thirds of the 774 million illiterate adults worldwide are female.Read more
Gender equality in journalism and trade unionism is a central concern of the International Federation of Journalists.
A conference on gender equality attended by women from the IFJ member unions in the five continents was held in Seoul, Korea, in 2001, on the day preceding the XXIV World Congress of the IFJ.
The conference based its works on the results of the survey that the IFJ Secretariat had carried out among its membership, titled "Equality for Quality: Setting Standards for Women in Journalism".Read more
Statement by NCSE Executive Director, Dawn Hawkins
“Amnesty International must stay true to its mission to “prevent and end grave abuse of human rights and demand justice for those who have been violated” by not passing a policy in favor of legalizing the prostitution of men and women,” says Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCSE.Read more
A number of achievements and good practices on gender equality in Russia, says OSCE Senior Gender Adviser on working visit to Moscow
MOSCOW, 30 July 2015 - The OSCE Senior Adviser on Gender Issues, Ambassador Miroslava Beham, concluding a three-day visit to Moscow on Wednesday noted a number of achievements and good practices in gender equality in the Russian Federation, particularly in the areas of law enforcement and combatting extremism and terrorism.Read more
On 16-17 April 2015 the National Democratic Institute hosted the inaugural cross-regional forum on Women’s Leadership in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, made possible with the financial support of USAID and in cooperation with the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. The forum gathered more than 60 women from 15 countries representing not only the political arena and decision-making bodies, but also representatives of civil society groups, business and media that work on advancing women’s political participation. The primary purpose of the Forum was to establish a foundation for inter-regional exchanges and to identify main interest areas and key priority for the participants.Read more
UNESCO-supported Report on Violence and Harassment against Women in the News Media launched in Beijing (English)
The UNESCO Chair on Media and Gender launched the Chinese translation of the Report on Violence and Harassment against Women in the News Media: A Global Picture at a seminar focusing on gender equality and media’s responsibility, on 20 March 2015 at the China Women’s University in Beijing. More than 60 experts and scholars from gender and media studies, including the co-author of the Report as well as media professionals, joined the seminar.Read more
Since last August, when I first heard about the fight against ISIS in Kobani, I have been wondering why so few people in the United States are talking about the Rojava cantons. You’d think it would be big news that there’s a liberated area in the Middle East led by kickass socialist-feminists, where people make decisions through local councils and women hold 40 percent of leadership positions at all levels. You’d think it would be even bigger news that their militias are tough enough to beat ISIS. You’d think analyses of what made this victory possible would be all over the left-wing press.Read more
A former employee of Sberbank’s London office who won millions in damages in a sexual harassment lawsuit earlier this week would not have fared so well had she sought justice in Russia, rights activists and labor lawyers told The Moscow Times on Thursday.
Svetlana Lokhova — whom male colleagues at the Sberbank's equity sales desk in London had nicknamed "Crazy Miss Cokehead" and "Miss Bonkers" — was awarded £3.2 million ($4.7 million) by the Central London Employment Tribunal, British media reported earlier this week.
Russian feminist groups applauded the tribunal's decision, deploring the absence of high-profile sexual harassment cases in Russia.Read more
Human Rights Defenders & Security
Worldwide, Human Rights Defenders face daily challenges and mounting threats in the scope of the brave work that they do. They are, more than ever, in need of support through means of knowledge, skills and the expansion of their international networks. As such, after the successes of the first course in December 2014, Justice and Peace Netherlands will host the second edition of the The Hague Training Course for Human Rights Defenders on Security from 16-25 June 2015.
Education is a fundamental right, and it is also the most powerful tool we have for sustainable development. Investing in a quality education for every child, youth and adult is essential - not only to achieve the education related goals and targets, but to realize the other sustainable development goals and targets.
The UN Secretary General’s Global Education First Initiative has produced a new video that shows the power of education in acting as a catalyst for development.Read more
Ministers adopt declaration at UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York, though women’s groups say it lacks the transformative agenda required
World leaders have pledged action to fully implement laws designed to protect women’s rights and end discriminatory practices, following weeks of closed-door discussions that have been criticised by women’s rights activists.
At the opening of the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York on Monday, government ministers adopted a political declaration confirming their commitment to achieve gender equality by 2030.Read more