Despite the fact that the United States spends more on maternal health than any other country in the world, deaths in childbirth among U.S. women are on the rise and already surpass the morbidity rates in most developed countries.
The Government of Afghanistan is tapping mullahs and religious elders to make people aware of the rights women are entitled to in accordance with Islamic Laws through a programme supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Following is the statement by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, which is commemorated on 8 March 2010:
United Nations: Nearly 62 years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which proclaimed "all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights," a few of the world's discriminatory laws against women are being progressively repealed in Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America.
A longstanding proposal for the creation of a special U.N. agency for women, the – “gender entity” as everyone calls it – is taking its time going anywhere.
UNIFEM’S Say No-UNiTE platform is only four months old. But since its launch in November of last year, the anti-violence campaign has served as an example of how the world body can use online social networking to organise activists and civil society workers around the globe.
Born in Iran and now based in London, Ziba Mir Hosseini, an anthropologist by training, is one of the most well-known scholars of Islamic Feminism. She is the author of numerous books on the subject, including Marriage on Trial: A Study of Family Law in Iran and Morrocco and Islam and Gender, the Religious Debate in Contemporary Islam.
This 2010 WIDE Conference "Migration in the context of globalisation" will bring together and voice the experiences of migrant women from Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. And most importantly it will facilitate dialogue to come to common positions and actions for the coming years to take. Migration is an important process that is impacting people in Europe and worldwide.
Over time, women’s rights advocates have named a host of contributing factors to violence against women. Perhaps none of these has been less explored than the proliferation and unregulated use of small arms and light weapons – until now. A new book, Sexed Pistols: The Gendered Impact of Small Arms and Light Weapons, explores how these weapons impact women and men differently.
"...Three-quarters of girls who are not attending school around the world are members of groups that are socially marginal or excluded in the country where they live."
MORE THAN HALF A MILLION WOMEN DIE NEEDLESSLY EACH YEAR FROM COMPLICATIONS RELATED TO PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH – ONE EVERY MINUTE. MOST OF THESE DEATHS COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED BY HIGH-QUALITY ACCESSIBLE, AFFORDABLE AND TIMELY MEDICAL CARE.
Celebrate! The founding of the Network of East-West Women, NEWW + 19, The founding of NEWW-Polska, NEWW-Polska+10 and the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women Beijing + 15.
Women's movements have played a critical role in creating political space for female participation in politics around the world. In fact, there are more women in government today than ever before.
Violence against women and girls is found in all countries, and it is growing alarmingly.
This and many other issues will come up before the 45-member Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the U.N.’s primary policy-making body on gender-related issues, at its two-week-long meeting in New York.
An exciting educational and legal practice-oriented opportunity for a young practicing lawyer from Central Eastern Europe, the CIS, the Balkans, the Caucasus or the Central Asian Republics with a deep interest in domestic violence legal issues (primarily against women and children) who works with or in a Non-Governmental Organization concerned with domestic violence in their country.