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136. Maternal Deaths on the Rise in the U.S

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.

2010-03-24 13:50:18 / 1394 readings

137. Afghanistan: Improving Women situation through Islam.

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).

2010-03-24 13:22:00 / 1392 readings

138. UN High Commissioner For Human Rights statement against domestic Violence and "honour killing" - International Women's Day

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:

 

2010-03-12 12:13:37 / 1435 readings

139. Women still battling gender bigotry worldwide

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free and equal in dignity and rights," a few of the world's discriminatory laws against women are being progressively repealed in Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America.

2010-03-11 12:05:24 / 1364 readings

140. New UN Agency for Women Coming, Coming…

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.

2010-03-10 15:04:01 / 1378 readings

141. NO to Violence, YES to Networking

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.

 

 

2010-03-10 12:40:06 / 1417 readings

142. Understanding Islamic Feminism: Interview with Ziba Mir-Hosseini

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.

2010-03-09 15:34:28 / 1329 readings

143. WIDE Annual Conference 2010 "Migration in the context of globalisation"

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.

2010-03-09 15:21:35 / 1337 readings

144. Sexed Pistols Points Barrels at Cultures of Violence

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.

2010-03-01 13:59:14 / 1314 readings

145. "Exclusion, Gender and Education. Case Studies from the Developing World"

"...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."

2010-02-26 15:22:05 / 1392 readings

146. Demand Dignity: Dying too young: Maternal mortality claims the life of one woman every minute

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.

 

2010-02-25 11:28:57 / 1376 readings

147. CELEBRATE NEWW'S ANNIVERSARY

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.

2010-02-22 19:04:58 / 1439 readings

148. Creating Momentum for Women's Participation an interview with ANNE-MARIE GOETZ, UNIFEM chief advisor for Governance, Peace and Security

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.

 

 

2010-02-22 12:25:25 / 1289 readings

149. U.N. to Focus on Global Epidemic of Gender Abuse

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.

 

2010-02-22 08:25:34 / 1389 readings

150. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FELLOWSHIP AT THE LAW FACULTY OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO

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.

2010-02-18 11:55:42 / 1013 readings
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