New York University Center for European and Mediterranean Studies and the Network of East-West Women present the Gender and Transformation: Women in Europe Workshop Fall 2009 Forthcoming Lecture October 16, 2009 ,Malgorzata Tarasiewicz, Executive Director, Network of East-West Women Polska, "Women in Poland: 20 Years of Transition, an Update".
The 2009 16 Days Take Action Kit can be downloaded in PDF or Microsoft Word format. If you are willing to translate any of the following materials into a different language, please contact the Center at email@example.com.
There is global existence of domestic violence against women which differs only in range and nature between the societies. The male dominations in state, society, culture and family structure nurture the unequal power relations favoring male in both public and private spheres which eventually lead to the practices of domestic violence against women.
Reporting from Washington -- Sonia Sotomayor became the 111th Supreme Court justice in the nation's history on Saturday, taking an oath to "administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich."
For many years there has been the assumption that the negative impacts of climate change
and the efforts to mitigate them have similar effects on both women and men. However, the world
has progressively recognized that women and men experience climate change differently, and that
gender inequalities worsen women’s coping capacity.
The publication “Gender Dimensions of the Financial Policy of Georgia” by Charita Jashi and Mikheil Tokmazishvili refers to gender aspects of financial policy of Georgia.
Next year 2010 will be the 15th year of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA). As has been the tradition, Asia-Pacific Women’s Watch (APWW) will convene the Asia-Pacific NGO Forum on Beijing + 15. It will take place on 22-24 October 2009 in Manila, Philippines. Miriam College, a private educational institution for women, will host the event. UNIFEM in New York has pledged partial financial support.
There are daily reports of deliberate and widespread sexual abuse in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and Darfur, Sudan. Join UNIFEM Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman in an action of global solidarity to help stop rape as a tactic of war. The Stop Rape Now campaign, an effort by 12 United Nations organizations to prevent conflict-related sexual violence, is asking for your help.
UNIFEM’s Say NO initiative is a global platform for advocacy and action, contributing towards the objectives of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women through social mobilization
The purpose of the Ginetta Sagan Fund of Amnesty International USA is to recognize and assist women who are working to protect the liberty and lives of women and children in areas where human rights violations are widespread. The 2010 award will be given to a woman who works on behalf of the human rights of children .
When her husband beat her, he would do it with whatever he could lay his hands on. If she tried to run away, he would come after her and throw stones and knives. When he caught her, he would brutally beat her in front of everyone.
The ninth annual Trafficking in Persons Report sheds light on the faces of modern-day slavery and on new facets of this global problem.
"Inclusions, Exclusions, and Seclusions: Living in a Globalized World" is the theme of the international and interdisciplinary gathering of and about women to be held in Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada from July 3-7, 2011.
June 26, 2009. Washington, DC – Vice President Biden, the author of the landmark Violence Against Women Act, announced today the appointment of Lynn Rosenthal as the new White House Advisor on Violence Against Women.