The International Taskforce on Women in ICTs is a community of expertise of organizations, institutions and individuals working to increase the economic, social, and educational opportunities for women and girls in the knowledge society in a measurable way. It focuses on four main areas of activity relating to gender and ICT: Education, Workforce, Entrepreneurship and Leadership.
The implementation of women’s and children’s rights - the Prize $1000.- per laureate (as of 2009) and $3000.- for African women’s organisations, honors women and women's groups around the world exhibiting exceptional creativity, courage and commitment for the improvement of the quality of life in rural communities (344 prizes awarded so far).
Front Line (International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders) is deeply concerned following information received of unfounded accusations of libel and judicial claims reportedly made by the Azerbaijani Minister of Interior, Ramil Usubov, against Ms Leyla Yunus, a prominent human rights defender and director of the Azerbaijani Institute of Peace and Democracy.
Barack Obama has a long record of standing up for women. In Illinois, he passed the Equal Pay Act to give 330,000 more women protection from pay discrimination and passed another law that ensured victims of domestic violence could seek treatment without losing their jobs.
Doctors in Tajikistan say the increase in marriage between blood relatives is to blame for many health problems in newborn babies. Tajikistan’s institute of gynaecology and pediatrics says that a minimum of 27 per cent of the birth defects it recorded last year were attributable to consanguinal marriage.
A female journalist Uma Singh who wrote about women's rights and criticised political leaders has been stabbed to death in southern Nepal, officials and colleagues said today.
The situation of Nobel peace laureate and human rights defender Shirin Ebadi grows increasingly critical. Over the last two weeks the organization she heads, Defenders of Human Rights Center, was shut down, false accusations of tax evasion were made against her in the media, her private law offices were raided and confidential case files seized, and on January 1st a mob of 150 demonstrated in front of her house in an orchestrated attempt to connect her to the Israeli actions in Gaza.
Israeli strikes continue on Gaza throughout Saturday night and into Sunday afternoon, 279 now dead and more than 900 injured. The death toll of the attacks rose to 279, with 900 injured 180 seriously so. Activists prepare protests around the world on Monday 29 December, 4.00pm – 6.00pm.
Feminist Border Crossings Between Post-State Socialist & Postcolonial Studies, INTER-UNIVERSITY CENTER, DUBROVNIK, CROATIA, May , 18th – 22rd 2009.
From November 25, to December 10 the third internet conference “No Violence against Women” is taking place at: www.conference.ginsc.net. At the Conference discussion is held between the civil society and decision-makers.
Course Dates: JUNE 29 – JULY 10, 2009, Location: Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary, Detailed course description: http://www.sun.ceu.hu/work
Mutabar TADJIBAEVA, released from prison on the 2nd of June and for the first time allowed to travel abroad, will receive the 2008 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) turns 60 on 10 December 2008. On Human Rights Day 2007, the United Nations Secretary General launched a year-long UN system-wide advocacy campaign to mark this important milestone. The initiative celebrates the Declaration and the promise that has made this document so enduring: “Dignity and justice for all of us”.
Vacancy at the Social Watch International Secretariat. Position Senior Research Associate. Location The Social Watch International Secretariat is located in Montevideo, Uruguay and is based at the Third World Institute (ITeM). Deadline December 12, 2008.
The World Economic Forum published the Global Gender Gap Report 2007.