gender equality

05.12.2017

Selay Ghaffar, spokesperson for the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan: “Our goal is to free Afghanistan from violence and foreign influence”

Selay Ghaffar, spokesperson for the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan: “Our goal is to free Afghanistan from violence and foreign influence”

Selay Ghaffar is the spokesperson for the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan. At the release of “Exit from Violence. You are not alone”  handbook on Tuesday November 28th at Casa delle Donne di Milano, she spoke about the current situation for Afghan women and girls, why she switched from civil society… »

20.06.2017

‘Empower women and change the structures of power’ – Media and gender equality at the Global Media Forum

‘Empower women and change the structures of power’ –  Media and gender equality at the Global Media Forum

Prominent experts from the media, politics and NGOs called upon the media to step up their efforts for gender equality and diversity at the Global Media Forum. A panel, hosted by the network Gender@International Bonn, focused on the challenges of gender-transformative journalism in the “post-truth” world and explored its capacity… »

13.03.2017

Finland Launches Landmark Gender Equality Prize

Finland Launches Landmark Gender Equality Prize

By Rita Joshi NEW YORK (IDN) – In run-up to the sixty-first session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, CSW61, in New York from March 13 to 24, the government of Finland has launched the International Gender Equality Prize, which will be awarded for the… »

09.03.2017

Gender issues in the Ukraine

By Milena Rampoldi and Denise Nanni for ProMosaik Interview with Tamara Martsenyuk of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union. Tamara Martsenyuk holds a PhD in Sociology and her research interest focuses on the social structure of society and, particularly, on gender relations. Tamara is a gender expert for… »

13.07.2016

Latin American Development Depends On Investing In Teenage Girls

Latin American Development Depends On Investing In Teenage Girls

Human Wrongs Watch By Estrella Gutiérrez* CARACAS, 11 July 2016 (IPS) – Latin America’s teenage girls are a crucial force for change and for promoting sustainable development, if the region invests in their rights and… »

07.03.2016

The Empowerment of Women Will Be Central to Realising Sustainable Global Development

The Empowerment of Women Will Be Central to Realising Sustainable Global Development

Human Wrongs Watch By Mary Robinson*  Former president of Ireland (1990-1997) and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights  DUBLIN, 5 March 2016 (IPS) – “Planet… »

10.06.2015

Turkey moves against authoritarianism

Turkey moves against authoritarianism

It seems that the Syriza-effect has gone beyond Greece and extended to its Turkish neighbour. Election results from the country show that no party gained a majority, much to the annoyance of the leading party, the AKP, that was aiming to achieve a super-majority in order to make constitutional changes,… »

16.01.2015

A ‘Barbershop’ Conference to Dispel Stereotypes, Promote Gender Equality

A ‘Barbershop’ Conference to Dispel Stereotypes, Promote Gender Equality

Human Wrongs Watch 15 January 2015 – Looking to promote change in how men and boys think and talk about women’s empowerment and gender equality, the United Nations is hosting at its New York Headquarters a two-day high-level “Barbershop” event, which this afternoon focused on initiatives that aim to… »

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