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    Promoting Gender Equality and Empowering women and girls through education, training, and decent work. ITUC @ CSW.

    23 Feb 2011

    ituc1TODAY – Despite commendable progress in developing education systems and addressing gender disparities in line with MDG and EFA goals, structured discriminations continue to affect  women’s and girl’s chances for a fair deal along the continuum from the classroom to the decent workplace.

    On the occasion of the UN CSW and together with Public Services International (PSI)  and Education International (EI), The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) will organise an interactive  dialogue on key strategies to address these obstacles and achieve real gender equality.
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    ¿Femicidio, feminicidio? El genocidio necesita un nombre en América Latina

    16 Aug 2010

    unos_cuantos_piquetitos_frida_khalo_blog12agostoPor Diana Cariboni

    Mi pregunta fue por qué en algunos países se llama femicidio y en otros feminicidio al asesinato de mujeres por razón de su sexo. Las feministas reunidas en San Salvador, en un taller organizado por el Comité de América Latina y el Caribe para la Defensa de los Derechos de la Mujer (Cladem), me mostraron que no era cuestión de una palabra u otra, sino una polémica no zanjada.

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    In Women’s Words: Electing Alternatives

    11 May 2010

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    May 10, 2010 – In this podcast:

    * A winning vote for women in Sudan’s controversial multiparty elections;

    * Zambian women’s struggle for constitutional reforms;

    * Domestic worker rights legislated but not protected in South Africa.

     

    Celebrating Resolution 1325…now for implementation

    10 May 2010

    Kudzai Makombe

    With the 10th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 coming up in October, the UN is under a lot of pressure to implement the resolution. More »

    Las terroristas suicidas

    13 Apr 2010

    black_widows2Diana Cariboni

    MONTEVIDEO.- Cada vez que aparecen noticias sobre mujeres que se inmolan en sangrientos ataques terroristas, se me despierta la misma mezcla de sorpresa y horror. More »

    Fifteen years after Beijing

    23 Feb 2010

    Kudzai Makombe

    Women live longer than men but these extra years are not always healthy, says WHO. Credit: WHO/UNAIDS/K.Hesse

    Women live longer than men but these extra years are not always healthy, says WHO. Credit: WHO/UNAIDS/K.Hesse

    With the Beijing +15 review coming up next week at the Commission on the Status of Women, it seems an appropriate time to have a look at where we are globally in terms of gender equality and women’s empowerment in line with the 12 Critical Areas under the Beijing Platform for Action.

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

    19 Feb 2010

    Nelly Cooper, director of the West Point Women's Action Group, says that many people still refuse to report or talk about rape.  Credit: Rebecca Murray/IPS

    Nelly Cooper, director of the West Point Women's Action Group, says that many people still refuse to report or talk about rape. Credit: Rebecca Murray/IPS

    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.

    Read IPS Thalif Deen’s story, anticipating some of the hottest issues. More »

    In Women’s Words: Justice a Matter of Interpretation…

    15 Feb 2010

    Credit: Foundation of Human Rights

    Credit: Foundation of Human Rights

    Feb 15, 2010 – In this Podcast you will hear of:

    Hurdles still standing in the way of South African women in accessing justice and eliminating sexual harassment in the work place.

     

    Reporting Gender Based Violence and Gender Relations in Productive and Reproductive Work, New IPS Media Handbooks

    23 Dec 2009

    covmanual61IPS has long sought to support and strengthen informed reporting on gender across the world, also through the production of media tools for effective gender reporting.

    Since the Beijing World Conference on Women in 1995 and the production of the first edition of the “Fighting Violence Against Women” manual, coverage has improved and there has been a drop in reporting that stereotypes women, but challenges remain.

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