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Women are constantly forced to negotiate for their rights between family, community and the state. But situations of conflict, strife and unrest pose myriad different challenges to them and render their negotiations with these institutions extremely complex. To understand women's gendered roles, issues and problems in conflict zones, a two-day conference will be organized on 5-6th Feb. 2011 in Mumbai.
The European Institute for Gender Equality aims to promote gender equality, to fight discrimination based on sex and to raise awareness of EU citizens of gender issues. With the "Women Inspiring Europe" Calendar, EIGE aims to give visibility and pay homage to some of Europe's most remarkable women, through highlighting their achievements and success stories.
The conference is organized by the Ministry in cooperation with EVE organization as part of its work on implementing UN Security Council Resolution 1325 in South Sudan.
The conference will bring government and civil society participants from all the 10 states.
“Its objective is to identify priority areas for the development of a National Action Plan,” said the statement.
Solidarity for African Women's Rights (SOAWR) is proud to announce the launch of its new website. SOAWR is a coalition of 30 civil society organizations across the continent working to ensure that the Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women in Africa remains on the agenda of policy makers and to urge all African leaders to safeguard the rights of women through ratification and implementation of the Protocol.
The Gender Equality Architecture Reform Campaign (GEAR) is pleased to announce the launch of the official Global GEAR Campaign Website. From 7 June onwards www.gearcampaign.org will keep you informed about the latest developments at the UN as well as about the GEAR activities of the GEAR Campaign.
Straight from the frontlines in Gaza, Pakistan, Egypt, and Iraq, they are women peace builders who are changing the world one step at a time, in the midst of an unprecedented degree of war, revolution and strife besieging their communities every day.
WOMEN in the Soloman Islands yesterday launched what is called the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 – Women Peace and Security Policy Initiative.
This resolution, amongst others, calls for peace and security for women in all areas of life.
Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs Seth Gukuna launched the document. Various women leaders spoke at the event.
The first ever women owned radio station was introduced in Liberia. Liberian Women Democracy Radio (LWDR FM 91.1), which was launched on August 5, 2010 by Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia, in the Mudhole community, is the second women's radio station in Africa and the fourth in the world. Welcoming the initiative is the YWCA of Liberia as one of the implementing agencies together with the Liberia Women Media Action Committee.
AMBASSADOR VERVEER: Good morning, everyone, and welcome to the State Department and to the launch of mWomen. mWomen is about bringing together women and mobile technology to advance gender equality and global development, and as a result of that marriage, a better world for all of us.
The African Women's Decade will be launched on 15 October 2010, at the Kenyatta Conference Center in Nairobi Kenya. The occasion is highly significant on the African Union calendar for 2010 as it was the AU Heads of State and Government who declared 2010-2020 as the African Women's Decade at their February 2009 Session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The Peace Portal is an initiative of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict. The building of the Peace Portal has been supported by the City Council of The Hague, and the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Save the Date
Thursday 24 February 2011, 6:30 p.m.
United Nations Headquarters
Celebrating the Launch of UN Women
Honouring the Past – Envisioning the Future for Women and Girls
IIDA Women's Development Organization today launched a policy brief report detailing how Somali women's two decades of struggles have been crystalized in the Provisional Constitution.
Zimbabwe has launched its first magazine specifically targetting women.
The magazine entitled Woman, will be aimed at helping in national efforts to empower women and will specifically look at women's issues, among a myriad of issues.
The magazine was officially launched by Vice President, Joice Mujuru, at a local hotel in the capital, Harare.
Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Susan Shabangu has launched the 2014 National Women's Month programme, which will see the building of almost 2 000 houses in each province.
Speaking during the launch of Women's Month on Thursday, Minister Shabangu announced that the Department of Human Settlements will on 4 August 2014 launch its annual Women's Built Project, where 1 956 houses will be built in each province.