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2010 celebrates the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.10 points on 10 years UNSCR 1325 in Europe
CSO Position Paper on Europe-wide Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325
Sam Cook & Felicity Hill
Sam CookTHIS ISSUE FEATURES:
1. CELEBRATING THE 1ST ANNIVERSARY OF 1325 PEACEWOMEN E-NEWSThis edition of the 1325 PeaceWomen E-News Features:
1. CURRENT 1325 E-NEWSThis Edition of PeaceWomen E-News features:
Fifteen years after the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) was adopted, women's voices are still largely absent from the mainstream media. Recognising the powerful role of the media in shaping perspectives, the BPfA makes comprehensive recommendations to improve the visibility and voice of women and promote balanced and non-stereotypical portrayals of women. Some of the recommendations are:
Igniting a firestorm of global debate, the results of a Thomson Reuters Foundation poll identifying the five most dangerous countries for women are generating controversy in the blogosphere and on news organisations' websites around the world.
A United Nations independent expert today called on the world body's General Assembly, as well as civil society, to take action against Israeli and international businesses that are profiting from Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory.
There's no mistaking a new consciousness is on the rise when it comes to women's empowerment.
Challenges once marginalized as 'women's issues' are moving into the global mainstream, especially with the world's attention focused on economic recovery and development.
Just over a decade into the 21st century, women's progress can be seen—and celebrated—across a range of fields. They hold the highest political offices from Thailand to Brazil, Costa Rica to Australia. A woman holds the top spot at the International Monetary Fund; another won the Nobel Prize in economics.
Rwanda's FDU-Inkingi Party leader, peace and social justice activist Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, spoke to Ann Garrison for Womens' International News Gathering Service (WINGS) in July 2010, near the close of Rwanda's 2010 presidential election year, which was really an election stage play complete with election observers from the U.S. and the U.K. Incumbent Rwandan President Paul Kagame was “re-elected” on Aug.
Inter Press Service News Agency -- "Adultery Laws Unfairly Target Women, U.N. Says" Yasmeen Hassan comments on the state of adultery laws across the globe and their negative impact on women.
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 6 (APP): Violence and discrimination against women and girls remains pervasive and is often overlooked, a UN human rights expert said Monday, stressing that efforts to achieve the global anti-poverty goals should include protection of women's rights.“As long as such discrimination persists and as long as the achievement of the MDGs [Millennium Development Goals] is not pursued by closely looking at the increased risks
A U.N. human rights expert told the General Assembly Monday that violence against women across the world continues to be pervasive and widespread and reminded States of their obligation under international law to protect women.
Written by: Shafferan Sonneveld