Tag Archives: CEDAW

In Afghanistan, women and girls strive to get an education

TweetIn a country where education for all remains a challenge, UN Women is supporting efforts to reach women and girls through English classes and trainings in computer skills. On 10 July, the CEDAW Committee will review examines Afghanistan’s first report on progress and challenges towards gender equality. Cross-posted from UN Women “Educating women and girls [...]
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One billion rising as Congress stalls on legislation to address violence against women

TweetFebruary 14th V was -day. Not just a day for heart shaped candies and flowers but a day for global action! A vibrant symbol of activism in the name of stopping violence against women. And yet the fervent support and cries for justice seem to have been lost within the rhetoric of Congress. A Congress [...]
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What do the US, Somalia and Iran all have in common? They all fail to acknowledge women’s rights

TweetFrom July 9-23,2012, NGOs, ambassadors and women’s rights experts from all over the globe gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York for the 52nd CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) Committee Session. State parties ratify to the Convention, which means they agree to its principles and commit [...]
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Do Rights Right Wrongs? Venezuela Lacks Infrastructure to Combat Violence

Venezuela is the only nation that recognizes the offense of "obstetric violence." But before we pack up our birthing ball and head down South America way, it's worth examining what laws without infrastructure to support them mean for women.
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