Tag Archives: Women's Rights

Once we make this dream a reality…

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Michelle Bachelet was sworn-in for a second term as President of Chile in March 2014. Previously, she was the first Executive Director of UN Women, from its inception in 2010 until March 2013. A longstanding women’s rights advocate, she has promoted gender equality and empowerment of women throughout her distinguished political career, [...]
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The Slippery Slope of “Religious” Freedom versus Human Rights

Tweet News of the result of the Burnwell v Hobby Lobby Stores case reached my ears at the worst possible moment, surrounded by staunch Republicans in the great state of South Carolina. I spent the week at home deflecting backhanded comments about those damn liberals and their slow and steady destruction of the America we know and [...]
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Picture it: The day the Beijing Declaration becomes irrelevant

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Nive Sharat Chandran is a 23-year-old From New Zealand who has served as the Vice-President and on the Board of Directors of the YWCA in Auckland. New Zealand has one of the highest rates of domestic violence among OECD countries. Photo courtesy of Nive Sharat Chandran On average women earn 13 [...]
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“It is not a dream, it is a duty”

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Fatou Lo attended the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing as a teenaged youth delegate. Today, she is the Deputy Representative of UN Women in Sudan. If I needed a reminder that time is passing by quickly, this year and next would serve that purpose. It is hard to [...]
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Fighting the spirits, to defend and protect

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Photo courtesy of Monica Paulus Accusations of sorcery are widespread in the communities of the highlands in Papua New Guinea. Often for deaths or illness, for theft or accident, the cause is believed to be sorcery, with the villain more often than not being allegedly a woman. Protecting many such wrongly [...]
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