Gender News from BRIDGE
The 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is taking place from 9 - 20 March. BRIDGE, in partnership with Gender at Work, the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) and Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales Argentina (FLACSO), is holding an event to celebrate the winners of the End Gender Discrimination Now competition.
An issue which is often neglected in and after conflict situations, rape and sexual can be used as a deadly weapon. As London prepares to host the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict from 10-13 June 2014, the issue is on the international political agenda.
Policies designed to lift people out of poverty, to provide employment and access to crucial services, all too often exclude those who do not conform to sexual or gender identities considered to be ‘normal’ or traditional. In many countries, this exclusion is also enforced through law.
Every year, International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on 8 March.
Gender inequality is a recognised challenge for all sectors that fall under the broad banner of development.
Women's rights activists, gender experts, donors, government representatives, and UN staff around the world are gearing up for this year's Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) which will take place from 10-21 March 2014, in New York.
The winners of the highly-contested Gender Discrimination Now! competition have been announced.
It may have been a long time coming, but on 27 November 2013 the United Nations General Assembly Third Committee adopted its first ever resolution on women human rights defenders.
The post is from Sara Baker, coordinator for the Take Back the Tech! campaign. One of the key groups behind the initiative is the Association of Progressive Communications which works closely with BRIDGE.
From March 2013, women in England and Wales will be able to contact the police for information if they fear their partner may have a history of abuse and domestic violence.
At least one in every three women around the world will be beaten, raped or abused during her lifetime.
Quiet, passive, and disciplined – women should know their place according to popular internet searchers highlighted in an alarming UN Women advertising campaign. The organisation wants to highlight that making the case for women’s rights and equality is still urgent.
Fed up with walking long distances to the nearest toilet, in fear of rape and other forms of attack, a group of women living in a Nairobi informal settlement have decided to sue the landowners.
One of the strengths of social media is the ability to interact with anyone, from famous musicians to unknown bloggers on the other side of the world. But the World Wide Web, with its easy flow of dialogue, can mirror problems faced offline, such as abuse and threatening behaviour.