News: Gender
Gender /African Descendants - Fri Dec 17 2010
Racial Equality Statute in Brazil
Women’s groups from the movimento negro in Brazil are disappointed with the Racial Equality Statute recently passed in that country. Jurema Werneck from Criola, a black women’s NGO that confronts racism, sexism and homophobia, explains why.
Gender - Fri Dec 03 2010
AWID has compiled a useful reference tool for women human rights defenders
The compilation lists research materials dealing with the security and protection of defenders, resources that women activists can consult concerning their wellbeing and self-care, manuals dealing with how to document and monitor violations of women’s rights, as well as manuals on the rights and mechanisms available to women human rights defenders at risk.
Gender - Fri Nov 19 2010
Strengthening policy analysis and advocacy on Gender, Economic and Climate Justice in Africa
A regional consultation and training institute on Gender, Economic and Environmental Justice (GEEJ) will be held in Accra, Ghana from 20-23 November 2010. This meeting is convened by Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), in collaboration with Third World Network-Africa (TWN-Africa).
Gender - Thu Nov 11 2010
The Third African Feminist Forum
The venue for the meeting was the Atlantic city of Dakar, the westernmost point of Africa. Here, almost 200 women from the second largest continent on earth converged to recharge their feminist batteries and discuss the state of their work and movements in the context of local, regional and global realities.
Gender - Wed Sep 29 2010
Activists file writ of habeas corpus – for legal abortion
Heartened by the passage of a same-sex marriage law in Argentina, women's organisations in this South American country stepped up their demands for the legalisation of abortion, on the Day for the Decriminalisation of Abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Gender - Wed Sep 15 2010
Former Chilean President to Head New High-Profile UN Women’s Agency
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today named former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet to head United Nations Women (UN Women), a newly created entity to oversee all of the world body’s programmes aimed at promoting women’s rights and full participation in global affairs.
Gender - Mon Aug 23 2010
Building capacities of young feminists in the economic South
The 4th edition of the Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) training institute will be held in Southeast Asia in October 2011. The course aimed at young feminist activists from Southern countries aims to build capacity in understanding linkages between different issues and advocacy agendas, particularly those concerned with gender justice in its multiple and inter-linked dimensions.
Gender - Fri Aug 20 2010
Burkinabé Women's Economic Empowerment Key to Girls' Education
An initiative to keep girls in school by supporting income-generating activities for their mothers is bearing fruit in Burkina Faso, where poverty and cultural values still deprive many girls of an education.
Gender - Mon Aug 16 2010
Women united for food sovereignty and against violence towards women
"In Maputo, Mozambique, on the occasion of the international seminar on building alliances for food sovereignty and against violence towards women held in Maputo from July 26 to 29, La Via Campesina worked together with World March of Women (WMW), Friends of the Earth Intenational (FoEI) and women of the countryside from Asia and Africa and shared our ideas to plan our work on women".
Gender - Fri Jul 16 2010
Governments from Latin America commit to women's right to lifelong learning
After several days of negotiation by feminist organizations, the governments attending the XI Regional Conference on Women from Latin America and the Caribbean, held from July 13-16, in Brasilia, committed to the implementation of policies and programmes for women's education and lifelong learning.

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