News: People
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 Jul 09 2010
Conference aims to promote labour equality to strengthen women's autonomy
Government officials, experts and representatives of civil society will meet on 13-16 July to discuss public policies for gender equality in the Latin America and the Caribbean region.
Gender - Tue May 18 2010
Online forum on religion, gender and politics
Religion is playing an increasing role in public life across the globe. The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) as well as the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) and the Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF) are engaged in research projects on the role of religion and gender equality. To make their voices heard they set up this online forum to debate and share views.
Human Rights /Education /Sexual diversity - Wed Apr 21 2010
Mexico rejects church criticism of sex education
Mexican educators and officials defended the country's public school sex education from criticism by a Roman Catholic bishop who said such teachings make celibacy vows more difficult for priests to keep.
People /Society - Mon Sep 28 2009
Strides and Setbacks for Domestic and Rural Workers
In the last few years, several Latin American countries have attempted to improve labour conditions for rural workers and domestics, whose labour rights have long been ignored. But the new laws, even those with limited scope, are not always enforced.
Gender - Thu Jul 23 2009
Drastic shortfall in resources threatens women's safety
The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is a global source of support for country and local-level action to end violence against women and girls established by the General Assembly. Due to the global economic and financial crisis, the Fund is facing a dramatic shortfall in donor contributions.
People - Mon Jul 13 2009
Internal displacement at record high
International efforts have failed to reduce the scale of internal displacement caused by conflict. According to Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre’s report, an estimated 26 million people were still displaced within their countries, the same number as in 2007 and the highest since the early 1990s.
Health /Gender - Thu Mar 19 2009
Position statement by UNAIDS, UNFPA and WHO
"The male latex condom is the single, most efficient, available technology to reduce the sexual transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections."
Human Rights /Gender - Mon Mar 16 2009
Statement of the African Women's Caucus at the 53rd. Session on the CSW
Representatives of civil society organizations attending the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in March 2009 urge Governments, donors, international financial intitutions and civil society organizations. Pdf format.
People - Tue Mar 03 2009
AWID's experiences at this year’s World Social Forum
AWID was represented at this year’s World Social Forum by two staff members: Cecilia Alemany (Manager of AWID’s Influencing Development Actors and Practices Strategic Initiative) and Sanushka Mudaliar (Manager of AWID’s Young Feminist Activism Programme). In this interview they give a snapshot of their participation and experiences.

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