The UK needs to review the gender impacts of the welfare reform and public sector cuts. On 17 July the UK government has to present its 7th report on its progress with regard to women’s rights to the UN Committee on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Several NGOs who work [...]...Leggi Tutto
Engender’s Oral Statement for the UK’s CEDAW review 2013 by the United Nations. The period since the last examination of the UK by the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Committee has seen a clear and stark diminution of
New national stalking advocacy service launched last week at the House of Lords. In 2012, the stalking law reform campaign – led by criminal behavioural analyst Laura Richards and a former officer of the National Association of Probation Officers, Harry Fletcher – succeeded in criminalising
Surprised that all of Greenpeace’s activists were women? You shouldn’t have been. Anyone near the Shard last week would have seen an interesting sight: six Greenpeace campaigners scaling the building in protest at Shell’s plans to drill in the Arctic. At the top of the 310-metre
First woman to hold the position of Deputy President of South Africa to head UN Women. Following consultation with Member States UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the appointment of Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka from South Africa as the new executive director of the United Nations Entity for
After one hell of a time. Australia’s first female prime minister, Julia Gillard, was sacked by her party just months before the next election and replaced by Kevin Rudd, the man she ousted three years ago, after losing a ballot of MPs by a margin of 45 to 57. The horror was not so much
Can CEDAW stop the rollback of women’s rights by the coalition government? On 17 July the UK government will appear before a United Nations committee to discuss the UK’s progress, or lack of progress, on furthering women’s rights. Representatives from the UK’s government will appear before
Join a live online discussion on sexual and reproductive health. If you knew that a relatively modest investment in women’s sexual and reproductive health would yield stunningly high returns in terms of the physical and economic health of your nation, why wouldn’t you do it? Money talks, but a
And the spending review is making a bad situation worse. A ground-breaking new report published earlier this week by the Centre for Human Rights in Practice (CHRP), at the University of Warwick, Coventry Women’s Voices (CWV), Coventry Ethnic Minority Action Partnership (CEMAP) and Foleshill Women’s
Women’s Aid calls for an increase in the quality of training given to GPs. Following a report which highlights violence against women as ‘a global health problem of epidemic  proportions’, Women’s Aid is calling for an increase in the quality of training given to GPs. The
Welcome to our weekly bulletin of British women’s sports news and results from around the world. Athletics: At the British Championships at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham over the weekend, Perri Shakes-Drayton took her fifth British title in the 400m hurdles in a time of 54.34 seconds
Here are some dates for events for and about women for the week 15 July – 21 July. Music: July 15 Black Women In The Arts present Bashiyra ‘The Voice’ at The Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Street, London, N16 8AZ at 8pm This is part of The Dalston People’s Festival, and Black Women In
Micro loans can empower women and establish social change. The MicroLoan Foundation (MicroLoan) prides itself, as evidenced in its motto, on ‘giving hope not hand outs’. Currently operating 21 branches in Malawi and five in Zambia in sub-Saharan Africa, MicroLoan is a charity that receives
New figures show the appalling state of women’s rights in the Maldives. British couples are being asked to avoid the Maldives as a honeymoon destination in an attempt to force the country’s government to overturn the conviction of a 15-year-old female rape victim, who was sentenced to