Gender parity, the only path to gender equality: Guterres

Gender equality remains essentially, a question of power, said the UN chief on Monday, but to change the culture of male-domination and bring balance, we need equality in terms of leadership, decision-making and participation at all levels. Secretary-General António Guterres was speaking at a meeting of the UN Group of Friends on Gender Parity Marking the […]

Tunisia: Domestic Violence Law Not Protecting Women

Five Years After Landmark Vote, Poor Enforcement, Few Resources (Tunis) – Tunisian authorities are failing to protect women from domestic violence despite enacting a strong law in 2017, Human Rights Watch said in a report published on December 8, 2022. The 94-page report, “So What If He Hit You?: Addressing Domestic Violence in Tunisia,” found […]

Women move mountains

Supporting inspiring mountain women as they overcome discrimination, livelihood disruptions and climate challenges to carve out new futures For many cultures, mountains recall spirituality and the divine. With majestic peaks piercing clouds and touching the sky, it is easy to make a connection between mountains and a higher power. For the millions of people around […]

Solidarity Statement By: Hon. Commissioner Janet Ramatoulie Sallah- Njie, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa

May I express gratitude to the Women in Law and Development in Africa- WEST AFRICA (WiLDAF-AO) for organising this event and extending an invitation to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, through the Mechanism of the Special Rapporteur of the Rights of Women in Africa, to convey a solidarity message to the women […]

Press Release : African women in solidarity with rape survivors in guinea demand an end to impunity

We, the participants of the webinar organised by WiLDAF-AO on December 5, 2022, on the theme « “SOLIDARITY WITH THE WOMEN OF GUINEA: AFRICAN FEMINISTS DEMAND JUSTICE FOR SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN GUINEA » ;After listening to the interventions of the Chair of the Association of Victims and Relatives of Victims of the Events of September […]

More than 1 in 5 worldwide suffering from violence at work: ILO

More than one in five people employed – almost 23 per cent – have experienced violence and harassment in the workplace, whether physical, psychological or sexual, according to the first ever joint analysis of data worldwide carried out by the UN International Labour Organization (ILO), the independent global charity Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) and analytics […]

UN health agency outlines ‘clear direction’ for reducing online violence against children

The World Health Organization (WHO) published a report on Friday 2 december 2022 aimed at helping stakeholders worldwide end the growing scourge of violence online against children. In its new report, What works to prevent online violence against children, WHO focuses on ways of curbing the grooming of youngsters via the Internet, sexual image abuse – […]