The female citizen
Thursday 19 June 2014 - 13H49
The majority of human and women’s rights organisations applauded last week’s Global Summit to end sexual violence in conflict for putting the issue on top of the international agenda. However, many wish…
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Journaliste à Opinion Internationale et coordinatrice de la rubrique La Citoyenne.
As the Global Summit to end sexual violence in conflict comes to a close today, it is worth remembering the common demands that rang through the ExCel Centre in London all week: more accountability, less impunity, and implementation to bring justice.
In an interview in London, the UN Special Representative, Ms Zainab Hawa Bangura, describes the responsibility of corporations in the fight against sexual violence in conflict. Since Tuesday, over 150 country representatives are gathered...
Child trafficking is perhaps the biggest human rights issue facing the world today. Firoz Patel, CEO of Childreach International highlights the issues.
Lee Webster, head of an NGO dedicated to women's empowerment, was in New York along with many NGO representatives for an event on challenges facing gender equality and empowerment of women worldwide. She explains what is at stake in the...
A catastrophic humanitarian situation, restrictions on their rights and their absence from the negotiations table, women appear to be the most affected population and the ultimate losers in the Syrian civil war.
Jennifer Smith, founder of the local Costa Rican association Community Carbon Trees, explains the objectives and the results of a programme which is specifically devoted to women.
Patricia Lalonde, executive director of the MEWA NGO, analyses international diplomacy in the light of women's rights and in the context of the Arab springs.
Almas Jiwani, who has received the 2013 MDG Meritorious Award, talks about her work with UN Women Canada, about women's situations around the world, and shared her hope for a gender equal future.