Why invest in Gender Equality in Europe and Central Asia? Women are under-represented in decision making and have unequal economic opportunities. Gender equality is far from being achieved. Investing in policies that promote Gender Equality between men and women create more sustainable societies. via UNDP
US: Join Global Women’s Rights Treaty Thirty years ago, the world took a landmark step towards securing equality for women. The United Nations adopted the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), a treaty that identifies the steps countries should take to ensure equal opportunity for women. Today, 186 countries have ratified the treaty, but the United States has not.
The World’s Craziest Anti-Women Laws. Women’s advocacy group Equality Now calls out 44 governments for their laws against women. Where in the world can a man abduct a woman, marry her, and immediately become impossible to prosecute? That would be Lebanon and Malta. Where can’t a married woman get divorced without her husband’s permission? Israel.
1 in 5 #women in #Europe will experience violence in her lifetime. Help end the violence by supporting a groundbreaking Council of Europe treaty. Sign today: community.globalfundforwomen.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=9642=ETVpinterest #womensrights #activism
Imagine a world where all women could make decisions over their own bodies as fully empowered participants in societies. Photo: Teacher with the Cameroon Medical Women Association instructs women in sexual health; courtesy Paola Gianturco.
“We are writing our own history. We are just ordinary women. We began by learning about our own bodies then we taught other women. Together we learn that we have the right to control our own bodies.” - community #health worker in #India
As the world awaits the results of Libya’s first free national election in 60 years, the Global Fund for Women knows that violence against women does not cease just because people can vote. #womensrights
Hillary Clinton on women's rights as a fundamental test of democracy: "Why extremists always focus on women remains a mystery to me. But, they all seem to. It doesn't matter what country they are in or what religion they claim, they all want to control women. They want to control how we dress. They want to control how we act. They even want to control the decisions we make about our own health and our own bodies. Yes, it is hard to believe, but even here at home…"
"When we talk about family planning and creating an AIDs-free world, the key actors should be women. The key factors should be women’s rights and women’s choice." - Global Fund for Women CEO Musimbi Kanyoro http://www.globalfundforwomen.org/impact/media-center/news-releases/163-2011/1998-contraception-revisited-again
Equipped with writing, filming and editing skills, “Geekettes” are ready to take back the tech and introduce audiences to an entirely new way of looking at the world: through the eyes of Lebanese girls ages 15-19. http://www.globalfundforwomen.org/impact/success-stories/62-general/1916-geek-out-with-lebanons-geekettes