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Outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly and its contribution to shaping a gender perspective towards the realization of the MDG´s

"By now is clear that most responses to the crisis have been gender-blind and therefore not effective in mitigating the effects of the crisis on women. It is key to ensure that responses to the crisis incorporate a clear analysis of its impact on women and are gender-sensitive, taking into account different dimensions, but particularly, the reproductive economy," said Lydia Alpízar Durán, Executive Director of AWID, in the CSW.

54th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

United Nations Headquarters - NYC, March 1-12, 2010

Source: AWID

What is the situation of women’s rights in Togo just before the Presidential elections of 2010?

Togo will hold its Presidential elections on 4 March 2010. Seven candidates are running, including one woman, Kafui Adjamagbo-Johnson, the first in the history of the country. In her campaign message, she commits herself to "create the favourable conditions for young men and women of [her] country to learn how to live together again, as one and the same people, driven by national pride.”

By Massan d’ALMEIDA

Source: AWID

Keynote Speech by Lydia Alpízar Durán

54th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

United Nations Headquarters - NYC, March 1-12, 2010

High-Level Roundtable: “The implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly and its contribution to shaping a gender perspective towards the full realization of the Millennium Development Goals"

Source: AWID

Keynote Speech by Lydia Alpízar Durán

54th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

United Nations Headquarters - NYC, March 1-12, 2010

High-Level Roundtable: “The implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly and its contribution to shaping a gender perspective towards the full realization of the Millennium Development Goals"

Source: AWID

Keynote Speech by Lydia Alpízar Durán

54th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

United Nations Headquarters - NYC, March 1-12, 2010

High-Level Roundtable: “The implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly and its contribution to shaping a gender perspective towards the full realization of the Millennium Development Goals"

Source: AWID

European Equality Resolution: Implications for reproductive rights in Central and Eastern Europe

The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for greater sexual and reproductive rights in the continent.

By Kathambi Kinoti

Source: AWID

European Equality Resolution: Implications for reproductive rights in Central and Eastern Europe

The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for greater sexual and reproductive rights in the continent.

By Kathambi Kinoti

Source: AWID

European Equality Resolution: Implications for reproductive rights in Central and Eastern Europe

The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for greater sexual and reproductive rights in the continent.

By Kathambi Kinoti

Source: AWID

Costa Rica: A New President for Latin America

Some weeks ago, Laura Chinchilla, political scientist, former Vice President, and Minister of Justice of the [outgoing] Oscar Arias government of Costa Rica, became the first woman elected as President of this Central American country. Both Chinchilla and Arias are representatives of the Partido Liberación Nacional (PLN, National Liberation Party), which has social-democratic roots, but in the last several years, has strongly sustained a neo-liberal stance.

by Gabriela De Cicco

Source: AWID

Where is the Money for Women's Rights? Select 2009 Research Highlights and Trends

This Friday File is the first of a two part series featuring select highlights from AWID’s action-research Initiative “Where is the Money for Women’s Rights”. It illustrates some of the most significant general trends and opportunities that are impacting the current funding landscape.

Source: AWID