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World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends for women 2017

This report provides a portrait of the situation of women in the world of work today and their progress over the past 20 years.

Video as Evidence: Mini guide compilation

This set of Video as Evidence mini guides contains quick tips and thorough checklists to help activists and first responders working in the field.

Video as Evidence: Mini guide compilation

This set of Video as Evidence mini guides contains quick tips and thorough checklists to help activists and first responders working in the field.

A feminist and a transnational corporation walk into the United Nations...

With the global surge to the right and the attacks on civic space, many hope that powerful corporations can be allies for the civil society. Among them, the panelists of  “The Business Case for Civic Space”, a public event organized by CIVICUS, on 14 June 2017, in the headquarters of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The panelists included high level UN leadership and a Microsoft representative.

Source: AWID

A feminist and a transnational corporation walk into the United Nations...

With the global surge to the right and the attacks on civic space, many hope that powerful corporations can be allies for the civil society. Among them, the panelists of  “The Business Case for Civic Space”, a public event organized by CIVICUS, on 14 June 2017, in the headquarters of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The panelists included high level UN leadership and a Microsoft representative.

Source: AWID

A feminist and a transnational corporation walk into the United Nations...

With the global surge to the right and the attacks on civic space, many hope that powerful corporations can be allies for the civil society. Among them, the panelists of  “The Business Case for Civic Space”, a public event organized by CIVICUS, on 14 June 2017, in the headquarters of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The panelists included high level UN leadership and a Microsoft representative.

Source: AWID

HRC35 | Highlights of the Trans Advocacy Week

Sixteen trans and gender diverse activists from fifteen countries across all regions of the world participated in the first Trans Advocacy Week at the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Source: ARC international

UN experts call for resistance as battle over women’s rights intensifies

“The international community needs to keep moving forward on setting standards on gender equality to counter the alarming trends which are undermining human rights principles and jeopardizing the gains made in women’s rights.”

Source: United Nation Human Rights (OHCHR)

Mass tourism: Bad for culture but good for women?

This month, Italy’s tourism season kicks into high gear. Florence, which receives more than 16 million tourists a year, is one of many cities to be marred by mass travel.


In the famously picturesque Piazza della Signoria, groups plod through the cobblestoned square, shepherded by flag-waving guides. Vendors peddle selfie-sticks in broken Italian. They peer, disoriented, through the teeming crowds.

But for all its bad points, tourism — which provides one out of every 11 jobs globally — remains one of the largest employers of women worldwide.

Source: PassBlue

GATE calls for the elimination of gradualist approaches to the eradication of torture

On the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, GATE reaffirms its full commitment with the prevention and eradications of all forms of ill-treatment and torture taking place in healthcare settings, including those affecting intersex, and gender diverse and trans people.

Source: Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE)