On International Women’s Day, March 8 2017, a fire was set at a safe home for girls Guatemala, immediately killing 19 girls. Since then, at least another 21 have died as a result of their injuries and many more continue to be hospitalized. On the eve of the fire, 50 girls tried to escape from … Continue reading WIDE+ and members urged Guatemalan embassies to demand a full investigation into fire in state home killing dozens of girls.
Civil Society urges the Heads of State at the CELAC-EU Summit taking place at this moment in Brussels (10 and 11 June) to take effective measures to guarantee that progress is made in the eradication of violence against women. Civil society organisations in Latin America and Europe are convinced that the eradication of violence against … Continue reading States at CELAC-EU Summit should do more to eradicate violence against women
The Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women reported on femicide worldwide and gender violence in Italy during its latest session of the UN Human Rights Council, in June. WIDE Plus was presented through different organizations during the session, for which this event is one step in an ongoing process to realize gender equality in Italy. Claudia … Continue reading UN Special Rapporteur on Femicide and Violence against women in Italy