WIDE+ Recommendations to UN Human Rights Council on the protection of the family and the contribution of families in realizing the right to an adequate standard of living

WIDE+ Recommendations to UN Human Rights Council on the protection of the family and the contribution of families in realizing the right to and adequate standard of livin WIDE_UNHRC_families_Oct_2015 WIDE+ contributed to the UNHRC consultation on protection of the family. WIDE+ recommends that: the concept of family is understood in terms of individuals assuming a … Continue reading WIDE+ Recommendations to UN Human Rights Council on the protection of the family and the contribution of families in realizing the right to an adequate standard of living

UN General Assembly adopts historic resolution on child, early & forced marriage

21 November 2014 - Child marriage holds back 15 million girls a year, or about 41,000 a day, denying them fundamental rights and undermining their future. If there is no reduction in child marriage, 1.2 billion girls will marry as children by 2050 - equivalent to the entire population of India. The resolution marks the … Continue reading UN General Assembly adopts historic resolution on child, early & forced marriage

WIDE+ supports statement on recognising women’s rights in UNHRC Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and other People Living in Rural Areas.

From 2 to 6 February, 2015, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Working Group on the Rights of Peasants and People living in Rural Areas met during their Second Session. PWESCR (the Programme on Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) in India along with several civil society organizations (including WIDE+) welcomes the work of … Continue reading WIDE+ supports statement on recognising women’s rights in UNHRC Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and other People Living in Rural Areas.