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.
Join WIDE+ and others to urgently ratify and implement broadly the Council of Europe convention to fight violence against women. When ratified, the Convention will be a powerful binding tool to fight violence against women and girls. It will give legal power, attention, and funding to efforts to stop and punish rape, beatings, exploitation and … Continue reading Join the Petition to ratify the Istanbul Convention to protect women from violence
Janice G Foerde The milestone sixtieth session of the UN Commission of the Status of Women (CSW) took place from 14-24 March 2016 at UN Headquarters in New York City. It was the largest CSW ever. Over 120 government ministers and deputy or vice ministers, 1,825 senior officials and parliamentarians participated together with about 4,100 … Continue reading CSW 2016 Stepped It Up for Gender Equality and a Planet 50-50 by 2030. What now?
Action Aid UK, which is through GADN part of the WIDE+ Network, has released a report that marks the launch of its Fearless campaign on violence against women. It is calling on the UK government to push for the implementation of the target to eliminate violence against women, which is included in the Sustainable Development … Continue reading Fearless: Standing with women and girls to end violence
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
By Rosabel Agirregomezkorta (CEIM) Since the PP’s (Spanish right wing party) arrival to power in 2011 -in a context of severe systemic crisis provoked by the speculative neoliberal system- human rights have been at stake. Specially the rights of women and vulnerable groups have been suffering permanent and continuous attacks. Numerous initiatives led by the … Continue reading Institutional Violence against women in Spain
By Rosabel Agirregomezkorta One of the instruments used by the feminist movement and diverse other organizations is the symbolic Tribunals or “Courts of Awareness”. With this and other tools, feminists and other human rights activists have been able to advance towards gender equity in social and legislative contexts as well as within international institutions. The … Continue reading WIDE+E at the 2013 Vienna+20 Basque Country Tribunal on Women’s Rights