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20 November 2018

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence: Orange the World

Global movements such as “#MeToo”, “#TimesUp”, “#BalanceTonPorc”, “#NiUnaMenos”, “#HollaBack!” and “#TotalShutdown” and corporate walk-outs in recent times have exposed the magnitude of violence against women and girls and how often it is normalized. While research shows that violence against women and girls affects one in three women worldwide and that no country is immune to this pandemic, instead of holding perpetrators accountable, women and girls who experience violence are often blamed and their testimonies systematically put in doubt.

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19 November 2018

Committee of the Parties elects seven GRETA members

At its 23rd meeting (9 November 2018), the Committee of the Parties to the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings elected the following seven members of the Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA)

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16 October 2018

16 days of activism: Orange the World: #HearMeToo, end violence against women and girls

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. The international campaign originated from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991.

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14 September 2018

Chilean Feminist Politician Michelle Bachelet Assumes Post as UN Human Rights Chief

Michelle Bachelet — former president of Chile, under-secretary general of the United Nations and executive director of UN Women— stepping into a new role in the world of global politics as the UN’s high commissioner for human rights. 

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24 May 2018

Gender Equality Top 100: the Most Influential People In Global Policy

Apolitical has just released their Gender Equality Top 100. The list is compiled from nominations from around the world, with the aim to celebrate the people making our societies fairer and better to live in.

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24 April 2018

Gender Perspectives as member of WAVE mobilised Belarus NGOs to support the Istanbul Convention

Gender Perspectives as active member of the Advisory Board of WAVE network mobilised efforts of eight Belarus NGOs to support the Istanbul Convention of the Council of Europe. WAVE has forwarded a response letter in reaction to a potentially damaging letter, which demanded changes to the wording of the Istanbul Convention, sent to the Council of Europe.

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02 April 2018

Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality to bring together top names from more than 100 countries

Award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and human rights counsellor Colin Gonsalves are some of the 500 gender equality actors who will participate in the Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality on 15–17 April. The global forum is about strengthening women’s and girls’ rights, representation and access to resources.

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10 July 2017

Expert of the IPA "Gender Perspectives" took part in the 26th Summer Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

Side meeting on combating trafficking in human beings organized by the Belarusian side and IOM in Belarus at the 26th Summer Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly was held in Minsk on July 6. Within the framework of the forum, Galina Tiurina, member of the Board of the international public association "Gender Perspectives", presented her report.

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29 June 2017

Video message by Irina Alkhovka for the preparatory process towards the High-Level Plenary Meeting to review the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons

Chairperson of the Board of the International public association "Gender Perspectives" Irina Alkhovka addressed Informal Interactive Multi-stakeholders Hearings in support of the preparatory process towards the High-Level Plenary Meeting to review the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons.

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15 December 2016

Feminism In Belarus: Present But Unpopular

This year the World Economic Forum (WEF) ranked Belarus 30th out of 144 countries in its Global Gender Gap Index. According to its indicators, Belarus surpassed highly developed countries such as Canada (35) and the United States (45). However, unlike other countries at the top of the list, Belarus does not have any coherent strategy to achieve gender equality.

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