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27 May 2019

Gender discrimination in Eurasia starts with family, says new report

According to the Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) 2019 Regional Report for Eurasia, discrimination against Eurasian women is most pervasive within the family. Despite legal reforms promoting greater gender equality, deep-rooted social norms and practices inspire such discrimination.

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25 April 2019

An analysis of 12,000 calls to the hotline for survivors of domestic violence shows the need to improve legislation in Belarus

More than 12,000 calls have been received by the national hotline for survivors of domestic violence (8-801-100-8-801) during its seven years of operation in Belarus (12,210 calls on 1st April 2019). The hotline is open daily from 8:00 to 20:00 and callers are able to receive social, psychological and legal assistance that is completely free, confidential and anonymous.

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04 April 2019

Council of Europe adopts first-ever international legal instrument to stop sexism

States should step up their fight against sexism in all walks of life, according to a Recommendation just adopted by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. In response to the #MeToo and other recent movements that have heightened awareness of persistent sexism in society, the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers adopted a recommendation to stop sexism, which includes the first ever internationally agreed definition of it.

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24 January 2019

Fempower 2018

Аt the end of December 2018 WAVE published the 29th issue of its annual Fempower magazine. The topic of the latest issue is "Good practices for the implementation of the Istanbul Convention".

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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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