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30 October 2013

7 ridiculous restrictions on women’s rights around the world

The World Economic Forum's 2013 gender gap index. Countries in red and orange have the largest disparities between men and women. (WEF)

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15 August 2013

In one year the national hotline for domestic violence survivors received more than 2,600 calls

In one year the 8-801-100-8-801 national hotline for domestic violence survivors received more than 2,600 calls.

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23 July 2013

Belarus accedes to CoE Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

A law “On the accession of the Republic of Belarus to the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings was published on the national legal web portal on 23 July.

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03 July 2013

Current population changes are an opportunity, not a threat, if coupled with smart policies – UN-hosted regional conference

Current population dynamics in Europe, North America and Central Asia must be seen as an opportunity, not a threat, senior officials of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) said at the opening of the high-level ICPD regional review conference “Enabling Choices: Population Priorities for the 21st Century, taking place on 1-2 July in Geneva.

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13 June 2013

The first Miss Belarus Svetlana Kuznetsova will speak out against violence

The first Miss Belarus and the current Mrs. Belarus Svetlana Kuznetsova will speak out against violence against women at the Mrs. Universe 2013 beauty pageant.

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15 May 2013

Labour migration from Belarus to Poland: legal, socio-economical, and gender aspects

Press-conference on the outcomes of the research "Characteristics of labour migration from Belarus to Poland: legal, socio-economical, and gender aspects" held by IPA “Gender perspectivesLa Strada Belarus programme was commenced on the 15th of May at the National press-center.

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02 May 2013

Findings of the Sociological Survey Assessing Domestic Violence in Brest Oblast Finalized

Physical violence survivors are mostly women aged 40-49 with children, without higher education and living in low-income families. This is the conclusion drawn by the researchers of the Centre of Sociological and Political Studies of the Belarusian State University based on the findings of the survey of 700 men and women conducted in Brest Oblast.

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28 April 2013

Economic Equality between Men and Women: a Reality or a Goal?

Elimination of discriminatory practice in employment and on the labour market and contributing to women’s economic empowerment is one of the objectives set by the third Millennium Development Goal to promote gender equality and empower women.

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15 April 2013

La Strada Belarus Programme starts new Internet-campaign “Ask before you travel!”

The level of intention to work abroad among Belarusians is rather high nowadays. According to the data of the newest public poll opinion, conducted for IPA “Gender perspectivesLa Strada Belarus Programme in 2012, around 3% of population work abroad annually, and  around 16% of those wanted to work abroad.

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09 April 2013

Launch of Global Human Trafficking Hotline Network

La Strada International is pleased to announce the launch of the Global Human Trafficking Hotline Network, a new alliance of anti-trafficking hotlines that will build a broader safety net for survivors of modern-day slavery and develop a more coordinated global response for victims of this transnational crime.

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