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UN condemns Taliban decision to ban women from universities

In December 2022 the Taliban de facto authorities banned women from accessing universities. This follows the continuous restrictions on women’s rights that took place since August 2021, when ...

Last update 25 Jan 2023
Gender Equality Index 2022: The COVID-19 pandemic and care
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Gender Equality Index 2022: The COVID-19 pandemic and care

The Gender Equality Index, developed by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), measures the painfully slow progress of gender equality in the EU since 2010. It gives visibility to areas ...

Last update 17 Jan 2023
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EIGE: Combating Cyber Violence against Women and Girls

According to a study carried out in 2021 and 2022 by Valdani Vicari & Associati (VVA), in collaboration with the Centre for Strategy & Evaluation Services (CSES) and Milieu Consulting SPRL, ...

Last update 16 Dec 2022
Social media campaign #orangetheworld  against gender-based violence
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United Nations: The International Day for the Elimination of Violence

25 November marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The date 25 November, chosen to remember the Mirabal sisters, three political activists from the Dominican ...

Last update 27 Nov 2022
Man with a woman in tears
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European ministers adopt “Dublin Declaration” on preventing violence through equality

On Sptemeber 30th, thirty-eight Council of Europe member states have committed to a “Dublin Declaration” outlining a series of steps to promote gender equality in order to help prevent ...

Last update 10 Nov 2022
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Human Rights Violations - Solidarity with Iranian Women

The Network of Italian Universities for Peace (RUniPace) Expresses its sympathy and solidarity with the students of Iranian nationality enrolled at Italian universities and more generally with all ...

Last update 7 Oct 2022
Accompanied by a mobile medical team, a UNFPA health care worker carries out regular visits to Homs, Syria
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United Nations: Sexual violence in conflict settings remains widespread and systematic

Sexual violence in conflict settings remains widespread and systematic, a recent report by the United Nations Secretary-General found, fuelled by “rising inequality, increased militarisation, ...

Last update 1 Aug 2022
Migrants’ makeshift shelters in the city of Agadez.
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IOM Study: Women and Girls Most Trafficked in Niger

Women and girls constitute 69% of victims and survivors of trafficking in Niger, according to a new study by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The study, a first of its kind in ...

Last update 28 Jun 2022
Domestic violence: Countries should improve child custody safety and victim protection
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GREVIO: Domestic violence - countries should improve child custody safety and victim protection.

The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO), which monitors the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on ...

Last update 28 Jun 2022
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European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA): Criminal detention conditions database updated

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has published its updated online criminal detention database. For the first time, it covers detention conditions of women and prison food. ...

Last update 28 Jun 2022
Protecting rights of migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls: Council of Europe recommendation adopted
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The Council of Europe has adopted recommendations to protect the rights of migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls

The Committee of Ministers, meeting in Turin, has adopted a new recommendation to protect the rights of migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls providing measures to better respond to ...

Last update 6 Jun 2022
Abortion rights supporters and anti-abortion demonstrators rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 1, 2021
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USA: UN experts denounce Supreme Court decision to strike down Roe vs Wade, urge action to mitigate consequences

UN human rights experts today denounced the decision by the US Supreme Court to strike down Roe v. Wade, a near half-century legal precedent that has protected women’s right to choose to have ...

Last update 5 Jul 2022
Changing the position of women in the field of security in the Central African Republic
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Breaking prison barriers in the Central African Republic: changing the position of women in the field of security

According to Téné Maimouna Zoungrana, an officer from Burkina Faso serving with the UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), women are often “placed second or even ...

Last update 6 Jun 2022
Hands offering bread
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UNDP report 2022: The war in Ukraine and the new crisis looming in Africa

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has issued a new report, The Impact of the War in Ukraine on Sustainable Development in Africa, warning that the impacts of the war in Ukraine on the ...

Last update 6 Jun 2022
The Council of Europe has adopted recommendation to protect the rights of migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls.
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Council of Europe: the Committee of Ministers has adopted recommendation to protect the rights of migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls

The Committee of Ministers, meeting in Turin, has adopted a new recommendation to protect the rights of migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls providing measures to better respond to ...

Last update 31 May 2022