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All Blog Posts Tagged 'women' (7)

Time For Women To Lead....Join our Call to Action

Women’s participation in national politics across the Middle East and North Africa is the LOWEST in the world. But there are women who want to make change happen and want to actively engage in political and civic life throughout the region. Where women have been involved as such – social, economic and political gender inequality has reduced. …


Added by Emily Brown on May 12, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Celebrating 5 years of the Coming into Force of the African Women's Rights Protocol

25 November 2010 marks Five (5) years of the coming into force of the protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women in Africa. This notable human rights document for the first time addressed the rights of women in the African continent and seeks to protect this rights. It was adopted in 2003 but came into force in 2005 when it obtained 15 ratifications. As at October 2010, only 29 out of 53 African Union States have ratified the protocol. While implementation is still problematic with… Continue

Added by Osai Ojigho on November 26, 2010 at 20:45 — 2 Comments

Latest newsletter from RHV in Armenia

Another great newsletter from the team in Armenia - many thanks to Hasmik, Lilit and Kristine. There's an interesting mention of arranging some financial support form municipalities but the women said that the "most significant aspect of the event was seeing attention of the community directed towards maternal and childcare issues". It would be interesting to get ideas on how you can measure this sort of change in attitudes.…


Added by johncropper on May 6, 2010 at 11:19 — No Comments

Helping rural women in The Philippines

I thought you would be interested to see this interesting mix of video and text from Oxfam GB in The Philippines. I like the way it gives people clear actions and shows them what they can do to help.


Added by johncropper on March 26, 2010 at 10:37 — No Comments

Day 2 in Armenia

Really good meeting today with one of the local women's groups. They are a real network of officials, NGO leaders and committed individual women. They have got one of their members elected to the municipality and they have achieved an increase in resources to help the families of children with disability as well as for the fmailies of new-born children. Great progress.

Added by johncropper on February 23, 2010 at 14:00 — No Comments

Haitian women's movement loses three of its leaders

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

This sad article reminds us that we all lose in a tragedy such as Haiti - no matter where we are in the world....

Haitian women's movement.doc

Added by johncropper on January 21, 2010 at 15:20 — No Comments

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