On July 8, 2020, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Dubravka Šimonović, presented a new report on combating violence against women journalists (VAWJ) at the 44th session of the UN Human Rights Council. This report, the first to examine
This is a guest post contributed by Kadian Crawford, a rising third-year law student at the University of Miami School of Law and fellow with the Human Rights Clinic, and Denisse Córdova Montes, a human rights lawyer and Practitioner-in-Residence
Public health measures such as lockdowns and social distancing may be necessary to contain the spread of the virus, but they also contribute to a different public health crisis: domestic violence.
COVID-19 has given rise to heightened risks and vulnerabilities for women across the world, which have further exposed the deep structural inequalities that women face within their homes and communities including the alarming deficits in social protection. To contain the
This is a guest post contributed by Catherine Harrington, the Campaign Manager of the Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights, Women’s Refugee Commission. The links between discrimination against women in social, political, and economic life and gender-based violence are well-documented. These
19 December 2019, NEW YORK: UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) from Rutgers University to work towards eliminating all forms of gender-based violence.
The theme for the 2019 Global 16 Days Campaign is ending Gender-Based Violence in the World of Work. With the historic adoption of the International Labour Organization (ILO) instrument – Violence and Harassment Convention 190 (along with Violence and Harassment Recommendation 206)
9 November 2019 NAIROBI : The Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) will take part in the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) – the Nairobi Summit in Kenya from 12-14 November 2019. Convened by
#RatifyILO190 is a central demand of this year’s Global 16 Days Campaign that aims to mobilize women, across movements, to collectively take action in advancing the ratification and implementation of the newly adopted ILO instruments: Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019
The 2019 Global 16 Days Campaign Advocacy Guide was developed by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership to support and strengthen efforts by advocates worldwide in engaging, mobilizing and scaling up efforts to end gender-based violence.