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Historic UN declaration adopted to combat violence against women

March 17, 2013


 Source Muslim and Western nations overcame deep divisions to agree on a landmark United Nations code to combat violence against women and girls. Iran, Libya, Sudan and other Muslim nations ended threats to block the declaration and agreed to language stating that violence against women could not be justified by “any custom, tradition or religious […]

Online Discussion on Prevention of Violence Against Women (Global)

August 3, 2012


Source: Inter Press Service NEW YORK , Jul 31 2012 (IPS) – UN Women [ ], which  has launched an online discussion about violence against women,  is offering a chance to civil society organizations worldwide to provide their views from their own cultures. The two week long platform, which is taking place through 3 August,  […]

The Best And Worst Places In The World To Be A Woman

July 20, 2012



US trafficking report reveals ‘modern slavery’ toll

July 19, 2012


By Adam Blenford BBC News, Washington The report aims to broaden understanding of “trafficking in people” to include adults and children forced into work or servitude More than 42,000 adults and children were found in forced prostitution, labour, slavery or armed conflict in 2011, a US government report has found. Some 9,000 more victims were […]

Graphic: A woman’s place in the world, ranked from first to last

July 12, 2012


Jake Edmiston and Richard Johnson, National Post Staff Updated: Jul 12, 2012 3:56 PM ET Canada ranked 17th on a list of the best and worst places to be a woman in the world. In the report, researchers from Save the Children looked at the health, education and economic status of women in 165 countries […]