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ESE

   Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women.

 

Interview with Petra De Sutter on the COVID-19 crisis in Europe

30.03.2020 - Interview with Member of the European Parliament Petra De Sutter for the European Greens (Groen - Belgium)

Every year, the European Network organizes actions on 7 April. 7 April is World Health Day. We call it the Day of Action against the Commercialization of Health. At the same time we also try to reach our European representatives with our analyses and demands. This year, we planned a conference in the European Parliament together with Petra De Sutter on the accessibility of health. But the CODIV-19 crisis was one step ahead of us. As an alternative on our annual actions we are organizing a white sheet action and submitted a number of questions to Petra De Sutter, who answered our questions very willingly. She gives us some working points for which the European Greens, in response to this sanitary crisis, will fight for within the European Parliament.

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Interview with Brando Benifei on the COVID-19 crisis in Europe

30.03.2020 - Interview with Member of the European Parliament Brando Benifei for the European Socialists & Democrats (Partito Democratico - Italy)

Every year, the European Network organizes actions on 7 April, World Health Day. We call it the Day of Action against the Commercialization of Health. At the same time we also try to reach our European representatives with our analyses and demands. This year, we planned a conference in the European Parliament. But the COVID-19 crisis was one step ahead of us. On the occasion of the "white sheet" action on 7 April, which we organize as an alternative to our annual actions, we submitted a number of topical questions to Brando Benifei, italian MEP for the European socialists, who answered our questions willingly. He shines light on how the Socialists will position themselves within the European Parliament.

RescEU of the EC
On Friday 6 March, during the hospital social dialogue, DG Health Frank van Loock said that 20 European countries will start buying together safety equipment for healthcare workers. The trade unions made it clear that at that time there was already a shortage. Every day counts. Prevention is a key factor in reducing costs. The European Commission decided only on the 19th of March to create a strategic rescEU stockpile of medical equipment such as ventilators and protective masks to help EU countries in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Justice in the Era of COVID-19: Our Global Responsibility - Gender

By Fernando Travesí, Executive Director

March 27, 2020 - Today, we are facing a global public health crisis of unprecedented proportions. Only time will tell the devastating toll that COVID-19 will exact on human life. The breakneck speed at which the virus is spreading does not give us reason for optimism in the near future. At the writing of this letter, more than 575,000 cases and 26,000 deaths have been recorded worldwide. The pandemic has also paralyzed the world economy. To deal with the crisis and slow the spread of the disease, countries, major cities, and other municipalities have declared states of emergency and have issued strict orders requiring nonessential businesses, government offices, and schools to close and residents to stay at home and limit social interactions. As a result, factories have reduced or suspended production, government agencies have begun furloughing employees, and companies large and small have been laying off workers by the thousands, rattling the markets. Among the hardest hit are low-wage workers, many of whom depend on the informal or gig economy.

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What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women & Girls - Research Report

Flagship report – What works to prevent violence against women & Girls

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is preventable. Over the last two decades, VAWG prevention practitioners and researchers have been developing and testing interventions to stop violence from occurring, in addition to mitigating its consequences. This in-depth review presents what is now known in the ­field six years on and captures the contribution that What Works has made to this wider evidence base. It highlights the repertoire of interventions that are effective where interventions are well designed and executed. These interventions can be carefully adapted and tested in new contexts, before being taken to scale. It also identiti­es major gaps in evaluations of interventions for the most marginalised groups of women and girls, who experience disproportionately high rates of violence, such as adolescent girls, conflict-affected populations, women and girls living with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and intersex plus (LGBTQI+) persons.

Direct Link to Full 167-Page 2020 Report:

https://www.whatworks.co.za/documents/publications/390-what-works-to-prevent-vawg-final-performance-evaluation-report-mar-2020/file

Executive Summary: https://www.whatworks.co.za/documents/publications/372-erexecsumm11-02-20-19022020/file

Source: WUNRN – 01.04.2020

 

 

We Won't Get Women Out of Poverty Until We Leave Behind "One-Size-Fits-All" Interventions

Photo – Mexican Girls – ODI

By Carmen Leon-Himmelstine

Mexican girls walking together

15 October 2019 - If the world is to live up to its commitment to eradicate extreme poverty for everyone everywhere by 2030, we need gender equality. There is growing recognition of this fact, but interventions are still failing to take into account the specific conditions and experiences of women and girls living in poverty.

Reflecting on progress

Since the Beijing Declaration was adopted almost 25 years ago, we have accomplished massive improvements in women’s lives. Today, most girls worldwide complete primary education and, according to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, those in least developed countries can now expect to receive 8.7 years of schooling – up from just 4.8 in 1995.

Average female life expectancy has also increased, from a global average of 68 years in 1995 to around 74 today, with the greatest progress achieved in least developed countries. More women have access to paid work while fewer women are in vulnerable employment than 20 years ago, and between 2000 and 2017 the maternal mortality rate dropped by 38% worldwide. But despite this, there is still considerable work to do.

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