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   Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women.

Gender & Rural Development in Eastern Europe & Central Asia: Key Issues

This publication has been produced as part of the identification of key issues on gender and rural development that has served in the preparation of the Regional Gender Strategy approved by the FAO Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia. It is a brief overview of key issues affecting the status of rural women relevant to the region of Eastern Europe, the Balkans, South Caucasus and Central Asia.


Female Infanticide - Study - Country Data

11 July 2016 - Releasing its report, “ Female Infanticide Worldwide”)  the first ever global study on the issue, Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) stated that female infanticide for son preference due to variety of reasons is a worldwide phenomenon with 1.5 million female foetuses being aborted every year.

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Selection of the Next UN Secretary-General - Candidates - Women

Procedure of Selecting & Appointing the Next UN Secretary-General

President Lykketoft has committed to running his Presidency in the most open and transparent manner possible. This also applies to the process of selecting and appointing the next United Nations Secretary-General.

The position of Secretary-General is one of great importance that requires the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, and a firm commitment to the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. The President of the General Assembly and of the Security Council invite candidates to be presented with proven leadership and managerial abilities, extensive experience in international relations, and strong diplomatic, communication and multilingual skills.

Member States are invited to present candidates in a letter to the President of the General Assembly and the President of the Security Council.

The Presidents of the General Assembly and of the Security Council will jointly circulate to all Member States, on an ongoing basis, and publish on this webpage, the names of individuals that have been submitted for consideration.


NGO’s/Civil Society Organizations Worry About Declining Involvement – UN & National Politics

Civil society organisations help represent marginalised groups, such as women in politics. Credit:Richard Mulonga/IPS

By Phillip Kaeding

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 14 2016 (IPS)- Less than a year after the adoption of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), non-government organizations (NGOs) are concerned about declining possibilities for participation, both at the UN and in national politics.

Worldwide, there are estimated to be more than 10 million NGOs, of which some 4500 organizations have a consultative status at the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). This institutionalized way of guaranteeing civil society participation is acknowledged as an important tool by many. However, many civil society actors feel their influence is shrinking. For them, it is poor timing as they are eager to help with implementing the SDGs.

Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Special Representative for Human Rights, said implementing the ambitious global agenda would be “impossible without civil society” during a panel discussion here Tuesday. Governments do not need to agree to everything civil society said, but they are obliged to at least guarantee their freedom and listen, Lambrinidis said.


Critical Dialogue on Engaging Men in Gender Justice


The recognition of the power and privileges granted to certain groups under patriarchy is essential to the pursuit of accountability and meaningful partnerships. Many contributors reminded us that privilege and injustice are often invisible to the dominant group in society, and that most men are unaware how they are both privileged and harmed by the patriarchal system. For this reason, acknowledging power and  privilege is a crucial component in interventions with men and boys. It is also an essential exercise for all those working in the field of gender justice; in particular, those granted certain privileges based on gender, class, ethnicity or other factors.

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