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   Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women.

Teaching Boys to Examine Gender in Patriarchal Societies

This piece discusses learnings from an 18-month study with a group of working-class adolescent boys in the Study Hall Educational Foundation’s Prerna Boys School. For in depth information on the conceptual framework and draft curriculum developed at the school, see this “What About Our Boys? Educating Boys for Gender Justice” manuscript.

By Urvashi Sahni - Founder & CEO - Study Hall Educational Foundation – August 2018

One group of global experts ranks India as the most dangerous country in the world for girls and women. According to the government, crime against women rose by 83 percent from 2007-2016, with four rapes reported every hour. One in three girls is a child bride—the most in the world. The government estimates that “there are 63 million ‘missing’ women in the country because of sex-selective abortion, as well as 21 million unwanted girls.” The situation is serious and needs urgent attention.

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Social Protection for Older Women - Gender Inequalities

By Isabel Ortiz and Florian Juergens – February 20, 2019

"While women's disadvantage in older age is mainly a result of discrimination throughout the life-course, the design of gender-sensitive pension systems is essential."

Gender equality and women's empowerment are increasingly prominent themes on the international policy agenda. The empowerment of women is essential for realising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, agreed by all countries at the United Nations in 2015.

Also at the forefront of the development agenda is social protection, or social security, and its SDG target 1.3, committing countries to implement national social protection systems for all, including floors, to prevent and reduce poverty and inequality.

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UN Women Launches Global Intergenerational Campaign to Bring Women's Rights & Empowerment to the Forefront

To mark the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking Beijing Platform for Action in 2020, campaign “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future” will catalyze global actions on gender equality

 (New York, 6 May 2019)—To mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, considered the blueprint on women’s rights and empowerment, UN Women today announced its new multigenerational campaign, “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future”.

In 2020, it will be 25 years since world leaders adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which set out how to remove the systemic barriers that hold women back from equal participation in all areas of life, whether in public or in private. Developed at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action is a visionary agenda for the empowerment of women and girls, everywhere. It was adopted by 189 governments committed to taking strategic, bold actions in 12 critical areas of concern: poverty, education and training, health, violence, armed conflict, economy, power and decision-making, institutional mechanisms, human rights, media, environment, and the girl child. Nearly 25 years later, the promise of the Beijing Platform for Action remains unfulfilled.

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International Day of the Midwife - Saving Lives of Mothers & Babies

UNICEF/Vishwanathan - An Auxiliary Nurse Midwife performs critical ante-natal services in Shrawasti, India.

5 May 2019 - Why are midwives important? What impact have they had on mothers’ and babies’ health? As the United Nations celebrates midwives across the world on Sunday, here are five things you should know about the critical role they play in communities.

1. Midwives save millions of lives each year

The world has seen a steady decline in maternal and newborn deaths since 1990, in large part because more women are receiving skilled midwifery care: from 67 per cent in 2010 to 79 per cent in 2017. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), quality midwifery reduces maternal and newborn mortality and stillbirth rates by over 80 per cent, and reduces pre-term labour and birth by 24 per cent.

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EU - Council of Europe Methodology & Tools Help Countries to Map Support Services for Victims of Violence Against Women

Strasbourg 23/04/2019 - The Council of Europe has developed a methodology and tools to draw inventories and to chart the various support services available for women who are victims of the diverse forms of violence covered by the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, known as the Istanbul Convention.

The methodology and tools “Mapping support services for victims of violence against women in line with the Istanbul Convention standards”, developed by Professor Liz Kelly from the London Metropolitan University, take into account in particular the distinction between specialised and general services, the forms of violence and the types of support that should be available. It thus helps countries to collect all pertinent data on support services actually available, whether they are run by central and local public authorities or by non-profit organisations, to identify gaps and improve support services for victims of violence against women and domestic violence. It includes guidelines to use the tools, including definitions of key terms and concepts; a participatory methodology for data-gathering; three data templates addressing specific support sectors and an appendix with relevant articles of the Istanbul Convention.

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