International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women

International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women is on November 25th and commences the 16 days of activism against gender violence. Read about the history of the day at this website http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/vaw/v-inter-day.htm#16

Giving Voice to the Victims and Survivors of Human Trafficking.

An event hosted by the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the United Nations in New York on Thursday October 22, 2009.    “These people are more than victims and survivors, they are champions of truth and justice”  words of the Secretary General Mr Ban Ki Moon.  Having listened to the stories of these people, how would describe them?  Why not share your thoughts with me by clicking on comment at the end of this post!

Click on the link.  You may need to download Real Player SP to be able to view the webcast.  Follow the links for the download. http://www.un.org/webcast/2009.html

CEDAW – 30th Anniversary

UNIFEM has created an excellent website regarding the 30th anniversary of CEDAW.  The site address is:  http://www.unifem.org/cedaw30/

Additionally, there will be an event at the United Nations on December 3 celebrating the anniversary of the treaty and the 10th anniversary of the Optional Protocol.  For information about the event, go to:  http://www.unifem.org/cedaw30/events_calendar/event.php?EventID=3

Why not visit these sites and learn more about CEDAW!