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

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.

CEDAW – 30th Anniversary

UNIFEM has created an excellent website regarding the 30th anniversary of CEDAW.  The site address is:

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:

Why not visit these sites and learn more about CEDAW!

‘Not for Sale’


European Women’s Lobby – EWL DVD “Not for Sale : View online
Challenging the traditional views and myths on prostitution and sexual exploitation of women’s bodies.  Click here to see the video.

European Women’s Lobby:  visit the website in English and French

Carol Smolenski, Executive Director of ECPAT wrote

Dear Friends:  We are pleased to share with you this new brochure by ECPAT-USA.  Our  Protect Children in Tourism Project (PCT) has just completed a successful program in Mexico and Belize to prevent the commercial sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism.  This brochure is specifically about the project’s achievements in Mexico, especially the community efforts that have been sparked and will carry on after the end of the PCT Project.   It is a fine model for other communities to embrace to prevent child sex tourism. Here’s the link: