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Must Reads: No Place to Hide

In this week's Must Reads: Amid lockdowns, shutdowns, curfews, and social distancing, there is a rise in reported cases of sexualized violence. In the UK, "It's a perfect storm," Suzanne Jacob, chief…

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Must Reads: Coronavirus Pandemic Creates Intensified Risks for Women

In this week's Must Reads: Coronavirus lockdowns create unique risks for women subjected to violence as policymakers and service organizations build capacity to respond. Women make up 70 percent of…

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Virtual CSW64 Panel: Dr. Eleanor Nwadinobi with Helen Rubenstein of Global Rights for Women

Every Woman Treaty invites you to join our own Dr. Eleanor Nwadinobi for a virtual panel with Helen Rubenstein of Global Rights for Women this Thursday, March 19, 9:00 a.m. Eastern time via  Zoom for…

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Every Woman Institute Launches the Safer Sooner Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Elizabeth Blackney, [email protected] (Seattle) Today, February 20, 2020, the Every Woman Institute releases its first-ever Safer Sooner Report.  “For many women around…

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Meet a World Leader: The Woman Behind the ILO Treaty

In 2012, Jane Hodges set in motion an idea that led to the creation of a groundbreaking new treaty to end violence and harassment at work—the International Labour Organization’s Convention on…

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How does a treaty addressing violence against women and girls align with sustainable development goal #5?

Sometimes it’s a sister-in-law who tells a woman to obey her husband. Or an executive who pays a new female staff member a lower salary. A man who thinks he has the right to grope a woman. UN…

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BRIDE TRAFFICKING IN INDIA: Empower People Builds Prevention Network with 14,000-km March

Partway into a march across India to raise awareness about bride trafficking, the crew got good news. They’d given a presentation to officers at a train station on how to identify trafficking…

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VIOLENCE AGAINST ROHINGYA REFUGEE WOMEN: Medical Teams International Reports

Rohingya refugees Ruvel, Rukiya and Sumaya. Women and girls make up 75 percent of all refugees and displaced people around the world, and are among the world’s most vulnerable to violence. (Photo:…

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Here’s How We End The Violence

One of the questions we’re asked most often is how a treaty addressing violence against women and girls can actually prevent violence. Good question. Violence prevention is complex, but over the last…

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Croatian Women’s Rights Groups Band Together to Ratify Istanbul Convention

Ratification is a crucial step in creating the climate for a global treaty Women’s rights advocates dressed as women from the dystopian series The Handmaid’s Tale to call for ratification of the…

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Social distancing creates new challenges for survivors of domestic violence. @WomanTreaty’s “Safer Sooner” report quantifies the toll of violence against women + girls & reviews the international legal tools (and the gaps) in the fight against it.

https://t.co/JKqlQqokRt

“The crisis that we are going through and the quarantine could unfortunately create a fertile ground of domestic violence,” read a statement from France’s Secretary of State in charge of Gender Equality, Marlène Schiappa https://t.co/Vs1Sz7T2qB #COVID-19 #coronavirus

The #Patriarchy doesn't want you to read the #SaferSoonerReport. But you really should. Academics and activists from 128 nations informed this groundbreaking report. Read & download it here: https://t.co/ybb3Wpotmw

From our #IWD2020 #MustReads: < Our Bodies, Their Battlefields > by @christinalamb on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Survivors, & even heroes doing the work on the frontlines around the world. More: https://t.co/fOC8JPByqC
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