Womens Justice Center

News Round-up ~ Resumen de noticias


   Urge que el Estado asuma su obligación de proteger a las niñas

La omisión del Estado en la protección de los derechos de la infancia, la violencia de género, la marginación y la pobreza son factores que fomentan las uniones tempranas.

El matrimonio infantil tiene diversas causas según cada contexto: una niña de una comunidad rural no tiene las mismas motivaciones para casarse que otra que vive en un barrio urbano, y que podría considerar que fue forzada a formar una familia.
Es decir, las 362 mil 581 niñas de 12 a 17 años que para 2010 estaban casadas, en unión libre, divorciadas, separadas o viudas –según datos del Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (Inegi)–, atravesaron por diferentes circunstancias que derivaron en que llegaran al matrimonio.  
Al investigar las causas de estas uniones tempranas, Cimacnoticias encontró que hay pocos análisis, estadísticas y estudios sociológicos enfocados en niñas menores de 13 años de edad, pese a la incidencia de matrimonios y embarazos a estas edades.
De acuerdo con ONU-Mujeres, hay evidencia de que a nivel mundial, ante la marginación, algunos padres casan a sus hijas porque es la única opción que conocen, lo que significa que las niñas de comunidades con alto índice de pobreza están más propensas al matrimonio infantil.
Especialistas en derechos de la infancia coinciden en que el denominador común de las uniones tempranas son la marginación y la pobreza, y también indican que la sociedad y el Estado son responsables al considerar a niñas y niños como sujetos de tutela y no como sujetos de derechos, sobre todo el de decidir sobre su futuro.



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Islamic law is to be effectively enshrined in the British legal system for the first time under guidelines for solicitors on drawing up “Sharia compliant” wills.

Under ground-breaking guidance, produced by The Law Society, High Street solicitors will be able to write Islamic wills that deny women an equal share of inheritances and exclude unbelievers altogether.

The documents, which would be recognised by Britain’s courts, will also prevent children born out of wedlock – and even those who have been adopted – from being counted as legitimate heirs.

Anyone married in a church, or in a civil ceremony, could be excluded from succession under Sharia principles, which recognise only Muslim weddings for inheritance purposes.



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A viral social media campaign against rape and sexual harassment which spawned nationwide protests in Brazil, is giving Brazil's feminists fresh support which they intend to use to change the way Brazil's schoolchildren are taught women's rights.

The surge in support was sparked by the shocking findings of a study published on March 27 by the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) on the attitudes of Brazilians towards sexual harassment and rape.

The research found 65 percent of the 3,810 people surveyed agreed, partly or completely, with the statement: “Women who used clothes that show off their body deserve to be attacked.”

Tens of thousands of Brazilians immediately went online to express their shock and disgust at the findings, among them Brazil's first female president, Dilma Rousseff, who decried such attitudes and said Brazil had “a long way to go on combatting violence against women.”

The next day journalist Nana Queiroz walked out in front of Congress in the capital, Brasília, and took a picture of herself, undressed to the waist. Folded across her chest, her arms bore a phrase which has now rung out across Brazil: “Eu Não Mereço Ser Estuprada.” “I Don't Deserve To Be Raped.”


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Dear Task Force Members,
We want to support the recommendations submitted by RAINN and by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. We would also like to add one additional recommendation not included in those submissions, a restructuring of campus sexual assault services that we believe is essential for successful implementation of any of the other recommendations.
The key responders to campus sexual assault - the police, advocates, counselors, title IX coordinators, and others, - should be independent of campus administration and financing, for the same reason that  institutional independence is deemed essential for proper response to sexual assaults that occur in the military and in the Catholic church. This independence is needed to avoid the inherent and profound conflict of interest that exists when campus responders are employed and supervised by the very same institution that has such overpowering financial interests in protecting its ‘reputation’ and in suppressing the number, the problem, and reports of sexual assaults.
The Problem: 
This task force was formed due to the inordinately high rate of sexual assaults and low rate of adequate responses to those assaults on our college and university campuses.The problem of poor response to sexual assault, of course, exists everywhere, and everywhere the problem requires a full spectrum of strong remedies.
We believe one of the main factors contributing to the particular gravity of this problem on campuses is that, unlike responders to sexual assaults in the community at large, the responders to campus sexual assaults are mostly all hired, supervised, and paid by the very colleges and universities that, at the same time, have enormous financial interest in suppressing the reports of sexual assaults at their institution, if for no other reason than to convince parents of potential students that their institution is a safe place to send their kids. This creates an unworkable conflict of interest in which the campus police, advocates, counselors, title IX coordinators, and other campus sexual assault responders must operate.It is impossible to at once expect the same institutions that have such a strong financial interest in hushing up the problem of sexual assault to properly provide the visibility, accountability, and public documentation essential to providing adequate response to and prevention of sexual assault.
The direct and dire consequences of this built-in conflict of interest on our campuses are, not surprisingly, much the same as the consequences seen in the military and the Catholic church. At best, sexual assault victims are steered into soft, quiet, ineffective, and unjust responses, such as mediation, counseling, and informal, off-the-record processes. At worst, as happens far too often, the victims are vilified and retaliated against for reporting. Far too many campus sexual assault victims, as has been well recorded, are shunned to the extent they feel they must leave the school. Almost always, the justice and protection that are essential for proper response and prevention are denied.
In order to eliminate the conflict of interest, adequate firewalls must be constructed between the administration, supervision, and payroll of campus sexual assault responders, particularly campus police, and the educational institutions where they work. As a stop-gap measure victims of campus sexual assault should be informed of, and given the option of going directly to off-campus sexual assault services.
Thank you for your attention and your work,
Marie De Santis

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   Condenadas por homicidio agravado, purgan penas de 40 años

La Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto Terapéutico, Ético y Eugenésico en El Salvador llamó a los tres poderes de gobierno a conceder el indulto a 17 mujeres criminalizadas por abortar, algunas de ellas condenadas a 40 años de prisión.
Como parte de la “Campaña sobre despenalización del aborto en El Salvador”, la organización civil pidió aplicar la “Ley Especial de Ocursos de Gracia” que permite que la Asamblea Legislativa, la Corte Suprema de Justicia y el presidente Mauricio Funes, concedan el indulto a 17 mujeres que fueron acusadas de aborto, pero que al final fueron condenadas por homicidio agravado, lo que derivó en que la mayoría de ellas paguen penas de entre 30 y 40 años de prisión.
La campaña, también enfocada en lograr que se reforme el Código Penal del país centroamericano para permitir el aborto terapéutico, presentó formalmente ante la Asamblea Legislativa 17 solicitudes de indulto que corresponden a mujeres que fueron perseguidas, acusadas y condenadas, sin contar con el apoyo legal apropiado para ser escuchadas y defenderse adecuadamente.


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Everyone wants to live in a safe neighborhood. In many parts of the world, however, that's a luxury some people just don't have.

A new report released by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime on Thursday serves as a stark reminder of how drastically murder rates vary from country to country. TheGlobal Study on Homicide 2013 found that nearly half a million people were intentionally murdered in 2012, and killings were largely concentrated in two regions: the Americas and Africa.

UNODC defines homicide as " an unlawful death purposefully inflicted on a person by another person," not directly related to an armed conflict. The data is collected from each country's law enforcement or health authorities, or where this is not available, from World Health Organization estimates.

According to the study, almost half of the 437,000 murders took place in countries with just 11 per cent of the global population. In 2012, the Americas overtook Africaas the region with the highest rate of killings.

Sadly, the concentration of deadly violence in specific parts of the globe is nothing new. Murder rates in the Americas have remained high for decades, around five to eight times higher than Europe and Asia since the 1950s, according to the report.

Tellingly, the U.N. notes that the Americas have a vastly lower conviction rate for murder, at 24 per cent, compared to 48 per cent in Asia and 81 per cent in Europe.


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from intlawgrrls

The Wisconsin International Law Journal 20014 Symposium addressed the Creation of International Law: Exploring the International Components of Peace. The Conference commenced with a keynote speech by Penny Andrews, Dean of Albany Law School, on “Justice, Reconciliation and the Masculinist Way: What Role for Women in Truth Commissions?” She discussed the tendency of truth commissions to focus on male victims, rendering women secondary status as the mothers, wives, and sisters of men, and thus unrecognized as their engagement is not characterized as public resistance of oppression. She also criticized the phenomenon of truth commissions to belittle the process of receiving testimony from women describing the violations they endure, describing themselves as becoming “Kleenex Commissions” because of having to witness so many tears. She concluded that truth commissions have not been very transformative and there remains a challenge to reform them so that they can promote cultural changes to ensure that women will experience freedom from violence, fair access to economic resources, and freedom from subordination in order to enjoy true citizenship.


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about the controversy:

CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) is at it again. This time they have succeeded in shutting down a screening of the film, "Honor Diaries," at the University of Michigan, Dearborn last Thursday night, claiming that the film is ‘Islamophobic.’
"Honor Diaries" is a recently-released documentary profiling nine Muslim women and their horrific experiences in Islamic societies living with practices such as female genital mutilation, honor violence, honor killings and forced marriage at young ages.
CAIR started a Twitter campaign a few days ago against the film, calling it ‘Islamophobic,’ the term groups such as CAIR use not to mean prejudice or fear against the religion, but a fabricated term used to denote anything unflattering to Islam.
It’s a tactic used by CAIR and others to successfully and often indefinitely quiet any criticism of Islam, even when it’s shining light upon the practice of honor violence and depriving young women of education, two central themes in the film.


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México: Trabajadoras domésticas, una asignatura pendiente

No existe conciencia de que trabajan en labores del hogar 2,2 millones de personas, mayoritariamente mujeres, que aportan un valor equivalente al 27% del Producto Interno Bruto


México, 02 abr. 14. AmecoPress/SEMlac.- México se ha negado a firmar el convenio 189 de la Organización Internacional del Trabajo, que reconoce derechos laborales a quienes realizan tareas de cuidado y limpieza en las casas particulares. Tampoco ha definido el salario mínimo profesional para estas personas, según lo establece la nueva Ley Federal del Trabajo.



Según el reciente informe de Human Rights Watch “Ocultados: Abusos contra trabajadores domésticos migrantes en el Reino Unido” Viven en esclavitud las trabajadoras domésticas emigrantes en Reino Unido




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Young witnesses suffer fear, anxiety while perpetrators rarely face jail time, according to study

WASHINGTON — A nationwide study of children who have witnessed domestic violence found that parents or caregivers were physically injured in more than a third of the cases, yet only a small fraction of offenders went to jail and just 1 in 4 incidents resulted in police reports, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. 

“One of the most shocking findings is that less than 2 percent of the cases resulted in jail time for the perpetrator,” said lead researcher Sherry Hamby, PhD, a psychology research professor at Sewanee, The University of the South.  

Children were physically hurt in 1 in 75 cases, but they experienced fear and anxiety much more often. More than half of the children said they were afraid someone would be hurt badly, and almost 2 in 5 said the violence was one of their scariest experiences ever, according to the study, published April 7 in the APA journal Psychology of Violence®

Children who witness domestic violence are more likely to experience depression, anxiety, nightmares, teen dating violence and disruptions with school work, Hamby said. The trauma can be very similar to when children experience abuse themselves, she added. 

“Family violence definitely cuts across all segments of society and has a serious impact on children,” Hamby said. “Parents are such big figures in a child’s life. If a parent is endangered, that can threaten a child’s well-being. They get worried that if their parent is in danger, then who is going to protect them?”

The nationwide study included 517 children who had witnessed domestic violence, including beating, hitting or kicking of a parent or caregiver. Three in 4 children saw the violence, 21 percent heard it and 3 percent saw the injuries later. 




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Exploring Reasonable Efforts in Child Welfare Cases that Include Domestic Violence (Site A)

 NCJ Number:  244701
 Author:  Lorie Sicafuse ; Steve Wood M.S. ; Alicia Summers Ph.D.
 Publication Date:  11/2013
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 Exploring Reasonable Efforts in Child Welfare Cases that Include Domestic Violence in Portland, Oregon
 NCJ Number:  244702
 Author:  Lorie Sicafuse ; Steve Wood M.S. ; Alicia Summers Ph.D.
 Publication Date:  10/2013
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 Exploring Reasonable Efforts in Child Welfare Cases that Include Domestic Violence in Princeton, West Virginia
 NCJ Number:  244703
 Author:  Lorie Sicafuse ; Steve Wood M.S. ; Alicia Summers Ph.D.
 Publication Date:  10/2013
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(March 6, 2014) -- The federal government should push colleges to improve the criminal justice response to rape, de-emphasize internal judicial boards, put in place bystander intervention and risk reduction programs, and ensure comprehensive care for victims, RAINN advised a new White House task force charged with creating a plan to reduce rape on college campuses.

In 16 pages of recommendations, RAINN urged the task focus to remain focused on the true cause of the problem. “In the last few years, there has been an unfortunate trend towards blaming “rape culture” for the extensive problem of sexual violence on campuses. While it is helpful to point out the systemic barriers to addressing the problem, it is important to not lose sight of a simple fact: Rape is caused not by cultural factors but by the conscious decisions, of a small percentage of the community, to commit a violent crime,” said the letter to the task force from RAINN’s president, Scott Berkowitz, and vice president for public policy, Rebecca O’Connor.

President Obama appointed the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault in January, giving it 90 days to recommend improvements colleges should make. The task force includes representatives from the White House, Justice Department, Education Department, Health and Human Services and other federal agencies.

RAINN’s recommendations pointed to research that suggests that more than 90% of college rapes are committed by about 3% of college men (reliable research about female perpetrators is harder to come by). Based on that pattern of assaults by repeat offenders, RAINN stressed the importance of treating sexual assaults on campuses as the serious crimes that they are, and ensuring that there are meaningful consequences.

RAINN also stressed the need to de-emphasize colleges’ internal judicial boards. “The FBI, for purposes of its Uniform Crime Reports, has a hierarchy of crimes — a ranking of violent crimes in order of seriousness. Murder, of course, ranks first. Second is rape. It would never occur to anyone to leave the adjudication of a murder in the hands of a school’s internal judicial process. Why, then, is it not only common, but expected, for them to do so when it comes to sexual assault,” the letter asked. “The simple fact is that these internal boards were designed to adjudicate charges like plagiarism, not violent felonies. The crime of rape just does not fit the capabilities of such boards.”


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Donna Greco, Training and Technical Assistance Director

(717) 909-0710, Ext. 131; email

National Sexual Violence Resource Center


ENOLA, Pa. – In response to President’s Barack Obama’s goal to prevent campus sexual assault, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), along with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR), have released their recommendations for addressing sexual violence on campus. The recommendations, which were submitted to the White House Task Force to Protect Students in March, are being released publicly in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

According to the White House report, Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action, one in five women have been sexually assaulted while in college, and 63 percent of men who admitted to committing rape/attempting rape said that they had committed an average of six rapes each (White House Council on Women and Girls, 2014). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, one in 71 men have been raped at some time in their lives  and one in 21 men have been forced to penetrate someone else during their lifetime (Black et al., 2011).

Sexual violence can undermine a student’s academic career, creating an economic and social ripple effect over the course of their lifespan. While the individuals, who commit these crimes, need to be held accountable, the NSVRC and PCAR know that they do not commit sexual violence in a vacuum. In fact, sexual violence is preventable; it is a learned behavior that is shaped by individual, relationship, community, and societal factors (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2014). Therefore, NSVRC and PCAR believe that in order to prevent these crimes, universities need a culturally-relevant, comprehensive strategy that engages the entire campus community on multiple levels — from recruitment to graduation.

“Effective prevention and response efforts hinge on meaningful collaborations among campuses and local, state, and national sexual assault organizations,” said Karen Baker, NSVRC Director.

To read the in-depth recommendations, visit http://tinyurl.com/motbm5b.

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Overcoming the Consent Defense: 
Identifying, Investigating & Prosecuting 
the Non-Stranger Rapist
Webinar | April 18, 2014 | 2:00PM-3:30PM EDT
Presented by Christopher Mallios, Attorney Advisor, AEquitas

Research shows the vast majority of sex offenders are non-stranger rapists and serial offenders. Non-stranger rapists are adept at creating, identifying, and manipulating perceived vulnerabilities in their victims and ultimately rendering them more vulnerable to attack through the use of premeditated tactics and non-traditional weapons. These offenders also benefit from common misconceptions and false expectations of offenders (e.g., appearance, behavior, use of weapons, etc.) that can result in failure to identify non-stranger rapists who do not meet these expectations. To more effectively identify, investigate, and prosecute non-stranger rapists, prosecutors must overcome their own myths and misconceptions about sexual violence as well as those believed by judges and juries.

This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of sex offenders with an emphasis on non-stranger rapists (e.g., motivations and characteristics, myths and misconceptions, serial and crossover offending, etc.) and focus on strategies for overcoming the unique challenges these offenders present.

Click here to register.


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En Tucumán y Buenos Aires habrá actos para conmemorar el aniversario de la última vez que su familia la vio. En ese marco, se anunció que la semana próxima el tribunal dictará las nuevas sentencias. La Corte provincial había anulado las absoluciones anteriores.

En conmemoración de los doce años del secuestro de Marita Verón, en Tucumán y Buenos Aires habrá actividades y un acto para concientizar acerca de la trata de personas en la Argentina, una seguidilla de eventos que comenzará hoy, aniversario de la última vez que su familia vio a Verón con vida, y continuará mañana. En tanto, entre lunes y martes de la semana próxima dictará sentencias el tribunal tucumano encargado de asignar penas a los condenados en el caso Verón, luego de que la Suprema Corte provincial revisara el fallo de la Cámara Penal y revirtiera 10 de las 13 absoluciones dictadas en diciembre de 2012.


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EWL’s general contribution will focus on the following aspects: 
1. The issue of prostitution in international human rights instruments 
2. Assessment of 10 years of Swedish and Dutch policies on prostitution 
3. Recent developments in other countries over the last two years 
4. EWL’s principles and recommendations on prostitution 
5. EWL’s work on prostitution and trafficking in women for prostitution 
The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is the largest umbrella organisation of women’s associations in the 
European Union (EU), working to promote women’s rights and equality between women and men. EWL 
membership extends to organisations in all 28 EU member states and three candidate countries, as well as to 21 
European-wide bodies, representing a total of more than 2000 organisations. 


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An anonymous Harvard sexual assault victim exposes a culture of exceptionalism that may lead to violence – but little change     

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An anonymous student wrote in the Harvard Crimson this week that 'the school's limited response amounted to the equivalent of a slap on the hand for my assailant.' Photograph: Alamy

You've heard this story before: A young woman is sexually assaulted on her college campus. She reports it to campus authorities. They take the accusations as a "he said, she said". They do nothing. She goes to therapy, maybe goes on medication, maybe drops out of school. He goes on with his life. The university stays silent in the face of criticism, or perhaps pledges to take "a new look" at its sexual assault policies.




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Las mujeres, sometidas a la violencia patriarcal, sufren de manera más descarnada el efecto de las guerras. Las violaciones son comunes en todos los conflictos y no se producen de manera espontánea, sino que son usadas sistemáticamente como parte de la estrategia militar.

La masculinidad es el valor central de lo militar, masculinidad que es entendida como la construcción social basada en la superioridad del sexo masculino. Esto produce un rechazo de lo femenino que se traduce en un día a día plagado de abusos en el seno de los ejércitos y en un brutal maltrato a la mujer en las zonas de conflicto. La violencia sexista es utilizada con diversos fines tanto en las batallas como en los cuarteles, lo que la convierte en una herramienta estructurada y con unos fines definidos.

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Anabel Arévalo, representante del Centro de Atención Para la Mujer (Cepam), manifestó, en los Desayunos de 24 Horas, que la implementación de unidades judiciales especializadas es un paso adelante para el sistema judicial, aunque en relación al número de denuncias que presenta la ciudadanía en estas unidades, el número de jueces no es lo suficientemente grande como para abarcar la demanda de servicios por parte de la Unidad, pues en Guayaquil son muchas las personas que se acercan a buscar ayuda para sus problemas de violencia intrafamiliar.

Es un gran progreso para los derechos de la mujer que haya unidades judiciales específicas para atender sus problemas, señaló Arévalo, y que estén adscritas a la Función Judicial directamente, y no al Ministerio del Interior, como históricamente lo han estado, señaló, más allá de que acusa ciertos desajustes que, dice, deben pulir para el mejor funcionamiento del organismo.

Además indicó que la relación intrafamiliar entre los agresores y las mujeres agredidas es bastante compleja a nivel emocional, y muchas desean únicamente que la violencia contra su persona pare, pero no una separación, e hizo una alerta sobre la posibilidad de que estos comportamientos se repitan en los niños que crecen en medio de estas condiciones, pues ellos son especialmente susceptibles a adquirir y repetir este comportamiento en etapas posteriores de su vida, acotó. (Teleamazonas)



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When indigenous women disappear, their cases often get little coverage -- and their identities can be erased

On July 5, 2013, Hanna Harris, a member of the Northern Cheyenne tribe, was reported missing by her family in Lame Deer, Mont. After search efforts by community members and law enforcement, she was found dead five days later. While there was some coverage of the disappearance and death of Harris, the media initially took the opportunity to focus on her use of peyote for ceremonial practices or to suggest her death was the result of drug use.

The Lame Deer tribal authorities were initially responsible for taking the missing persons complaint and assisting with the search, and according to the family were not quick to act (the authorities have not responded to Salon’s request for comment). The FBI, which has federal authority over reservations in cases of murder, has said it needs more information and testimonies from others before being able to move forward with the Hanna Harris case. So Harris’ family developed a reward fund in an attempt to entice witnesses and those with information to come forward. The efforts of the family have allowed the investigation to remain open and ongoing.

Hanna Harris matters and deserves respect, as do the hundreds (possibly thousands) of indigenous women who have also gone missing and murdered. Unfortunately, Harris’ story — a death so far uninvestigated by government authorities — is ubiquitous among indigenous people. A year ago my co-worker Laura M. Madison and I launched the Save Wiyabi Map, a project to keep track of missing and murdered sisters. In that time, we have tracked 1,050 violent incidents involving indigenous women — women who have disappeared, or who have been found dead.


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Special Focus: CSW 58


CSW58 took place in New York from 10 - 21 March, 2014. Check out ourSpecial Focus Section for official and CSO statements, news, analysis and resources from the meeting.

Special Focus: Post 2015 Development Agenda


This special focus section on the Post 2015 Development Agenda aims to shed light on the process underway to shape a new development agenda to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) when they expire in 2015. The section includes critical feminist analysis on the process and key resources including news, publications, statements, campaigns and events.

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Análisis especial: CSW 58


La CSW58 tuvo lugar en Nueva York del 10 al 21 marzo del 2014. Echa un vistazo a nuestra sección de Análisis especial para leer las declaraciones oficiales y de las OSC, noticias, análisis y recursos sobre la reunion.

Análisis especial: Agenda de Desarrollo Post 2015


Esta sección de análisis especial sobre la agenda de desarrollo post-2015 pretende facilitar el acceso a este proceso para elaborar una nueva agenda de desarrollo una vez que los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM) expiren en 2015. La sección proporciona un análisis crítico feminista y el acceso a los recursos clave, incluyendo noticias, publicaciones, declaraciones, campañas y eventos.

Visite la sección de análisis especial...


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La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) señaló hoy el apoyo a las defensoras de los derechos de las mujeres como un "deber" de los Estados de las Américas y una prioridad para lograr la igualdad de sexos.

 La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) señaló hoy el apoyo a las defensoras de los derechos de las mujeres como un "deber" de los Estados de las Américas y una prioridad para lograr la igualdad de sexos.

Así lo indicó la comisionada Tracy Robinson en una audiencia de la CIDH, organismo autónomo de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA), sobre los desafíos en la protección de las mujeres frente a la violencia cuando se va a cumplir el 20 aniversario de la Convención de Belém do Pará (Brasil).

"Destacar la protección de las defensoras de los derechos humanos mujeres es una excelente forma de llamar la atención sobre el deber de los Estados" en material de igualdad, afirmó Robinson.

"Es una forma excelente de enfatizar el resultado de nuestros esfuerzos en relación a la violencia contra las mujeres. A veces, poner el foco solamente en la violencia doméstica genera en realidad el análisis contrario sobre la situación de las mujeres", añadió.

En la sesión intervinieron ocho activistas por los derechos de la mujer que analizaron los retos para la igualdad en el marco del vigésimo aniversario de la Convención Interamericana para Prevenir, Sancionar y Erradicar la Violencia contra la Mujer, firmada en Belém do Pará, que se celebrará en junio.


VEA TAMBIEN: Belém Do Pará Es Insuficiente Para Proteger A Defensoras


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The Nuestro Texas campaign shines the spotlight on lack of access to reproductive health care in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. One of the poorest regions in the U.S. and home to a large population of immigrants and Latinos, the Valley has some of the most profound barriers to health care in the entire country. It also has a highly organized network of women fighting for their human right to reproductive health care. Nuestro Texas supports the women of the Valley as they demand policies from the federal government and Texas legislature that promote their reproductive health and build stronger families and communities.



Seeking Global Justice for a Local Reproductive Injustice


Esmeralda’s Story

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