March 2012

Webcast: UN Observance of International Women's Day 2012

March 7, 2012

On Wednesday March 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. (New York time (GMT-4)) there will be a live webcast observance of International Women's Day 2012: "Empower Rural Women - End Hunger and Poverty"

ACID ATTACKS - Violence Against Women and Girls.

March 7, 2012

This was a very graphic and disturbing presentation. Panelists included the founder and workers of the Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI) as well as a young woman who was a victim of an acid attack.

What is acid violence?

Iran and the Right to Participate in CSW

March 7, 2012

This morning at the NGO briefing session, NGOs were made aware of a situation regarding Itanian women's participation at CSW 56

Afghan Code to Downgrade Women’s Rights

March 7, 2012

While delegates to CSW 56 celebrated International Women's Day at the UN, a Canadian newspaper reported:

"Rural Women Think Green and Act Green" - CSW Side Event on March 05

March 7, 2012

"Rural Women Think Green and Act Green" - CSW Side Event on March 05 - Attached is the keynote address by Dr Palitha Kohona, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka

International Women's Day 2012 - Message from UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet

March 7, 2012

On International Women's Day, 8 March 2012, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet calls for women's equal participation in all spheres of life as fundamental to democracy and justice.

Movement Building for Political Power: Experiences for Kenyan Women Based on the Sex Boycott

March 7, 2012

In 2008, women issues were ignored by the media and the government didn't pay much attention either. 

Arrestation d’Iraniennes pour militantisme au sein de la CCF

March 8, 2012

Voici une déclaration sur le droit des femmes iraniennes de participer à la CCF qui a été lue par une consœur, au nom des militantes iraniennes, au cours de la séance d’information matinale des ONG. Des copies de cette déclaration ont été distribuées pendant les célébrations de l’ONU marquant la Journée internationale de la femme.

« Distinguées déléguées à la réunion de la CCF,

Part II - Hundreds of Women Hit the Streets of Manhattan for International Women's Day

March 8, 2012

Song Lyrics

Gonna keep on moving forward (3x)

Never turning back, never turning back

Gonna stand with rural women (3x)

Never turning back, never turning back 

Bringing light to all nations (3x)

Never turning back, never turning back 

Gonna work for women's freedom (3x) 

Never turning back, never turning back