March 2014

If only the Canadian gvt's actions were as nice as their words

March 12, 2014

The first two days at the NGO CSW 58 2014 was overwhelming.  The United Nations grounds with the number of Secret Service Agents and Security at every step gives both a feel of safety and fear, knowing someone is there watching is comforting yet the realization of why they are needed gives a sense of unease.

Sexualisation of girls and youth is a real threat to their development

March 12, 2014

The panel presentation was an extreme eye-opener for every age group present in the auditorium of the Salvation Army today. Members of Axios (http://www.axios.org.mx/) , an organization which helps teenagers living in high risk neighborhoods of the Guadalajara metropolitan area and surrounding communities were on the panel.

Challenges faced by women in politics

March 12, 2014

I attended this side event this morning co-presented by the Government of Ireland and the Inter-Parliamentary Union. (www.ipu.org)        

Summary of Labour Delegation Recommendations for the UNCSW58 Agreed Conclusions

March 12, 2014

Summary of Labour Delegation Recommendations for the UNCSW58 Agreed Conclusions

March 12, 2014

 

Declaración de la delegación sindical (PDF)

March 12, 2014

Situar los derechos de las mujeres al trabajo decente, educación de calidad y servicios públicos de calidad en el corazón de la Agenda para el desarrollo post a 2015.

Déclaration de la délégation syndicale (fichier PDF en français)

March 12, 2014

Défendre les droits des femmes pour un travail décent, une éducation de qualité et des services publics de qualité dans le programme de ‘l’après-2015’.

Statement by the Trade Union Delegation (PDF)

March 12, 2014

Putting women’s rights to decent work, quality education and public services at the heart of the
post-2015 Agenda

Trafficking of human beings – a severe form of violence against women and girls and a flagrant violation of human rights

March 13, 2014

Austria and the Council of Europe hosted the side event which provided an informative and open discussion on human trafficking, identifying some of the root causes, areas in which human trafficking is used as well as areas in which member states can take action to assist the victim and put an end to this human rights violation.

On being visible …

March 13, 2014

You can see us, the women of the GUFs (Global Unions Federations), by the big red badge that reads: “Women Unions Power”.  It is a good way to recognise each other in the huge, constant stream of humanity that pass each other in the hallways of the UN, and on the streets around it. The badge has the added advantage of making our agenda clear and visible.

Les naissances inconnues, les enfants sans droits

March 13, 2014

L'atelier intitulé "Accès de toutes les filles aux programmes de développement, renforcement des droits des femmes en matière de déclaration des naissances" m'a ouvert les yeux à un phénomène inconnu. Des personnes naissent sans qu'elles aient une identité propre parce que leur naissance n'est pas déclarée.