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UN Women Executive Director’s Message for International Women’s Day

Mar 2, 2015 Celebrities, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Photo by: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire In 1995, at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, world leaders committed to a future where women are equal. One hundred and eighty nine countries and 4,000 civil society organizations, attended the conference. Women left Beijing with high hopes, with a well-defined path towards equality, and firm commitments at the highest level. Their hope was that we would see this by 2005. Today, not one single country has achieved equality. It is more urgent than ever that we define – and stick to – a time frame. There has been some progress in the [Read More]

Starting the conversation on all-inclusive domestic violence victimization

Aug 9, 2014 News , , , , , , , 0 Comments

  By Europa Newswire Domestic violence and sexual assault is a great problem in our society. With the numbers of victims increasing by the day much is done to help those women who are abused by their spouses, partners or boyfriends. But what about the men who are being victimized? Why aren’t they being acknowledged? “Our society doesn’t want to accept men as victims of domestic violence and sexual assault,” said journalist and documentary filmmaker La Shawn Pagán during a recent lunch. “Much less does it want to face the fact that they are being victimized by both genders – [Read More]

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