Posts Tagged "16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign"

Women’s rights organizations deliver change globally #16DaysOfActivism

December 13, 2021

Women’s rights organizations across the globe commemorated the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence with campaigns, events, activities, and mobilizations. Whether virtually or through in-person actions, the Women of Courage: Women, Peace and Security partner organizations drew attention to not only the daily and structural forms of violence but…

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Grassroots women’s informal peace efforts in South Sudan #16StoriesofCourage

December 9, 2021

Although religion and faith are important parts of the daily lives of much of the world’s population, their links with the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda are not often discussed, particularly in terms of opportunities.   In South Sudan, the South Sudan Council of Churches’ National Women’s Programme (NWP) is bringing…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Women community leaders #16StoriesofCourage

December 8, 2021

| en español | Local, grassroots women human rights defenders are community leaders whose work towards collective empowerment leaves a lasting legacy.   “I have been part of the Organización Femenina Popular (OFP) for 23 years. My life in the OFP has been an example of…

Post filed in: En Español, Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Climate change’s assault on ecosystems is violence against women

December 7, 2021

To be truly feminist, Canada must fully consult women — particularly land and water defenders — to lay the groundwork for community-driven and inclusive clean energy economies, writes Jane Thirikwa with @kairoscanada. #16StoriesofCourage

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Op Eds & Rabble

Engaging men and boys to end violence against women #16StoriesofCourage

December 7, 2021

Patriarchy and the dominant, harmful expressions of masculinity link to all forms of violence against women and other marginalized groups.   Incorporating men and boys into the work to end Violence Against Women is essential to examining root causes and creating a safer, more…

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Gendered impacts of resource extraction #16StoriesofCourage

December 6, 2021

| en español | The negative impacts of large-scale resource extraction materialize in the form of violence against the land and also against women. In Intag, Ecuador, communities came together in defense of the land and water and passed a municipal ordinance declaring the…

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Enhancing socio-economic conditions for women in the West Bank through agriculture #16StoriesofCourage

December 5, 2021

The agricultural sector is the cornerstone of Palestinian economic development; however, it has not been able to play its strategic role because of the dispossession of land and the denial of access for farmers to agricultural areas, water resources, domestic and external markets.  …

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Ancestral knowledge and reciprocal relationships with the land #16StoriesofCourage

December 4, 2021

To safeguard Mother Earth from extractive violence, Indigenous women land protectors are guided by ancestral knowledge and Indigenous understandings of the importance of reciprocal relationship with human and non-human entities.   “I know I was guided to be here and protect…

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Voices at risk – women human rights defenders #16StoriesofCourage

December 3, 2021

Women human rights defenders and peace activists are being criminalized, attacked and murdered in the Philippines in the government’s “war on terror” which has become a war against its own people. In August, Zara Alvarez, a well-known human rights defender…

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Women’s inheritance and land rights #16StoriesofCourage

December 2, 2021

| en français | Across the global South, rural women suffer widespread gender-based discrimination in laws, customs and practices that cause severe inequalities in their ability to access, control, own and use land and limit their participation in decision-making at…

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Women, consent, and community consultations #16StoriesofCourage

December 1, 2021

| en español | Indigenous women must be central to decision-making spaces, such as community consultations on potential extractive projects in their territories. In Guatemala, Maya women mobilize their communities in community-wide referendums guided by Indigenous governance.   Community consultations are…

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Economic empowerment to address gender-based violence #16StoriesofCourage

November 30, 2021

Violence against women (VAW) is the most pervasive violation of human rights worldwide. VAW is also an economic issue, which carries significant costs to individuals, households, the public sector and society. In situations of protracted conflict, VAW includes economic abuse – controlling…

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Honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, 2SLGBTQQIA people #16StoriesofCourage

November 29, 2021

There is a strong correlation between the presence of extractive projects and violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people. In protecting the land and water, Indigenous women land defenders are also enacting women’s rights and Indigenous self-determination.   “We decided that we’re…

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Women survivors of armed conflict can become women human rights defenders #16StoriesofCourage

November 28, 2021

| en español |  Through psychosocial support, legal accompaniment, and human rights training, women survivors of armed conflict can become women human rights defenders.   Indeed, women are key to peacebuilding in conflict and post-conflict settings.  “I believe that if I had…

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Women and post-conflict rebuilding #16StoriesofCourage

November 27, 2021

In times of conflict, women and children make up the majority of the population who take refuge outside their country’s borders. Post-conflict, women’s reintegration and contributions to peace and reconstruction have long been underestimated. Women are a driving force for peace, often on the…

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Women lead gender-based violence awareness raising #16StoriesofCourage

November 26, 2021

| en français | High levels of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), combined with stigmatizing media coverage, have resulted in a presentation of sexual gender-based violence as exclusively part of a military strategy. There are, however, numerous cases of gender-based violence (GBV) committed by civilians,…

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Indigenous women and the protection of Mother Earth #16StoriesofCourage

November 25, 2021

| em português | Indigenous women are at the forefront in the defense of Mother Earth. In Brazil, Indigenous land defenders continue to prioritize Mother Earth despite the dangers of undertaking those efforts—criminalization, harassment, physical attacks, etc.  “And so, all warrior women, land and water…

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16 days of activism – 16 Stories of Courage

November 25, 2021

Beginning November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) and lasting through December 10 (International Human Rights Day), KAIROS will join the international community and partners for the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign. To complement local and national…

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Highlighting stories of courage during #16Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

November 16, 2021

2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the Global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. Launched by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at its first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991, this Campaign has been used worldwide to call for the elimination…

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