A BLOG POST BY REBEKAH TURNER, STOP THE TRAFFIK Human trafficking is modern slavery; it is a serious crime and a gross violation of human rights. Traffickers deceive and exploit people for financial profit by forcing them into prostitution or sexual exploitation, forcing them into inhuman labour, forcing them to work as a domestic slave, [...]
A BLOG POST BY STEPHENIE FOSTER Revolutions have consequences. Since the beginning of the year, we’ve seen longstanding and repressive regimes fall in North Africa, and continuing protests across the Middle East and Gulf. In real time, we are watching people struggle with how to structure new institutions, build democratic governments and rebuild (or build) [...]
A BLOG POST BY STEPHENIE FOSTER In 1995, then First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton riveted the world at that year’s Beijing World Conference on Women. She made a compelling case for all of us – particularly governments – to address the issues important to women and girls, and made the tag line “women’s rights are [...]
A BLOG POST BY BARONESS GOUDIE Stephenie Foster, who writes frequently for the Baroness Goudie Blog recently published two interesting posts on her blog which I wanted to share with you. The first one, written Lauren Supina Farber, focuses on the UNFPA and National Geographic which took place this week in Washington on Unleashing the [...]
A BLOG POST BY BARONESS GOUDIE Six months after Lord Davies published his report on women on boards, The Edge issued a piece analyzing if the situation of gender equality high profile jobs improved. I had the pleasure to contribute to this article by raising the fact that there are really good women who have [...]
A BLOG POST BY BARONESS GOUDIE Following Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list, I have been kindly asked to elect a preferred business woman for The Times own Business women’s list. I elected Ann Grant, here is my quote: “Ann Grant, vice-chairman of Standard Chartered, is in a very senior position in the UK [...]
What: The Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000). First Security Council resolution to specifically address impact of war on women, and women’s contributions to conflict resolution and sustainable peace.
Action to date:Security Council Resolution 1960 (2010). Strengthens reporting & monitoring mechanism of resolutions 1820 and 1888 and reiterates possibility of sanctions against parties committing acts of sexual violence. Affirms that prevention of sexual violence can contribute to international peace and security, and also expresses willingness to take steps to address this violence when considering issues on the Security Council’s agenda.
What’s missing: Hardly any women at the peace table. Please call on your government to implement these resolutions. More to follow.