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   Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women.

UN Women Launches Global Intergenerational Campaign to Bring Women's Rights & Empowerment to the Forefront

To mark the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking Beijing Platform for Action in 2020, campaign “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future” will catalyze global actions on gender equality

 (New York, 6 May 2019)—To mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, considered the blueprint on women’s rights and empowerment, UN Women today announced its new multigenerational campaign, “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future”.

In 2020, it will be 25 years since world leaders adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which set out how to remove the systemic barriers that hold women back from equal participation in all areas of life, whether in public or in private. Developed at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action is a visionary agenda for the empowerment of women and girls, everywhere. It was adopted by 189 governments committed to taking strategic, bold actions in 12 critical areas of concern: poverty, education and training, health, violence, armed conflict, economy, power and decision-making, institutional mechanisms, human rights, media, environment, and the girl child. Nearly 25 years later, the promise of the Beijing Platform for Action remains unfulfilled.

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International Day of the Midwife - Saving Lives of Mothers & Babies

UNICEF/Vishwanathan - An Auxiliary Nurse Midwife performs critical ante-natal services in Shrawasti, India.

5 May 2019 - Why are midwives important? What impact have they had on mothers’ and babies’ health? As the United Nations celebrates midwives across the world on Sunday, here are five things you should know about the critical role they play in communities.

1. Midwives save millions of lives each year

The world has seen a steady decline in maternal and newborn deaths since 1990, in large part because more women are receiving skilled midwifery care: from 67 per cent in 2010 to 79 per cent in 2017. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), quality midwifery reduces maternal and newborn mortality and stillbirth rates by over 80 per cent, and reduces pre-term labour and birth by 24 per cent.

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EU - Council of Europe Methodology & Tools Help Countries to Map Support Services for Victims of Violence Against Women

Strasbourg 23/04/2019 - The Council of Europe has developed a methodology and tools to draw inventories and to chart the various support services available for women who are victims of the diverse forms of violence covered by the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, known as the Istanbul Convention.

The methodology and tools “Mapping support services for victims of violence against women in line with the Istanbul Convention standards”, developed by Professor Liz Kelly from the London Metropolitan University, take into account in particular the distinction between specialised and general services, the forms of violence and the types of support that should be available. It thus helps countries to collect all pertinent data on support services actually available, whether they are run by central and local public authorities or by non-profit organisations, to identify gaps and improve support services for victims of violence against women and domestic violence. It includes guidelines to use the tools, including definitions of key terms and concepts; a participatory methodology for data-gathering; three data templates addressing specific support sectors and an appendix with relevant articles of the Istanbul Convention.

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Women's Right to Work & Women's Rights at Work - Shadow Report Guidelines

This guide in PDF format is intended to assist NGOs in drafting their shadow reports on women’s rights to and at work. It refers to the CEDAW, ICESCR and ILO conventions and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

What is fresh and bold about this comprehensive guide is that it addresses specifically the rights of women working in factories and on plantations, and as domestic workers, homebased workers, rural workers and migrant workers. It also underscores the multiple forms of discrimination experienced by women in vulnerable and marginalized situations, among them women with disabilities, in violation of their rights to and at work. The guide’s approach, therefore, is to reach and protect the most vulnerable women workers by confronting the deeply embedded social, economic and cultural structures that enable inequality and discrimination.

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Security Council Resolution 2467 Strengthens Commitment Against Sexual Violence in Conflict + Women in the Peace Process & Human Rights

Resolution 2467 (2019)

                     Adopted by the Security Council at its 8514th meeting, on 23 April 2019

           The Security Council,

           Reaffirming its commitment to the continuing and full implementation of resolutions 1325 (2000), 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009), 1889 (2009), 1960 (2010), 2106 (2013), 2122 (2013), and 2242 (2015) on women, peace and security, and relevant statements of its Presidents, and further emphasizing that persistent barriers to their implementation will only be dismantled through dedicated commitment to women’s participation and protection and promotion of human rights, and consistent support to building women’s engagement at all levels of decision-making,

           Recalling the commitments of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and reaffirming the obligations of State Parties to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, the Optional Protocol thereto, urging states that have not yet done so to consider ratifying or acceding to them,

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