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   Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women.




Women Human Rights Defenders Resources: Our Rights, Our Safety

This manual builds on the experiences of women activists to offer practical and interactive approaches that both deepen our understanding of context, power and risk, and help us develop collective strategies and practices which keep us safer and stronger as we defend human rights. We welcome any feedback from organizations, communities and women human rights defenders who use this manual so we can incorporate suggestions in a future revised version. Write us at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. !

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EU - Coronavirus Puts Women in the Frontline

EIGE – European Institute for Gender Equality

In Europe, we are all adjusting to new ways of living because of the effects of the coronavirus. We are learning what it means to self-quarantine, work from home, home-school children, lose a job or even a loved one. Each person’s situation is different, but for sure, the coronavirus will reveal the different realities of women and men.

At the frontline of this coronavirus pandemic are the healthcare workers who are working around the clock and putting themselves at risk to care for patients. Most of the nurses and healthcare workers in the EU are women. Their workload is very demanding, often taking an emotional toll. Yet their profession is one of the most undervalued, and under-paid jobs in the EU.


Alternative Feminist Framework for Economic Governance

© Center for Economic and Social Rights


The current global economic crisis provides stark evidence that the economic policies of the last 3 decades have not been working.

The devastation that the crisis has wrought on the most vulnerable households in the Global North and Global South is a reminder that the formulation of economic policy and the realization of human rights (economic, social, political, civil and cultural) have for too long been divorced from one another. Economic policy and human rights do not have to be opposing forces, but can exist symbiotically.

Macroeconomic policies affect the operation of the economy as a whole, shaping the availability and distribution of resources. Within this context, fiscal and monetary policies are key.


Why WHO Needs a Feminist Economic Agenda

The Lancet ~ Volume 395, ISSUE 10229, P1018-1020, March 28, 2020

By Asha Herten-Crabb & Sara E. Davies

In September, 2019, Alan Donnelly and Ilona Kickbusch called for a chief economist at WHO (1)

Such a position, they argued, would enable WHO to better advocate for greater recognition of, and thus action on, the interdependency of health and the economy. We support this proposal: recognition of the interdependence of health and the economy is vital for WHO to achieve its mandate: “the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health…without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition”. (2)

Given this mandate, WHO should be more ambitious than the appointment of one economist. A more strategic and enlightened approach, especially in the aftermath of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic (3) would be for WHO to embrace and articulate a feminist economic agenda.



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Domestic Violence 

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