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Violence Against Women and Girls – The Shadow Pandemic

Violence Against Women and Girls – The Shadow Pandemic

With 90 countries in lockdown, four billion people are now sheltering at home from the global contagion of COVID-19. It’s a protective measure, but it brings another deadly danger. We see a shadow pandemic growing of violence against women. As more countries report infection and lockdown, more domestic violence helplines and shelters across the world […]

From Job Bans To Child Marriage, Countries Told To Scrap Sexist Laws

From Job Bans To Child Marriage, Countries Told To Scrap Sexist Laws

From parts of the United States where child marriage remains legal to Russia, where women are banned from a host of jobs, almost every country has broken long-standing promises to eradicate discriminatory laws, legal experts said on Monday.   Rights group Equality Now urged all governments to review their laws as it launched a global […]

Canada’s Indigenous Women Using Businesses To End Violence

Canada’s Indigenous Women Using Businesses To End Violence

When Jenn Harper dreamed of a young native Canadian girl in lip gloss she knew she had found a way to help her community. The dream in 2015 prompted her to set up Cheekbone Beauty from her kitchen, a cosmetics brand with products named after successful North American indigenous women that give 10% of profits […]

Leave No One Behind: End Violence Against Women And Girls

Leave No One Behind: End Violence Against Women And Girls

One of the most devastating human rights violations Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today. Gender inequality persists worldwide. Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls will require more vigorous efforts, including legal frameworks, to counter deeply rooted […]