Men in Greece are also standing up to violence…what are you waiting for?

UNI welcomes bold UN agreement on women’s rights

An important step to end violence against women and girls has been reached with an unprecedented agreement. Following months of lobbying and two weeks of difficult negotiations, UN member States sign off strong agreements to promote gender equality, women’s empowerment, and ensure women’s reproductive rights and access to sexual and reproductive health services. The latter [ ... ]

Kenyan women in politics

This morning I was able to attend a wonderful and insightful presentation sponsored by “The Federation on Women Leaders”. The title of the workshop was “Ending Gender-Based Violence in Kenya: Challenges and Prospects”. It was given at the Church center for the United Nations (CCUN) at 10:30 AM. The speakers were Josephine Wambua-Mong’are (Mrs.) (Council [ ... ]

Transforming violence against women

I had the pleasure of attending a panel discussion hosted by The Association for Trauma Outreach and Prevention at the Church Center for the United Nations. The topic was Transforming Violence Against Women: Empowering Projects in Africa, Haiti and the Middle East. It brought to light many of the struggles that women in other countries [ ... ]