Summary Report: Uniting Voices Worldwide to Eliminate Violence Against Women

Summary Report: Uniting Voices Worldwide to Eliminate Violence Against Women

#UnitingWomenWorldwide for #16Days to eliminate #ViolenceAgainstWomen November 20, 2017 – U.S. House of Representatives On November 20, 2017 WFF organized a panel discussion and photo exhibition in the U.S. House of Representatives. This event initiated the 16 days campaign to eliminate violence against women. As part of the UN Campaign to...

UN Women Message on Violence Against Women 2017

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Sixteen Days of Activism against Gender Violence Statement: A life without the threat of violence for everyone: leave no one behind Message by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women for the International Day for the Elimination of...

Advancement of Women – November 2, 2017

Time to Fight the Global Avalanche of Misogyny Caused by Fundamentalism and Extremism, Says UN Rights Expert  United Nations, New York – October 25, 2017 – The world must fight back against a growing threat to women’s rights fueled by rising fundamentalism and extremism, a UN human rights expert has told...

Advancement of Women – October 26, 2017

Muniba Mazari: The Inspiring “Iron Lady of Pakistan” GoalCast – October 18, 2017: Muniba Mazari is lovingly referred to as the Iron Lady of Pakistan. And for all the right reasons. At the age of 21, Muniba was left paralyzed from the hip down after surviving a tragic car accident. Her...

Advancement of Women – October 18, 2017

Sima Wali, Champion of Afghan Women’s Rights, Is Dead at 66 New York Times – October 16, 2017: Sima Wali, who fled the Soviet-backed coup in Afghanistan in 1978 to wage what she called a “jihad for peace and equality” by women against “gender apartheid” imposed by the Communists and...

Iran Human Rights Monitor Report: Persecuted For Their Faith

Persecuted for Their Faith Baha’i faith is the largest non-Muslim religious minority with a population estimated more than 300,000. The Iranian regime has hurt many religious and political groups in Iran, but Baha’i community has borne an especially heavy burden. Since 1981, the group was targeted by Iran’s security services...

Saudi Arabia Agrees to Let Women Drive

Saudi Arabia Agrees to Let Women Drive New York Times – September 26, 2017: Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it would allow women to drive, ending a longstanding policy that has become a global symbol of the oppression of women in the ultraconservative kingdom. The change, which will take...

Advancement of Women – October 4, 2017

Ottawa unveils new feminist foreign-aid policy Government of Canada: Canada is adopting a Feminist International Assistance Policy to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls as the most effective way to reduce poverty and build a more inclusive, peaceful and prosperous world.       UN General...