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05 Oct 2015

Sexual and reproductive health and rights are based on universally accepted human rights standards, as codified in international and regional treaties, as well as in international political consensus documents such as the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, and the Platform of Action of the Fourth World Conference on Women.

10 Sep 2015

Over seventy people attended a panel discussion organized by Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) and the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement (FWRM) at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, on Wednesday 19 August, 2015.

15 May 2015

CEDAW published the summary of an inquiry in relation to the Philippines under Article 8 of the CEDAW Optional Protocol.

27 Feb 2015

This work was carried out with the aid of a grant from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN).

30 Nov 2014

In a letter submitted to the UN Secretary General, RightingFinance addressed a number of requests in regards to financing aspects of the upcoming Synthesis Report that the Secretary General’s office is preparing as input for the intergovernmental negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda Summit.

28 Nov 2014

The aftermath of the terrible deaths of women who underwent sterilisation surgeries in Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh has been full of stories about what actually happened. Spurious drugs and an overenthusiastic doctor who cut corners on ensuring quality vie for immediate blame. Beyond these, many have spoken about pervasive biases of gender and caste that wreak havoc on the lives of poor women, and also of family planning policies and programmes that appear to have gone back to the bad old days of the Emergency. Each of these explanations has more than a grain of truth. - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/editorials/lessons-from-bilaspu...

28 Nov 2014

As I sit down at my desk to write these thoughts, it is early in the morning of the 40th day since four year-old Anita Osebe Moi was raped and murdered in Kisii.
but do you know what he did to her?

27 Nov 2014

Statement prepared by a group of participants of the Financial Transparency Coalition and Latindadd Conference “Hidden Money, Hidden Resources: Financing
Development with Transparency” Lima, 14 – 15 October 2014.

Why tackle the links between illicit capital flows, tax policies and gender justice?
The loss of tax revenues due to international tax evasion and avoidance significantly reduce the funds available to finance policies aimed at fulfilling the human rights of
women and girls and gender justice. Due to the structural nature of gender inequality and its intersection with other categories such as age, race-ethnicity, sexual orientation and income, women in most of societies continue to be overrepresented in the lowest quintiles of the income distribution, continue to be the most responsible for unpaid and care work, continue to be concentrated in the most precarious and poorly paid jobs, are still a minority in the spaces of representation and leadership in political, labor or territories, still face gender-based violence, human trafficking, and continue to have their sexual and reproductive rights and autonomy limited.

23 Nov 2014

Bangladesh must have a ‘strong’ public health system to adopt the idea of universal health coverage (UHC) to protect people from slipping into poverty, Prof Gita Sen has said. “It does not mean that there will be no private system. Both should be there,” she told bdnews24.com on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific meeting on gender equality in Bangkok

18 Nov 2014

Nicole Bidegain Ponte, a member of the Executive Committee of Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) participated at the first meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, which took place from 12 to 14 November at the ECLAC headquarters in Santiago de Chile.

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