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18 May 2015

Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia.

15 May 2015

DAWN EC member, Corina Rodriguez Enriquez spoke at panel discussion "Women and social and employment policies", at the Global Conference on Social Inclusion from Beijing to Post 2015, held on May 6th to 8th, at the Argentinean Ministry of Foreign Affairs Headquaters in Buenos Aires

05 Mar 2015

On January 28-30, 2015, members of DAWN attended the First Drafting Session of the document for the third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) in the United Nations Headquarters. The importance of gender equality and women's empowerment was repeatedly mentioned by different governments and members of the civil society organizations. Our direct participation in the session allowed us to identify new and old conflict areas between different blocks of countries, and to assess the level of ambition of the process, in a year characterized by the convergence of intergovernmental negotiations in multiple fronts.

20 Feb 2015

~By Nicole Bidegain Ponte ⋅ February 18, 2015
This article was published on RightingFinance, please click on this link to access the original article: http://www.rightingfinance.org/?p=1141

In this article, DAWN Executive Committee member, Nicole Bidegain Ponte, talks about why it is crucial in 2015, to challenge the dominant development discourse in the Post 2015, Financing for Development and Beijing+20 processes and makes recommendations on what can be done to fully realise women’s human rights as part of alternative development frameworks and policies.

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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