Women's Rights and Gender Equality

Women and girls around the world experience discrimination and ill-treatment in both their personal and public lives at an alarming rate. Sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) can take many forms including but not limited to intimate partner violence, forced marriage, and sex trafficking, and women face challenges in the workplace and education as well as in exercising their reproductive rights. The Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women is an international bill protecting the rights of women worldwide, and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights forbids sex-based discrimination in the EU. However, some countries have legal frameworks that actively aid sex-based discrimination or allow SGBV to occur with impunity. Even in countries with legal protections, many challenges remain in the implementation of these laws and in facilitating true empowerment.

HRWF advocates for the rights of all women and girls to live free from persecution and violence, and promotes the equality of men and women within all spheres of society.

AFGHANISTAN: UN experts decry Taliban measures against women & girls

UN experts decry Taliban measures to "steadily erase" Afghan women & girls from public life UN (17.01.2022) - https://bit.ly/3KnpRxh - Taliban leaders in Afghanistan are institutionalizing large scale and systematic gender-based discrimination and violence against...

INDONESIA: Indonesian woman flogged 100 times for adultery, partner gets 15

Indonesian woman flogged 100 times for adultery, partner gets 15 Channel News Asia (13.01.2022) - https://bit.ly/3tlEY4i - An Indonesian woman was flogged 100 times on Thursday (Jan 13) in conservative Aceh province for adultery while her male partner, who denied the...

AFGHANISTAN: Religious police issue posters ordering women to cover up

Taliban religious police issue posters ordering women to cover up   France24 (07.01.2022) - https://bit.ly/3q9yzHg - The Taliban's religious police have put up posters around the capital Kabul ordering Afghan women to cover up, an official said Friday, the latest...

EU: 28 Factsheets on the femicide framework in EU member states, EIGE report

28 Factsheets on the femicide framework in EU member states EIGE (04.01.2022) - https://eige.europa.eu/gender-based-violence/femicide - Femicide is the most severe manifestation of gender-based violence. It is deeply rooted in and a manifestation of power imbalances...

WORLD: Women in prison falling through gaps in feminist funding, report finds

WORLD: Women in prison falling through gaps in feminist funding, report finds The Guardian (09.12.2021) - https://bit.ly/3zi5rk9 - Organisations working with women in prisons around the world are not attracting the support they deserve, as even feminists shy away from...

AFGHANISTAN: Girls despair as Taliban confirm secondary school ban

AFGHANISTAN: Girls' despair as Taliban confirm secondary school ban   By Hugo Williams and Ali Hamedani   BBC World Service (08.12.2021) - https://bbc.in/3eqmtCW - Teenage schoolgirls in Afghanistan have told the BBC of their growing desperation as they...

IRAQ: Solidarity for Iraq acid attack victim targeted after declining marriage offer

Outpouring of solidarity for Iraq acid attack victim targeted after marriage offer Maryam al-Rikabi had acid thrown at her after refusing a marriage proposal, prompting calls for accountability By Nadda Osman   Middle East Eye (17.12.2021) -...

RUSSIA: Branded foreign agents, domestic violence groups fear for the future

Branded foreign agents, Russia’s domestic violence groups fear for the future Activists say the crackdown is intensifying even as reports of abuse doubled with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.   By Samantha Berkhead and Uliana Pavlova   The Moscow...

TAIWAN: Elimination of violence against women and the Tai Ji Men case

Elimination of violence against women and the Tai Ji Men case Webinar organized on 23 November 2021: Contribution of Human Rights Without Frontiers   By Willy Fautré, Human Rights Without Frontiers HRWF (29.11.2021) - There is no country in the world where women...

AFGHANISTAN: Taliban rules increasingly block female aid workers

Taliban blocking female aid workers Discriminatory Rules Hinder Lifesaving Assistance Human Rights Watch (04.11.2021) - https://bit.ly/3r3oM6p – Taliban rules prohibiting most women from operating as aid workers are worsening the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan....

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