Joint Statement 39th Session of the Human Rights Council – Child Widowhood: A Neglected Gender and Human Rights Violation

A joint statement submitted to the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council by GWI, Graduate Women International with co-sponsoring NGOs in General Consultative Status to the ECOSOC, International Alliance of Women, Soroptimist International, Women’s Federation for World Peace, and Zonta International; and NGOs in Special Consultative Status to ECOSOC European Union of Women, FAWCO, […]

Conchita’s Statements

In her many years asUN representative for the International Federation of University Women – IFUW (from 1994 to 2011!), former NGO CSW Geneva President Conchita Poncini has been a determined advocate for the human rights of women. Over the years, she has written dozens of statements, oral and written, submitted to the Commission on Human Rights, the Human […]

Joint Statement on Violence against Women and Girls: RAPE IS A CRIME!

A joint statement on Violence against Women & Girls, “RAPE IS A CRIME” has been written by a group composed of representatives from Femmes Africa Solidarity (FAS), Inter African Committee (IAC), Women World’s Summit Foundation (WWSF) and World YWCA. This statement is to be delivered at the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status […]

HRC 18th session – Annual Discussion on the integration of a gender perspective in the work of the Human Rights Council

A joint statement by the World YWMCA, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) and the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, Geneva, “PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY AS INSTITUTIONAL PRACTICE: FROM POLICY TO ACTION” has been delivered at the Human Rights Council 18th Session during the annual discussion on the integration […]