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International Women´s Day
International Womens Day, celebrated internationally on 8 March every year for over thirty years now, will focus this year on the theme Ending Impunity for Violence against Women. The Day serves to highlight the fact that securing peace and social progress and the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms require the active participation, equality and development of women; and to acknowledge the contribution of women to the strengthening of international peace and security.
United Nations Independent Experts demands End to Impunity for Violence Against Women
On the occasion of International Women's Day (8 March), the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences, Prof. Yakin Ertürk, the Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Sigma Huda, and the Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, Miloon Kothari, issued the following statement
The Guide "Tools for the Promotion of Safe Cities from the Gender Perspective"
Women and Shelter Network
World must ensure women's advances in decision-making are sustained and irreversible
Today, important decisions that shape and determine the lives of individual women and men are made in many places: in families and communities, in businesses and civil society organisations, and in political structures at the international, national and local level. While, on a global scale, this process is still dominated by men, women are continuing their struggle for equal access to the channels of formal and informal decision-making worldwide.
Call to Action to Stop the Violence Against the Farmers, Women and Children of Egypt
Number of social movements and organizations -interested in farmers cases and their rights in land- have united in solidarity with the Egyptian farmers to stop the humiliation and violence practiced against them, so that they could enjoy safe land possession and a decent life. The campaign can lead to positive results with your solidarity.
Global Agenda for Protection of Refugee Women & Children
The Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children actively participated in the Global Consultations on International Protection and the development of the Agenda for Protection (AfP). We view the AfP as an important tool to advance the protection and empowerment of refugee women and children. The following is a brief synopsis of some of the Women’s Commission’s ongoing activities aimed at addressing the key protection concerns of displaced women and children.
Women's Right to Adequate Housing
While international and national laws increasingly recognize women’s right to adequate housing, considerable gaps still exist between such recognition and the reality of large-scale denial of this right. Study by the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, Miloon Kothari.
People and their cities: Of mice and women
There are a huge number of international commitments on shelter that the Indian government has consistently failed to meet
Pacific women heard on right to land and housing
Themes arising from the Pacific consultation include the sources and solutions to land tenure systems, indigenous land rights and discrimination, women’s housing rights and problems related to domestic violence, inadequate housing conditions, urbanisation and squatter settlements, civil conflict, legal, cultural and traditional barriers, water and basic sanitation.
Regional Consultation on the “Women’s Right to Adequate Housing and Land” in Middle East/North Africa
The main purpose of the consultation was to advise the UN Special Rapporteur and provide testimonies on women’s housing and land rights issues across the region, and to generate guidance for States on how to meet their housing and land rights duties.



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