Posts tagged "Global Women’s Rights"
Recap: Afghan Presidential Candidates Address Women’s Rights in First Televised Debate

Recap: Afghan Presidential Candidates Address Women’s Rights in First Televised Debate

Women’s rights were one of the topics of discussion on February 4, 2014 when five of Afghanistan’s presidential candidates met for the first televised debate. Here's what they said.
Afghan Presidential Candidates Debate Women's Rights

Afghan Presidential Candidates Debate Women’s Rights

Several candidates have expressed strong, positive attitudes towards protecting women's rights.
Afghan President Will Not Sign Criminal Procedure Code into Law

Afghan President Will Not Sign Criminal Procedure Code into Law

"Our tireless advocacy for the last few weeks paid off."
Uganda President To Sign Anti-Gay Legislation

Uganda President To Sign Anti-Gay Legislation

The president of Uganda, Yoweni Museveni, released a statement Saturday saying he planned to sign the sweeping Anti-Homosexuality Bill that passed the nation's parliament in December.
Afghan Women Rise for Justice at Kabul Protest

Afghan Women Rise for Justice at Kabul Protest

"We want justice and respect for women."
Rep. George Miller Speaks Out Against Garment Factory Conditions in Bangladesh

Rep. George Miller Speaks Out Against Garment Factory Conditions in Bangladesh

Citing meager wages, dangerous working conditions, and exploitative work practices, Miller called on the apparel industry to do more to improve working conditions and support the human rights of workers at garment factories in Bangladesh. "If they don't," Miller said, "their clothing labels may as well read: 'made with violence against women.'"
UN Human Rights Chief Calls for Gender Integration in Post-2015 Goals

UN Human Rights Chief Calls for Gender Integration in Post-2015 Goals

"We believe there should be a stand-alone goal or goals on equality and non-discrimination that addresses all kinds of discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of sex."
UN and African Union Sign Agreement Addressing Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

UN and African Union Sign Agreement Addressing Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

"National ownership, leadership and responsibility are absolutely essential if we are to protect women and girls, but also men and boys, from these barbaric crimes."
Afghan Parliament Votes to Silence Victims of Violence

Afghan Parliament Votes to Silence Victims of Violence

"It is a travesty this is happening. It will make it impossible to prosecute cases of violence against women."
Presidential Candidates Begin Campaigns for Afghanistan's April Election

Presidential Candidates Begin Campaigns for Afghanistan’s April Election

Candidates for Afghanistan's upcoming April election kicked off their presidential campaigns on Sunday.