Global and regional estimates of ‘violence against women’

WHO report highlights violence against women as a ‘global health problem of epidemic proportions’ JUNE 2013 | GENEVA - Physical or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one third of all women globally, according to a new report released by WHO in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the South African Medical Research Council. The report, Global and regional estimates of 'violence against women': Prevalence and health … [Read more...]

Kyrgyzstan must uphold its vows to protect children from sexual abuse, UN expert urges

Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, Najat Maalla M’jid April 2013 – 'Alcohol abuse and domestic violence, early and forced marriages and bride kidnappings are among the factors making children in Kyrgyzstan more vulnerable to sexual exploitation and forced labour, warned a United Nations independent expert at the end of her recent visit to the country.' “The full extent of the sale and sexual exploitation of children in the Kyrgyz … [Read more...]

Kyrgyzstan toughens penalties for bride kidnapping, Taking Action

Kyrgyzstan (/kɜrɡɪˈstɑːn/ kur-gi-stahn; Kyrgyz: Кыргызстан (IPA: [qɯrʁɯsˈstɑn]); Russian: Киргизия), officially the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyz: Кыргыз Республикасы; Russian: Киргизская Республика), is a country located in Central Asia. Landlocked and mountainous, Kyrgyzstan is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east. Its capital and largest city is Bishkek. “Women should be beaten every day,” says Kamilla,* repeating the … [Read more...]

UN Women – Last Minute Reminder, hiring !

  Employment UN Women is now hiring expert practitioners for the following assignments: Executive Associate Location: New York Post Level: G6 Application Deadline: 5 September 2011 Website Analyst Location: New York Post Level: P2 Application Deadline: 5 September 2011 Reporting and Communications Specialist Location: New York Post Level: P3 Application Deadline: 5 September 2011 Partnerships Analyst Location: New York Post Level: P2 Application Deadline: 6 … [Read more...]

Kyrgyzstan – Gender Violence Addressed in Community Theatre

Using Community Theatre to Address Gender Violence in Kyrgyzstan BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — In June 2010, southern Kyrgyzstan was ravaged by inter-ethnic clashes that devastated communities throughout the region. During the course of a few weeks, hundreds of houses were burnt, public facilities were destroyed, thousands were injured and more than 300,000 people were displaced – most of whom were children and women. Several cases of gender-based violence were reported, including … [Read more...]

Kyrgyzstan – Gender Violence Addressed in Community Theatre

Using Community Theatre to Address Gender Violence in Kyrgyzstan BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — In June 2010, southern Kyrgyzstan was ravaged by inter-ethnic clashes that devastated communities throughout the region. During the course of a few weeks, hundreds of houses were burnt, public facilities were destroyed, thousands were injured and more than 300,000 people were displaced – most of whom were children and women. Several cases of gender-based violence were reported, including … [Read more...]

UNDP – Jobs with April 2011 Deadlines for Application

Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme Helen Clark became the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme on 17 April 2009, and is the first woman to lead the organization. She is also the Chair of the United Nations Development Group, a committee consisting of the heads of all UN funds, programmes and departments working on development issues. Prior to her appointment with UNDP, Helen Clark served for nine years as Prime Minister of New Zealand, … [Read more...]

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