Iraq, displaced girls/women face increasing risk of sexual violence, UN warns

An estimated 20,000 women and girls in Iraq are at an increased risk of sexual violence as a result of the mounting crisis in northern and western parts of the country, warned the United Nations today, urging immediate action to ensure their protection. “We must act immediately to ensure that women and girls are protected from sexual violence,” said Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Babatunde Osotimehin, stressing that the international community must not wait for cases to … [Read more...]

Julienne Lusenge – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman leader, film maker for social justice for all women, with a focus on the human rights for Women in the DRC - Democratic Republic of Congo.       WOMAN of ACTION™       Julienne Lusenge President of Solidarité féminine pour la paix et le développement integral (Women’s Solidarity for Peace and Integrated Development) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). As President, she … [Read more...]

WHO: Taking Action and generating evidence

  Preventing Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence against Women Taking Action and generating evidence   Information Authors: World Health Organization and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine   Publication details Number of pages: 94 Publication date: 2010 Languages: English ISBN: 978 92 4 156400 7 Downloads Full text   Overview This document aims to provide sufficient information for policy-makers and planners to develop data-driven and evidence-based programmes for … [Read more...]

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