Women’s Human Rights: The Promise and the Reality

The CWSE is honoured to announce the 14th Annual Dame Nita Barrow Lecture Women's Human Rights: The Promise and the Reality A World View from Women’s Global and Local Organizing a lecture with Shanthi Dairiam Founder and First Executive Director of International Women’s Rights Action Watch-Asia Pacific, Former Expert Member of the United Nations CEDAW Committee CEDAW (the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) stands out as the primary … [Read more...]

Women’s Rights, Cairo: ‘The New Back of the Bus?’, Aleks Deejay

  The New Back of the Bus?   My first time waiting for a bustling metro in Cairo, I nearly unknowingly walked into a “women-only” section, a section located in various parts of the metro that is, as the name implies, for women only. After my flush faced returned back to its natural pasty whiteness, my immediate thought was confusion – not over what was occurring or why, but over my own stance on whether such a section was beneficial. In a country that has long denied … [Read more...]

Afghanistan President Speaks to Texas Conference‏

    Press Release   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: ABDULJALIL GHAFOORY (202) 292 4285 press@embassyofafghanistan.org       Afghanistan President Speaks to Texas Conference             In an effort to further the hard-won progress, the George W. Bush Institute convened Afghan President Hamid Karzai, business leaders, entrepreneurs and policymakers at a two-day conference,      “Building Afghanistan’s Future:    Promoting Women’s Freedom and Advancing Their Economic Opportunity in Dallas … [Read more...]

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