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Voices of hope

The study by U.K.-based children’s charity, Plan International, interviewed 301 teenage girls and boys in Colombia, Uganda and Spain, about gender roles and stereotypes. “The horrifying testimonies of girls reveal that almost every single experience for them – be it at home, school, in public transport, or on social media – is a reminder that they are judged to be inferior to boys,” said Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, head of Plan International.
Click here to read the full report.

Portugal: New Code of Conduct

A new amendment to the Portuguese Labour code, introduced by Law nº 73/2017, shall enter into force on the first of October of 2017. The new amendment aimes to reinforce the prevention on the practice of harassment at the work place, in the private and public sector. Harassment is defined by Portuguese law as “the undesired behaviour, in particular based in discrimination factors, practiced during the provision of the work or at work, professional training or labour, with the purpose or causing the effect of disturbing or embarrass the person, affect his/her dignity or create an intimidating, hostile, humiliating or destabilizing environment.”, defined by article 29º of the Portuguese Labour Code.

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Council: Maputo 2017

The International Federation of Women in Legal Careers is pleased to announce its upcoming Enlarged Council, to be held in Maputo from November 7 to 10, 2017, organized by the Associação Moçambicana das Mulheres de Carreira Jurídica.

Bureau & Symposium: Madrid 2017

The upcoming Bureau meeting will be held on June 1, 2017, in Madrid, Spain. On June 2, FIFCJ will host an international symposium: “Vicarious Violence: In Defense of Children’s Rights”.

CSW61 Agreed Conclusions

Each year, the principal output of the CSW is the agreed conclusions on priority themes. Agreed conclusions contain an analysis of the priority theme and a set of concrete recommendations for governments, intergovernmental bodies and other institutions, civil society actors and other relevant stakeholders, to be implemented at the international, national, regional and local level. For now, the document is only available in English.

Click here to gain access to the Draft Agreed Conclusion of CSW61.

Getting ready for CSW61

The sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13 to 24 March 2017. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to attend the session. This year, the priority theme is Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work. As we prepare to attend the meeting, you can visit the UN Women website: www.unwomen.org

 

#FREEHOMA

st5_qwgbTwenty-Two Former United Nations Human Rights Special Rapporteurs Call for the Release of Professor Homa Hoodfar, Imprisoned in Iran. “Today marks her 100th day of imprisonment. Her detention came after a three-month period of unrelenting interrogation sessions and the confiscation of her passports preventing her from leaving Iran. We call for the release of Professor Hoodfar (…) who has dedicated her career to understanding and improving the status of women and promoting gender equality, particularly within Muslim communities.

Read the full Statement here.