CEDAW Committee Stands with Women & Girls in Global Anti-Racism Protests

Извор: WUNRN – 11.07.2020

GENEVA (10 July 2020) The UN women’s rights committee has called for a new era of human rights and gender justice, stressing that the lives of black women and girls also matter.

In a statement issued today, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) said it stood in solidarity with the millions of women and girls who joined the protests after the killing of George Floyd, insisting that their voices calling for an end of racism be heard. 

The violence inflicted on George Floyd by four police officers in the United States in May has generated anti-racist protests and solidarity movements throughout the world. “At the most vulnerable moment, Mr. Floyd called for his mother, as have other victims before him, reminding us of the great loss, pain and economic dislocation that women experience in losing their children, spouses and partners, siblings and other family members in this unrelenting cycle of racist violence,” the Committee said.

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Asia Pacific - Study Details COVID-19 Impact on Women in the Region

Извор: WUNRN – 10.07.2020

 

Women sit with their children on a footpath in Agra, India - Praveen Jain | ThePrint

A study by the United Nations Women's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific found that women in the region are being disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Women are more likely to lose hours at work, experience higher levels of stress and have less health insurance than men on average, the study found.

https://theprint.in/india/less-working-hours-higher-stress-drop-in-income-un-survey-shows-how-covid-affected-women/455432/

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WHO: Аccess to HIV medicines severely impacted by COVID-19 as AIDS response stalls

Извор: Светска здравствена организација – 06.07.2020

Countries seek innovative ways to mitigate the impact of disruptions and keep services going

Seventy-three countries have warned that they are at risk of stock-outs of antiretroviral (ARV) medicines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new WHO survey conducted ahead of the International AIDS Society’s biannual conference. Twenty-four countries reported having either a critically low stock of ARVs or disruptions in the supply of these life-saving medicines. 

The survey follows a modelling exercise convened by WHO and UNAIDS in May which forecasted that a six-month disruption in access to ARVs could lead to a doubling in AIDS-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa in 2020 alone.

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Global Food Crises Report 2020

Извор: WUNRN – 09.07.2020

Direct Link to Full 240-Page 2020 Report on The Global Food Crises

Food insecurity refers to the lack of secure access to sufficient amounts of safe and nutritious food for normal human growth and development and an active and healthy life. For people to be food secure, food must be both consistently available and accessible in sufficient quantities and diversity and households must be able to utilize (store, cook, prepare and share) the food in a way that has a positive nutritional impact.

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Global HIV/AIDS Report 2020

Извор: WUNRN – 08.07.2020

Link to Virtual Conference

HIV targets set for 2020 will not be reached, owing in part to deeply unequal access to antiretroviral therapy, and service disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

Direct Link to Full 384-Page UN AIDS 2020 Report

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Bending the Curve Towards Greater Gender Equality

Извор: WUNRN – 07.07.2020

The Equal Measures EM2030 SDG Gender Index is a comprehensive tool to explore the state of gender equality across 129 countries (covering 95% of the world’s girls and women), 14 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and 51 targets linked to issues inherent in the SDGs.

https://www.equalmeasures2030.org/products/bending-the-curve-towards-gender-equality-by-2030/

Direct link to full 29-page 2020 Bending the curve report

Direct Link to 2019 Report

HARNASSING THE POWER OF DATA FOR GENDER EQUALITY

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Who Cares for the Caregivers: Unsung Heroines

Извор: WUNRN – 04.07.2020

A Pakistani child domestic worker. Credit: Fahim Siddiqi /IPS

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jun 11 2020 (IPS) - Even before Covid-19, the world was facing a care crisis. The plight of often neglected, under-appreciated, under-protected and poorly equipped ‘frontline’ health personnel working to contain the pandemic has drawn attention to the tip of the care crisis iceberg.

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Harmful Practices Against Women & Girls Undermine Equality - State of the World Population Report 2020 - FGM+

Извор: WUNRN – 04.07.2020

Direct Link to Full 164-Page UNFPA Report

State of World Population 2020

Every year, millions of girls are subjected to practices that harm them physically and emotionally, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and communities.

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Gender in Humanitarian Crises Action

Извор: WUNRN – 03.07.2020

Participation of women and girls: Inclusive humanitarian action that meaningfully engages women and girls in humanitarian decision-making will lead to a more effective humanitarian response. Women often play prominent leadership roles within their communities, and they can offer unique insights based on their experiences, challenges and opportunities.

Prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV): As a humanitarian coordinating agency and a member of the global Call to Action on Protection from GBV in Emergencies, OCHA is responsible for ensuring that SGBV prevention and response are prioritized as immediate life-saving priorities across all sectors and clusters.

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