Tagged: Gender Equality

EVENT: WHO AFRO RCM68

The WHO Regional Committee for Africa is the Organization’s governing body in the African Region.

In 2018 the WHO AFRO RCM68 meets in Dakar, Senegal from August 27 to 31, 2018.

There are currently 47 Member States in the region. It is the annual flagship meeting of ministers of health from the Region during which they discuss a range of strategies and actions to tackle public health challenges in the Region. As the highest decision-making body on health, its decisions have over the years contributed immensely towards improving the health and well-being of people in the Region…

EVENT: CSW62 (2018)

The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from March 12 to 23, 2018 to deliberate on the priority theme “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls”…

EVENT: International Women’s Day

Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. There’s a strong call to #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive…

NEWS: UNAIDS Report Warns About Harmful Masculinities

On December 1, World AIDS Day, UNAIDS has released a new report that warns men are less likely to take an HIV test, less likely to access antiretroviral therapy and more likely to die of AIDS-related illnesses than women.
The new report shows the blind spot in reaching men with HIV services…

NEWS: #FeministVision At HLPF: 13 Million Impressions

At the 2017 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the Women’s Major Group (WMG) achieved a number of impressive successes in their advocacy for to promote human rights based sustainable development with a focus on women’s human rights, women’s empowerment and gender equality. IOGT International is a member of the WMG and took part in WMG advocacy efforts during the HLPF…

MEMBER NEWS: Alarm Over Increasing Alcohol Harm In Thai Women, Girls

Women and girls in Thailand suffer increasingly from alcohol-related harm. As alcohol companies target their marketing towards Thai girls and women, consumption increases and so do associated harms. At the same time, women are still greatly affected by men’s alcohol use, for example due to triggered violence…

NEWS: CSW61: Roadmap To Women’s Participation In Economy

UN Member States today committed to ensure women’s full and equal participation and leadership in the economy, as well as women’s right to work and rights at work, as a vital step to achieving sustainable development. This strong pledge to women’s economic empowerment came at the closing of the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61)…

BLOG: Big Alcohol’s Attack On Women

The news is not that the alcohol industry does this. The outrage is not that they admit it. The story is that Big Alcohol tactics to target women have real and adverse consequences…