”The parliament must take a more active role in the work with women, peace and security.” This was a statement that all political parties agreed on at a hearing on Resolution 1325 in the Swedish parliament, coorganised by The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation.
When women’s rights activists and local politicians from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo recently met with the people in power in the capital Kinshasa, their main message was clear: more women need to be involved in decision-making!
For three days, 40 politicians and representatives from civil society and the media in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, gathered in Amman. They met to discuss the major challenges that lie ahead, now that their countries have entered a second phase in the process of becoming democratic societies.
The first UN resolution ever on the protection of women human rights defenders have been adopted by the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee. Welcome news today, as it is the International Day of Women Human Rights Defenders.
The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation’s documentary Six Days has been accepted to London Feminist Film Festival, where it will be screened today.
“It’s great that we will be able to reach people that we usually don’t meet,” says Anna Lithander, Coordinator for Communication at Kvinna till Kvinna.
The adoption of a law on domestic violence in Liberia is drawing closer. Last week, law officials and civil society were invited to comment on the draft law, before it’s delivered to the decision-makers.
Recently, a large conference, hosted by UN Women, concerning the on-going global work with Resolution 1325, took place in New York. We asked participant Eva Zillén, Senior Advisor at The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation, to share some of the latest developments discussed.
Aneta Dukić is project coordinator and member of the management board for Fenomena, one of The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation’s partner organisations in Serbia. Fenomena works with political advocacy on the local level and to improve legislation on gender equality.
The results of Israel’s recent municipal elections proved a success for the women’s rights organisation Al-Zahraa’s work to get more Arab women into local councils. The number of elected women more than doubled – from 6 to 14.
”Attacks against LGBT persons, Roma or immigrants are signs of growing nationalism. When that happens, everyone should react – it is important that we are not silent!” This said Serbian women’s rights activist Jelena Cakić at a breakfast seminar organised by The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden.