Gender Issues Showlist
Women, Peace & Security
UNSCR 1325 calls on all parties to: protect and respect the rights of women and girls in conflict & post-conflict; increase women participation in all conflict resolution, peacekeeping and peace-building & to end impunity by prosecuting perpetrators of sexual and other violence on women and girls
Human Rights of Women
Thirty six years after the adoption of CEDAW, many women and girls still do not have equal opportunities to realize rights recognized by law. Women are denied the right to own property or inherit land. They face social exclusion, “honor killings”, FGM, trafficking, restricted mobility, early marriage,...
Violence Against Women
Violence against women is the most shameful human rights violation. Gender based violence not only violates human rights, but also hampers productivity, reduces human capital and undermines economic growth. It is estimated that up to 70 per cent of women experience violence in their lifetime
Political Participation & Leadership
Where women are fully represented, societies are more peaceful and stable. Women political participation is fundamental for gender equality and their representation in positions of leadership must be a priority for all Africans governments.
Asmara, 24 February 2014 – The members of the NUEW in Gejeret sub-zone, Asmara, stated that governmental care for Fistula victims attests to the national commitment towards promoting women’s health. They made the remark upon visiting the National Fistula Center in Mendefera city, during which it was stated that the patients
there comprise females victimized by instances of childhood marriage, and that raised societal participation is vital as regards extending material and moral support to them.
Dr. Habte Hailemelekot, Maternity and Gynecology expert at Mendefera Regional Referral Hospital, explained the causes of Fistula, and explained the need of equipping the victims with skill knowhow parallel to the treatment period so as to enable them stand firm against the potential stigma thereof.
Mr. Abraham Hagos, Administrator of Mendefera sub-zone, disclosed that there is a plan to organize a training course for Fistula victims in collaboration with stakeholders.