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Women’s Justice Center is a Californian non-profit organization which works to end violence against women and children especially in the Latina community.
Supported by the PPR Foundation, it created a website to help fighting violence against women with useful advocacy tools and documents.
The bilingual guides give for instance very specific information about the criminal justice process in case of domestic violence.
The last updated guide aims at supporting mothers, grandmothers and others close to girls caught in prostitution: warning signs a girl may be prostituted, what do you do if your daughter gets arrested?, how to come back to a normal life?
Click here to discover Women’s Justice Center’s entire guide: http://www.justicewomen.com/guide/index.html.
A website to mark 30 years of CEDAW
Adopted by the United Nations General Assembly 30 years ago, on 18 December 1979, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination.
More than 187 countries have ratified or acceded to the Convention –i.e over 95% of the members of the UN- and are committed to submit national reports, at least every four years, on measures they have taken to comply with their treaty obligations.
A Committee reviews the reports submitted by the States parties and makes recommendations, with the support of independent NGO’s reports.
To celebrate this anniversary, a working group made of experts from OHCHR, UNIFEM, UNICEF, UNFPA and the Division for the Advancement of Women has come together and created a website with examples of CEDAW’s successful implementation from its beginning.
From Marocco to Bangladesh or Mexico, discover how CEDAW made millions of women’s everyday life change: http://www.unifem.org/cedaw30/success_stories/
30 photos to support women’s rights
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1979, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) exhibits 30 photos of women. Fnac and the PPR Corporate Foundation support the exhibition and present the photos from October 20 to November 7. They then will be put up for auction by Artcurial to the benefit of FIDH, on November 13.
A special auction sale to the benefit of an inspiring cause: 30 photographers answered the FIDH’s call, among them Dominique Issermann, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Sara Moon, Bettina Rheims, Reza, Sebastião Salgado.....
Exhibition from October 20 to November 7, 2009 at the Forum of Fnac des Ternes’ store, 26 avenue des Ternes, 75017 Paris.
Auction, November 13, 7.00 pm, at Artcurial, 7 Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris.
Desert Flower, by director Sherry Hormann, is the true story of Waris Dirie.
She fled Somalia to avoid a forced marriage in her early teens and having suffered all kinds of indignities in London, finally became a model. At the height of her career she publically announced that as a child she had been circumcised – and subsequently gave up her top model career to campaign against FGM (female genitale mutilation) which is carried out against 6,000 girls and women worldwide every day.
For more information about combating FGM go to: www.waris-dirie-foundation.com/en