Book Presentation of Ms. Berhane Ras-Work: “The Unbidden Pain”
The Transnational Phenomenon of Female Genital Mutilation
On October 7th 2014 the Academic Council on the United Nations System hosted the side-event on the Book Presentation of Ms. Berhane Ras-Work: “The Unbidden Pain” at the UNODC Crime Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. The second day on October 8th 2014 was held in EGA (Vienna Women´s Center of the Social Democratic party). This both events was organized by the African Women Organization in Austria in cooperation with Austrian Development Cooperation, Ministry of Education for women´s, Vienna Women´s Center, Vienna Culture department MA7, ACUNS, ACTPEW, Integration and Foreign Affairs. Please find in Attachment some Pictures of the Events.
The ILO and OHCHR pay joint tribute to 232 million migrants worldwide who have left their homes in search of a better and more dignified life for themselves and their families.
Migrants make significant and essential contributions to the economic, social and cultural development of their host countries and their communities back home. But too often these contributions go unrecognized, and instead the public debate is dominated by xenophobic attitudes and discrimination, both in and outside the workplace.
Discrimination based on one’s migration status not only violates human rights; it is also an impediment to decent work and to social integration more broadly.
Migrants in an irregular situation are often particularly at risk of abuse, as they are more likely to face discrimination, exclusion, exploitation and abuse at all stages of the migration process. read more
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Ø Violence against women is a human rights violation Ø Violence against women is a consequence of discrimination against women, in law and also in practice, and of persisting inequalities between men and women Ø Violence against women impacts on, and impedes, progress in many areas, including poverty eradication, combating HIV/AIDS, and peace and security Ø Violence against women and girls is not inevitable. Prevention is possible and essential Ø Violence against women continues to be a global pandemic. Up to 70 per cent of women experience violence in their lifetime. Ethiopian Womens Say No
Lampedusa and the plight of African boat migrants
The African Union (AU) Summit on 21 October declared 3 November a day of mourning across the continent. The day was to be observed by all its members in memory of the African migrants who have lost their lives in the Mediterranean Sea. About 365 people died when their boat caught fire and capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa on 3 October 2013. Over 155 survived the ordeal. One week later, another boat capsized off Malta, 96km south-east of Lampedusa, leaving at least 27 people dead and over 200 rescued. Many others have drowned before these tragic events, and hundreds of others continue to be rescued while crossing the Mediterranean.
Lampedusa, an Italian city about 290km from the north coast of Africa, has become both a tragic symbol of and another wake-up call to the migratory dangers faced by Africans seeking asylum and greater economic security in Europe. Due to its proximity it is often a choice transit destination for boat migrants coming from Africa, particularly Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. read more – Institute for Security Studies Irene Ndungu
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
‚People living in poverty are particularly subject to discrimination and the exclusion that characterizes it because of their poverty,‘ says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. The 2013 theme for the international day is: Working together towards a world without discrimination. read more…………………………………………………………………………………………… Avoiding the risk of a slow growth trap Jobs are central both for the economic recovery and the long-term development of the global economy, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in a statement to International Monetary and Financial Committee and Development Committee. But in order to deliver growth, jobs need to be productive and of good quality.
Diskriminierung auch heute ein Problem! Mehrere zehntausend Menschen haben am Samstag in Washington der berühmten Rede „I Have a Dream“ des Bürgerrechtlers Martin Luther King gedacht, die sich am Mittwoch zum 50. Mal jährt.
Discrimination against young girls must end
In a statement issued for the first International Day of the Girl Child, marked on October 11, Ryder said that current structures, policies and values which put girl children at a disadvantage must be changed.
“Gender inequalities that take root at an early age tend to produce long-term gender inequality which is reproduced in the world of work. Notwithstanding the values, principles and rights so widely endorsed by the international community, too often, the reality is that girls are systematically left behind by virtue of their sex. This must end.” read more…
Teilzeitarbeit ist weiblich und Leiharbeit männlich
Fast 86 Prozent der Teilzeitbeschäftigten in Österreich sind Frauen. Auch bei den geringfügig Beschäftigten liegen Frauen vorne. Teilzeitarbeit und geringfügige Beschäftigung war 2007 in Frauenhand. Der Frauenanteil in der Teilzeitbeschäftigung machte 85,9 Prozent aus, teilte das Wirtschaftsforschungsinstitut (Wifo) am Donnerstag mit. Die geringfügige Beschäftigung (69,4 Prozent) und die freien Dienstverträge (51,9 Prozent) wurden ebenfalls überdurchschnittlich stark von Frauen genutzt. Dagegen waren die selbstständigen Tätigkeiten und die Leiharbeit (Frauenanteil: 18,7 Prozent) überproportional von Männern besetzt. weiter lesen
African Women Organization is a non-governmental organization established in 1996 by African women from Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Nigeria, Senegal, Egypt and other African countries. The Organization work with other non-governmental organizations as well as government agencies and offices involved with the welfare of women and immigrants. More information
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Top Kino, 6., Rahlgasse 1
(täglich von 15:00 – 20:00)
und Schikaneder, 4., Margaretenstraße 24
(täglich von 18:00 – 22:00)
Am 4.Oktober ist der bundesweite Equal Pay Day. Bis zu diesem Tag verdienen Frauen und Männer gleich viel – danach arbeiten Frauen statistisch gesehen gratis.
Women’s rights around the world is an important indicator to understand global well-being. read more
A major global women’s rights treaty was ratified by the majority of the world’s nations a few decades ago.