Human Rights First On human rights, the United States must be a beacon. Activists fighting for freedom around the globe continue to look to us for inspiration and count on us for support. Upholding human rights is not only a moral obligation; it’s a vital national interest. America is strongest when our policies and actions…
Women’s Major Group
This is the website of the Women’s Major Group. The Women’s Major Group was created as a result of the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro which recognized women as one of the nine major groups of society whose participation in decision-making is essential for achieving sustainable development.
The role of the Women’s Major Group is to assure effective public participation of women’s non-governmental groups in the UN policy processes on sustainable development.
The Women’s Major Group contributes to the intergovernmental processes on Sustainable Development Goals and its link to the Post 2015 Development Agenda, the UN Environment Program (UNEP) and other outcomes of the RIO processes.
The Women’s Major Group is an open-ended group of organisations which work on women’s rights, sustainable development and environment themes. There are over 400 list serve members of the Women’s Major Group who are organisations and individuals from every region of the world, who work on gender, sustainable development and environment.
The coordination for the UN Sustainable Development process is assured by two organising partners
Free From Slavery A modern-day abolitionist and survivor of child sex trafficking in the USA. Telling my story and raising awareness through art; working to empower survivors; fighting to end slavery.
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We are the nation’s leading voice on women’s issues, and our voice is loud. We call attention to barriers, criticize injustice, call out hypocrisy, shape conversations, challenge opposing voices and celebrate victories. The Ms. Foundation makes news and responds to the headlines: We regularly contribute to, and are cited in, prominent media outlets.
We are shaken and reeling at the sudden passing of our irreplaceable editor-in-chief, Mary Thom (June 3, 1944—April 26, 2013). Our president Julie Burton says “Mary was one of the great writers, editors, and visionaries of the women’s movement, and the heart and soul of Women’s Media Center’s feature writing. From her work in the early days of Ms. Magazine right up until this week, hers was a clear, strong voice for equality—and her editorial talents lifted so many other voices as well.” Mary, we miss you already. (A statement from WMC co-founders Robin Morgan, Gloria Steinem, and Jane Fonda is available, as is news coverage from The New York Times, AP, and CNN, among others. Information on memorial arrangements to come.)
Women for Refugee Women challenges the injustices experienced by women who seek asylum.
Women come to this country fleeing persecution such as arrest and imprisonment. Many of them are also fleeing persecution that is targeted particularly at women, such as rape, forced marriage, honour crimes, and trafficking for forced prostitution.
Our recent research shows that half of women seeking asylum have been raped as part of the persecution they have experienced. Yet the majority of these women are refused asylum.