While 2020 has not been a typical year in almost any sense of the word, the IGC network is leaving it and entering 2021 with more wisdom, perspective, resilience and lessons learned. We encourage our community to translate our insights now into more ambitious and targeted, S.M.A.R.T. commitments and even more powerful initiatives for the coming year.
“The rights and needs of women and adolescent girls in emergencies are often overlooked, and COVID-19 has made matters worse, with rising intimate partner violence, sexual violence and child marriage”, said Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).
The coronavirus crisis has fuelled greater wage inequality across the world, with women, migrants, young people and those working in the informal economy among the hardest hit, the International Labour Organization has warned.
The UN has allocated new funding for women-led initiatives that combat gender-based violence.
Gender Concerns International stands in solidarity with all of those who are addressing the issue of violence against women across the globe and supports the campaign Orange the World: #16 Days of Activism.
Mentoring and peer-peer support are well-established and powerful development tools. When used with a gender-responsive lens, they can be mobilised to support more women, diversity, and inclusion within organisations.
Human Rights Council: Promoting & Protecting Human Rights of Women and Girls in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations
Article by Clara Cabrera, Spanish Ambassador at Large for Gender Equality in Foreign Policy, about resolution (A/HRC/45/L.24/Rev1) on promoting and protecting the human rights of women and girls in conflict and post-conflict situations on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000)
Enabling Environment Week by Vienna-based UN Organizations and the International Gender Champions Network
From the 19th to the 23rd of October 2020, the Vienna-based UN Organizations together with the International Gender Champions Network organised the first Enabling Environment Week. Over 30 panelists representing Permanent Missions, International Organizations, academia and civil society were joined by an audience of over 400 participants from all over the world.
International Gender Champions & UN Women Joint Panel Discussion on Moving the Needle: Family-Friendly Policies in the United Nations System
The IGC and UN Women hosted a joint panel discussion around family-friendly policies at the UN such as equal parental leave and launched the #ChampionsForParentalLeave campaign!
The World Economic Forum's Strategic Intelligence platform uses experts from the Forum’s network of universities, think-tanks, international organizations and other research institutions around the world to highlight the context and implications of the key drivers of transformation for key issues such as Gender Parity.
Texts Deal with the Human Rights of Women and Girls, the Rights of Children, the Contribution of the Human Rights Council to the Prevention of Human Rights Violations, Technical Assistance, and the Philippines
Application Deadline: 11th October 2020