One of the most disquieting dangers young adults must face is the risk of sexual assault. Not Alone estimates that one in five college students experiences sexual assault during their college career. To combat sexual assault it is necessary to create accesible and informative guides and resources for college students. Best Colleges has recently produced such a guide on the practical realities of sexual assault on campus.
The 8th Conference on Femicide/ Feminicide examined the necessary measures that must be taken in order to eradicate violence against women and girls in all its forms, and in particular, it’s most extreme manifestation, namely femicide/ feminicide.
Today WAVE welcomes the inclusion of an indicator on violence against women into this year’s EIGE report. Regular surveys on violence against women are of upmost importance in order to support the continuous work that our WAVE members carry out across Europe.
The Spanish National Women's Movement, together with Spanish women's organizations working to advance the human rights of women, will be holding a 'Nationwide March against Gender-Based Violence' in Madrid on the 7th of November 2015!
On 1&2 July 2015, Women’s Aid will be hosting its national conference titled ‘Change that Lasts’ in Conference Aston, Birmingham, UK. The conferences is an annual event which aims to bring together specialist providers of domestic and sexual violence services and professionals working in the violence against women sector in England. This year’s event will address Women’s Aid new needs led approach as well as how state responses to domestic violence can be reframed.
On May 21 & 22 2015, IMPLEMENT, a project aimed at providing trainings and information regarding specialized support for victims of violence in healthcare systems across Europe, is hosting a seminar in Vienna, Austria. The seminar includes participants from six countries, namely Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy and Romania. Each country has chosen a health professional and a representative, usually from a woman's organization, to attend the event.
On May 7th, 2015 the Council of Europe released a new publication titled “Case law of the European Court of Human Rights relating to discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity”. This publication outlines LGBT rights within the context of the European Convention on Human Rights and how it relates to the case law of the European Court of Human Rights when addressing issues regarding discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
From May 18 to 22, 2015 the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) will be hosting its 24th session at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna, Austria. The CCPCJ was established in 1992 to serve as the main policymaking body of the United Nations to combat national and international crime and to ensure the fairness of criminal justice administration systems.
The Women's International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF) recently adopted a new manifesto to commemorate 100 years of work towards peacemaking and to renew and outline its commitment towards further efforts. In addition to all of WILPF’s Sections, the Executive Committee, International Board and Anniversary Political Working Group, 300 WILPF members also contributed to the development of the manifesto. It was then voted on by the members attending the Centennial Congress. The document aims to serve as a reference and basis for future initiatives and work.