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14 September 2018

Chilean Feminist Politician Michelle Bachelet Assumes Post as UN Human Rights Chief

Michelle Bachelet — former president of Chile, under-secretary general of the United Nations and executive director of UN Women— stepping into a new role in the world of global politics as the UN’s high commissioner for human rights. 

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24 May 2018

Gender Equality Top 100: the Most Influential People In Global Policy

Apolitical has just released their Gender Equality Top 100. The list is compiled from nominations from around the world, with the aim to celebrate the people making our societies fairer and better to live in.

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24 April 2018

Gender Perspectives as member of WAVE mobilised Belarus NGOs to support the Istanbul Convention

Gender Perspectives as active member of the Advisory Board of WAVE network mobilised efforts of eight Belarus NGOs to support the Istanbul Convention of the Council of Europe. WAVE has forwarded a response letter in reaction to a potentially damaging letter, which demanded changes to the wording of the Istanbul Convention, sent to the Council of Europe.

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02 April 2018

Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality to bring together top names from more than 100 countries

Award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and human rights counsellor Colin Gonsalves are some of the 500 gender equality actors who will participate in the Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality on 15–17 April. The global forum is about strengthening women’s and girls’ rights, representation and access to resources.

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10 July 2017

Expert of the IPA "Gender Perspectives" took part in the 26th Summer Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

Side meeting on combating trafficking in human beings organized by the Belarusian side and IOM in Belarus at the 26th Summer Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly was held in Minsk on July 6. Within the framework of the forum, Galina Tiurina, member of the Board of the international public association "Gender Perspectives", presented her report.

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29 June 2017

Video message by Irina Alkhovka for the preparatory process towards the High-Level Plenary Meeting to review the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons

Chairperson of the Board of the International public association "Gender Perspectives" Irina Alkhovka addressed Informal Interactive Multi-stakeholders Hearings in support of the preparatory process towards the High-Level Plenary Meeting to review the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons.

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15 December 2016

Feminism In Belarus: Present But Unpopular

This year the World Economic Forum (WEF) ranked Belarus 30th out of 144 countries in its Global Gender Gap Index. According to its indicators, Belarus surpassed highly developed countries such as Canada (35) and the United States (45). However, unlike other countries at the top of the list, Belarus does not have any coherent strategy to achieve gender equality.

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31 October 2016

Chairperson of the Board of Gender Perspectives, Irina Alkhovka, has attended the annual WAVE Conference.

Chairperson of the Board of Gender Perspectives, Irina Alkhovka, has attended the annual WAVE Conference. She facilitated the workshop "Primary prevention of violence against women – everybody talks about it but little is done. How can this be changed?" Gender Perspectives has been a member of WAVE network since 2012 and regularly contributes to its annual reports.

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26 September 2016

Profiling Domestic Abuse In Belarus

The first and only Belarusian national hot line for domestic violence prevention celebrated its four-year anniversary in August, 2016. Since 2012 it has received 8,445 phone calls. The Belarusian non-profit “Gender Perspectives” runs the hotline from Minsk. They pioneered the much-needed service, creating a point of entry for women who found themselves in dire circumstances.

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26 September 2016

#IamNotAfraidToSayIt: Belarusian Women Speak Out Against Sexual Violence

In July 2016, Belarusian Facebook users showed support for the initiative #IamNotAfraidToSayIt (#янебаюсясказаць in Belarusian). Originally a Facebook post by a Ukrainian journalist against gender-based violence, it quickly grew into a spontaneous online phenomenon which transcended borders.

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