Maribeth Bugtong

Maribeth Bugtong

Human Rights Day

10 December 2014, 2:47 am

For more details, please visit http://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Media advisory: UN commemoration of the International Day to End Violence against Women, 25 November 2014: “Orange YOUR Neighbourhood”

 

For immediate release

Date : 19 November 2014

 

What: This year’s theme to mark the International Day to End Violence against Women, 25 November, and the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence is “Orange Your Neighbourhood”. The colour orange, bright and optimistic, has been designated by the UN Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women to symbolize a better future without this pervasive human rights violation that affects as many as one in three women and girls worldwide. The iconic Empire State Building, the UN Secretariat building and large screens in Times Square in New York will be lit orange to mark the day, along with the official commemoration event at UN Headquarters.

- See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2014/11/un-commemoration-of-25-november-orange-your-neighbourhood#sthash.vrWlm46B.dpuf

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

9 August 2014, 2:36 am

8 August 2014

Theme: "Bridging the gap: implementing the rights of indigenous peoples"

7 to 11 July 2014

United Nations Palais des Nations

Geneva, Switzerland

For more information, please visit http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/IPeoples/EMRIP/Pages/Session7.aspx

12-23 May 2014

Trusteeship Council Chamber
United Nations Headquarters, New York


Special Theme: “Principles of good governance consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: articles 3 to 6 and 46”

 

For more details, please check http://undesadspd.org/IndigenousPeoples.aspx

Realizing Indigenous Women’s Rights: A Handbook on the CEDAW

10 March 2014, 5:59 am

The indigenous women in Asia and in other regions of the world still lack the necessary knowledge and skills in asserting and making their rights a reality. To address this concern, Asian Indigenous Women’s Network and its partners Forest Peoples Programme and Tebtebba came up with a handbook on the International Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.

Realizing Indigenous Women’s Rights: A Handbook on the CEDAW provides information on the rights of indigenous women giving details on CEDAW as the only specific instrument for women. The handbook also provides brief overview of other human rights mechanisms the indigenous women can avail of.

The book is divided into four chapters. Chapter 1 provides a brief overview of the particular situations of indigenous women in Asia, including the particularities of violence they are experiencing with the prevailing and existing conditions in indigenous communities and territories. Chapter 2 deals with the principles of human rights and the international human rights instruments providing for the rights of women. It focuses on the CEDAW as a specific instrument for protecting the rights of women.

 

Chapter 3 presents the different mechanisms and possible options that indigenous women may take to seek redress for discrimination or violence. It provides specific information and tools that have been developed in aid of asserting human rights based on the mechanisms and procedures provided for under the CEDAW and other international human rights instruments. The final section, Chapter 4, provides a selection of previous jurisprudence from CEDAW that may assist in making arguments for future submissions to that body, or to national and other international legal instruments.

CSW58

10 March 2014, 2:26 am

The 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 10 to 21 March 2013.

For more details, visit http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw58-2014.

will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 10 to 21 March 2014. - See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw58-2014#sthash.WBrjF1fe.dpuf

12-23 May 2014
United Nations Headquarters, New York
Special Theme:
“Principles of good governance consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: articles 3 to 6 and 46 (3)”

Check http://undesadspd.org/IndigenousPeoples.aspx