Women and Health

In a continuation of the SI series of blogs on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action we discuss the gains and losses seen in women’s health. “The right to the highest attainable standard of health is broadly recognised as a fundamental human right. The Beijing Declaration and Platform for

Report of Universal Periodic Review Nov 2020

A blog by Stacy Ciulik, SI UN Representative, Geneva The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system. Its mission is to promote and protect human rights around the world and to address human rights violations as well as make recommendations on them.

Podcast Top Tips!

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Twitter for Beginners

So are we Twittering of Tweeting? What's a Hashtag and how should I use it? Who should I follow? Should I use a picture? All questions that deserve an answer if you are just starting out on your social media journey! Please Click on the Twitter Logo below to view

Major Groups and other Stakeholders – HLPF Meetings

Major Groups and other Stakeholders (MGoS) have been actively working towards its implementation, through projects, initiatives, advocacy, knowledge-sharing, and monitoring of the 2030 Agenda. MGoS often work in partnership with other sectors, including governments. Major Groups and other Stakeholders are also active in the annual follow-up and review process of

Human Trafficking Programmes

Human Trafficking/Modern Day Slavery is global human rights violation impacting 4-6 million people annually - 71% of them women and girls, and is considered by traffickers as an easy way to make money - low risk, and a renewable resource. Although not exclusively a crime that impacts women and girls, it

Female Genital Multilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. It is estimated that more than 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation in the countries where the practice is concentrated. Furthermore, there


"Without migration, societies worldwide would never have achieved their current level of development... travel and communications have become faster and easier, people are moving from country to country in even greater numbers....Yet the structural factors driving migration, demographic imbalances, economic inequalities, conflict, disasters and the impacts of climate change, are

COVID-19 – the impact on older women

A blog by Marion Prechtl "Of persons infected with COVID-19, the course of the disease is severe, dramatic or even fatal (at a reported percentage between 1% and 15%), with the highest percentage in older persons. The media emphasise that this disease is the disease of older people. In view


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