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Say NO to violence against women

December 2007

16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence

Worldwide, until 10 December 2007
Host / Sponsor: Center for Women's Global Leadership and numerous NGOs and governmental institutions througout the world, co-sponsored by UNIFEM

The dates, November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and December 10, International Human Rights Day, symbolically link violence against women and human rights and emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights. The 16 Days Campaign has been adopted as an organizing strategy by individuals and groups around the world to call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women. ...
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World AIDS Day

Worldwide, 1 December 2007
Host / Sponsor: United Nations

In 1988, the General Assembly expressed deep concern at the pandemic proportions of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Noting that the World Health Organization had declared 1 December 1988 World AIDS Day, the Assembly stressed the importance of observing that occasion... (resolution 43/15).
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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Worldwide, 2 December 2007
Host / Sponsor: United Nations

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, recalls the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (resolution 317 (IV) of 2 December 1949).
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International Day of Disabled Persons

Worldwide, 3 December 2007
Host / Sponsor: United Nations

About 650 million people in the world—or 10 per cent of the world’s population— live with disabilities, and frequently encounter a myriad of physical and social obstacles. Persistence of certain cultural, legal and institutional barriers makes women and girls with disabilities the victims of two-fold discrimination: as women and as persons with disabilities.
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International Volunteer Day

Worldwide, 5 December 2007
Host / Sponsor: United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

International Volunteer Day offers an opportunity for volunteer organizations and individual volunteers to make visible their contributions - at local, national and international levels - to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
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The Feminization of HIV: Do Macroeconomic Policies Matter?

UN Headquarters, New York, USA, 6 December 2007
Host / Sponsor: UNAIDS, UNDP and UNIFEM

This thematic briefing has been organized by UNAIDS, UNDP and UNIFEM in commemoration of World AIDS Day 2007. It will discuss the interconnections between macroeconomics and feminization of HIV and AIDS and poverty. It will explore i) gender and macroeconomics from the point of view of the social costs (time burden, energy, etc.), the economic cost (financial burden) and opportunity cost that women pay in the context of accelerated-growth macroeconomic policies and HIV and AIDS; and ii) policy issues that are relevant for monitoring economic reforms and accountability in addressing HIV and AIDS among women and girls.
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Human Rights Day

Worldwide, 10 December 2007
Host / Sponsor: United Nations

The promotion and protection of human rights has been a major preoccupation for the United Nations since 1945, when the Organization's founding nations resolved that the horrors of The Second World War should never be allowed to recur. Respect for human rights and human dignity "is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world", the General Assembly declared three years later in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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E-Discussion on Eliminating Violence Against Women in Politics

Worldwide, 10 - 14 December 2007
Host / Sponsor: UNIFEM, UNDP, NDI, IPU, International IDEA.

The International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics is pleased invite you to join its first moderated E-Discussion on Eliminating Violence Against Women in Politics, to take place from 10-14 December 2007. Violence or the threat of violence has been identified by members of iKNOW Politics community - as well as through global and regional meetings of women politicians and their supporters sponsored by iKNOW partner organizations - as a significant impediment to women�s political participation. While crimes of violence against women in politics are receiving increasing international attention, the attention is often limited to high profile cases, while the overall scale of such violence � including violence occurring at the local level - remains underreported and under documented. It is in this context that we launch the E-Discussion on Eliminating Violence Against Women in Politics, aiming to strengthen the knowledge base on violence against women in politics. To participate in the discussion: Visit www.iknowpolitics.org and create an account. After creating an account you may subscribe to the e-discussion forum by clicking on the �E-Discussion� link in the right menu bar on the iKNOW Politics homepage. Please direct any questions to Haley Horan, iKNOW Network Facilitator, at haley.paige.horan@undp.org. iKNOW Politics, the first global networking platform for women political leaders and their supporters, is a joint initiative of UNIFEM, UNDP, NDI, IPU and International IDEA.
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Panel Discussion on Intersecting Human Rights Crises: Organ Transplantation and Organ Trafficking

New York, USA, 11 December 2007
Host / Sponsor: The IHEU-Appignani Center for Bioethics in NYC, the UN Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and the Advancement of Women (OSAGI), and the Council of Europe

The organ trafficking market is on the rise, fuelled by growing demand as well as unscrupulous traffickers. While waiting lists for organs become longer in rich countries, selling one�s organ in a country of excruciating poverty is an irresistible temptation...
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International Migrants Day

Worldwide, 18 December 2007
Host / Sponsor: United Nations

Today, women constitute almost half of all international migrants worldwide�95 million. Yet, despite contributions to poverty reduction and struggling economies, it is only recently that the international community has begun to grasp the significance of what migrant women have to offer. And it is only recently that policymakers are acknowledging the particular challenges and risks women confront when venturing into new lands...
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