UN Women has launched an online Quiz that tests your knowledge on violence against women and girls. Available in English, French and Spanish, it addresses questions such as: How widespread is violence against women and girls? What solutions have worked to stop it? How many countries have laws to address common forms, such as domestic violence?
The PPSEAWA International Executive Council would like to welcome and congratulate our newly nominated PPSEAWA International Membership Convener: Akari Yamada; Chicago Chapter, PPSEAWA USA. Akari is also our Assistant Secretary International. We all wish her well in this new undertaking.
Peacemaking in Asia and the Pacific: Women's participation, perspectives and priorities, is the latest publication of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue's initiative on Women at the Peace Table Asia Pacific. This collection of articles explores the reasons for women's under-representation in peace processes, in terms of both participation in peace processes and gender content in agreements.
The 24th General Assembly of the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO) was held in New York January 17-19, 2011. The theme of the triennial Conference was DEFINING THE PRESENT, SHAPING THE FUTURE and was attended by PPSEAWA representatives to the UN as well as some members including the PPSEAWA International President, who is also PPSEAWA’s CoNGO representative at the UN in New York, Geneva and Vienna.
This year, at the United Nations 55th Commission on the Status of Women Conference, PPSEAWA very proudly co-sponsored three parallel events. The theme for the Conference is: “Access and participation of Women and Girls to Education, Training, Science and Technology”.