EuroMed Rights is taking part in the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, from 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day. EuroMed Rights’ Vice-President, Nabia Haddouche, declares: “Violence against women is not only a Hollywood scenario. It happens everywhere in the world and affects … Continued
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On the 3rd anniversary of the entry into force of the Istanbul Convention, EuroMed Rights calls on governments on both sides of the Mediterranean to urgently ratify and implement this international tool to prevent and combat violence against women. #STOPViolenceAgainstWomen, let’s achieve gender equality! The ‘Istanbul Convention’ is the first and most comprehensive legally binding … Continued
Different frameworks, Similar shortcomings As part of our campaign on the Istanbul Convention #STOPViolenceAgainstWomen, for International Women’s Day EuroMed Rights wants to bring attention to the situation of violence against women in the North and South of the Mediterranean, by highlighting some alarming common trends as well as by informing about the different approaches in … Continued
Violence against Women: a Battle that should be Won A New Tool for NGOs to Fight Violence Against Women Violence is still a bitter reality for far too many women over the world, and in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Yet, tools exist to protect women and fight for their rights. On the second anniversary of the Istanbul Convention, EuroMed … Continued
International Refugee Day 2016 In a bid to celebrate International Refugee Day, EuroMed Rights gives an overview of the situation of refugees in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Today more than ever, migration and asylum issues have topped the European agenda and this year more than ever, today must serve as a sharp reminder of the obstacles … Continued
International Day for Women’s rights On this International Women’s Day, EuroMed Rights gives an overview of the situation with regard to violence against women in the Euro-Mediterranean region. From North to South, women are still facing a multitude of challenges. Mentalities, traditions, inequalities between men and women, weaknesses of institutional and legislative frameworks, lack … Continued
During the 2011 protests, Syrian women have been exposed to arbitrary detention, enforced disappearances, torture, sexual violence and summary executions among other acts of violence, as seen on a recent EMHRN report.
Violence against women in the context of political transformations and economic crisis in the Euro-Mediterranean region
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the EMHRN published its regional report that alerts violence against women has dramatically increased in the Euro-Mediterranean region during the recent years.
The Interim Coordinating Committee of Refugees are calling all civil society organisations and organised social groups to support the mobilization for solidarity to the refugees’ communities that are living in Cyprus.
KISA reports yet another extremely severe incident involving a blatant breach of the right to privacy, as well as a complete mishandling of the cases of two women (victims of trafficking) by relevant state authorities and services.