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Clearinghouse

Women And International Affairs: Clearinghouse PERSONNEL OFFICE, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION : VACANCIES Below is a list of typical vacancies. Due to lack of space, only limited information can be supplied with each vacancy. For a complete listing, including qualification requirements and other details, please contact the above Personnel […]

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China: Many Rural Girls Left Out Of School

China: Many Rural Girls Left Out Of School NEW YORK TIMES Nov. 1, 1999 “Although nine years of education is compulsory in China, Hong Mei, a 12-year-old living in a poor mountain village, has never been to school. ‘Of course I’d like to go, but it’s too expensive and my mother needs my help at […]

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Pioneer In Women’s Social Legislation

Austria: Pioneer In Women’s Social Legislation THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Sept. 30, ’99 “The prominence of family values came as something of a surprise in Austria’s recent elections. Austria, the 10th richest country in the world, enjoys a high standard of living: The government already provides health care and funds childcare facilities and unemployment, at […]

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Reports From Around The World: Middle East And Africa

Reports From Around The World: Middle East And Africa EGYPT: THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR WOMEN 1113 Corniche El Nil. El Tahrir, Specialized National Councils Bldg., 4th fl. CAIRO, EGYPT “The National Council for Women (NCW) aims at promoting women and empowering them to play an active role in the social renaissance Egypt is currently undergoing. […]

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Genital and sexual mutilation of Females

Genital and sexual mutilation of Females THE INTER-AFRICAN COMMITTEE ON TRADITIONAL PRACTICES AFFECTING THE HEALTH OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN IS A NETWORK OF AFFILIATES IN 27 AFRICAN AND 6 EUROPEAN COUNTRIES AND IN NEW ZEALAND c/o ECA/IAC, P.O. Box 3001, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 145, rue de Lausanne, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland e-mail: cominter@iprolink.ch; www.iac-ciaf.ch THE FOLLOWING […]

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The Global Fund For Women

The Global Fund For Women – Brief Article 425 Sherman Ave., Suite 300, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1823; Fax: (650) 328-0384 E-Mail: gfw@globalfundforwomen.org “The Global Fund for Women makes grants to seed, support and strengthen women’s rights groups around the world. We envision a just and democratic world, where women and men can participate equally in […]

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USA: women continue to face discrimination in the workforce – Reports from around the world: USA – reprint from FEMINIST DAILY NEWS WIRE of May 12, 2003 – Family Time Flexibility Act H.R. 1119 passed by US House Education and Workforce Committee

USA: women continue to face discrimination in the workforce – Reports from around the world: USA – reprint from FEMINIST DAILY NEWS WIRE of May 12, 2003 – Family Time Flexibility Act H.R. 1119 passed by US House Education and Workforce Committee – Reprint FEMINIST DAILY NEWS WIRE (May 12, 2003), THE FEMINIST MAJORITY FOUNDATION […]

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Women and Media

Women and Media WOMEN STILL UNDERREPRESENTED FOR POLICY, PUBLIC AFFAIRS TV FROM MEDIA REPORT TO WOMEN’, PUBLISHED BY COMMUNICATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC., 38091 Beach Rd., P.O. Box 180, Colton’s Point, MD 20626-0180 “Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, there’s been plenty of discussion – and complaining – about why there were so few essays about […]

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Women and human rights

Women and human rights COUNTRY REPORTS ON HUMAN RIGHTS PRACTICES – 2002 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, WASHINGTON DC / MARCH 31, 2003 RELEASED BY THE BUREAU OF DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR FROM THE PREFACE BY COLIN L. POWELL, SECRETARY OF STATE “The year 2002 offered a stern test for the advancement of human rights […]

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Information Of Interest International

Information Of Interest International REALIZING DECENT WORK FOR OLDER WOMEN WORKERS INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION (ILO) website: www.ilo.org 4, route des Morillons, CH-1211, Geneva 22, SWITZERLAND; e-mail: genprom@ilo.org CONTENTS: “Introduction: The public policy debate on ageing // Objectives // Explaining the structure//Part A: The Feminization of Later Life: Defining an older woman worker // Decent work […]