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March 2018
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 Highlights

International Women’s Day: NPWJ salutes women's fight for human rights worldwide
 

Today the world is observing International Women's Day, celebrating women’s achievements throughout history and throughout the world. This day is also an appropriate occasion to remember the too many gaps hindering – sometimes in a brutal and cruel manner – the process towards the full recognition and protection of women’s rights as universal human rights.
 
Millions of women and girls worldwide are still victims or at risk of violations of their human rights, as both a result and a perpetuation of gender inequality and discrimination that denies them the most basic forms of personal autonomy and self-determination. They are victims of sexual abuseexploitation and harmful practices such as female genital mutilation and forced marriage. In many parts of the world, women who have the courage to fight for their dignity by challenging regressive social conventions are exposed to great personal risks, including social rejection, harassment, imprisonment and even death.
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 NPWJ events

Side event on "Forcible Transfer of Population in Syria"
 

On the occasion of the 37th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, No Peace Without Justice and the Euro-Syrian Democratic Forum convened a side Event on "Forcible Transfer of Population in Syria", which was held on Monday 26 February 2018 (from 10:30 – 12:00, Room XXV, Palais des Nations, United Nations Office in Geneva). The meeting wasco-sponsored by the Governments of Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Lichtenstein, Netherlands and Sweden.

By focusing on the forcible transfer of population in Syria, this side event reviewed the fundamental issues of accountability and transitional justice as essential components of any future negotiation on Syria. The meeting also served as a reminder that the rights of IDPs and refugees need to be part and parcel of a political settlement and are addressed not exclusively through a humanitarian approach. Proper mechanisms and procedures need to be set up to protect and guarantee property rights and the return of homes and properties to their legitimate owners; to ensure the right to vote to those that have been forcibly removed from their homes and electoral constituencies; and halt resettlement operations that are being carried out in the cities and neighborhoods whose residents have been displaced
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BanFGM: National Workshop in Burkina Faso to strengthen the capacity of the police and the judiciary in ensuring compliance with the law
 

On 26 February 2018, No Peace Without Justice, in partnership with the Inter-African Committee for Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children  (IAC) and the NGO Voix des Femmes, convened a national workshop in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, aimed at fostering the implementation of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Resolutions 69/146 and 69/150 calling for a worldwide ban on female genital mutilation (FGM).
 
The workshop was organised under the sponsorship of  H.E. Mrs Sika KABORE, First Lady of Burkina Faso and with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Participants included representatives from the police, gendarmerie and the judicial sector (Forces de défense et de sécurité - FDS), and other key actors involved in the fight against FGM and for the promotion of women’s rights.
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 NPWJ press releases

International Women’s Day: NPWJ salutes women's fight for human rights worldwide
Brussels – Rome, 8 March 2018

Side event on "Forcible Transfer of Population in Syria"
Geneva, UNHRC, 37th Session, Palais des Nations, 26 February 2018

BanFGM: National Workshop in Burkina Faso to strengthen the capacity of the police and the judiciary in ensuring compliance with the law
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 26 February 2018

GAMCOTRAP and NPWJ promote a day-long awareness activity to strengthen the legal and political framework against FGM in The Gambia
Kanifing, The Gambia, 21 February 2018

 NPWJ in the news


 

Elimination des MGF au Burkina : Les FDS appelées en renfort, Aline Ariane BAMOUNI, Aujourd'hui au Faso, 27 février 2018
Elimination des MGF au Burkina : Les FDS appelées en renfort, Aline Ariane BAMOUNI, Aujourd'hui au Faso, 27 February 2018

Gamcotrap commemorates Zero Tolerance Day to end FGM
By Isatou Senghore-Njie, The Point, 23 February 2018

FGM violates women’s right at least 200 million survivors says –Aslup
By Sarjo Camara Singateh, Foroyaa, 23 February 2018

L’Italia riconferma l’impegno nella lotta all’eradicazione delle mutilazioni genitali femminili (MGF)
Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo, 5 October 2017

Passing of M. Cherif Bassiouni, “the Godfather of International Criminal Law”
CICC News, 26 September 2017

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