Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and a strong contender to become the next president of France, has been charged with sexually assaulting and attempting to rape a woman who was working as a housekeeper in the New York hotel where he was staying.
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Women have made incredible strides in the 100 years since the first International Women’s Day, but the challenges ahead of us are extraordinary. The individual atrocities and indignities committed against women every day will not stop until the larger war against women is ended and full equality is guaranteed.
“NOW condemns the tragic shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) that stole six lives and seriously injured 12 today. We condemn, equally, the culture of hate and violence increasingly reflected in [the] extreme right-wing,” said NOW President Terry O’Neill.
Congresswoman Maloney is the second-ranking Democrat on the committee after Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Towns (D-N.Y.), who is giving up his post, and has given his support to Maloney. NOW, with a coalition of women’s groups, has signed on to a letter of support for Congresswoman Maloney, strongly urging the Democratic leadership to honor seniority and appoint Maloney as the next Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Militarism perpetuates a chronic state of insecurity. As long as we accept that there will always be an enemy and something to fear, we will not be able to find genuine security, and women will continue to be attacked and disadvantaged.
Drafted in 1979, The United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) predates UN Security Council Resolution 1325, the landmark international human rights law drafted in 2000. CEDAW also works towards sustainable peace.
The United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) has led to tremendous changes around the world. In agreeing to ratify CEDAW, countries agree to take concrete action to improve the status of women and girls.
The radical right has spread quite a few lies about the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), often because of its opposition to women’s rights. Here are facts to replace some of the more common lies.
President Obama signed the Tribal Law and Order Act into law. This landmark bill is a tribute to the years of hard work by Native women all across the country urging Congress to address violent crime and sexual assault on Indian lands. The law creates a new standard of more equitable law enforcement on Indian reservations that will discourage criminal activity, elevate public safety, and greatly improve the daily lives of Indian people and their neighbors. The Act will enhance the criminal justice system by improving and measuring the federal law enforcement response and will enhance coordination and communication between federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies.