violence against women

violence against women

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Today marks the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, a United Nations sponsored awareness day that…

International Women’s Day 2015

Despite originating in the early 20th century, the issues surrounding the conception of International Women’s Day (IWD) continue to face women around the world…

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we look back on our recent contributions to the promotion of the…

The history of Wilton Park and the Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council (HRC) is currently holding its twenty-seventh regular session, which runs from 8 to 26 September 2014. Our meetings have contributed towards…

End Sexual Violence in Conflict: Global Summit

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict takes place this week in London. Foreign Secretary, William Hague, and Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy…

The G8 makes landmark declaration on preventing sexual violence

On 11 April 2013, UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague launched the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence, alongside Special Representative of the Secretary General…

Advancing women’s participation in peacebuilding: what are the next steps in implementation?

UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, and the UN’s recent 7-point action plan on Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding, provide a strong…

Human Rights Day: advancing the human rights agenda

Since 1950, two years after the adoption by the UN’s General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 10 December has been celebrated annually…

UN General Assembly – UK Foreign Secretary calls for action against sexual violence

Hosting a high level event, the UK Foreign Secretary delivered a powerful speech stressing the “urgent priority for the international community” to ensure the prevention…

International elimination of violence against women day

Activists and the UN have used November 25 to oppose violence against women since 1981. The scale and nature of rape, domestic and other violence…