Human Rights & Security

Globalization—as a political, economic and cultural trend—continues to have a mixed impact on women. Although it is strengthening promotion of gender equality around the world, it is also in many cases widening the gulf between rich and poor, accelerating environmental degradation and increasing the workloads of women and girls. The expanding global marketplace is increasing women’s employment opportunities but also producing jobs that may be temporary, unsafe or exploitive. Furthermore, economic reform programs imposed on developing countries by international financial institutions have often eroded critical services, such as public health and education programs, thereby increasing the caregiving burdens of women and girls. While globalization has opened up new avenues for some women, it has also led to increased hardship for others.

Where Do We Stand After 30 Years of CEDAW?

December 4, 2009 posted by Kyla Bender-Baird

Yesterday, three fabulous NCRW interns* and I journeyed down to the concrete maze that is the United Nations to participate in a commemorative event celebrating CEDAW’s 30th birthday. The United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, often referred to as the international bill of women’s human rights, was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1979. The Convention defines discrimination as


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Newly Released! Fact Sheet on the Violence Against Women Act

December 3, 2009 posted by admin

Did you know that since the passage of the Violence Against Women Act, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has answered one million calls? Or that the Act funds more than a dozen programs and initiatives, including legal assistance to victims, education and enhanced services for victims of elder abuse, and transitional housing grant programs? Click here to download our newly released fact sheet on VAWA to learn more.


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FAST FACT: Childbirth Deaths Exceed 2 Million Worldwide

December 2, 2009 posted by Kyla Bender-Baird

A study released this fall reported some chilling trends:

  • More than 2 million babies and mothers die worldwide each year from childbirth complications, outnumbering child deaths from malaria and HIV/AIDS
  • About 42 percent of the world's 536,000 maternal deaths occur during childbirth

The research was led by the Save the Children Foundation, the Gates Foundation, and Johns Hopkins University.

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Saba Mahmood: "The Politics of Freedom: Geopolitics, Minority Rights and Gender"

Lecture delivered on November 5, 2009 at Barnard College. Originally entitled "Should Religious Ethics Matter to Feminist Politics?" Mahmood's talk marked the sixth annual Helen Pond McIntyre '48 Lecture.

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Josephine Ho: The Criminalization of Economic and Sexual Underclasses

An excerpt from a lecture delivered at "Towards a Vision of Sexual and Economic Justice," an event held on November 29, 2007 at Barnard College.

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Naomi Klein: Organizing the Precarious

An excerpt from a lecture delivered at "Towards a Vision of Sexual and Economic Justice," an event held on November 29, 2007 at Barnard College.

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2010 - Seven Who Rewrite the Rules

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Profiles of seven outstanding leaders dedicated to improving women's lives: Michael Dowd, Patricia Gruber, Ilene Lang, Ana Langer, Tonya Lewis Lee, Sarwat Malik and Maria Do Socorro Melo Brandao.

(WOMENSENEWS)--

Michael G. Dowd, Defender of Women with Charges

Michael G. Dowd

New York Women's Foundation

At The New York Women’s Foundation®, we work together to transform the conditions of poverty and provide for economic security, advocate for anti-violence and safety issues, as well as health, sexual rights and reproductive justice all helping to build a city where women, families and communities thrive through shared power and sustained justice and security.

Our work is rooted in a tradition of educating and engaging women of all means about the power of our collective action as activist philanthropists. We know that we can have a greater impact when we work together, leveraging our financial and intellectual resources for individuals and families to empower themselves to affect long-term systemic change. It is this singular commitment of women helping women that sets The New York Women’s Foundation apart from more traditional philanthropic organizations locally and nationally.

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Ana L. Oliveira, President & Chief Executive Officer
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Talatha Kiazolu-Reeves, Vice President of Operations and Strategic Learning
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Jacqueline Ebanks, Vice President of Programs
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Ruth Sarlin, Vice President of Communications
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The Foundation supports organizations and programs that are working to eradicate gender–based violence and create safe communities.

 
The Foundation supports organizations and programs that enable women and girls living at or below the poverty level to achieve and sustain economic security and advance economic justice through: Education, Employment, Work Supports, Training, and Asset Building.
 
 
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Provides an in-depth analysis of the economic security, health and safety, and well-being of women in the 59 community districts. It analyzes issues that shape the lives of women and girls, including poverty, income and employment; violence and safety; and education and health.
 
 
 
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“Building Bridges to Stop Violence Against Immigrant Women: Effective Strategies & Promising Models for Reaching and Serving Immigrant Women” (n.a.) 2004

"Building Bridges to Stop Violence Against Immigrant Women: Effective Strategies & Promising Models for Reaching and Serving Immigrant Women" (n.a.) 2004 provides information designed to enhance protection and services for immigrant
survivors of violence against women. www.cwig.albany.edu/BuildingBridges.pdf

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http://www.cwig.albany.edu/BuildingBridges.pdf

Intimate Partner Violence: High Cost to Households and Communities, 2009

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http://www.icrw.org/docs/2009/Intimate-Partner-Violence-High-Cost-to-Households-and-Communities.pdf
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