EU condemns Taliban restricting women

Brussels 14.11.2022 “The EU condemns the additional restrictions by the Taliban on women’s freedom of movement, including the newly announced rules barring women from entering public parks and gyms. Afghanistan: 🇪🇺 condemns newest restrictions imposed by Taliban on girls and women👉barring them from public parks &gyms.This adds to already severe violations of their rights under…

MEPs protect Ukraine women

Strasbourg 05.05.2022 The European Parliament (pictured) debated and will vote on how to protect women fleeing Ukraine from violence and trafficking, and on granting them access to essential health services. “Russia is not just waging war against Ukraine. Russia is waging war against women” 🇪🇺 Commissioner @YlvaJohansson at the EU Parliament in Strasbourg this morning…

Japan promotes women

A cross-party group of Japanese lawmakers promoting women’s participation in politics has given up on including in an amendment bill a clause on numerical targets for female political candidates. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party opposed the idea of obliging political parties to set targets on the proportion of women in all candidates they field in…

Violence against women at rise

Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, the European Commission and the EU top diplomat Josep Borrell, issued the following statement: “Violence against women and girls is a violation of human rights, and has no place in the European Union, or anywhere else in the world. Solidarity…

Amsterdam Red Light district reopens

Amsterdam’s Red Light district has reopened after coronavirus pandemic shutdown, with sex professionals and clients having to observe new sanitary rules to prevent contamination. Sex workers in Amsterdam's Red Light district will be required to wear gloves and masks https://t.co/2baNI8LN2U — Evening Standard (@standardnews) July 1, 2020 The Netherlands ordered all brothels closed in mid-March…

Japanese independent women

From eating out to camping, more Japanese women are doing things alone as they wish to enjoy their time to themselves. In the past, those without family members, partners or friends were commonly looked upon in a negative light. However, this view has been changing with so-called soloists increasingly being seen as independent. “You make…

EU supports Nobel Prize winners projects

The European Commission has announced an additional €5 million in support of concrete projects of the two 2018 Nobel Peace Prize laureates, Nadia Murad and Dr Denis Mukwege maintaining its commitment to women who are victims of sexual violence. This new support was announced  in Brussels as the EU top diplomat Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Development,…

Salvini suggests chemical castration of rapists

A 20-year-old Tunisian migrant allegedly raped a 38-year-old Slovakian woman in the Baobab volunteer-run migrant centre outside Rome’s Tiburtina rail station at night on October, 11,  Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said, calling for the chemical castration of the alleged rapist. (Image: illustration). Tunisian, 20, rapes Slovak, 38. Chemical castration says Salvini https://t.co/cnFuK7MmQE — Ansa English…

EU action against sexual violence in conflicts

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, Federica Mogherini, High Representative/Vice-President, Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, and VÄ›ra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, made the following statement:…