Equal pay essential to build a world of dignity and justice for all, UN says, commemorating first International Equal Pay Day

20/9/2020 Sent by Sissy Vovoy UN Women/Piyavit Thongsa-Ard – A migrant worker sews clothes in a factory in western Thailand. Working more than 12 hours a day, with overtime, they earn less than the minimum daily wage, leaving them with barely enough money for rent, food, or savings. 18 September 2020 – The United Nations is marking the …

FEMINIST WOMEN CONTINUE CALLING FOR MORE POLITICAL ACTION, PROTECTION, JUSTICE, ON HIGH VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN – SEIZE CONTROL OF A FEDERAL BUILDING

Sent by Sissy Vovoy By KATE LINTHICUM – SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 MEXICO CITY — Dressed in black hoods and armed with spray paint, the women stormed into Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission and seized control. They evicted government workers, ripped paintings of revolutionary heroes from the walls and declared that from now on, the federal building in downtown Mexico …

Brazil Announces Equal Pay for Women’s and Men’s Football Teams

Sent by Sissy Vovoy Brazil’s football federation announced on Wednesday it will pay men and women the same amount for representing the national team, one of the few countries to make such a pledge. “The CBF has equalled the prize money and allowances between men’s and women’s football, which means the women players will earn …

Rape Conviction Rates Rise 75% in Sweden After Change in the Law

16/8/2020 Sent by Sissy Vovoy The country changed the legal definition of rape to sex without consent. By Emma Batha LONDON, June 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Rape conviction rates in Sweden have risen 75% in two years following a major change in the law, spurring calls on for other countries to revamp their legislation. Sweden changed …

Syria – Sexual & Gender-Based Violence in Syrian Detention Facilities

31/7/2020 Sent by Sissy Vovoy SURVIVORS: SEXUAL VIOLENCE BY SYRIAN INTELLIGENCE SERVICES ARE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY German authorities must finally prosecute sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Syrian detention centers for what it is: a crime against humanity. This is the aim of a criminal complaint that seven survivors of Bashar al-Assad’s torture system submitted …