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 …

WINPEACE: No to military preparations

September 3rd, 2020 We, as WINPEACE (Women’s Initiative for Peace) members from Turkey, Greece, and Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities, are deeply concerned about the recent developments in the Eastern Mediterranean. Reckless statements and counter-statements and actions by all the stakeholder can thoughtlessly lead our countries to the brink of war. We have been working for mutual understanding and rapprochement amongst the women and …

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 …