2008

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7th Session of the Human Rights Council

Geneva, Switzerland 10th-28th March 2008

The Human Rights Council was set up mainly to address human rights violations. Each member nation of the Council must be approved individually and directly by a majority (96 of 191) of the members of the General Assembly in a secret ballot. Council members serve a three-year term and their membership is limited to two consecutive terms. »

 

52nd Session of the UN CSW

25th February - 7th March 2008, New York, USA

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. It is the principal global policy-making body. Every year, representatives of Member States gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and advancement of women worldwide. Since 1996, FAS has attended CSW annual sessions. »

 

11th Pre-Summit Consultative Meeting

22nd - 23rd January 2008, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Every six months, FAS and the Gender is My Agenda Campaign meet for the Pre-Summit Consultative Meeting on Gender Mainstreaming in the African Union. The 11th Pre-Summit was held from 22-23 January 2008 at the UN Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on the margins of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU). »

 

African Women's Consultation on Darfur

24th- 25th January 2008, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

More than fifty women and men from Sudan and across Africa met on 24 and 25 January at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to discuss new directions for the Darfur Peace Process. The result of the two day consultation was the African Women Declaration on Darfur and a Darfur Plan of Action for Peace. »

 

Launch of UNSCR 1325 NAP project

Bujumbura, Burundi and Kinshasa, DRC
27th - 28th December 2007 and 18th - 19th February 2008

Femmes Africa Solidarité with its partners, having recognised that women continue to be victims in the recurrent armed conflicts in Africa, realised that there was a need to empower them so that they could become active participants in peace building efforts in their countries. To this end, a project called Regional Project for the establishment of the national action plans for the implementation of UN Security Resolution 1325 in the Great Lakes Region was launched between December 2007 and Februray 2008.  »