Women’s Human Rights and Gender Equality
Gender equality is at the very heart of human rights and United Nations values. A fundamental principle of the United Nations Charter adopted by world leaders in 1945 is "equal rights of men and women", and protecting and promoting women's human rights is the responsibility of all States. The High Commissioner for Human Rights recently pledged to be a Geneva Gender Champion committing to advance gender equality in OHCHR and in international fora.
Yet millions of women around the world continue to experience discrimination:
Laws and policies prohibit women from equal access to land, property, and housing
Economic and social discrimination results in fewer and poorer life choices for women, rendering them vulnerable to trafficking
Gender-based violence affects at least 30% of women globally
Women are denied their sexual and reproductive health rights
Women human rights defenders are ostracized by their communities and seen as a threat to religion, honor or culture
Women’s crucial role in peace and security is often overlooked, as are the particular risks they face in conflict situations
Moreover, some groups of women face compounded forms of discrimination -- due to factors such as their age, ethnicity, disability, or socio-economic status -- in addition to their gender.
Effectively ensuring women’s human rights requires, firstly, a comprehensive understanding of the social structures and power relations that frame not only laws and politics but also the economy, social dynamics and family and community life.
Harmful gender stereotypes must be dismantled, so that women are no longer viewed in the light of what women "should" do and are instead seen for who they are: unique individuals, with their own needs and desires.
The international framework
Discrimination based on sex is prohibited under almost every human rights treaty - including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which under their common article 3 provide for the rights to equality between men and women in the enjoyment of all rights.
In addition, there are treaties and expert bodies specifically dedicated to the realization of women's human rights:
The Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
Considered the international bill of rights for women, the Convention defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets an agenda for national action to end such discrimination. It was adopted by the United Nations in 1979 and came into force on 3 September 1981.
The CEDAW Committee
Oversight of the Convention is the task of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, a group of 23 independent experts on women's rights from different States that have ratified the Convention. Countries that are parties to the Convention must submit reports detailing their compliance with its provisions every four years. The Committee (the treaty body) reviews those reports and may also hear claims of violations and inquire into situations of grave or systemic contraventions of women’s rights.
The Special Rapporteur on violence against women
In 1994 the United Nations resolved to appoint a Special Rapporteur - an independent expert -- on the causes and consequences of violence against women. The Special Rapporteur investigates and monitors violence against women, and recommends and promotes solutions for its elimination.
The Working Group
In 2010 the Human Rights Council established a Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice to promote the elimination of laws that discriminate against women and/or have a discriminatory impact on them.
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Ethiopian Women's Organization For ALL Women
OUR PROGRAM AND SERVICES
We're continually working hard to improve communities, to help people in need. We do that by focusing on community-based efforts including education, awareness, and food aid. We want to make a difference. If you're interested to see what we've been doing recently (especially if you want to help), check out our project list.
• Finding Jobs for Women
• Teaching Basic English Classes
• Help With Health Problems
• Assisting Single Women With Children that has No Support
• Give Them Information to Better Their Lives
• Helping Abused Women
• Helping Homeless Women that Need Shelter
• Assisting with Hygiene Issues
• Advising with Nutrition
OUR SERVICES E.W.O Services And Supports to people with serious mental illnesses:
Providing oversight and advocacy through well-trained care managers.
Residential support services, transportation services,
Medications, inpatient treatment, and outpatient treatment
Continuity of Care retain responsibility for an individual's treatment
Affordable housing based on individual needs and choices. Housing is critical to recovery and should be immediately available to sustain treatment
E.W.O supports housing choices for people with mental illnesses that include rental or ownership in independent living, supportive housing and group homes
E.W.O believes that people living with mental illnesses want, need and have the right to be meaningfully employed, including continuation and advancement on the job,
E.W.O believes that people with mental illnesses must have the opportunity to be actively involved and supported in making personal choices related to education, training, employment
Continuing support for people with mental illnesses entering, in and re-entering the active workforce.
E.W.O also supports and encourages all service providers to support the development of such self-help activities.
E.W.O referral free educational programs and empower family members as teachers in the education and training of all mental health care for their families
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Single Mother no Support
Ethiopian Women’s Organization for all Women committed to educating, equipping and empowering single parents with resources, practical assistance, emotional encouragement and social networking to better their lives, and those of their children.
Below are some of our programs that support women in Dallas, TX!
E.W.O Referral Services for after school Programs for single mother:
E.W.O is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs that all children have access to affordable, quality afterschool programs
Employment services networking with Texas Workforce and Stuffing Agencies it also provides career advice and resources for clients
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Affordable Rental assistance (HUD) homes
Referral Service also offers a Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
The program also provides referrals to health care resources to address important health concerns such as high blood pressure and breast cancer.
The majority of women that come to Ethiopian Women’s Organization are homeless and in need of basic necessities such as food, clothing, infant care, furniture and other household staples. Many residents come without high school diplomas and are unemployed or employed in unstable, minimum wage positions When clients come to E.W.O, they are enrolled in the transitional program, which assists them in finding full time work and/or finishing their education. They also meet regularly with the Resident Services staff and attend on-site classes.
Tips on how to identify and prevent child abuse, teach women about healthy dating and relationship decisions and provide self-defense training.
Group sessions were held once a month for 3hours that provided social support and education to single mothers accelerated improvements in depressive mood and self-esteem during the intervention phase but had no significant differential effect on levels of social support or parenting.
Ethiopian Women's Organization for All Women
Ethiopian Women’s Organization Dallas
9535 Forest Lane Suite # 205 Dallas, Texas 75243Phone: 214-641-1685 E-Mail: email@example.com