Women’s Rights Under Threat at 57th Commission on the Status of Women

Ottawa, Canada – March 14, 2022
 
The International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict on Wednesday called on United Nations member states to uphold international obligations toward women’s rights and not to cave in to a minority of states that seek to weaken global efforts to address gender violence.

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Momentum to Stop Rape in Conflict Builds Ahead of United Nations Gathering in New York

New York—March 4, 2013

As the 57th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women kicks off, members of the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict are rallying in New York to call on leaders for increased action to end conflict-related sexual violence.

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MADRE and the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict Launch International Petition

International community joins forces with Haitian civil society to support legal reform combating violence against women

February 7, 2013—New York, NY

Today, MADRE and the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict are launching a petition to raise international support for a ground-breaking push to address violence against women in Haiti.

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Women’s Activists at 20th AU Summit: Stronger Commitment Needed from African Leaders to Stop Rape in Conflict

Addis Ababa—January 28, 2013

A delegation of grassroots women’s rights activists who came to the 20th African Union Summit are frustrated with continued broken promises for security and call on all Heads of States to make stronger commitments to stop rape in conflict.

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Leaders africains : Que l’arrêt des viols en situation de conflit soit votre priorité au 20e Sommet de l’Union africaine

Addis-Ababa – 26 janvier 2013

Les organisateurs de la Campagne internationale pour mettre fin aux viols et à la violence fondée sur le genre en situation de conflit demandent à l’Union africaine de s’attaquer de façon prioritaire aux viols en situation de conflit lors de son 20e Sommet.

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African Leaders: Make Stopping Rape in Conflict a Priority at the 20th AU Summit

Addis Ababa—January 26, 2013

The International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict is calling on the African Union to prioritize tackling conflict-related rape as it meets during the 20th Summit.

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Democratic Republic of Congo Must Protect Dr. Denis Mukwege After Violent Attack

Ottawa, Canada – October 25, 2021

The International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict urgently calls on the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to protect Doctor Denis Mukwege after a violent attack and assassination attempt at his home in Bukavu.

Dr. Mukwege is a world renowned surgeon and director of Panzi Hospital in Eastern Congo’s South Kivu province. The clinic has treated over 30,000 survivors of sexual violence.

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Les promesses de respect des droits de la personne en République démocratique du Congo ne doivent pas être oubliées alors que le Sommet de la Francophonie se termine à Kinshasa

Ottawa, Canada – 15 octobre 2012

Alors que l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie conclut son 14e Sommet dans la capitale de la République démocratique du Congo, Kinshasa, la Campagne internationale pour mettre fin aux viols et à la violence fondée sur le genre en situation de conflit exhorte les États membres qui ont préparé le dossier troublant sur les droits de la personne dans ce pays et l’ont mis en lumière – particulièrement les nombreux cas de viols et de violence fondée sur le genre – à ne pas partir en laissant des promesses vides d’espoir et de changement.

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Promises for Human Rights in Democratic Republic of Congo Must Not be Forgotten as La Francophonie Summit Ends in Kinshasa

Ottawa, Canada – October 15, 2021

As the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie wrapped their 14th summit in Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital of Kinshasa, the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict urges member states that gathered and spotlighted the troubled human rights record of the country – particularly widespread rape and gender violence – not to leave with empty promises for hope and change.

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Motion for Canada’s leadership on ending sexual violence introduced in House of Commons today

June 20th, 2012. (Ottawa)—The New Democratic Party of Canada introduced a motion to the House of Commons to make Canada a leader in ending sexual violence in conflict worldwide. The motion was announced today shortly after 3 pm in the House of Commons.

The motion put forth by NDP Member of Parliament Paul Dewar—and supported by all parties in the House—calls on the government to play a leadership role to end sexual violence and make perpetrators accountable. The motion also calls on Canada to support survivors of sexual violence both through development assistance and diplomatic effort.

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