Peu de progrès pour les droits des femmes, vingt ans après la Déclaration de Beijing

par Sandeep Prasad et la députée Mylène Freeman*
Version anglaise de l’article est d’abord paru dans le Montreal Gazette

Ces deux dernières semaines, la 59e session de la Commission de la condition de la femme (CCF) des Nations Unies (ONU) a réuni à New York des membres de la société civile, des militants des droits des femmes et des chefs d’État. Cette session marquait le 20e anniversaire de la Déclaration et du Programme d’action de Beijing, et s’est tenue dans le contexte des négociations sur le cadre qui [...]


UNFPA appears before Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

In 2014, the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (FAAE) began its study on the ‘Protection of Children and Youth in Developing Countries.’ The Study is examining the role Canada can play in the protection of children and youth; with a focus on the prevention of human trafficking, early and forced marriage, the sex trade, female genital mutilation and the online abuse of children.

 

As part of the Study, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) was invited to appear before the Committee. On February 19th, [...]


Opinion: Twenty years after the Beijing Declaration on women’s rights, progress remains slow

By Mylène Freeman and Sandeep Prasad*
Originally published in the Montreal Gazette

At the United Nations in New York these past two weeks, government leaders, civil society and women human rights defenders have come together for the 59th annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). This year’s CSW is significant in that it not only marks the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, but it also falls in the midst of ongoing negotiations on the Post-2015 development agenda. A process that will [...]


La vice-présidente de l’ACPPD assiste à la réunion de la CCF aux Nations Unies

La 59e session de la Commission de la condition de la femme (CCF) de l’Organisation des Nations Unies (ONU) a pris fin à New York le vendredi 20 mars. Mylène Freeman, vice-présidente de l’ACPPD, y a assisté et en a profité pour rencontrer des fonctionnaires de la mission permanente du Canada auprès de l’ONU, ainsi que des représentants de la société civile et d’agences onusiennes, dont le Fond des Nations Unies pour la population. Mme Freeman a également été invitée à une discussion à huis clos sur les indicateurs post-2015 qui permettront [...]


CAPPD Vice-Chair attends United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

The 59th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women came to an end Friday, March 20th. In New York for the session was CAPPD’s Vice-Chair, Mylène Freeman, who took the opportunity to meet with representatives from Canada’s Permanent Mission to the UN, civil society partners and UN agencies, including the United Nations Population Fund. Ms. Freeman was also invited to participate in a closed-door rountable discussion on Measuring Progress for Adolescent Girls: A Discussion on Post-2015 Indicators, hosted by the Girl Declaration Joint Advocacy Group.

This year’s [...]