Extreme forms of Violence against Women: Femicide in Mexico and Central America

logocawnTo mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, CAWN is organising an international seminar to discuss this extreme form of social violence against women in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras. The seminar will take place on the 27th of November, in London.

We will explore the nature of femicide – the violent killing of women – as an extreme form of gender-based violence (GBV) linked to discrimination, poverty and a “backlash” against women, in a climate of total state impunity. Our panel of experts will provide up to date information from their research on femicide and violence against women and information on the responses of feminists and women’s organisations in the region.

*Including an update on the current situation of Feminists in Resistance against the military coup in Honduras!

On the 26th of November, CAWN invites you to the film screening: “Killer’s Paradise: Women Victims of Violence in Guatemala”.

For more information, please check:
RSVP: By Tuesday 24th November by email to info(@)

International CEDAW Conference: Womankind and One World Action

Burundian women refugeesMtabila12009 marks the 30th anniversary of CEDAW, the Global Bill of Rights for Women. Womankind Worldwide and One World Action and their partners around the world believe that the principles set out in CEDAW remain as relevant today as they did 30 years ago. However, urgent action is needed by the UK and other governments around the world to ensure that the commitments set out in this key human rights instrument are implemented swiftly and in full. We invite you to attend our International CEDAW Conference in November to discuss the successes and challenges of CEDAW and join our campaign to mobilise UK resources for women’s rights.

In one voice let us take this opportunity to develop a way forward for civil society – a robust UK sector-wide strategy that seeks to ensure the government fully commits to its international obligations under CEDAW in advancing women’s participation, building women’s capacities, and promoting women’s empowerment.
Read more about the conference and register Invites_International CEDAW Conference (2)

Women and Migration in Europe & the Commonwealth of Independent States

In celebration of the UN CEDAW’S 30TH anniversary, WIDE, UNIFEM and European Women’s Lobby cordially invites you to an interactive discussion on: “Women and Migration in Europe & the Commonwealth of Independent States”.

The discussion will take place on the 4th of November 2009, 09:30 – 15:30 [GMT+1] in UN House Conference Room.
Address: UN House, 14 Rue Montoyer, Brussels

The event features the celebration of CEDAW in Geneva via video-conferencing and followed byA High Level Panel and Interactive Discussion
in Brussels.

RSVP by 29 October to


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