MMS & UN News Update – November 2019

Dear Readers,                                                                                                                                                                  Orange the World: 2019 theme for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (Nov 25) is  ‘Generation Equality Stands Against Rape”. As before, this year’s International Day marked  the launch of 16 days of activism, concluding on 10 December, which is International Human Rights Day.

During the official commemoration of the  International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, 26-year-old  Anja Jusic from Bosnia, President of the Forgotten Children of War Association, spoke about her advocacy to end the stigma of survivors of sexual violence in conflict and their children.  She was born out  of rape during the Bosnia war and  said “ “I used to ask myself,  “Who my father is, what is my genetics”.  Her story moved everyone in the hall and gave her a standing ovation . Studies shows that there were 20,000 children born out of rape during the 100 days of genocide in Rwanda alone. Rape …

MMS & UN News Update – October 2019

Dear Readers,

October is the month of UN Day Celebration and the continuation of General Assembly started in Sept.  

Oct 11. International Day of the Girl 

The International Day of the Girl is October 11 and the 2019 theme was: “GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable,” to emphasize the past work in the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, as well as future work in girls’ health, education and safety.  The girls literally occupied the UN Conference room and spoke with clarity and conviction. Link for more info: http://bit.ly/GirlOct2019

Oct 17. Symposium on Women and Girls Experiencing Homelessness 

The CSocD Priority Theme of 2020 will be “affordable housing and social protection systems for all to address homelessness.” It is pertinent to understand the definition of homelessness and identify the most vulnerable groups, such as women and girls. Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, spoke about a framework …