Feminist network promoting human rights of women and children

Solidarity Statement with our Sisters in Hungary!

On June 13th 2017 the Hungarian parliament approved the 'Law on the Transparency of Organisations Receiving Foreign Funds' that requires non-governmental organisations (NGOs) receiving more than €24,000 in direct or indirect funding from abroad to register as "civic organisations funded from abroad". NGOs who fail to comply with this new regulation, on top of the already existing stringent transparency requirements, risk closure.

The EU signs Council of Europe Istanbul Convention!

The European Union signed today, 13 June 2017, Council of Europe (Istanbul Convention) on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. Ambassador Joseph Filletti, Permanent Representative of Malta to the Council of Europe, on behalf of the Presidency-in-office of the Council of the EU, and Věra Jourová, EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality signed the convention on behalf of the European Union, in the presence of Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland.

WHOSEVA Project - Supporting Elderly Female Victims of Abuse

EU Project – “WHOSEFVA – Working with Healthcare Organizations to Support Elderly Female Victims of Abuse” (2017-2018)

Elder abuse is a worldwide concern that touches on human rights, gender equality, domestic violence and population ageing. The feminization of aging and its consequences is troubling, particularly given that older women as a group experience unique and compounding disadvantages. Older women face triple jeopardy in that they are part of three different marginalized groups: they are elderly, abused, and female.[1] Gender discrimination across the lifespan therefore has a cumulative effective, and neglect, abuse and violence across the lifespan results in a high lifetime rate of suffering from abuse for older women.[2]