Human Rights

Upcoming Events for Spring 2019

The HR Team has traditionally encouraged FAWCO/FAUSA groups to participate in several activities during the spring--great opportunities to watch the films recommended for the 16 Days Campaign or to take other actions, such as those mentioned below, to promote an end to violence against women and encourage gender equity.  As always, if you participate, send photos...

Glimpse Into the NGO Committee on Migration

By Ann Birot-Salsbury (AAWE Paris)

In 2016, through the amazing FAWCO network, I had the good fortune to meet Jane Politi when we both happened to be in Geneva for different conferences that were, fortunately, across the street from one another. Jane is the Vice-Chair of the NGO Committee on Migration and represents...

Ongoing Plans for 16 Days Campaign 

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign has come and gone, and the Human Rights Team hopes that you had a chance to participate.  If not, you still have plenty of time, as the Team is trying something new with a full year’s concentration on the 16 Days theme throughout 2019.  Although the specific theme...

FAWCO/FAUSA Members “Orange the World” for the 16 Days Campaign

No one observes the 16 Days Campaign quite like Maggie Palu. This year, Maggie urged members of her French conversation group, English conversation group, the Montpellier Ceilidh Dancers, the Montpellier Scottish dance group AND the AWG Languedoc-Roussillon Book Group to wear orange and serve orange treats. These actions prompted questions, allowing...

As holiday shopping begins, be sure to consider the impact of your shopping choices.  Take a look at the following shopping guides to help you buy responsibly.  Avoid purchasing items from countries known to use child or forced labor. Check out this list produced by the US Department of Labor.

Ethical Shopping Guide from Free the Girls--this guide from the previous...

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