UN Reps and Global Issues

UN Reps and Human Rights

UN Sustainable Development Goal #5: Gender Equality

FAWCO supports UN Sustainable Development Goal #5 [http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/gender-equality/]

Target Program: Human Rights for Women

The Target Program 2013 – 2016 [Global Issues > Target > Human Rights] focused on education, awareness and project assistance for women's human rights. The Target Project raised over $170,000 over two years to support Free the Girls, an American NGO working with former victims of sex trafficking in Africa and Latin America, helping them rebuild their lives through economic empowerment.


Building on the knowledge and experience gained through our Target Project collaboration with Free the Girls, FAWCO and The FAWCO Foundation partnered with a network of NGOs in The Netherlands working to fight human trafficking, and organized a Symposium on Human Trafficking in October 2016. [Global Issues > Human Rights > Human Trafficking > Symposium]

Human Rights Task Force

FAWCO's Human Rights Task Force [Global Issues > Human Rights] works on women’s economic empowerment and political empowerment, ending violence against women, and women, peace and conflict. The Task Force publishes regular bulletins with news and information about women's rights topics and campaigns.

Considering volunteering?

If you would like to get involved, join FAWCO’s Global Issues Task Force on Human Rights [Global Issues > Human Rights]

UN Human Rights Council

In Geneva, FAWCO UN Reps attend sessions of the UN Human Rights Council [http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Pages/Home.aspx] three times a year, and post blogs [UN > UN and Global Issues > UN Reps and Human Rights > HRC > HRC Blogs] on topics of interest to FAWCO members.

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