The International Network of Liberal Women, shares this part of the new publication of United Nations about the International Women’s Day:
“Recognizing the critical role and contribution of rural women”
The theme of International Women’s Day 2012 is Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty.
Human rights defenders speak out against abuse and violations including discrimination, exclusion, oppression and violence. They advocate justice and seek to protect the victims of human rights violations. They demand accountability for perpetrators and transparency in government action. In so doing, they are often putting at risk their own safety, and that of their families.
Since the ELDR Congress (the Liberal European Party Congress) was convening in Barcelona, INLW took the opportunity to celebrate a Management Board Meeting on 21 november 2009. INLW president would like to have a survey from liberal women’s organisations all over Europe on the actual accomplishment of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the main theme on the agenda of the 54th Commission on the Status of Women, taken place in March 2010 in New York. Deputy president proposes INLW Vice-presidents to send a report from their regions about this item, so as to have a liberal women’s review worldwide.
It was agreed to update the website and to install a section for Vice-presidents reports from there respective regions and also to urge liberal party leaders belonging to LI to recommend their women members or organizations to become members of INLW.
Membership is open to all liberal groups, parties and organisations, as well as individual persons, who support INLW aims.
The activities of INLW are inspired also on the principles of the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. INLW performs these principles which are the basis of the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against women (CEDAW).