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  1. 1. UN 54th Session of the CSW, Parallel Event Sharing of Good Practices to Achieve MDG Number 3 Tuesday, March 2, 2010, UN Church Center, New York
  2. 2. “I call on men around the world to lead by example: to make clear that violence against women is an act perpetrated by a coward, and that speaking up against it is a badge of honour.” Ban Ki-Moon
  3. 3. WFWP Europe is committed to the advancement of women for peace and security, in which the value of each individual is recognized. Therefore we promote activities that encourage development towards meeting MDG No.3, of Gender Equality in all fields of life.
  4. 4. „Dignity of Woman“ in relation to the Millennium Development Goals The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG) specifically target : Goal 2 : the wellbeing of women and girls (universal primary education) Goal 3 : promote gender equality and empower women Goal 5 : improve maternal health Since the declaration of the Millennium development goals in 2000, WFWP International has been contributing to fulfil these goals in various countries and different ways.
  5. 5. Violence towards women up to today constitutes by far the most frequent violation of human rights Sexualised advertisement, pornography, rape, forced Prostitution Forced veiling, forced prostitution, veiling trafficking, female genital trafficking mutilation, honour killings, Within Europe, the sex trade has an annual turnover of Domestic billions of Euros. Forced child violence prostitutution A billion dollar industry conveys the message that the brutalizing, torture, enslavement, mutilation, contempt and humiliation of the female sex is equivalent to sexual pleasure. Domestic violence is an issue Sexual harrasment at work many times ignored
  6. 6.  Through sexualized language and advertisements, through misuse of the female body as advert-gag for the greatest variety of products, lacking equality is being reinforced  The view of woman is distorted  Women are degraded merely to the role of sexual object These are urgent problems in the field of the status of women requiring immediate attention.
  7. 7. Building upon the remarkable framework of human rights legislation and mechanisms of the United Nations and among governments over the last 60 years to prevent conflict and promote peace and prosperity among and within nations. Knowing that human trafficking, sexual exploitation, domestic violence and all forms of abuse constitute an unacceptable violence against women and children that damages the whole fabric of the society and is irreconcilable with a culture rooted in the dignity and value of the human being.
  8. 8. Creating awareness of human dignity  Considering the amazing God-given human potential in each woman this state of affairs is unforgivable The awareness of dignity in the human society, especially regarding the dignity of women is one of the most important prevention aspects regarding all kinds of violence against women, men and children such as trafficking, forced prostitution and domestic violence.
  9. 9. Dignity dwells within each person According to the German philosopher Immanuel Kant every person has dignity, it dwells within, independant of his abilities, social position or other characteristics like gender, race or age.
  10. 10. Dignity as feature as commission Man and woman Ethical autonomy of are created in the people image of God Man’s responsibility All human beings are born free and For the individual Directed to the society equal in dignity and rights. ´(HRD) The control of urges through moral The dignity of human strength is freedom of spirit, and the beings is inviolable. It expression of this phenomenon is is the duty of all called Dignity. Dignity has various degrees, where she approaches grace governmental and beauty, it is called Noble and institutions, to respect where it borders with awe, it will be and protect it. called Sovereign. The highest degree (Article 1 UD of HR) of grace is "magical", and the highest degree of dignity is Majesty. (Friedrich Schiller about Grace and Dignity- 1793)
  11. 11. Dignity as feature  Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,... Article 1. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
  12. 12. Dignity as civic participation  Excerts of the Preamble  Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,.. Article 7 All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of the Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination
  13. 13. Restoring the image of womanhood in society. Let us awaken human awareness fully to the original value and the original beauty of the woman! Inspiring women to feel the beauty and value of true femininity, to discover their immanent God given dignity and to live it.