Women’s rights

NO to an EU Directive without rape

Rape was cancelled from the EU Directive on violence against women (VAW), according to a political agreement reached on 6 February. This is due to

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Deconstructing a victimising narrative of women’s lives

Autonomy and vulnerability in migration, through an intersectional and human rights-based approach Padova – 5, 12, 18, 19 April 2023 Maria Grazia Giammarinaro Summary Lesson

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Understanding Exploitation Requires a Human Rights and Gender-Sensitive Intersectional Approach

My analysis of women’s exploitation in agriculture, domestic/care work, and sex work, shows that intersectional factors produce various types of exploitation that are highly gendered.

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G20 governments must address violence embedded in women’s exploitation

Violence against women is not an issue regarding women only, but the society as a whole. It must be considered a global emergency, taking into

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5 arguments against the “Nordic Model” on prostitution, based on a feminist approach

The criminalisation of buyers of sexual services, which is an essential component of the “nordic model”, backed by one wing of the European feminism, identifies

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Acknowledging women’s vulnerability and agency

As a women’s rights advocate, and during my six year mandate as UN Special rapporteur on trafficking in persons especially women and children, I tried

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Trafficked women and girls: vulnerabilities and resilience

According to the latest UNODC report, almost 75% of the detected victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation are females, and 35 % of the victims

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Celebrating women giving and receiving care, and their empowerment

Trafficked women are vulnerable and simultaneously are brave. They have been exploited and deprived of their autonomy, but are perfectly capable to make decisions about

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