Human Rights

  • GENDER EQUALITY: LIP SERVICE OR POLITICAL COMMITTMENT?

    Twenty-two years after Canada adopted its Employment Equity Act, women are still fighting to close employment gender gaps. In 2016, the World Economic Forum Report on Gender Gap ranked Canada 35 among 144 countries, with a score of 0.731 (a score of 1 is required to reach equality while 0 means inequality), whilst Iceland remains a global leader with a score of 0.874.

    Unfortunately, the gaps are not restricted to employment.

  • HUMAN TRAFFICKING? UNACCEPTABLE!

    Hitherto, one would think that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) adopted by the UN in 1948 and later the International Bill of Human Rights of 1966, have ended the abject trade and traffic of human initiated centuries ago for the sole benefits of greedy colonists? No. One of the pressing challenges of this 21st Century remains trafficking in person, a multi – billion dollars’ industry, where most victims are girls and women, forced to live in slavery like conditions, whose fundamental rights are violated with the conspiracy of ineffective policies, dragging implementation strategies and legal loopholes.

  • Women and Sustainable Development

    Issues of women and girls have moved from the family nucleus to become global challenges. Despite pros and cons, in the quest for justice and equity, Sustainable Development is the principle that has helped weave a fabric of solidarity among women worldwide. Have you ever wonder about the relationships between UWCM and Sustainable Development? Read this chronological summary to appreciate the links.