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Romani women can be brokers of change

At this year’s 59th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York, Martina Horváthová presented a report on the situation of Romani women in the Czech Republic.

By Martina Horváthová, Pavla Frýdlová

Beijing + 20: A Critical Reflection

One cannot expect specific practical results from large global meetings like the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995, as their purpose is entirely symbolic. But Beijing succeeded in mobilising world public opinion and in validating the issue of equal rights for women as an inalienable component of human rights.

By Alena Wagnerová

Forced Sterilization: The Hidden Human Rights Abuse

The sterilization of women without their consent remains a persistent problem for public health systems worldwide. Public health administrators and justice systems have yet to learn the lessons of such abuses.

By Gwendolyn Albert