Anasyua Sengupta is Regional Director for Asia/Oceania, at the Global Fund for Women, an international network of people committed to a world of equality and social justice. The Fund makes grants to support women's groups around the world. Ms. Sengupta has worked with organizations such as UNICEF and DAWN (Development Alternatives for Women in a New Era) to actively stop violence against women and children, national and regional religious and cultural fundamentalisms, and help to create gender equality.
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Friday, April 02, 2010
The State of the World's Women
It's a year of anniversaries for the global women's movement, but not necessarily a year of good news for women globally. International Women's Day, begun in Copenhagen at an international socialist gathering where women pledged to achieve universal suffrage, was celebrated for the 100 th year, while the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is in its 30 th year. To date, 189 countries have signed CEDAW. The United States, Iran, and Sudan are among those who have yet to ratify or sign it.