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    HOW SHE LEFT THE MAN WHO STABBED HER.

    Leaving an abusive partner isn’t easy. If you have no money, no support networks and nowhere to go, it can feel like you have no options but to stay.

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    UNSAFE UNPAID UNHEARD UNDERESTIMATED

    Women worldwide have the right to be safe, paid and heard. But they are frequently threatened, exploited and silenced.

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    INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA

    This ‪#‎IDAHOT2016‬, hear more about the wonderful work DIVA for Equality FIJI is doing to support gender and sexual diversity in Fiji.

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    IN THIS PLACE, 9/10 WOMEN SUFFER ABUSE

    Women in Myanmar are strong, courageous and driven. But they remain trapped by a system that robs them of their rights. Thankfully, women like Htar Htar are working to change this.

EMPOWERING WOMEN TO LEAD
Power

Women have an equal right to be heard and make decisions. IWDA is committed to equal representation for women at all levels in political and public life. Unequal representation is the norm all over the globe. Inequality persists within governments, political parties, businesses, academia, NGOs and social organisations. This is a denial of women’s human rights. It holds all of us back, as it limits the information and ideas that shape policies, laws and budgets.

Money

Women have an equal right to control resources and time. Women’s empowerment is not just about rights. It’s smart economics. Gender inequality costs the Asia Pacific region up to US$47 billion every year. When women are excluded from employment, or when their labour isn’t counted as part of the formal economy, we all miss out. If women had equal access to work opportunities, everyone in our region would benefit.

Security

Women have an equal right to negotiate the terms of peace and to be free from personal violence. Violence against women is a violation of women’s human rights. It’s also a global pandemic. One in three women worldwide has experienced physical or sexual violence, mostly by an intimate partner. No country is immune. Here in Australia, a woman is killed by a current or former partner nearly every week. Violence against women is a severe barrier to women’s access of their rights across every area of life.

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We partner with others in the Asia Pacific region to advance women's human rights
How she left the man who stabbed her.

S.C.’s arm still hurts from where her husband stabbed her. While married to him she endured daily physical and emotional abuse, and...

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia with DIVA for Equality

In Fiji, 72% of women in relationships have experienced sexual, physical or emotional violence. Women from marginalised backgrounds experience an even greater degree...

In this place, 9/10 women suffer abuse.

Myanmar is an unsafe place to be a woman. Murder, rape, and human trafficking all remain sickeningly prevalent.

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