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Equilibrio para mejor

Siempre sentia mi impotencia en equilibrar entre la familia y el trabajo pero discrubre que el equilibrio entre la familia y el trabajo no es mas que pura imaginacion. Sin duda, la familia es la cosa mas importante para mi pero el trabajo cuenta mucho en mi vida.

Women in Peacebuilding

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In the aftermath of violence, fractured societies must pull together to build a stable social order. To effectively move forward, it is crucial that peacebuilding include the voices of all citizens, including ex-combatants, civil society leaders, governmental actors, representatives from minority groups, and more. However, there is one sector of the population that is routinely disregarded in peacebuilding processes—despite making up half of the population, women are often left on the sidelines of state-sanctioned peacebuilding. This marginalization has serious ramifications for human rights, the ability of societies to heal holistically, and long term stability. Women experience conflict differently than men, and excluding them from peacebuilding discussions leaves society susceptible to threats that women are better able to identify than their male counterparts. According to the UN, women’s inclusion in peace processes increases the chances of agreements lasting more than two years by 20 percent and increases their chances of lasting at least 15 years by 35 percent.

Using Technology to Create Job Opportunities for Refugees

Although there are more refugees today than there were at the end of World War Two, the global response to this modern day crisis is based on systems that were created almost seventy years ago. A reluctance to incorporate new technology and infrastructure into refugee response procedures has resulted in antiquated international structures that fail to help people fleeing from conflict.

Using a Restaurant to Smash HIV Stigmas

In November 2017, June’s HIV+ Eatery opened for three nights to break the stigma surrounding people living with HIV in Toronto. Operating under the slogan “Break Bread, Smash Stigma”, all of the food served at June’s was prepared by HIV positive individuals-turned chefs. All of the seats at the pop-up restaurant sold out within two weeks, and the event garnered widespread worldwide media attention.

Preserving the Ancient (Perennial) or Rare Rumi Olive Trees in the Town of Tibneh/Irbid Governorate – Tibneh Charitable Association

This campaign marked the first time for Tibneh Charity Association to work on a rights-based issue rather than charity work. This is considered a paradigm shift in the life of the Association. This shift emerged as a result of the Association’s participation in the USAID CIS Advocacy Support Fund grant process. A primary component of the grant process included an advocacy training using the New Tactics in Human Rights Program’s Strategic Effectiveness Method which facilitates the collective identification of locally-defined priorities. As a result, the Association launched the Preserving the Ancient (Perennial) or Rare Rumi Olive Trees in the Town of Tibneh/Irbid Governorate campaign.

Jordanian Civic Activists Toolkit II: Case Studies of Jordanian Advocacy Campaigns [Full Book]

The Jordanian Civic Activist Toolkit II is designed to share with Jordan's civic activists and organizations a rich selection of Jordanian advocacy campaigns from a wide range of civil society organizations initiatives that took place between 2014 and 2018 with support from the USAID Civic Initiatives Support program (CIS) (2013 – 2018). The toolkit includes a number of human rights-based advocacy case studies representing different themes addressing national and local issues. All cases reference the international obligations and commitments to international human rights conventions as the main frameworks governing the addressed issue. To capture the different elements of advocacy processes, the cases vary from providing in-depth reflection on two national and two regional level advocacy cases, brief reflections on two national and one regional level advocacy cases, as well as brief reflections on five local level advocacy cases. The toolkit also includes an aggregate-level analysis of lessons learned from all cases presented here as well as others presented in previous tools.

Advocating for Women Farmers’ Right to Public Health Insurance – The Specific Union for Productive Farmer Women

The Specific Union for Productive Farmer Women (the Union) campaign “Advocating for Women Farmers Right to Public Health Insurance” intervened in systemic barriers, providing women farmers’ access to their right to health care. This advocacy campaign shed light upon several critical areas of women farmers’ life experience directly impacting their right and access to public health insurance.

Campaign to Abolish Article 308 in the Penal Code – Sisterhood is Global Institute-Jordan

This campaign underlines the long-term dedication Sisterhood is Global Institute-Jordan (SIGI) has had to address deep-rooted rights violations. SIGI has dedicated over twenty years to eradicating discriminatory laws against girls and women, and utilizes human rights foundations of Jordanian and international law. This national level campaign celebrates the success of the entire Jordanian women’s movement to abolish Article 308 in the Penal Code which allowed a rapist to escape prosecution if he married his victim. In an additional triumph, decision-makers also abolished Article 98 that reduced charges in certain crimes involving the murder of women as well as a Personal Status Law to eliminate an exception that forced girls under the age of 18 to get married.

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