Dear Gender Community, here is this week’s news selection:
Aid profiles: Aleema Shivji’s lifelong campaign to fight exclusion (The New Humanitarian, May 25, 2023)
> Shivji’s entire career – from working as a physio in Canada in her 20s to leading inclusivity efforts at one of the world’s largest international NGOs – has been devoted to addressing the needs of people on the margins, rehabilitating them personally, advocating for their rights globally, and making sure they have a say in an aid response that often excludes them.
Ghana peacekeeper named UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year (UN News, May 22, 2023)
> A Ghanaian peacekeeper serving with the United Nations Interim Security Force in Abyei (UNISFA) will receive the 2022 United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award, it was announced on Monday.
Israel ranked lowest of all OECD countries in gender equality index (The Times of Israel, May 29, 2023)
> Jewish state scores worse than Turkey, and over twice as bad as UK and France; director of government group to advance women’s rights urges thorough examination by relevant bodies.