The 8th June 2022 marks the 10 year anniversary of the UK signing the Istanbul Convention on Violence Against Women , a vital human rights instrument. Although the Government has […]
Women’s rights are human rights. Women have the right to live free from violence and discrimination; to enjoy the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health; to be educated; to own property; to vote; and to earn an equal wage. These rights will be fully realised only when they are proportionately represented in all sectors of society.
Lots done in ’21, lots more to do in ’22
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René Cassin is working with the Alliance of Jewish Women and their Organisations to take a stand against sexual harassment and gender-based violence in the workplace. Gender-based violence remains one […]
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Kickstarting our new workstream on women’s rights – we were delighted to welcome a very impressive array of experts working on the front line
Read and sign the interfaith letter against Hassockfield HERE René Cassin is recruiting local, national and regional faith groups, communities and individuals across the UK, to sign on to our letter calling […]
On the 15th April, the Domestic Abuse Bill will be going back to the House of Commons after its passage through the Lords. MPs will be voting on amendments put […]
By Esther Raffell, René Cassin’ Campaigns Officer International Women’s Day is a day of joy, affirmation, and resistance. For women and for people of marginalised genders, it can be tough […]
Women have the right to live free from violence and discrimination; to enjoy the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health; to be educated; to own property; to vote; and to earn an equal wage.
By Lesley Urbach, René Cassin Fellow At the end of the nineteenth century and early twentieth century Jewish European women were trafficked across international borders to be sold into sex […]
By Eva Rehse and Sandy McClure, Global Greengrants Fund UK We need to act now to protect our planet, which is facing mass biodiversity extinction and the threat of a […]
René Cassin Briefing Paper – May 2020 Close to three million Muslim Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic communities in East Turkistan, the Chinese North western region of Xinjiang, are forced […]
What is your Seder night like? Does your father or grandfather sit at the head of the table and lead the telling of the exodus? Do you remember our forefathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob? Do you discuss what the four sons have to say?
What about the righteous women?
The 4 items on our Seder Plate: resistance, solidarity, empowerment & legacy
René Cassin, the Jewish voice for human rights, strongly believes in the importance of learning from experience; we draw on our shared Jewish values and experience to advocate for human […]
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By Grace, Work Experience July 2019 Slavery, trafficking and indefinite detention are some of the greatest human rights issue of our time, affecting the mental health of those most vulnerable, […]
Today is International Women’s Day, a day for celebrating how far we have come in securing women’s rights, but also for thinking about all those who have been left behind. […]
By Mia Hasenson-Gross, Executive Director of René Cassin When Minerva Bernardino from the Dominican Republic, Hansa Mehta from India and Shaista Ikramullah from Pakistan, joined Eleanor Roosevelt to ensure that […]
As we mark International Women’s Day, René Cassin is asking Youth Movements and local communities to organise fundraising events to raise money for female victims of modern slavery and human […]
By Lee Wax, Communications & Training Manager at Jewish Women’s Aid This past year marks the 20th anniversary of the UK Human Rights Act. It has also seen unprecedented change […]
Government criticised over treatment of detainees
Many women continue to suffer from inequality in their homes, employment and in state institutions