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Women's Rights

Women's Rights

On the one hand, women’s human rights are embedded at LBI-GMR in the research area of ‘Women’s Rights, Children’s Rights and Trafficking in Human Beings’. On the other hand, women’s human rights as a cross-cutting topic forms part of projects of other research areas of LBI-GMR, such as Development Cooperation and Business, European Neighbourhood and Integration Policy and Antidiscrimination, Asylum and Migration.
In order to promote a comprehensive and systematic implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), LBI-GMR supports the Austrian NGO-CEDAW-Committee 'Frauen:Rechte Jetzt!'.

World Women's Day 2021

Karin Lukas on World Women's Day

"It is disconcerting that we still have to discuss the gender pay gap in 2021", Karin Lukas, Senior Researcher at LBI Fundamental and Human Rights (LBI-GMR), and President of the European Committee of Social Rights (CoE-ECSR), says. "International Women’s Day reminds us that some progress has been made, but we need to do much more to achieve plain justice for women, in the labour market and beyond."

Cyber-Violence against Women and Girls in Austria

Logo Cyber-Violence against Women and Girls in Austria

In the period from 2017 to 2018 - on behalf of the Federal Chancellery and the Ministry for Health and Women's Affairs - a study and brochure on "Cyber-Violence against Women and Girls in Austria" were produced by the Research Centre Human Rights at the University of Vienna in cooperation with the victims protection association Weisser Ring and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (coordinators: Anna Müller-Funk, Research Centre Human Rights / BIM, and Dina Nachbaur, Weisser Ring).

Gemeinsam stark – Gegen Gewalt!

On 23 May 2019, Association of Autonomous Women's Shelters organises together with Association Ninlil a conference on the subject of "Violence against women with disabilities".

Sabine Mandl from the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights will participate in the panel discussion.

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Albert-Schweitzer-Haus, Garnisongasse 14-16, 1090 Wien

Fluchtpunkt – Gender

Sabine Mandl, women's rights expert at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, participated in the panel discussion: "Fluchtpunkt Gender", organized by the OIIP (Austrian Institute for International Affairs), on 2.10.2018.

The discussion with Sabine Mandl, Livia Styp-Rekowska from the International Organization for Migration – IOM and Judith Haller from the Austrian Red Cross was focused on women's rights and violence against women in the context of flight and migration.