16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
We live in a world where one in every three women will experience sexual or gender-based violence (GBV).
November 25 - December 10 mark a global campaign of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, a campaign to spread awareness and draw attention to the ways in which institutions, governments, and individuals can support the basic human right to be safe from this violence. SecurityWomen stands in solidarity with these efforts, recognising especially the ways in which security and GBV are interrelated. Not only can gender-sensitive approaches to security and policing help reduce the amount of sexual violence committed within militaries and between security forces and civilians, it also makes security forces better at responding to the gendered violence that occurs within conflict as they play a role in peace-building.
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Women Granted Equal Rights in Indian Army
India's Supreme Court ruled on Monday in favor of equal rights in the armed forces, ordering the government to grant permanent commission and command positions to women officers on par with men.The judgment, seen as a landmark decision for the Indian military, means that all women will now be eligible for the same promotions, ranks, benefits and pensions as their male counterparts, irrespective of their years of service or whether they had retired.
Biased AI Is Another Sign We Need to Solve the Cybersecurity Diversity Problem
Artificial intelligence (AI) excels at finding patterns like unusual human behavior or abnormal incidents. It can also reflect human flaws and inconsistencies, including 180 known types of bias. Biased AI is everywhere, and like humans, it can discriminate against gender, race, age, disability and ideology.