Канада побачила прогрес України у гендерній політиці

Канада вітає прогрес, який здійснила Україна у гендерній політиці й підтримці економічних ініціатив українських жінок, заявила 23 липня в Києві міністр міжнародного розвитку Канади Марі-Клод Бібо.

«Канада вважає, що суспільство є більш процвітаючим, мирним, безпечним й об’єднаним, коли права жінок у ньому поважають, коли їхні голоси чують і вони мають можливості бути лідерами», – наголосила Бібо.

Раніше в інтерв’ю Радіо Свобода Марі-Клод Бібо повідомила про започаткування програми підтримки канадських, українських чи міжнародних організацій, проекти яких передбачають залучення жінок в економіку. Програма розрахована на п’ять років, на його здійснення буде витрачено близько 30 мільйонів доларів.

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Проекти, які будуть обиратись у рамках нової програми, повинні мати бюджет у розмірі 3-7 мільйонів доларів, їхнє завдання – урівняти «соціально-економічну нерівність серед українців» упродовж наступних п’яти років, повідомила Бібо на брифінгу.

Першою організацією в Україні, яку підтримує уряд Канади у рамках нової програми – міжнародна благодійна організація «Український жіночий фонд».

За словами Марі-Клод Бібо, для підтримки соціально-економічного розвитку та сталої демократії в Україні уряд Канади щороку виділяє близько 50 мільйонів доларів.

У квітні цього року Кабінет міністрів України затвердив державну соціальну програму забезпечення рівних прав і можливостей жінок і чоловіків на період до 2021 року. Метою цієї програми, згідно з документом, є реалізація комплексних заходів на загальнодержавному й місцевому рівнях щодо посилення національного механізму забезпечення рівних прав та можливостей жінок і чоловіків у всіх сферах та впровадження європейських стандартів рівності.

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Канада побачила прогрес України у гендерній політиці

Канада вітає прогрес, який здійснила Україна у гендерній політиці й підтримці економічних ініціатив українських жінок, заявила 23 липня в Києві міністр міжнародного розвитку Канади Марі-Клод Бібо.

«Канада вважає, що суспільство є більш процвітаючим, мирним, безпечним й об’єднаним, коли права жінок у ньому поважають, коли їхні голоси чують і вони мають можливості бути лідерами», – наголосила Бібо.

Раніше в інтерв’ю Радіо Свобода Марі-Клод Бібо повідомила про започаткування програми підтримки канадських, українських чи міжнародних організацій, проекти яких передбачають залучення жінок в економіку. Програма розрахована на п’ять років, на його здійснення буде витрачено близько 30 мільйонів доларів.

Читайте також: Гендерна нерівність: п’ять порушень прав жінок в Україні

Проекти, які будуть обиратись у рамках нової програми, повинні мати бюджет у розмірі 3-7 мільйонів доларів, їхнє завдання – урівняти «соціально-економічну нерівність серед українців» упродовж наступних п’яти років, повідомила Бібо на брифінгу.

Першою організацією в Україні, яку підтримує уряд Канади у рамках нової програми – міжнародна благодійна організація «Український жіночий фонд».

За словами Марі-Клод Бібо, для підтримки соціально-економічного розвитку та сталої демократії в Україні уряд Канади щороку виділяє близько 50 мільйонів доларів.

У квітні цього року Кабінет міністрів України затвердив державну соціальну програму забезпечення рівних прав і можливостей жінок і чоловіків на період до 2021 року. Метою цієї програми, згідно з документом, є реалізація комплексних заходів на загальнодержавному й місцевому рівнях щодо посилення національного механізму забезпечення рівних прав та можливостей жінок і чоловіків у всіх сферах та впровадження європейських стандартів рівності.

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UK Report: UK To Hand Over Jihadists To US Without Death Penalty Assurances

A report in a British newspaper says the British government has “secretly abandoned its blanket opposition to the death penalty and Guantanamo Bay” so that two jihadists — members of the so-called Beatles group of Islamic State terrorists — can face criminal prosecution in the United States. 

In a report posted on The Telegraph’s website late Sunday, the paper said it had seen documents that the government is willing to hand over Alexanda Kotey and Shafee El-Sheikh to the U.S. without any “assurances” that they will not be executed. 

British law does not allow for the death penalty. 

The paper said it had seen documents detailing the conditions of the plan, including a letter from British Home Secretary Sajid Javid to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that said Britain was not asking for “assurances” that the two men would not be executed. 

The report said the Home Secretary was concerned that British law “may not be robust enough to ensure a successful prosecution.” 

According to The Telegraph, in the letter dated June 22, 2018, Javid wrote, “. . . it is the long held position of the UK to seek death penalty assurances, and our decision in this case does not reflect a change in our policy on assistance in US death penalty cases generally, nor the UK Government’s stance on the global abolition of the death penalty.” 

The paper said, however, that a senior Home Office source had “insisted” Saturday night that the U.S. had been “verbally warned” against sending the men to Guantanamo Bay. 

The anonymous source said that the U.K. “made it clear” that the British government would hand over the men “for the purposes of a criminal trial,” but not for detention at Guantanamo Bay. 

Kotey and El-Sheikh were captured in Syria in January. The Telegraph says they are being held in Syria by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. 

Both held British citizenship. The Telegraph says, however, “… it has been widely reported that this has been secretly revoked by ministers.” 

Kotey and El-Sheikh were part of a four-member terrorist cell dubbed “The Beatles” because all four had British accents. A third member of the group, nicknamed “Jihadi John,” was killed by a drone strike in Syria in 2015. The fourth member, Aine Lesley Davis, is being held in a Turkish prison.

The cell was responsible for the beheadings of U.S. journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, U.S. humanitarian worker Peter Kassig, and British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning. 

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UK Report: UK To Hand Over Jihadists To US Without Death Penalty Assurances

A report in a British newspaper says the British government has “secretly abandoned its blanket opposition to the death penalty and Guantanamo Bay” so that two jihadists — members of the so-called Beatles group of Islamic State terrorists — can face criminal prosecution in the United States. 

In a report posted on The Telegraph’s website late Sunday, the paper said it had seen documents that the government is willing to hand over Alexanda Kotey and Shafee El-Sheikh to the U.S. without any “assurances” that they will not be executed. 

British law does not allow for the death penalty. 

The paper said it had seen documents detailing the conditions of the plan, including a letter from British Home Secretary Sajid Javid to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that said Britain was not asking for “assurances” that the two men would not be executed. 

The report said the Home Secretary was concerned that British law “may not be robust enough to ensure a successful prosecution.” 

According to The Telegraph, in the letter dated June 22, 2018, Javid wrote, “. . . it is the long held position of the UK to seek death penalty assurances, and our decision in this case does not reflect a change in our policy on assistance in US death penalty cases generally, nor the UK Government’s stance on the global abolition of the death penalty.” 

The paper said, however, that a senior Home Office source had “insisted” Saturday night that the U.S. had been “verbally warned” against sending the men to Guantanamo Bay. 

The anonymous source said that the U.K. “made it clear” that the British government would hand over the men “for the purposes of a criminal trial,” but not for detention at Guantanamo Bay. 

Kotey and El-Sheikh were captured in Syria in January. The Telegraph says they are being held in Syria by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. 

Both held British citizenship. The Telegraph says, however, “… it has been widely reported that this has been secretly revoked by ministers.” 

Kotey and El-Sheikh were part of a four-member terrorist cell dubbed “The Beatles” because all four had British accents. A third member of the group, nicknamed “Jihadi John,” was killed by a drone strike in Syria in 2015. The fourth member, Aine Lesley Davis, is being held in a Turkish prison.

The cell was responsible for the beheadings of U.S. journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, U.S. humanitarian worker Peter Kassig, and British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning. 

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Trump Warns Iranian President ‘Never Threaten the US’

U.S. President Donald Trump has warned Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to “never threaten the United States,” in a Twitter comment that came shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a speech critical of Iran’s leaders.

“To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!” Trump posted late Sunday.

He appeared to be responding to reports earlier in the day quoting Rouhani warning Trump, “don’t play with the lion’s tail, this would only lead to regret.”

“America must understand well that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace and war with Iran is the mother of all wars,” Rouhani said.

Gen. Gholam Hossein Gheibparvar, a senior officer in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, dismissed Trump’s statement as “psychological warfare” and said Trump would not take action against Iran.

Pompeo told an audience at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California that the government in Iran has become a nightmare for the Iranian people.

The top U.S. diplomat said the United Sates is not afraid to pressure the Iranian government at its highest level as he urged all U.S. allies to join in financially suppressing the government.

“This especially goes for our allies in the Middle East and Europe, people who have themselves been terrorized by the violent regime’s activity for decades,” Pompeo said.

He said the Trump administration will not stay silent against what he calls the numerous crimes and abuses of the Iranian government. This includes kleptocracy, with Pompeo saying those at the top have squandered the people’s wealth on terrorism and theft and a zeal to spread the Islamic revolution to other nations.

Pompeo said the Iranian economy is “going great,” but only for the elite, accusing the ayatollahs and senior leaders of lining their pockets to the tune of billions of dollars while a third of Iranians live in poverty.

“Judging by their vast wealth, they seem more concerned with riches than religion,” he said. “These hypocritical holy men have devised all kinds of crooked schemes to become some of the wealthiest men on Earth while their people suffer.”

While Pompeo was speaking about the lack of free speech in Iran, he was interrupted by a heckler. The secretary stood by calmly before remarking that Iranians should have the same kind of freedom of expression.

The secretary also announced that the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees the Voice of America, is taking new steps to help Iranians get around internet censorship. The BBG is also launching a new 24/7 Farsi-language channel across television, radio, digital, and social media formats.

He said the goal of the United States is to see Iranians inside their own country live the same kind of life Iranians in the United States enjoy. 

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Trump Warns Iranian President ‘Never Threaten the US’

U.S. President Donald Trump has warned Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to “never threaten the United States,” in a Twitter comment that came shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a speech critical of Iran’s leaders.

“To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!” Trump posted late Sunday.

He appeared to be responding to reports earlier in the day quoting Rouhani warning Trump, “don’t play with the lion’s tail, this would only lead to regret.”

“America must understand well that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace and war with Iran is the mother of all wars,” Rouhani said.

Gen. Gholam Hossein Gheibparvar, a senior officer in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, dismissed Trump’s statement as “psychological warfare” and said Trump would not take action against Iran.

Pompeo told an audience at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California that the government in Iran has become a nightmare for the Iranian people.

The top U.S. diplomat said the United Sates is not afraid to pressure the Iranian government at its highest level as he urged all U.S. allies to join in financially suppressing the government.

“This especially goes for our allies in the Middle East and Europe, people who have themselves been terrorized by the violent regime’s activity for decades,” Pompeo said.

He said the Trump administration will not stay silent against what he calls the numerous crimes and abuses of the Iranian government. This includes kleptocracy, with Pompeo saying those at the top have squandered the people’s wealth on terrorism and theft and a zeal to spread the Islamic revolution to other nations.

Pompeo said the Iranian economy is “going great,” but only for the elite, accusing the ayatollahs and senior leaders of lining their pockets to the tune of billions of dollars while a third of Iranians live in poverty.

“Judging by their vast wealth, they seem more concerned with riches than religion,” he said. “These hypocritical holy men have devised all kinds of crooked schemes to become some of the wealthiest men on Earth while their people suffer.”

While Pompeo was speaking about the lack of free speech in Iran, he was interrupted by a heckler. The secretary stood by calmly before remarking that Iranians should have the same kind of freedom of expression.

The secretary also announced that the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees the Voice of America, is taking new steps to help Iranians get around internet censorship. The BBG is also launching a new 24/7 Farsi-language channel across television, radio, digital, and social media formats.

He said the goal of the United States is to see Iranians inside their own country live the same kind of life Iranians in the United States enjoy. 

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G-20 Ministers: Trade, Political Tensions Put Growth at Risk

“Heightened trade and geopolitical tensions” are putting global economic growth at risk, G-20 finance ministers said after two days of meetings in Buenos Aires on Sunday.

In their final communique, the Group of 20 ministers stressed the need to “step up dialogue and actions to mitigate risks and enhance confidence.”

The ministers, representing industrial and emerging-market nations, described the overall world economic growth as “robust,” but expressed concerns over what they call the increased risks of the “short and medium term.”

They did not mention the United States by name in their closing statement. But some decried President Donald Trump’s tough trade rhetoric and tariffs on Chinese and European imports.

European Union finance chief Pierre Moscovici urged the U.S. to act like allies, not foes. French finance minister Bruno Le Marie accused Trump of creating a “survival of the fittest” trade mentality and called on Washington to “de-escalate.”

Trump has imposed tariffs on imports of European steel (25 percent) and aluminum (10 percent) while also slapping billions of dollars in tariffs on Chinese goods and threatening more.

He has also accused China and the EU of keeping their interests rates and currencies low, damaging the U.S. dollar on the world market.

 

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G-20 Ministers: Trade, Political Tensions Put Growth at Risk

“Heightened trade and geopolitical tensions” are putting global economic growth at risk, G-20 finance ministers said after two days of meetings in Buenos Aires on Sunday.

In their final communique, the Group of 20 ministers stressed the need to “step up dialogue and actions to mitigate risks and enhance confidence.”

The ministers, representing industrial and emerging-market nations, described the overall world economic growth as “robust,” but expressed concerns over what they call the increased risks of the “short and medium term.”

They did not mention the United States by name in their closing statement. But some decried President Donald Trump’s tough trade rhetoric and tariffs on Chinese and European imports.

European Union finance chief Pierre Moscovici urged the U.S. to act like allies, not foes. French finance minister Bruno Le Marie accused Trump of creating a “survival of the fittest” trade mentality and called on Washington to “de-escalate.”

Trump has imposed tariffs on imports of European steel (25 percent) and aluminum (10 percent) while also slapping billions of dollars in tariffs on Chinese goods and threatening more.

He has also accused China and the EU of keeping their interests rates and currencies low, damaging the U.S. dollar on the world market.

 

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