The 2005 campaign theme emphasizes the connections between women’s human rights, violence against women and women’s health, and the detrimental consequences violence against women has on the well-being of the world as a whole.
Taking place from 29 November–2 December 2005, it will bring together WHRDs from different countries worldwide. Its aim is to bring attention to the need for special protection of WHRDs and other human rights activists defending the rights of women.
On 17 November 2005 at Johns Hopkins, women leaders from Muslim-majority societies will discuss strategies for the creation of egalitarian communities and reform of family law based on women's capability to choose.
Le président sénégalais Abdoulaye Wade a souligné vendredi à Dakar l'existence irréfutable "d'un lien entre développement et égalité des genres" à l'ouverture de la première Conférence de l'Union africaine des ministres chargés de la Femme et du genre.