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16/09/2015

Istanbul Convention: Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence

It is the obligation of the State to address violence against women fully in all its forms and to take measures to prevent it, protect its victims and prosecute the perpetrators. (...) 

 

 

11/03/2015

Justin Hagena Kakumba: calling men to take part in alleviating gender inequality

Gender equality is not a loss for men, but rather an enormously positive step towards enabling us all to live better lives. We must work together on ending gender-based violence, and when striving to close the gender gap. I pledge, at all cost, to call men to take part in alleviating gender inequality.  (...) 

 

 

18/02/2015

The African Report on Violence against Children

The report offers a menu of priorities for action to combat violence against children at the global, pan-African, regional and national levels, and is, therefore, a valuable evidence base for action. The report concertises and contextualises the recommendations of the un Secretarygeneral's study on violence against children to the African reality, as well as mapping out the roles of development partners such as ourselves. (...) 

 

 

06/02/2015

FGM: Too Much Pain

FGM is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. The practice also violates a person's rights to health, security and physical integrity; the right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment; and the right to life when the procedure results in death. The practice of FGM is also considered as a criminal act in all EU Member States. (...) 

 

 

29/01/2015

Adding it up - The costs and Benefits of Investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health 2014

An estimated 225 million women who want to avoid a pregnancy are not using an effective contraceptive method. (...) 

 

 

14/01/2015

Voluntary Guidelines: the right to adequate food

Voluntary Guidelines to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security (...) 

 

 

06/01/2015

UNFPA's Action for Adolescent Girls

Building the health, social and economic assets of adolescent girls, especially those at risk of child marriage (...) 

 

 

18/12/2014

Gender on the move - Working on the Migration-Development nexus from a Gender Perspective

This UN Women manual is designed to be used in two ways: as a self-didactic learning guide, and as support material to carry out in-person training workshops on migration and development with government workers, NGO technical personnel, or other organizations who work on issues related to migration, development and/or gender equality.  (...) 

 

 

03/11/2014

Gender Equality And Female Empowerment Policy

“Achieving our objectives for global development will demand accelerated efforts to achieve gender equality and women's empowerment. Otherwise, peace and prosperity will have their own glass ceiling.” (Hillary Clinton, January 2012) (...) 

 

 

31/10/2014

The State of Food and Agriculture - Innovation in family farming

More than 500 million family farms manage the majority of the world's agricultural land and produce most of the world's food. (...) 

 

 

30/10/2014

Informal Economy Monitoring Study Sector Report: Home-Based Workers

Although they remain largely invisible, home-based workers are engaged in many branches of industry and represent a significant share of urban employment in some countries, particularly for women and especially in Asia. (...) 

 

 

28/10/2014

From Risks to Rights - Realizing States' Obligations to Prevent and Address Maternal Mortality

The most common direct causes of maternal death are severe bleeding, infections, high blood pressure (pre-eclampsia and eclampsia), complications from delivery, and unsafe abortion. (...) 

 

 

27/10/2014

Women's Professional Participation in Afghanistan's Justice Sector: Challenges and Opportunities

Women's professional Participation in Afghanistan's Justice Sector: Challenges and opportunities is the first national study in furtherance of IdLo's gender pledge. (...) 

 

 

23/10/2014

Preventing suicide : a global imperative

An estimated 804 000 suicide deaths occurred worldwide in 2012, representing an annual global age-standardized suicide rate of 11.4 per 100 000 population (15.0 for males and 8.0 for females). However, since suicide is a sensitive issue, and even illegal in some countries. (...) 

 

 

18/10/2014

World Disasters Report 2014 – Focus on Culture and Risk

This year, the World Disasters Report takes on a challenging theme that looks at different aspects of how culture affects disaster risk reduction (DRR) and how disasters and risk influence culture. (...) 

 

 

15/10/2014

Le genre ?! Kezako ?

Sommes nous plutôt féminin/masculin, hétéro/homo ? Est-ce dû à la nature ou à notre culture ? Quelle est notre marge de manoeuvre? (...) 

 

 

10/10/2014

HIV/AIDS and Stigma: The Media Challenge

Despite the progress being made in the global response to HIV and AIDS, stigma remains a major obstacle to prevention and treatment. (...) 

 

 

09/10/2014

Abortion Policies and Reproductive Health around the World

Between 1996 and 2013, the percentage of Governments permitting abortion increased gradually for all legal grounds, except to save a woman's life which remained at 97 per cent. Despite overall expansion in the legal grounds for abortion, policies remain restrictive in many countries. (...) 

 

 

07/10/2014

Social protection for older persons: Key policy trends and statistics

In many countries with high shares of informal employment, pensions are accessible only to a minority, and many older persons can rely only on family support. (...) 

 

 

06/10/2014

World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development

This report has been prepared as the basis of a summary report on the global state of press freedom and the safety of journalists, presented to the General Conference of UNESCO Member States in November 2013, on the mandate of the decision by Member States taken at the 36th session of the General Conference of the Organization. (...) 

 

 

05/10/2014

The Experience and Impact of Anti-Muslim Hate on British Muslim Women

Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks (MAMA) is a secure and reliable service that allows people from across England to report any form of Anti-Muslim abuse. (...) 

 

 

04/10/2014

Whose right to life?

Women's Rights and Prenatal Protections under Human Rights and Comparative Law (...) 

 

 

02/10/2014

National Action Plans for UN Security Council Resolution 1325 - Interactive Map

A project of PeaceWomen to provide a comparative analysis of individual country NAPs and Regional Action Plans, and a summary of key content and process information. (...) 

 

 

01/10/2014

Poverty, Food Sovereignty, Food Security, Gender, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

A Regional Meeting to Build Intermovement Linkages in Poverty, Food Sovereignty, Food Security, Gender, and SRHR in South Asia. (...) 

 

 

30/09/2014

Afrique et droits des minorités sexuelles

L'Ouganda et le Nigéria ont adopté début 2014 de nouvelles lois pénalisant l'homosexualité, confirmant ainsi une tendance générale en Afrique. (...) 

 

 

28/09/2014

Abuse of Older Persons - Older Women

2012 Vienna Ministerial Declaration: A Society for All Ages: Ensuring a society for all ages: promoting quality of life and active ageing. (...) 

 

 

27/09/2014

Hidden in Plain Sight: A Statistical Analysis of Violence Against Children

The protection of children from all forms of violence is a fundamental right guaranteed by the Convention on the rights of the Child and other international human rights treaties and standards . Yet violence remains an all-too-real part of life for children around the globe. (...) 

 

 

26/09/2014

Bearing Witness at the International Criminal Court: An Interview Survey of 109 Witnesses

Witnesses who testify at the International Criminal Court (ICC) against accused war criminals often take great risks to do so. Yet, until now, their voices have been missing from discussions about how the ICC is fulfilling its responsibility to prepare and protect those who testify. (...) 

 

 

24/09/2014

How Empowering Girls Can Help End Child Marriage

There are nearly 70 million child brides in the world today, and more than 14 million girls marry each year. (...) 

 

 

23/09/2014

Lean times: Syrian refugee nutrition study in Turkey

A story about syrian refugees in the Adana suburb of Yüregir. (...) 

 

 

22/09/2014

How Gender Inequality Undermines Community Resilience as for Ebola Virus, Tsunamis, Droughts

Gender influences sensitivity to disturbances and, even within the same household, individuals will experience shocks and stresses in different ways. (...) 

 

 

20/09/2014

Tackling child labour and protecting young workers in domestic work: a resource manual

Millions of children around the world – mainly girls – are in paid or unpaid domestic work in households other than their own. (...) 

 

 

19/09/2014

Challenges of Climate Change: Children on the Front Line

Children are among the greatest victims of a warming world, but they are also the most powerful protagonists for change. (...) 

 

 

18/09/2014

Ways and means to further enhance the impact of the work of the Commission on the Status of Women

The present report reviews the functioning of the Commission's methods of work in the light of experience gained, and makes recommendations for consideration by the Commission with a view to further enhancing the impact of its work. (...) 

 

 

15/09/2014

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014

Fourteen years ago, the Millennium Declaration established concrete targets for improving the existence of many and for saving the lives of those threatened by disease and hunger. There has been important progress across all goals. (...) 

 

 

13/09/2014

Tribute To Feminists and Women Human Rights Defenders

Images and stories about feminists and women human rights defenders. (...) 

 

 

12/09/2014

The Hunger And Nutrition Commitment Index - 2013

Measuring the Political Commitment to Reduce Hunger and Undernutrition in Developing Countries (...) 

 

 

11/09/2014

Reparations for Conflict‐Related Sexual Violence

This Note aims to provide policy and operational guidance for United Nations engagement in the area of reparations for victims of conflict-related sexual violence. (...) 

 

 

10/09/2014

"We are not victims. We are warriors."

Many of us face oppression but we are not victims. Explore Imagining Equality's Power section. (...) 

 

 

09/09/2014

Reporting on Humanitarian Crises

Information and communication are key tools for saving lives in an emergency response. Local media play a critical role in bringing important information to communities affected by disaster. (...) 

 

 

06/09/2014

Palestine: Midwives for Peace

Midwives for Peace is a grassroots group of Palestinian and Israeli midwives. (...) 

 

 

02/09/2014

Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United States

Cost of sexualized and domestic violence in the U.S. estimated per year in 2003, in billions (...) 

 

 

28/08/2014

Different Forms of Femicide

The murder of women as a result of intimate partner violence, the torture and misogynist slaying of women, the killing of women and girls in the name of “ honour”, ... (...) 

 

 

25/08/2014

Sexualities, Culture and Society in Muslim Contexts

Sexuality remains at the core of how women – and others whose gender or sexual expression are stigmatized – are judged, and sanctioned either by non-state actors, or by state' institutions and representatives. (...) 

 

 

24/08/2014

Violence and Harassment Against Women in the News Media: A Global Picture

This report is based on the findings of a global survey on harassment and violence against female media workers, which was launched in August 2013 and completed by almost 1,000 women from around the world. (...) 

 

 

22/08/2014

Handbook for Religious and Cultural Leaders Engaging Communities to End Female Genital Mutilation

A Handbook to explain what is FGM, conséquences of FGM and what action we can take to adress FGM. (...) 

 

 

16/08/2014

Checkpoints Compound the Risks of Childbirth for Palestinian Women

Delays at the checkpoint have complicated deliveries for Palestinian women and led to an increase in home deliveries. (...) 

 

 

14/08/2014

Girl Summit 2014 Charter

Girl Summit 2014 Charter on Ending FGM and Child, Early and Forced Marriage. (...) 

 

 

12/08/2014

Women on the front lines of Syria's conflict

This report profiles 17 Syrian women who are now refugees in Turkey. Through written and photographic portraits, the report documents ways in which the conflict impacts women in particular. (...) 

 

 

11/08/2014

Women's Lives and Challenges: Equality and Empowerment Since 2000

Promoting gender equality and empowering women is one of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). (...) 

 

 

10/08/2014

Strong Girls, Powerful Women

This report is intended to help humanitarian practitioners more effectively identify and address the unique needs of adolescent girls in displacement and crisis settings. (...) 

 

 

07/08/2014

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

In half of the countries, the majority of girls were cut before age 5. In the rest of the countries, most cutting occurs between 5 and 14 years of age. (...) 

 

 

06/08/2014

Girls forced to marry

During the last 9 months of 2013 more than 30,000 girls below the age of 15 were forced to marry (...) 

 

 

22/07/2014

Women protected under international humanitarian law

International humanitarian law aims to prevent and alleviate human suffering in war without discrimination based on sex. (...) 

 

 

21/07/2014

Raped out of Paradise: Women in Prisons of the Islamic Republic of Iran

The response of the Islamic Republic authorities to Iranian's uprising in objection to the 2009 presidential election was fraught with serious human rights violations including sexual torture. (...) 

 

 

20/07/2014

Thirty-five Years of Forced Hijab: The Widespread and Systematic Violation of Women's Rights in Iran

The report calls on Iran to lift mandatory hijab laws and safeguard girls' and women's rights to education, work, participation in cultural life, access to public services, and freedom of movement. (...) 

 

 

19/07/2014

Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender - Based Crimes

Gender-based crimes are those committed against persons, whether male or female, because of their sex and/or socially constructed gender roles. (...) 

 

 

16/07/2014

Substantive Equality and Reproductive Rights

Violations of reproductive rights are primarily manifestations of discrimination, poverty, and violence. (...) 

 

 

15/07/2014

Innovative campaign tackles soccer and violence against women together

Stickers to educate soccer fans about the responsibility men should take to end violence against women and to combat gender stereotypes. (...) 

 

 

14/07/2014

Iran pressures lesbians, gays to have sex change operations

Rights campaigners say Iranian doctors routinely pressure lesbians and gays to undergo sex change operations including sterilisation. (...) 

 

 

13/07/2014

Forced Girl Marriages:The Death of One's Reality

Girl marriage in Iran is a not a thing of the past. It is not an occasional event in remote villages and towns. (...) 

 

 

12/07/2014

An Overview on Girl Marriages in the Islamic Republic of Iran

This brief report examines statistics issued by the Islamic Republic Personal Status Registration Organization and Iran National Statistics Office between 2007 and 2012. (...) 

 

 

11/07/2014

Tricked and Trapped - Human Trafficking in the Middle East

This study sheds light on the situation of trafficked adult workers in the Middle East, both women and men. (...) 

 

 

10/07/2014

Documentation of Sexual Violence in Conflict - Crime under International Law

For decades – if not centuries – there has been a near-total absence of justice for survivors of rape and sexual violence in conflict. (...) 

 

 

09/07/2014

Claiming Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Economic, social and cultural rights have a particular signif- icance for women because they go to the heart of issues related to poverty and inequality. (...) 

 

 

08/07/2014

L'inquiétante pauvreté: portrait de la Belgique par les chiffres

Le Bureau du Plan a publié son bilan 2014 sur le développement durable. Résultat : une série d'indicateurs qui reflètent une image bien sombre de notre société. (...) 

 

 

07/07/2014

Forced From Home: The Lost Boys and Girls of Central America

An unprecedented number of children are fleeing violence in Central America and seeking safety in the United States. Most are alone, making the treacherous journey from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras with no parent or guardian. (...) 

 

 

06/07/2014

Safe Haven - Sheltering Displaced Persons from Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

Individuals fleeing an emergency situation  may suffer rape, sexual exploitation, or human trafficking while attempting to secure transport, cross  borders, or find lodging.   (...) 

 

 

04/07/2014

The price of austerity - The impact on women's rights and gender equality in Europe

This European Women's Lobby (EWL) reporte reveals that austerity policies in Europe undermine women's rights, perpetuate existing gender inequalities and create new ones, and hamper the prospects of sustainable and equal economic progress in Europe. (...) 

 

 

03/07/2014

War's Human Cost

By end-2013, 51.2 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, generalized violence, or human rights violations. (...) 

 

 

01/07/2014

Guides for Protection of Human Rights Defenders

This guidebook is a result of a collective effort by numerous individuals, groups and institutions committed to the cause of affirming and upholding women's human rights.  (...) 

 

 

30/06/2014

No One is Safe - Abuses of Women in Iraq's Criminal Justice System

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay issued a scathing indictment of Iraq's “not functioning” justice system, citing numerous convictions based on confessions obtained under torture and ill-treatment, a weak judiciary, and trial proceedings that fall far short of international standards. (...) 

 

 

29/06/2014

Education Reform in Pakistan

More than nine million children do not receive primary or secondary education, and literacy rates are stagnant. Pakistan is far from meeting its Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of providing universal primary education by 2015.  (...) 

 

 

28/06/2014

Migrants Report to UN 2014 - Women Migrants‏

The thematic part of the report focuses on labour exploitation of migrants. It covers some of the most common manifestations of labour exploitation, groups of migrants who are specifically at risk of such exploitation, and access to an effective remedy. (...) 

 

 

27/06/2014

Ending Sex Discrimination in Nationality and Citizenship Laws

Despite repeated commitments by governments around the world to ensure women's equality by repealing discriminatory laws, sex discrimination persists, including in citizenship and nationality laws. (...) 

 

 

26/06/2014

Femicide - A Global Issue that Demands Action

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, ACUNS Vienna organized its second annual symposium, focusing on Forced Marriage, Violence against Women and the Istanbul Convention (...) 

 

 

25/06/2014

Female genital mutilation & asylum in the european union - a statistical update

FGM is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of women and girls. The practice also violates a person's rights to health, security and physical integrity. (...) 

 

 

24/06/2014

Urban Poverty, Food Security & Climate Change - Women

The aim of this paper is to build on current understandings of urban poverty and urban food insecurity to explore how the impacts of climate change are likely to exacerbate current and future challenges. (...) 

 

 

23/06/2014

Sex, Abuse, and Childhood

Sex, Abuse and Childhood presents an overview of the findings of four separate studies conducted in vulnerable communities in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Vietnam on knowledge, attitudes and practices related to child sexual abuse, including in travel and tourism. (...) 

 

 

22/06/2014

Communications Procedure - Alleged Violations of Women's Rights

Types of communications are sought: accurate and detailed information relating to the promotion of women's rights in political, economic, civil, social and educational fields in any country.  (...) 

 

 

21/06/2014

Reparations for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence - Guidance Note of the

This Note aims to provide policy and operational guidance for United Nations engagement in the area of reparations for victims of conflict-related sexual violence. (...) 

 

 

19/06/2014

How to eliminate violence against women beyond 2015: Close the Gap

At least one in three women worldwide will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, often perpetrated by an intimate partner. (...) 

 

 

16/06/2014

Reality check on European services for women and children survivors of violence: A Right for Protection and Support?

WAVE Country Report 2013 urges European countries to do more to meet the Council of Europe Taskforce Recommendations for specialized service provision for women survivors of violence. (...) 

 

 

14/06/2014

Disability Inclusion - Translating Policy into Practice in Humanitarian Action

An estimated 6.7 million persons with disabilities are forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, generalized violence and human rights violations. (...) 

 

 

13/06/2014

Voice and Agency - Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity

By ratifying the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), 188 states have committed to advancing gender equality by confronting “any distinction, exclusion, or restriction made on the basis of sex which [impairs] the enjoyment or exercise by women ... of human rights and fundamental freedoms.” (...) 

 

 

12/06/2014

Protection of Schools and Hospitals from Attack

This Guidance Note and its annexes provide practical guidance for UN and NGO part- ners in the field on the implementation of SCR 1998 (2011), which further strengthens the Security Council Children and Armed Conflict agenda in highlighting the issue of attacks on schools and hospitals. (...) 

 

 

08/06/2014

Achieving Transformative Feminist Leadership

A Toolkit for Organisations and Movements dedicated to advancing a feminist social change agenda—an agenda that believes that all development and social justice must be rooted in gender and social equality. (...) 

 

 

06/06/2014

Colombo Declaration on Youth - Mainstreaming Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Recognizing the “Colombo Declaration on Youth”, a result of deliberations among global youth and Ministers responsible for youth and civil society organizations on youth priorities in relation to current and future development frameworks. (...) 

 

 

05/06/2014

Redress for rape - Using international jurisprudence on rape as a form of torture or other ill-treatment

The primary aim of this report is to bring together the developing international human rights law jurisprudence and significant other writing linking rape and torture and other ill-treatment in a comprehensive and useable way, so that it can be drawn on by lawyers and activists working on issues or individual cases of rape. (...) 

 

 

04/06/2014

Women Moving Mountains Collective - Impact of the Dutch MDG3 Fund - How Resources Advance Women's Rights and Gender Equality

This piece analyzes the aggregate impact of women's organizations around the world that received grants from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs' MDG3 Fund. (...) 

 

 

03/06/2014

Stoning:Legal or Practised in 16 Countries and Showing No Signs of Abating

WLUML's Submission to the UN Secretary General on the Question of the Death Penalty to the 27th Session of the Human Rights Council (...) 

 

 

02/06/2014

UN report on preventing & eliminating child, early & forced marriage

The report discusses the international norms and standards applicable to child, early and forced marriage and the human rights impact of the practice on women and girls. The report addresses the various factors that contribute to this and further analyses existing measures and strategies to prevent and eliminate child, early and forced marriage. (...) 

 

 

31/05/2014

Widowhood a Form of Slavery in Conflict Afflicted Countries with a Case Study of South Sudan

The overall objective of FOFCOD and Widows for Peace through Democracy was to carry research and raise awareness on widowhood a neglected human rights issue and as a form of slavery. (...) 

 

 

30/05/2014

The situation of workers of the occupied Arab territories

A persistent concern is the low participation rate of women in the Palestinian labour force, which now appears to be compounded by a drop in the representation of women in decision-making bodies. (...) 

 

 

27/05/2014

Ramification of sex preference society in India: a case study of Punjab

The main objective of this report is the pursuit of a comprehensive, critical and balanced investigation of the cause of gender disparity. (...) 

 

 

26/05/2014

Country Reports on Terrorism 2013

Terrorist violence in 2013 was increasingly fueled by sectarian motives, marking a worrisome trend, particularly in Syria, but also in Lebanon and Pakistan. (...) 

 

 

24/05/2014

Investing in children: Breaking the cycle of disadvantage

Child poverty and social exclusion are major challenges facing the European Union. As part of its Social Investment Package, the European Commission issued a major Recommendation on Investing in Children and Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantage. (...) 

 

 

23/05/2014

Trans-Pacific Women vs. Trans-Pacific Partnership

At a time when governments, civil society organisations and the larger international community are negotiating a new sustainable development agenda, another binding, global, agreement is being negotiated behind closed doors. Learn more about the impact this trade agreement can have on the women in the region. (...) 

 

 

22/05/2014

Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

This publication contains the "Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy' Framework", which were developed by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises. (...) 

 

 

21/05/2014

Re-thinking gender in peacebuilding

This report is based on a three-year research project on gender in peacebuilding, which involved field research in four countries (Burundi, Colombia, Nepal and Uganda), with a thematic focus on four areas of peacebuilding (access to justice,economic recovery,inter-generational tensions and conflict, permutations and continuums of violence.) (...) 

 

 

20/05/2014

Safety of journalists - Guidebook

Threats and violence against women journalists are on the rise in many regions of the world. In their work exposing injustices and bearing witness to human rights violations, women journalists are women human rights defenders, and are in need of better security and protection mechanisms. (...) 

 

 

18/05/2014

A price too high to bear: The Costs of Maternal Mortality to Families and Communitie

When a woman dies in pregnancy or childbirth, her community loses not just a mother but a person, and all of her gifts, skills, and potential contributions. (...) 

 

 

17/05/2014

Journeys from Exclusion to Inclusion: Marginalized women's successes in overcoming political exclusion

Identification of critical factors preventing marginalized women's inclusion in customary and democratic decision-making structures and description of how women have worked in overcoming barriers to their participation. (...) 

 

 

16/05/2014

Annual report of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

What is freedom of religion? It is a broad, inclusive right, sweeping in scope, embracing the full range of thought, belief, and behavior. But with religious freedom abuses occurring daily around the world for people of all faiths and none, it is critical that the United States recommit itself to meeting these challenges. (...) 

 

 

14/05/2014

Freedom of Thought 2013

Freedom of thought and belief must not be compromised. When regimes violently attack people for their ideas and beliefs, all human rights suffer. Oppression of thought by the state is a sign, not of strength, but of egomania and cowardice. (...) 

 

 

13/05/2014

Disposable Victims: Laws and Practices on Gender-related Killings of Women and Girls in Iran

The submission highlights the manner in which the Islamic Republic of Iran fails to protect women against gender-related killings. (...) 

 

 

09/05/2014

Untapped potential - European Foundation Funding for Women and Girls

Investment in the human rights of women and girls is not only just and right, it is, we believe, essential to achieving stable democracies based on fairness and dignity. Gender equality has become a cornerstone of the constitutional and legal frameworks of modern democratic states and is a key principle of international human rights law. (...) 

 

 

08/05/2014

Benazir Bhutto

Breaking down stereotypes about the role of women and ultimately to give hope for change to millions who had no hope before. (...) 

 

 

08/05/2014

The impact of traditional values on human rights

Human Rights Council Advisory Committee: promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms through a better understanding of traditional values of humankind (...) 

 

 

22/04/2014

Victims of sexual exploitation

Inuit victims of sexual exploitation, either at the hands of their common law partner, boyfriend, parent or pimp. (...) 

 

 

19/04/2014

WYR 2013: Youth Migration and Development

The United Nations 2013 World Youth Report offers a broad understanding of the situation of young migrants from the perspective of young migrants themselves. The report highlights some of the concerns, challenges and successes experienced by young migrants based on their own lives and told in their own voices. (...) 

 

 

16/04/2014

Indigenous peoples' rights to lands, territories, and resources

"Indigenous women have a close relationship with their land, and play a key role in families, communities, and nations as the primary food providers.......Indigenous women's crucial role in transforming land as a resource into life-sustaining food for their communities, traditional gender roles often limit their decisionmaking power in land use governance, and their benefits from land can easily be jeopardised, as they often do not have recognised ownership rights....... (...) 

 

 

11/04/2014

Where women rule the world: Matriarchal communities from Albania to China

Did you know there's a tribe where men suckle their babies and the country where every woman once downed tools for a day? (...) 

 

 

03/04/2014

Youth Agenda for India

"Issues of Young Women emerged as a large category cutting across sub-categories that may have similar issues but require very specific treatment from youth perspective. We have been able to ascertain with great degree of confidence that various measures targeting youth simply cannot work in the case of young women and the whole agenda must approach various issues in a specific context for women." (...) 

 

 

01/04/2014

Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success

Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success reveals that more than ever before, women are relying on community colleges for higher education and workforce preparation. (...) 

 

 

27/03/2014

Exploring Markets for Assistive Technologies for the Elderly

The proportion of the world population over age 60 is projected to increase from 11 percent today to 22 percent by 2050—see charts below (data from United Nations, 2012). Population pyramids, especially in Europe, the U.S. and Canada, reveal that the proportion of the elderly is increasing while that of young people is shrinking. As the population ages, more people will need care. (...) 

 

 

24/03/2014

Military Children and Families

Though relatively little research has been done on young children in military families, we highlight ways to understand these children as their families grow, change, and experience various kinds of stress, with an overall focus on how to optimize young children's development, bearing in mind their unique needs. (...) 

 

 

18/03/2014

"Transform the world" by empowering girls

The world can be transformed if girls are empowered according to the head of the UN Population Agency, UNFPA. The agency has teamed up with the World Bank to promote regional peace, security and sustainable development in the Great Lakes region of Africa.  (...) 

 

 

11/03/2014

Report Stresses Need for Bold Moves toward Gender Equality at Work

A new report by the World Bank Group stresses the need for bold, coordinated actions to advance equal opportunities for women in the world of work, such as addressing gender biases early, expanding women's access to property and finance, and raising legal retirement ages—with major payoffs in tackling poverty. (...) 

 

 

10/03/2014

End Forced Child Marriage - Best Practice Guidelines

It is not the right of any parent to cause their child to be married against their will, whether in accordance with Australian law or otherwise. This child has a voice, which the international convention requires to be heard...(Harman FM, Federal Magistrates Court of Australia, 19 September 2011) (...) 

 

 

04/03/2014

Challenging Gender Stereotypes Through Primary Education - Stereotypes stop you doing stuff

The NUT worked for two years with five primary schools to consider how ‘traditional' gender stereotypes could be challenged in nursery and primary classrooms. The project quickly acquired the name Breaking the Mould. The five schools were provided with support and training. (...) 

 

 

03/03/2014

Girls fare worse in disasters

During disasters, girls fare worse than the rest of the population, according to a new report released on 11 October by child rights NGO Plan International. (...) 

 

 

28/02/2014

Mauritania must ban deadly force feeding of child brides - activists

Mauritania must ban the practice of force feeding young girls to fatten them up for marriage, says a report which highlights the case of a child bride who died last year after being put on a dangerously high-calorie diet.  (...) 

 

 

20/02/2014

Neglect, Abuse & Violence Against Older Women

The purpose of the present publication is to provide an overview of the current state of knowledge about the abuse of older women. The main forms or categories of abuse against older women are discussed, particularly in relation to differing definitions of neglect, abuse and violence against women and older adults.  (...) 

 

 

16/02/2014

Patriarchy is an Institution to be Outlawed

"In early December 2013 I received a call from Swaraj, a Karnataka wide network of women's groups, fighting against violence and all forms of discrimination against women, to invite me for a function to felicitate six rural women who have challenged the oppression of widows in their families and villages. They asked me to speak on Patriarchy as a Superstition." (...) 

 

 

13/02/2014

The State of the World's Children 2014

The children's agency's report highlights the importance of data in making progress for children and exposing the unequal access to services and protections that mars the lives of so many.  (...) 

 

 

10/02/2014

Global employement trends 2014 - Risk of a jobless recovery

The global labour market situation remains uneven and fragile. True, there are encouraging signs of economic recovery in those advanced economies most affected by the global financial crisis which erupted in 2008. [Aussi en français; en español también] (...) 

 

 

08/02/2014

Protecting the girl child

What if instead of being treated as someone's property to be betrothed, raped, abused, sold, with no power over her destiny, a girl is healthy, safe, educated, and empowered? What if instead she has the ability to freely make informed decisions regarding whom, when and if she marries, and when and if she wants to have children? (...) 

 

 

28/01/2014

Afghanistan in 2013: A Survey of the Afghan People

The Asia Foundation has released findings from Afghanistan in 2013: A Survey of the Afghan People, the longest-running public opinion poll in the country. Over 9,000 Afghan citizens across 34 provinces reveal opinions on security, political participation, the economy, women's rights, and development. (...) 

 

 

27/01/2014

Child Marriage in South Asia - International & Constitutional Legal Standards & Jurisprudence for Promoting Accountability & Change

Child marriage is a human rights crisis occurring on an alarming scale in South Asia. South Asia accounts for almost half of all child marriages that occur globally —the most of any region in the world. (...) 

 

 

20/01/2014

The 2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI)

The 2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI),The 2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI), which reflects data from the period 2008–2012, shows that global hunger has improved since 1990, falling by one-third. (...) 

 

 

15/01/2014

Too Young to Wed: Destaye

Married at 11, Destaye had hoped to stay in school. But the birth of her child a few years later interrupted her plans. This short film examines the journey of an Ethiopian child bride.  (...) 

 

 

05/01/2014

Addressing Comprehensive Needs of Adolescent Girls in India - A Potential for Creating Livelihoods

Strengthening and utilizing the economic potential of girls is a critical approach for economic development. Unfortunately there has been little analysis of programs that address the multiple needs of adolescent girls, including enhancing their livelihood potential by building their economic agency. (...) 

 

 

31/12/2013

Promotion et protection des droits de l'enfant - Les filles

L'Assemblée générale [...] Souligne qu'il est urgent que soient pleinement réalisés les droits des filles tels qu'ils sont inscrits dans les instruments relatifs aux droits de l'homme. (...) 

 

 

30/12/2013

5 great female human rights activists in MENA

Despite setbacks in the wake of the “Arab Spring”, the region's female activists gained strength following the uprisings and have no plans to stop fighting for better and fairer societies. (...) 

 

 

26/12/2013

Child Marriage in South Asia: Realities, Responses and the Way Forward

Child marriage is a serious human rights crisis and one of the most pressing development concerns in the world today. Defined as marriage under the age of 18, child marriage disproportionately and negatively affects girls who are more likely to be married as children than boys. (...) 

 

 

24/12/2013

World Toilet Day: Access to sanitation also protects women and girls

World Toilet Day, observed on 19 November, aims to improve sanitation access for the more than 500 million women and girls who are forced to use the bathroom outdoors.  (...) 

 

 

20/12/2013

"I Name Myself As An Identity That This Oppressive State Refuses To Acknowledge"

AWID spoke to Sara Álvarez Medrano, a young Mayan lesbian feminist about her experiences living as a lesbian in her community, the discrimination she has faced and her feminist and spiritual journey.  (...) 

 

 

11/12/2013

We must protect women human rights defenders

The UN recognises and protects the vital role played by human rights defenders. But there is a growing consensus that women who choose to challenge human rights abuses face particular risks and need particular protection. They can be harassed and verbally abused. (...) 

 

 

10/12/2013

A Month in Prison in Kyrgyzstan

French photographer Eric Gourlan has documented life in Kyrgyzstan's penal system by voluntarily spending a month inside. Based in the capital Bishkek, Gourlan obtained permission from the Kyrgyz penal service to live in two men's prisons, a jail for women, and a juvenile detention centre – a week in each.  (...) 

 

 

06/12/2013

Actes du colloque : Enfants sans état-civil, femmes sans droits

Selon l'UNICEF, 60 millions d'enfants ne sont pas déclarés à la naissance dans le monde, chaque année. L'absence d'état civil constitue un mécanisme absolu d'exclusion sociale.  (...) 

 

 

03/12/2013

I Know. I Want. I Dream. Girls' Insights for Building a Better World

In 2009, ICRW published Girls Speak: A New Voice in Global Development as the fourth report of the Girls Count report series. Four years later, researchers supported by the Nike Foundation asked more than 500 girls from 14 countries to share their insights and perspectives with global decision-makers. (...) 

 

 

19/07/2013

Malala Yousafzai: 'Our books and our pens are the most powerful weapons'

Today I am focusing on women's rights and girls' education because they are suffering the most. There was a time when women activists asked men to stand up for their rights. But this time we will do it by ourselves. I am not telling men to step away from speaking for women's rights, but I am focusing on women to be independent and fight for themselves. (...) 

 

 

24/05/2013

University G. d'Annunzio: Millennia2015 at conference on Femicide in Italy, Chieti-Pescara

Millennia2015 at the University G.d'Annunzio, Chieti - Pescara: International Conference on Femicide in Italy: the Difficult Balance in Intimate Relationships in Changing Gender Roles.  (...) 

 

 

19/05/2013

Millennia2015 at conference on Femicide in Italy

University G. d'Annunzio: Millennia2015 at conference on Femicide in Italy, Chieti-Pescara, 20.05.2013 (...) 

 

 

11/01/2013

This Is My Home Now Strasbourg Screening European Parliament

As part of the International Human Rights Day activities in Strasbourg's European Parliament, the European Women's Lobby (EWL) and the European Network of Migrant Women (ENoMW) organised an evening screening of their joint 2012 documentary This Is My Home Now. (...) 

 

 

25/11/2011

Perception sur la situation de la femme au Guatemala

Suite à la réalisation d'un stage dans le cadre d'un master en coopération au développement, j'ai pu vivre dans la République de Guatemala pendant trois mois, l'été de 2011. C'est à travers ce projet, et aussi, à travers mon expérience de vie en général dans le pays, que j'ai pu percevoir la situation de la femme au Guatemala.  (...) 

 

 

30/03/2010

Séance plénière de la CSW 54 Pékin + 15 - session ECOSOC

Face aux différentes crises qui ont affecté les pays ces dernières années, la réaction des gouvernements et acteurs concernés doit inclure la redéfinition des rôles des hommes et des femmes. Durant le session ECOSOC, les intervenants ont insisté sur la nécessité d'impliquer les femmes qui sont des actrices indispensables pour les enjeux mondiaux.  (...) 

 

 

25/03/2010

UN CSW 54 Pékin + 15 Millennia 2015 - Tableau récapitulatif des documents de synthèses

Voici un tableau récapitulatif qui regroupe l'ensemble des documents relatifs à la CSW 54. (...) 

 

 

21/02/2008

Frida Kahlo, icon from the Mexican culture

Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderon's biography is full of pain. After a really dramatic accident she would undergo as many as 35 operations, mainly on her back and her right leg and foot, including the amputation of one of her legs. Her back had a terrible smell “like a death dog” and she was hung from her head in order to fortalice her column. (...) 

 

 

12/02/2008

Mileva Maric, A woman behind Einstein Theory of Relativity?

Mileva Maric found in Albert Einstein someone with whom share its love by the physics. She was the first woman in receiving the master's degree and according to the investigator E.H. Walker the fundamental ideas of the theory of the relativity are hers that made his husband world-wide famous. (...) 

 

 

 
 

 

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