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Violence

Early pregnancy - Early weddings - Excision - Exclusion - FGM (Female Genital Mutilations) - Forced weddings - Harassment - Honor killing - Human trafficking - Incest - Mutilations - Prostitution - Rape - Sexual violence - Stoning - ... 

 

 

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Phase Etape

CONF-INT-2015 Université Namur

 

17/06/2015

 

  

 

 

Millennia2025 Solidari-Femmes - Vidéo 06 - Albine Quisenaire 

Fondation Millennia2025

     

 

 

 

Phase Etape

CONF-INT-2015 Université Namur

 

18/06/2015

 

  

 

 

Millennia2025 Solidari-Femmes - Vidéo 08 - Karima Safia 

Fondation Millennia2025

     

 

 

 

Phase Etape

CONF-INT-2015 Université Namur

 

10/08/2015

 

  

 

 

Millennia2025 Solidari-Femmes - Vidéo 12 - Justin Hagena Kakumba 

Fondation Millennia2025

     

 

 

 

Phase Etape

CONF-INT-2015 Université Namur

 

23/08/2015

 

  

 

 

Millennia2025 Solidari-Femmes - Vidéo 22 - Gwenaëlle Grovonius 

Fondation Millennia2025

     

 

 

 

 

 

   News of the networks

 

18/11/2015

Sign the Memorandum-Resolution of Millennia2025 Solidarity-Women

The partners of the concrete action Millennia2025 Solidarity-Women invite you to sign the Memorandum and Resolution for women's empowerment and gender equality (...) 

 

 

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. (...) 

 

 

07/07/2015

ONG UNESCO: Rôle des femmes dans la lutte contre la pauvreté

Millennia2025 contribue au quatrième Forum international des ONG Partenaires officiels de l'UNESCO à Paris (...) 

 

 

03/07/2015

La société civile, moteur de la Convention d'Istanbul du Conseil de l'Europe

Millennia2025 propose une méthode prospective pour l'égalité entre les femmes et les hommes" au GREVIO pour la Convention d'Istanbul (...) 

 

 

02/07/2015

Millennia2025 Solidari-Femmes, Université de Namur : Actes et photos

Forte mobilisation des parties prenantes de Millennia2025 Solidari-Femmes pour comprendre et lutter contre la précarisation en construisant de nouvelles solidarités innovantes (...) 

 

 

17/03/2015

The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action Turns 20

Progress, challenges and lessons learnt for the realization of gender equality, the empowerment of women, and the human rights of women and girls in the post-2015 context are presented in this summary, prepared by UN Women, of the Report of the Secretary-General on the 20-year review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (E/CN.6/2015/3). (...) 

 

 

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. (...) 

 

 

22/01/2015

Claiming Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

ICESCR and CEDAW are the two key human rights instruments which provide a forum for demanding realization of women's human rights: "We would be pleased to hear from you to learn about the diverse issues, realities and violations of women's economic,social and cultural rights and efforts undertaken to challenge the status quo and patriarchal hegemony which limit the rights of women". (...) 

 

 

19/01/2015

Estimating the costs of gender-based violence in the European Union

The report provides an analysis of methodological options on the cost of gender-based violence and intimate partner violence, by studying different literatures and studies, and provides recommendations. It includes a case study on the cost of intimate partner violence against women in the UK during 2012 and provides a calculation of the costs in the EU. (...) 

 

 

08/01/2015

OSCE - Safety of journalists - GUidebook

The safety of journalists has become an increasingly urgent issue for OSCE participating States because the scale of violence against journalists, including murders, attacks leading to serious injuries and cases of intimidation, has grown significantly over recent years with farreaching effects. (...) 

 

 

07/01/2015

Freedom of the Press 2014

Global press freedom fell to its lowest level in over a decade in 2013, as hopes raised by the Arab Spring were further dashed by major regression in Egypt, Libya, and Jordan, and marked setbacks also occurred in Turkey, Ukraine, and a number of countries in East Africa. In another key development, media freedom in the United States deteriorated due primarily to attempts by the government to inhibit reporting on national security issues. (...) 

 

 

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 (...) 

 

 

04/01/2015

Millennia2025 Solidari-Femmes / Solidarity-Women

Millennia2025 Think Tank: Comment aider les femmes précarisées à sortir de la pauvreté ? How to help women in precarious situations out of poverty? (...) 

 

 

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. (...) 

 

 

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. (...) 

 

 

21/10/2014

Gender, violence and peace: a post-2015 development agenda

Conflict and violence have been the most important factors obstructing progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to date. (...) 

 

 

17/10/2014

A girl's right to learn without fear: Working to end gender-based violence at school

66 million girls are missing an education at a time when it not only has the power to transform their own lives, but also the world around them. (...) 

 

 

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. (...) 

 

 

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. (...) 

 

 

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. (...) 

 

 

16/09/2014

Gender and Militarism: Analyzing the Links to Strategize for Peace

With this publication, we aim to contribute to the many conversations and debates that will be taking place during coming months, assessing the impact of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR). (...) 

 

 

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. (...) 

 

 

04/09/2014

Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience

The 2014 Human Development Report - Sustaining Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience - looks at two concepts which are both interconnected and immensely important to securing human development progress. (...) 

 

 

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 (...) 

 

 

01/09/2014

Guidance for Effective Mediation

Mediation is one of the most effective methods of preventing, man- aging and resolving conflicts. (...) 

 

 

30/08/2014

Control and Sexuality: The Revival of Zina Laws in Muslim Contexts

This publication offers a comparative study and feminist analysis of zina laws for a better understanding of the challenges facing those initiatives that would ensure that culture and/or religion are not invoked to justify laws that criminalise women's sexuality and subject them to cruel, inhuman and degrading forms of punishment. (...) 

 

 

29/08/2014

State of the World's Mothers 2014 - Saving Mothers and Children in Humanitarian Crises

Motherhood is the toughest job in the world.But for women living in crisis, the challenges of being a mother are greater – and the stakes are so much higher. (...) 

 

 

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. (...) 

 

 

23/08/2014

My Body, My Rights

Being able to make our own decisions about our health, body sexuality and reproductive life is a basic human right. (...) 

 

 

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. (...) 

 

 

20/08/2014

Human Rights Funds, Grants and Fellowships - UN Guide for Civil Society

This Practical Guide for Civil Society: Funds, Grants and Fellowships provides a brief description of funding sources, grants and fellowships administered by or with the participation of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). (...) 

 

 

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. (...) 

 

 

08/08/2014

Des voix opposées à la violence/Voices Against Violence

« Des voix opposées à la violence » est un curriculum éducatif développé par l'Association mondiale des guides et des éclaireuses (AMGE) et ONU Femmes, avec la participation des jeunes. (...) 

 

 

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. (...) 

 

 

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.   (...) 

 

 

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. (...) 

 

 

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. (...) 

 

 

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. (...) 

 

 

17/06/2014

Integrating Gender into Internal Police Oversight

This guidance note on Integrating Gender into Internal Police Oversight is a practical resource for police services, and those who manage and support them. (...) 

 

 

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. (...) 

 

 

15/06/2014

Policewomen Around the World: Breaking the Brass Ceiling

Here's a look at how women are represented among security forces around the world, brought to you by the Institute for Inclusive Security, which is working to revolutionize who makes the decisions about war and peace. (...) 

 

 

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. (...) 

 

 

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. (...) 

 

 

28/05/2014

Building Peace - A forum for peace and security in the 21st century

Building Peace dedicate Issue 3 to gender and peacebuilding, exploring how women and men can reconstruct war-torn nations. (...) 

 

 

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. (...) 

 

 

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. (...) 

 

 

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. (...) 

 

 

15/05/2014

Strengthening Older People's Rights: Towards a UN Convention

A resource for promoting dialogue on creating a new UN Convention on the Rights of Older Persons. (...) 

 

 

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. (...) 

 

 

12/05/2014

Gender in Nigeria Report 2012: Improving the Lives of Girls and Women in Nigeria

A comprehensive view of gender in Nigeria, progress in key areas, including: employment and livelihoods, education and health, political representation, and violence. Women and girls suffer systematic disadvantage and discrimination, magnified for those in the poorest States and sectors of society. (...) 

 

 

05/05/2014

Violence against women: an EU-wide survey

The first survey on violence against women across the 28 EU Member States, based on interviews with 42,000 women across the EU, about physical, sexual and psychological violence, including domestic violence. (...) 

 

 

04/05/2014

Human Rights Watch: In Somalia: Rape is Normal

In Somalia, women and young girls face what the UN's independent expert on human rights in Somalia refers to as “double victimization”— first the rape or sexual assault itself, then failure of the authorities to provide effective justice or medical and social support. (...) 

 

 

25/04/2014

Progress and obstacles in the fight against sexual violence in the DRC

UN report about some progress in the fight against impunity and aslo about rape still widespread and largely unpunished (...) 

 

 

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. (...) 

 

 

20/04/2014

Estimating the Size and Structure of the Underground Commercial Sex Economy in Eight Major US Cities

In 2010, the National Institute of Justice funded the Urban Institute's Justice Policy Center to measure the size and structure of the underground commercial sex economy in eight major US cities. [...] This study aimed to close the gap in our understanding about the nature and extent of these activities.  (...) 

 

 

12/04/2014

Growing up in war - the DRC's child soldiers

When he was seven Dikembe Muamba* became a soldier on the orders of his uncle, a chief in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) North Kivu Province. (...) 

 

 

02/04/2014

Women and Explosive Weapons

Concern with the use of explosive weapons in populated areas has increased over the last few years, due to the severe harm caused to civilians and the wider community. However, the debate has so far not sufficiently highlighted the specific impact that explosive weapons have on women. (...) 

 

 

29/03/2014

This year at DIHAD: Women and aid

You would be hard pressed to find an aid worker that thought sexual violence was not an important issue. But ask them to define what it is, and you may leave them stumped. (...) 

 

 

22/03/2014

Sexual Exploitation & Prostitution & Impact on Gender Equality

The objective of this briefing paper is to provide background information drawn from the international literature on sexual exploitation and prostitution and its impact on gender equality in relation to the report of the Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee. (...) 

 

 

17/03/2014

"Teach boys it's not cool to violate women": UNFPA chief

Violence against women and girls in the Great Lakes region can be reduced by empowering young people, according to the UN Population Fund Executive Director. (...) 

 

 

13/03/2014

Gender-based violence in emergencies

The special feature of this edition of Humanitarian Exchange focuses on gender-based violence (GBV) in humanitarian crises. International concern over GBV in emergencies has grown significantly in recent years, and good practice standards, guidelines, training resources and other tools have been developed. (...) 

 

 

09/03/2014

Education Under Attack, 2014

This global study charts the scale and nature of attacks on education; highlights their impact on education – including on students, teachers and facilities; and documents the ways that governments, local communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and UN agencies try to reduce the impact of such violence and prevent future attacks. (...) 

 

 

26/02/2014

Majorité Opprimée

Inversons les rôles. Imaginons, le temps d'une fiction, que le monde soit dominé par les femmes. Les hommes seraient, alors, les premières victimes de sexisme et de violences sexuelles. La réalisatrice française, Eléonore Pourriat, a imaginé cette situation dans un court-métrage, Majorité opprimée, sorti en 2009.(Le Figaro) (...) 

 

 

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.  (...) 

 

 

19/02/2014

On International Day, UN officials urge zero tolerance for female genital mutilation

United Nations officials today called for a complete end to genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) to ensure the dignity, health and well-being of every girl, noting that despite a century of efforts, millions of girls worldwide are still threatened by the horrible practice.  (...) 

 

 

18/02/2014

Ending Female Genital Mutilation - Where Do We Stand in Europe?

The END FGM European Campaign released its latest publication which provides an update on the situation in Europe in relation to the practice of female genital mutilation. It consolidates the knowledge and commitments gathered by the Campaign through its Art for Action tour which ended in February 2013.  (...) 

 

 

17/02/2014

Female genital mutilation - Fact sheet N°241 - Updated February 2014

Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.  (...) 

 

 

15/02/2014

Violence Against Indigenous Women And Girls: A Complex Phenomenon

This briefing note, published by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and Forest Peoples Programme, is intended to develop discussion and thought about the complexity of the challenges of violence against indigenous women and girls. (...) 

 

 

04/02/2014

Reclaiming the Progressive Past: Pakistani women's struggle against violence & extremism

The status of women in Pakistan is a key indicator of social cohesion and tolerance in the country. Peace and security, especially for women, has declined with regressive laws, conservative education, political violence, displacement, and economic hardship. (...) 

 

 

31/01/2014

Slow progress in ending female genital mutilation

More decisive action is needed at political and grassroots level to stop the practice of mutilating the genitals of women and girls. Priya Shetty reports. (...) 

 

 

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. (...) 

 

 

10/01/2014

EC for rape survivors - A human rights and publi health imperative

According to new estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO), one-third of women worldwide will experience violence in their lifetimes; an estimated 7.2% of women will be sexually assaulted by a stranger and many more (23-36%, depending on region) will experience unwanted sex from an intimate partner. (...) 

 

 

04/01/2014

Moroccan women fight violence against women

Violence against women is a hot topic in Morocco, where women's rights activists in have criticised the Islamist-led government for excluding them from drafting a proposed legislation to combat violence against women. They also accuse the government for seeking to dilute the bill through changes.  (...) 

 

 

18/12/2013

From Rape and Shame to Resilience and Pride: Program Provides Hope to Survivor in War-torn Democratic Republic of Congo

“I was in the field when they came.” Espérance keeps her eyes fixed on her hands, folded on the table in front of her, as she talks to me. Her hair cascades in long braids over her shoulders, sweeping against the vivid blue and yellow print of her dress.  (...) 

 

 

17/12/2013

IFJ Launches Global Campaign to End violence against Women Journalists

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) launched a global campaign to denounce violence against women journalists and alert public authorities on their need to to end impunity for these crimes.  (...) 

 

 

15/12/2013

Meet the Woman Who Waged an Artistic War Against Her Street Harassers

For many women, just walking down the street can mean being subject to harassment by men—from subtle comments to overtly hostile remarks. Back in 2012, fed up with such treatment, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, an oil painter by trade, decided to speak out: She produced an illustrated self-portrait with a caption—"Stop Telling Women To Smile"—and plastered copies all around her Brooklyn neighborhood. (...) 

 

 

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. (...) 

 

 

09/12/2013

Migrant(e) et victime de violences conjugales: quels sont mes droits?

Les migrant(e)s victimes de violences conjugales sont doublement victimes : à la violence subie au quotidien du fait de leur partenaire s'ajoute en effet une violence administrative. Pour répondre à leurs questions, ainsi qu'à celles des acteurs de terrain, une brochure et des séances d'information ont été mises au point.  (...) 

 

 

20/04/2011

Rapport d'information sur la prostitution en France

"Le système prostitutionnel est fait pour verrouiller le silence : il est très difficile de faire sortir cette parole, et que cette parole soit entendue par la société qui ne souhaite absolument pas l'entendre." Claudine Legardinier (...) 

 

 

12/05/2010

Violences liées aux coutumes en RDC - Rapport de la communauté Millennia 2015 Goma-RDC

Ce rapport a été réalisé par la Communauté Millennia 2015 de Goma-RDC. Il présente la situation des femmes en RDC et en particulier dans les régions de l'est du pays. Le rapport établit des liens entre les violences faites aux femmes et les coutumes. De plus, ils proposent des solutions afin d'initier le changement de mentalités des hommes et des femmes en RDC. (...) 

 

 

18/01/2010

Activation de la Communauté Millennia 2015 Goma - RDC

La Communauté Millennia 2015 Goma – RDC se propose de créer des clubs pour rappeler aux jeunes les droits des femmes et l'importance de ces dernières dans le développement de la nation. Nous nous proposons aussi de sensibiliser les associations de femmes sur leurs droits et sur la diversité cultuterelle. (...) 

 

 

12/02/2008

Amina Lawal, símbolo de la lucha contra la lapidación

Word “lapidation” can be without any doubt completly associated with her Amina Lawal got thanks to the international pressure to be acquitted and not to die stoned. Its fault was to have a baby outside the marriage. (...) 

 

 

 
 

 

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