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  1. Bosnia & Herzegovina: 'Whose justice?' : The women of Bosnia and Herzegovina are still waiting

    Rape and other forms of sexual violence against women were widespread during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegov

    Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 084
  2. Vicious Circles: Sexual Violence Against Young People in Cambodia, Colombia and Northern Uganda

    Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 106
  3. Women's Rights Situation in Honduras After the Coup


    Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 145
  4. Financing for Development and Women's Rights: A Critical Review

    In the last decade, the way in which development is conceptualized and implemented has changed significantly, and so

    Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 179
  5. Peril or Protection: The Link Between Livelihoods and Gender-based Violence in Displacement Settings

    When women are displaced due to conflict or human rights abuses, they adopt new strategies to provide for themselves

    Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 193
  6. The Impact of Crisis on Women in Central Asia

    The current global crisis is bringing economic and financial burden to working class women and rural women's lives in

    Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 229
  7. Faith at the UN, Gender in the Church: Ecumenical Women's Guide to Advocacy

    The goal of this book is to prepare Ecumenical Women delegates for advocacy at the CSW, but we realize our work exten

    Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 234
  8. The Gender Dimensions of Post-Conflict Reconstruction: The Challenges in Development Aid

    The purpose of this chapter is to construct a framework for understanding the gender dimensions of post-conflict reco

    Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 273
  9. Women Human Rights Defenders' Security Strategies: Insist, Resist, Persist, Exist

    The report brings us the voices of women human rights defenders from all over the world.

    Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 301
  10. Making the MDGs Work Better for Women

    “The MDGs and Gender Equality: Progress and Challenges”, looks at successes and road blocks in meeting MD

    Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 376
  11. Border Management and Gender

    This tool focuses on border management reform and the different ways in which border transactions impact the lives of

    Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 411
  12. Improving the Coordination of Efforts Against Trafficking in Persons

    The paper summarizes responses that address the advisability of adopting a Global Plan of Action on preventing traffi

    Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 523
  13. Reports/Policy Briefs90 234
  14. Making Disaster Risk Reduction Gender Sensitive

    There has recently been a critical shift in the mainstreaming of gender perspectives into DRR: from a women-focused a

    Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 546
  15. How Are Women's Rights Being Defended in Aceh, Indonesia?

    An interview with Suraiya Kamaruzzaman, a human rights activist and one of the founders of Flower Aceh, the first wom

    Tuesday, December 2, 2008
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 868
  16. Fact Sheet: Sexual Violence and Conflict

    Sexual violence is used by combatants to humiliate and demoralize opponents, to initiate and discipline their own tro

    Monday, December 1, 2008
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 264
  17. Statement: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

    Statement By Ms.

    Friday, November 21, 2008
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 348
  18. A Life Free of Violence: Unleashing the Power of Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality

    As a spearhead agency on the issue, UNIFEM has a strong record on working to end violence against women, part of its

    Saturday, November 1, 2008
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 131
  19. TIMOR-LESTE: UNDP Supports Gender Equality in Timor-Leste as the National Parliament Advances Women's Empowerment Agenda

    UNDP is targeting the National Parliament in Timor-Leste in a renewed bid to ensure that Asia's newest state is groun

    Monday, October 27, 2008
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 647
  20. Refugee Realities – Meeting the Need of Refugees and Other People of Concern Globally

    In 2009, UNHCR is launching an annual Global Needs Assessment (GNA ) in its operations worldwide aimed at comprehensi

    Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 431
  21. Futures Denied: Statelessness Among Infants, Children, and Youth

    Statelessness, or the lack of effective nationality, impacts the daily lives of some 11-12 million people around the

    Wednesday, October 1, 2008
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 056
  22. Development leaders point to significant progress in mother and child health and reduction of malaria and HIV/AIDS deaths in poorest nations

    Significant progress towards reducing child and maternal mortality is being made but to meet the Millennium Developme

    Sunday, September 28, 2008
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 422
  23. TIMOR-LESTE: NGO Takes on Women's Rights

    As a girl, Laura Pina was not expected to slave in the kitchen simply by virtue of her gender.

    Friday, September 26, 2008
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 652
  24. A Way Forward for Assisting Women and Girls in Northern Uganda

    Little is known about the short and long term effects of war on youth.

    Sunday, September 14, 2008
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 881
  25. Forced Marriage within the Lord's Resistance Army, Uganda

    The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)—a rebel movement fi ghting thegovernment of Uganda—is estimated to have

    Wednesday, September 3, 2008
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 841
  26. The Great Lakes Pact and the Rights of Displaced People: A Guide for Civil Society

    This Guide is intended to help readers understand the political, legal and institutional framework of the ICGLR.

    Monday, September 1, 2008
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 225
  27. Women for Peace: Nobel Women's Initiative Delegation to Thai-Burma border, South Sudan, Chad-Darfur Area

    In July, the Nobel Women's Initiative led a group of prominent women on a three-week fact-finding mission to investig

    Monday, September 1, 2008
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 237
  28. Eastward Bound

      Tuesday, August 5, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 238
    • Widespread Rape Does Not Directly Appear to Increase the Overall HIV Prevalence in Conflict-Affected Countries: So Now What?

      Our findings show that even in the most extreme situations, where 15% of the female population was raped, where HIV p

      Tuesday, July 29, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 433
    • Transitional Justice in Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

      It is now fashionable in academic and activist circles to speak of transitional justice in normative, inflexible term

      Monday, July 14, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 528
    • Justice for Women: Seeking Accountability for Sexual Crimes in Post-Conflict Situations

      The systematic use of extreme violence, in particular sexual violence, in conflict and post-conflict situations raise

      Tuesday, July 1, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 226
    • Africa: The Limits and Possibilities of Transitional Justice

      In considering the wars in the Central African Republic (CAR), Darfur, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) whe

      Tuesday, July 1, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 239
    • Unfinished Business: Police Accountability in Indonesia

      Impunity is deeply engrained throughout Indonesia's criminal justice system, whereby perpetrators of human rights vio

      Monday, June 23, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs90 037
    • Women, Peace and Security: Sexual Violence in Situations of Armed Conflict

      The US, which has the Security Council presidency in June, has advocated for an open thematic debate on “women,

      Wednesday, June 11, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 164
    • Making the Response to AIDS Work for Young Women and Girls

      The selection of this issue at this High-Level Meeting on AIDS is an indication of the enormous progress that has bee

      Wednesday, June 11, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 343
    • Statement by Ms. Louise Arbour UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the occasion of the 8th Session of the Human Rights Council Meeting on Human Rights of Women

      With the adoption of resolution 6/30, the Human Rights Council affirmed its commitment to advancing women's rights an

      Thursday, June 5, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 394
    • MADAGASCAR: Madagascar's Women "Wake Up" to Their Rights

      Thanks to the efforts of Dr.

      Tuesday, June 3, 2008
      Pre 2015 News Archive61 617
    • Pakistan: Cases of Armed Violence Against Women

      IANSA Women's Network member, Blue Veins, has started a media monitoring project that summarizes cases of armed viole

      Sunday, June 1, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 086
    • Disabilities Among Refugees and Conflict-Affected Populations: Resource Kit for Fieldworkers

      This report is the culmination of a six-month project commissioned by the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Ch

      Sunday, June 1, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 187
    • Women in Prison: A Commentary on the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners

      This commentary identifies a number of the key problems for women prisoners, based on QUNO's primary research - inclu

      Sunday, June 1, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 235
    • Because I am a Girl: The State of the World's Girls 2008-Special Focus: In the Shadow of War

      This report is the second in a series of eight reports published by Plan examining the rights of girls throughout the

      Sunday, June 1, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 236
    • Summary Paper of the Research Project "Psychosocial Assistance to Children in Difficult Circumstances in West Africa"

      Psychosocial support comprises all activities that promote the psychological and social well-being and development of

      Sunday, June 1, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 537
    • Women's Participation in Domestic Violence Health Policy Development: Afghanistan Component

      This report comprises the Afghanistan component of an international project examining women's participation in family

      Sunday, June 1, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 553
    • Peace With Sexual Violence is Still War: Peacekeepers Must Protect Women

      Stephen Lewis warns UN military commanders who gathered on May 27th 2008 at Wilton Park in West Sussex, England to di

      Tuesday, May 27, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 271
    • Escaping Violence: The Security Situation of Somali Women and Girls

      A background on the HIV/AIDS situation, trafficking and smuggling, gender based violence, and political participation

      Thursday, May 1, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs90 076
    • Statement Against the Amnesty Provision in the Junta's Draft Constitution: International Lawyers Denounce Attempt by Myanmar Regime to Give Themselves Immunity from Criminal Prosecutions and Renew Call for Criminal Investigation

      The Myanmar regime, guilty of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community, has revealed that it

      Monday, April 14, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 111
    • A Flawed Process Discriminates against Women and Girls

      Liberia experienced conflict between 1989 and 1997 and again between 1999 and 2003.

      Tuesday, April 1, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 077
    • Criminal Accountability in Burma

      This news edition focuses on the Burmese military regime's referendum on its constitution.

      Tuesday, April 1, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 589
    • Submission to CEDAW: VIth Periodic Report of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

      This report presents an analysis of women's position in Northern Ireland in relation to specific articles contained i

      Tuesday, March 25, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 779
    • PACIFIC: Pacific Women Continue to Face Challenges

      Women in the Pacific continue to face adverse challenges despite national and regional commitments to addressing gend

      Saturday, March 8, 2008
      Pre 2015 News Archive61 379