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Violence Against Women

In this section, PeaceWomen classifies information by Theme- Violence Against Women, which forms part of PeaceWomen’s framework to organize our women, peace and security resources for ease of reference and understanding. It is important to note that themes and sub-themes are interlinked and mutually reinforcing.

Violence Against Women (VAW) is both a cause and a symptom of conflict. It is critical that violations, impunity and root causes are tackled in conflict and post-conflict countries.

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  • March 24, 2014 (Inter Press Service (IPS))
    INTERNATIONAL: Women Seek Stand-Alone Goal for Gender in Post-2015 Agenda The 45-member U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) concluded its annual 10-day session Saturday with several key pronouncements, including on reproductive health, women's rights, sexual violence, female genital mutilation (FGM) and the role of women in implementing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The heaviest round of applause came when the Commission specifically called for a
  • March 20, 2014 (SBS)
    LEBANON: Lebanese March Against Domestic Violence A number of alleged domestic violence killings in the past year in Lebanon have fuelled a renewed attention on women's rights in the country, as victims' families and activists speak out.Rights groups said two women lost their lives in tragic circumstances last month. Manal Assi died after her husband reportedly beat her with a pressure cooker and Christelle Abu Shaqra died after her husband allegedly poisoned her.
  • March 20, 2014 (Balkan Transitional Justice)
    KOSOVO: Kosovo War Rape Victims Get Fresh Support Some 15 years after the conflict in Kosovo ended, parliament has decided to offer legal rights to wartime rape victims by amending existing legislation. Changes to an existing law that grants benefits to war victims and veterans were approved by 69 lawmakers on Thursday.
  • March 12, 2014 (BalkanInsight)
    KOSOVO: On the Trail of Women's Independence in Kosovo: Resolution 1325 There have been so many workshops, long reports written, and so much advocacy and human rights actions on the ground (while awaiting the government of Kosovo to take forward steps) that Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security eventually became just that: another UN resolution. Now, 14 years after its publication in 2000 and following a long battle fought by civil society organizations, the approval of a National Action Plan (NAP) on January 29 has brought hope to all of the people involved in the difficult task of repairing the damage caused to women during the war of 1999 and involving women in postwar peace-building and peacekeeping activities. But what does it all mean? And why is the government's decision being greeted with such skepticism?
  • March 3, 2014 (UN Women )
    INTERNATIONAL: Equality for Women is Progress for All Together we must make sure that: SHE is Safe and Secure from gender-based violence. SHE has Human rights that are respected, including reproductive rights. SHE is Empowered economically and in every way through Education, Equal opportunity, participation and leadership. This is the SHE imperative to which I call on you to commit. Let us all cross the line and stand on the right side of history. Today and every day, UN Women will stand strong for women's rights, women's empowerment and gender equality. Equality for women is progress for all.

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