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The fact that within a period of one month Pakistan has passed three pro-women bills can be considered a tremendous a
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This month, WILPF sections and members around the world celebrate the end of our collective participation in the 2011
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For December, in which the Russian Federation has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on country situations including: Afghanistan, Burundi, Cyprus, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Golan Heights, Lebanon, Libya, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, and West Africa.
Please find attached brochure on SCR 1325 and 1820 prepared by the Association Pour le Développement et la Promotion de la Femme (ADEPROFE).
A life free from violence constitutes a human right that over half of the world's female population do not enjoy because of the abuse inﬂicted on them by their intimate partners. Violence against women (VAW) is a social problem that States must address legally to deal with this source of injustice, inequality, and physical and non-physical health problems. The legal framework established by the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women represents a move in this direction, while demands made by the women's movement have stimulated the development of laws and policies in many countries. This editorial aims to describe the international situation as regards VAW legislation, focusing in particular on violence by intimate partners. It also discussed the minimum standards that such laws should incorporate, as deﬁned by experts from the Council of Europe, WHO, the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women, and the United Nations Ofﬁce on Drugs and Crime.
The continuing prevalence of civil wars merits renewed efforts to understand more about how they might be successfully resolved. Some conflicts, for example that between Israel and the Palestinians, appear intractable despite years of efforts by national and international actors. More understanding of what factors might assist conflict resolution is clearly required, as well as the political will to act on such understanding. Some 50 percent of civil wars have terminated in peace agreements since 1990, more than in the previous two centuries combined, when only one in five resulted in negotiated settlement. However, nearly half of all such agreements break down within five years, and more within a ten-year period, while many of the remainder enter a "no war, no peace" limbo whose evaluation is difficult (Bell 2006). In the literature on this problem, the influence of gender is rarely recognized as a relevant factor. Men predominate both in war and in peace negotiations, but this is ignored in a ‘gender-blind' approach, possibly because they also dominate in scholarship on the issues. This study aims to explore whether gender is significant in the success or failure of efforts to end civil wars.
Greater economic empowerment for women has been achieved through progressive legislation that has prohibited discriminatory practices, guaranteed equal pay, provided for maternity and paternity leave, and put in place protection against sexual harassment in the workplace. Governments have turned their back on the idea that violence against women is a private affair, with laws in every region now outlawing this scourge in its many manifestations. Legislation prohibiting discrimination based on sex with respect to inheritance and citizenship, laws that guarantee equality within the family and policies to ensure that women and girls can access services including health and education have also contributed to significant advances in women's standard of living.
world's working women, are in vulnerable employment, trapped in insecure jobs, often outside the purview of labour legislation.
In the developing world, more than one third of women are married before the age of 18, missing out on education and exposed to the risks of early pregnancy.
Despite major progress on legal frameworks at national, regional and international levels, millions of women report experiencing violence in their lifetimes, usually at the hands of an intimate partner. Meanwhile, the systematic targeting of women for brutal sexual violence is a hallmark of modern conflicts. Pervasive discrimination against women creates major hurdles to achieving rights and hinders progress on all of the Millennium Development Goals – the benchmarks that the international community has set to eradicate extreme poverty – from improving maternal health, to achieving universal education and halting the spread of HIV and AIDS.
This volume of Progress of the World's Women starts with a paradox: the past century has seen a transformation in women's legal rights, with countries in every region expanding the scope of women's legal entitlements. Nevertheless, for most of the world's women the laws that exist on paper do not always translate into equality and justice. In many contexts, in rich and poor countries alike, the infrastructure of justice – the police, the courts and the judiciary – is failing women, which manifests itself in poor services and hostile attitudes from the very people whose duty it is to fulfil women's rights. As a result, although equality between women and men is guaranteed in the constitutions of 139 countries and territories, inadequate laws and loopholes in legislative frameworks, poor enforcement and vast implementation gaps make these guarantees hollow promises, having little impact on the day-to-day lives of women.
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