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  1. Engendering Peace: Incorporating a Gender Perspective in Civilian Peace Teams

    This publication is the result of a one-year pilot study carried out for the Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) of the I

    Friday, January 1, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 754
  2. Women War Survivors of Sexual Violence in Liberia: Inequalities in Health, Resilience and Justice

    This article argues that the human consequences of conflict sexual violence have often been misunderstood.

    Friday, January 1, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 787
  3. Win with Women Global Action Plan

    The Win with Women Global Action Plan outlines practical recommendations to help political parties broaden their appe

    Friday, January 1, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 883
  4. Concept Note: Strengthening Women's Security and Access to Justice, Implementing UNDP's Eight-Point Agenda for Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality in Crisis Prevention and Recovery

    This paper sets forth UNDP's policy on its work with women's security and access to justice in conflict/post-conflict

    Friday, January 1, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 937
  5. Iraq Personal Status Law of 1959 and Amendments (English Translation)

    The 1959 Iraqi Law of Personal Status (as subsequently amended) governs the manner that religious courts may settle d

    Friday, January 1, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 965
  6. Gender and Transitional Justice in Africa: Progress and Prospects

    Various models of transitional justice (TJ) have developed throughout Africa, but they have often failed to adequatel

    Thursday, December 31, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 174
  7. Should We Give up on the State? Feminist Theory, African Gender History and Transitional Justice

    In some excellent articles in the first issue of The International Journal of Transitional Justice, scholars have exa

    Thursday, December 31, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 884
  8. Addressing Gender-based Violence in the Sierra Leone Conflict: Notes from the Field

    Sierra Leone's transition has witnessed a number of landmark procedural and legal innovations which have had widespre

    Thursday, December 31, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 885
  9. Transitional Justice and Gender in Uganda: Making Peace, Failing Women During the Peace Negotiation Process

    Harriet Nabukeera-Musoke has been working with Isis Women's International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE) for te

    Thursday, December 31, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 886
  10. SUDAN: A More Gender Representative Leadership

    As the general elections scheduled for April 2010 draw nearer in Africa's largest country ravaged by a long drawn

    Wednesday, December 23, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 488
  11. MEXICO: Ciudad Juarez: Finally, Steps Towards Justice

    Violence, including human rights violations, has been increasing in Mexico, and women's rights have suffered blow aft

    Friday, December 18, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 505
  12. BURUNDI: Security Council Extends UN Mission in Burundi for Another Year as Elections Loom

    The Security Council today extended for another year the United Nations political mission in Burundi, calling for ful

    Thursday, December 17, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 614
  13. SIERRA LEONE: Woman Breaking Traditional Walls in Chieftaincy Elections

    A war is raging in the eastern part of the country, once the centre stage for battles during the 10-year civil war an

    Tuesday, December 15, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 580
  14. SUDAN: Seeking a Democratic South Sudan

    The atmosphere is heavily charged with political tensions, alliances are already in the offing, expectations are h

    Monday, December 14, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 479
  15. BURMA: Peace-building Workshops Help Burmese Women

    The stories coming from Burmese and ethnic minority women along the border with Thailand are difficult to listen to.

    Wednesday, December 9, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 301
  16. Sexual Violence, Process Theories of Negotiations & The Evolution of Human Securit

    In the academic literature on peace negotiations, scholars have touched on issues of justice, but do not go far enoug

    Friday, December 4, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 967
  17. Sierra Leone: Women in Conflict with the Courts

    Developments
    Tuesday, December 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 986
  18. The Trouble with Rape Trials – Views of Witnesses, Prosecutors and Judges on Prosecuting Sexualised Violence during the War in the former Yogoslavia

    This study was inspired by Binaifer Nowrojee, the current director of the Open Society Initiative for East Africa.

    Tuesday, December 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 410
  19. LATIN AMERICA: Media-Latin America: Women Deserve Better Press

    "The press will change when they cease to report exclusively from a masculine point of view," Peru's deputy

    Monday, November 30, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 520
  20. LATIN AMERICA: Gender-based Violence Represents Threat to Human Security

    Latin America and the Caribbean is a dangerous place for women.

    Monday, November 23, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 522
  21. PERU: Cuzco Women Stand Up to Violence

    For tourists and other visitors, Cuzco has a special fascination as the ancient capital of the Inca empire.

    Wednesday, November 4, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 526
  22. DRC: Sexual Violence Prevention and Re-integration Funding

    While medical and psychological care are being provided to survivors of sexual violence in eastern Democratic Republi

    Wednesday, November 4, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 548
  23. CHILE: Women in Arms

    The official version of Chilean history renders women's political participation "invisible" and relegates t

    Tuesday, November 3, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 527
  24. Gender and Transitional Justice

    During the past few decades, different models of transitional justice (TJ) have developed throughout Africa to try to

    Monday, November 2, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 524
  25. What Is a War Crime?

    The trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic at The Hague throws a renewed spotlight on the prosecution o

    Wednesday, October 21, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 355
  26. ZIMBABWE: Soldiers Involved in Rape and Other Sexual Violence on Farms

    Cases of serious sexual violence, including the recent rape of at least one woman by soldiers on an invaded farm, are

    Thursday, October 8, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 516
  27. INDIA: Women Beat the Odds to Leave a Mark as Village Leaders

    When Kusum Lata, 40, decided to run for election in her village, she felt frightened.

    Tuesday, October 6, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 549
  28. UGANDA: Uganda Women Seek Gender Recovery Plan

    After two decades of war during which thousands of children were used as child soldiers and many women raped, norther

    Saturday, September 26, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 502
  29. 2009 Fiji Women, Peace & Human Security Report Edition 2: Linking Women's Economic and Political Security

    Since the military coup of December 2006 we have had the opportunity to see firsthand the impact of our political rea

    Sunday, September 20, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 098
  30. Gender Empowerment and United Nations Peacebuilding

    Previous studies have suggested that societies where women have higher social and economic status and greater politic

    Tuesday, September 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 825
  31. AFGHANISTAN: Many Women Stayed Away From the Polls In Afghanistan

    Five years ago, with the country at peace, traditional taboos easing and Western donors pushing for women to particip

    Monday, August 31, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 848
  32. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Elections Seen As A Setback For Women

    For women, Afghanistan's recent elections appear to have been more of a setback than a step forward.

    Monday, August 24, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 849
  33. AFGHANISTAN: Slow Gains for Afghan women

    Last spring, I wrote from Kabul about the controversy over a law that would have restored Taliban-style restrictions

    Wednesday, August 19, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 850
  34. IRAQ: How are Women in Iraq Faring Now?

    Friday, August 14, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 853
  35. AFGHANISTAN: 2 Women Vie for Afghan Presidency

    In a country where most women leave home only under the cover of a burqa, Shahla Atta wears bright pink nail polish,

    Wednesday, August 5, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 855
  36. NEPAL: Women Push for Gender Equality in New Constitution

    A political crisis, which has dragged on for months, crippling progress in drafting a new constitution for Nepal by t

    Monday, August 3, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 028
  37. Gender and Security Sector Reform Newsletter

    Saturday, August 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 439
  38. BRAZIL: Feminism and M-16s: Transforming Macho Policing in Rio

    A police helicopter rattles through the skies over Rio, black-clad snipers poised at either side.

    Tuesday, July 28, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 951
  39. BRAZIL: Electoral Reform "Just a Sop" to Women

    The Brazilian government is congratulating itself on the first-stage approval of a draft electoral law that increases

    Friday, July 10, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 954
  40. BRAZIL: Women 'Peace Workers' in the Favelas

    It's another day marked by gunfire in the Morro da Providencia "favela", one of the most dangerous slums in

    Saturday, July 4, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 956
  41. PARAGUAY: Justice System Tackles Gender Violence

    Paraguay's justice system is seeking to address a major pending issue: eliminating the hurdles and inequalities in ca

    Saturday, June 27, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 957
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  43. LEBANON: A Dwindling Show by Women in Lebanese Politics

    A seductive woman looks out from the billboards that line Beirut's highways proclaiming, "Be Beautiful and Vote,

    Friday, June 5, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 869
  44. LIBERIA: Women Recommend Punishment for Warlords

    Women groupings under the Women NGO's Secretariat of Liberia (WONGOSOL) have reached a broad consensu

    Wednesday, June 3, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 926
  45. Transitional Justice and Security System Reform

    Executive Summary

    Monday, June 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 170
  46. Pre 2015 News Archive60 875
  47. LEBANON: Women in Conflict tell How they Survive

    Between 2006 and 2008, three conflicts devastated parts of Lebanon.

    Friday, May 15, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 297
  48. Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights on Violence Against Women

    Case law on violence against women from the European Court of Human Rights provides a powerful incentive for the Coun

    Friday, May 15, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 040
  49. VENEZUELA: Venezuela Expands Outlets for Denunciations of Violence Against Women

    Since the Law on the Right of Women to a Life Free of Violence was passed in 2007, the number of denunciations of vio

    Thursday, April 23, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 974
  50. SOUTH AFRICA: Towards Women's Political Calvary

    Michiel van BalenSurveying the range of manifestoes and political stances offered by South Africa's p

    Thursday, April 16, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 816

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