“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
This publication is the result of a one-year pilot study carried out for the Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) of the I
This article argues that the human consequences of conflict sexual violence have often been misunderstood.
This paper sets forth UNDP's policy on its work with women's security and access to justice in conflict/post-conflict
The 1959 Iraqi Law of Personal Status (as subsequently amended) governs the manner that religious courts may settle d
Various models of transitional justice (TJ) have developed throughout Africa, but they have often failed to adequatel
In some excellent articles in the first issue of The International Journal of Transitional Justice, scholars have exa
Sierra Leone's transition has witnessed a number of landmark procedural and legal innovations which have had widespre
Harriet Nabukeera-Musoke has been working with Isis Women's International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE) for te
As the general elections scheduled for April 2010 draw nearer in Africa's largest country ravaged by a long drawn
Violence, including human rights violations, has been increasing in Mexico, and women's rights have suffered blow aft
The Security Council today extended for another year the United Nations political mission in Burundi, calling for ful
A war is raging in the eastern part of the country, once the centre stage for battles during the 10-year civil war an
The atmosphere is heavily charged with political tensions, alliances are already in the offing, expectations are h
The stories coming from Burmese and ethnic minority women along the border with Thailand are difficult to listen to.
In the academic literature on peace negotiations, scholars have touched on issues of justice, but do not go far enoug
This study was inspired by Binaifer Nowrojee, the current director of the Open Society Initiative for East Africa.
"The press will change when they cease to report exclusively from a masculine point of view," Peru's deputy
Latin America and the Caribbean is a dangerous place for women.
For tourists and other visitors, Cuzco has a special fascination as the ancient capital of the Inca empire.
While medical and psychological care are being provided to survivors of sexual violence in eastern Democratic Republi
The official version of Chilean history renders women's political participation "invisible" and relegates t
The trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic at The Hague throws a renewed spotlight on the prosecution o
Cases of serious sexual violence, including the recent rape of at least one woman by soldiers on an invaded farm, are
When Kusum Lata, 40, decided to run for election in her village, she felt frightened.
After two decades of war during which thousands of children were used as child soldiers and many women raped, norther
Since the military coup of December 2006 we have had the opportunity to see firsthand the impact of our political rea
Previous studies have suggested that societies where women have higher social and economic status and greater politic
Five years ago, with the country at peace, traditional taboos easing and Western donors pushing for women to particip
For women, Afghanistan's recent elections appear to have been more of a setback than a step forward.
Last spring, I wrote from Kabul about the controversy over a law that would have restored Taliban-style restrictions
In a country where most women leave home only under the cover of a burqa, Shahla Atta wears bright pink nail polish,
A political crisis, which has dragged on for months, crippling progress in drafting a new constitution for Nepal by t
A police helicopter rattles through the skies over Rio, black-clad snipers poised at either side.
The Brazilian government is congratulating itself on the first-stage approval of a draft electoral law that increases
It's another day marked by gunfire in the Morro da Providencia "favela", one of the most dangerous slums in
Paraguay's justice system is seeking to address a major pending issue: eliminating the hurdles and inequalities in ca
A seductive woman looks out from the billboards that line Beirut's highways proclaiming, "Be Beautiful and Vote,
Women groupings under the Women NGO's Secretariat of Liberia (WONGOSOL) have reached a broad consensu
Between 2006 and 2008, three conflicts devastated parts of Lebanon.
Case law on violence against women from the European Court of Human Rights provides a powerful incentive for the Coun
Since the Law on the Right of Women to a Life Free of Violence was passed in 2007, the number of denunciations of vio
Michiel van BalenSurveying the range of manifestoes and political stances offered by South Africa's p