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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Statement: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

    Statement By Ms.

    Friday, November 21, 2008
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 348
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
    • Project on a Mechanism to Address Laws that Discriminate against Women

      The aim of the project was to examine the advisability of creating a new mechanism to address laws that discriminate

      Thursday, March 6, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 395
    • Peace, Security and Development Update: Women in Security

      This report looks at the role of women in peace, security and development in Sierra Leone.

      Saturday, March 1, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 282
    • International Poll Finds Large Majorities in All Countries Favor Equal Rights for Women

      According to a new WorldPublicOpinion.org poll of 16 nations from around the world there is a widespread consensus th

      Saturday, March 1, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 555
    • Myanmar (Burma): No End in Sight for Internal Displacement Crisis

      Despite intense international focus on the human rights situation in Myanmar (Burma) in 2007, forced displacement, as

      Thursday, February 14, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 130
    • INDONESIA: 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, February 12, 2008
      Pre 2015 News Archive61 446
    • ALGERIA: Women Are on the Rise in Algeria

      In Algeria, women drive trains, hold positions as judges and make up the majority of students.

      Thursday, January 31, 2008
      Pre 2015 News Archive61 499
    • Celebrating 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence and the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

      As the 2008 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign comes to a close, and as human rights activists cele

      Tuesday, January 1, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 087
    • Rapid Assessment of the Situation of Women and Girls in IDPs Camps in Western Kenya- Kisumu, Kakamega and Kisii

      The post 2007 election crisis has been described as the worst since independence.

      Tuesday, January 1, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 095
    • Celebrating 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence and the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

      As the 2008 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign comes to a close, and as human rights activists cele

      Tuesday, January 1, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 232
    • Women and Men in Afghanistan: Baseline Statistics on Gender

      This first publication on Women and Men in Afghanistan: Baseline Statistics on Gender is therefore an effort to estab

      Tuesday, January 1, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 246
    • Project: Access to Justice for Women in Situations of Violence: A comparative Study of Women's Police Station in Latin America

      Project: Access to Justice for Women in Situations of Violence: A comparative Study of Women's Police Station in Lati

      Tuesday, January 1, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 266
    • Penal Reform and Gender

      This tool on penal reform and gender provides guidance on responding to gender issues within penal systems.

      Tuesday, January 1, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 416
    • UNHCR Handbook for the Protection of Women and Girls

      This Handbook describes some of the protection challenges faced by women and girls of concern to the Office of the Un

      Tuesday, January 1, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 432
    • New Manual of Security Strategies for Women Human Rights Defenders: Insist, Persist, Resist, Exist

      All over the world, women defend the rights of individuals and communities facing oppression, discrimination and viol

      Tuesday, January 1, 2008
      Reports/Policy Briefs89 515

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