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  1. The UN Secretary-General's Database on Violence Against Women

    In December 2006, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a comprehensive resolution calling for an intens

    Friday, December 1, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 491
  2. Rwanda: The Impact of Women Legislators on Policy Outcomes Affecting Children and Families

    This paper provides a brief background on changing gender roles in Rwanda and in women's parliamentary representation

    Friday, December 1, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 578
  3. Iraq, Women's Empowerment and Public Policy

    Many hopeful or promissory statements about women's role in the new Iraq have been made.

    Friday, December 1, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 738
  4. Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action: Women, Girls, Boys and Men: Different Needs--Equal Opportunities

    Prepared by members of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), this Handbook aims to provide actors in the field

    Friday, December 1, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 768
  5. DPKO Policy Directive: Gender Equality in UN Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)

    This Policy Directive defines and describes requirements for ensuring the equal participation of women, men, girls an

    Friday, November 3, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 408
  6. DPKO Policy Directive on Gender and Peacekeeping 2006

    Friday, November 3, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 190
  7. Inventory of United Nations Resources on Women, Peace and Security

    This is an inventory of United Nations resources on various thematic areas related to women, peace and security.

    Friday, October 27, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 629
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  9. Women Demand an Immediate End to War Crimes in Burma

    Burma's military regime, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), signed the Convention on the Elimination of

    Monday, October 23, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 626
  10. Statement: Northern Uganda Women Speak Out on Juba Talks

    Guided by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on women, peace and security and the Solemn Declarat

    Tuesday, October 10, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 175
  11. Secretary-General's in Depth Study on all Forms of Violence against Women

    The Secretary-General's in-depth study on all forms of violence against women was launched in the General Assembly on

    Monday, October 9, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 393
  12. Report of the Secretary-General on Women, Peace and Security (2006)

    In his statement made on behalf of the Security Council (S/PRST/2005/52), the President of the Council welcomed the U

    Wednesday, September 27, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 482
  13. Report of the Secretary-General on Women, Peace and Security 2006

    In his statement made on behalf of the Security Council (S/PRST/2005/52), the President of the Council welcomed the U

    Wednesday, September 27, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 120
  14. Securing Equality, Engendering Peace: A Guide to Policy and Planning on Women, Peace and Security

    The purpose of this guide is to help facilitate the development of realistic action plans on women, peace and securit

    Thursday, September 21, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 420
  15. Gender, Justice, and Truth Commissions

    Truth commissions (TCs) are formed to investigatehuman rights violations that occur during armedconflict or under rep

    Sunday, September 3, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 839
  16. Is Denial of Justice Persecution ? The Case of Victims of Sexual Violence in Peru's 1980-2000 Internal Armed Conflict

    According to the 1951 UN Refugee Convention, there are three conditions a person should meet to be considered a refug

    Friday, September 1, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 531
  17. Forced Displacement in Colombia: Public Policy, Gender and Initiatives for Reconstruction

    In Colombia, one of the most dramatic social consequences of the armed conflict among guerrilla, paramilitary groups

    Thursday, August 31, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 820
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  20. Meeting Report: Action on Gender Based Violence and HIV/AIDS: Bringing Together Research, Policy, Programming and Advocacy

    In response to the human rights and public health crises posed by both the HIV pandemic and the unabating levels of g

    Thursday, August 10, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 560
  21. Cries of Women in Politics: Quest for Justice

    Democracy envisages that legitimacy of the power to make decisions about people's lives, society and their country sh

    Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 541
  22. New Gender Machinery at the Local Level in Latin America

    Local governments in Latin America have not been characterized by their capacity to design their own public policies

    Tuesday, August 1, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 876
  23. A Review and Evaluation of Gender-Related Activities of UN Peacekeeping Operations and their Impact on Gender Relations in Timor Leste

    This report is the result of an evaluation on the gender impacts of the UN peacekeeping missions in Timor Leste, mand

    Tuesday, July 11, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 399
  24. Building Women into Peace: The International Legal Framework

    Peace-building is now a major aspect of the work of international institutions.

    Saturday, July 1, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 569
  25. Guidelines for gender mainstreaming for the effective implementation of the UN programme of action to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects United

    The United Nations has endorsed the strategies of gender mainstreaming and gender balance in its pursuit of gender eq

    Monday, June 26, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 339
  26. Operation Guidance Note: Women in Peace Process and Agreements

    The aim of peace agreements is to bring an end to conflicts and to build peace.

    Friday, June 9, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 338
  27. Gender and Involvement of Women in Local Governance

    This manual was translated and adapted to Somali language and culture during the Good Governance and Leadership Train

    Wednesday, June 7, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 798
  28. Comprehensive Review of the Whole Question of Peacekeeping Operations in all Their Aspects

    Letter dated 25 May 2006 from the Secretary-General to the President of the General Assembly

    Monday, June 5, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 363
  29. Survivors: Women Affected by Gun Violence Speak Out

    This compilation contains only a sample of the testimonies that have been contributed to the IANSA Women's Network.

    Thursday, June 1, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 132
  30. Statement issued by the International Women´s Commission for a Just and Sustainable Peace between Israel and Palestine

    In an energetic effort to work for a genuine negotiation towards a just and sustainable peace based on a two-state so

    Wednesday, May 3, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 690
  31. Statement issued the International Women's Commission for a Just and Sustainable Peace between Israel and Palestine

    In an energetic effort to work for a genuine negotiation towards a just and sustainable peace based on a two-state so

    Wednesday, May 3, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 717
  32. Statement issued by the International Women´s Commission for a Just and Sustainable Peace between Israel and Palestine

    As violence increases again—and positions harden--in the wake of the recent Palestinian and Israeli elections,

    Wednesday, May 3, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 719
  33. Report of the Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, its Causes and Consequences, Intersections between Culture and Violence against Women

    This is my first thematic report to the Human Rights Council in my capacity as the Special Rapporteur on violence aga

    Wednesday, March 15, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 764
  34. Human Rights Report Liberia

    Liberia is a constitutional republic with a population of approximately 3.5 million.

    Wednesday, March 8, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 723
  35. The Perils of Direct Provision: UNHCR's Response to the Fuel Needs of Bhutanese Refugees

    Approximately 105,000 Bhutanese refugees currently live in camps in eastern Nepal.

    Wednesday, March 1, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 190
  36. Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: Lessons Learned Study Addressing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in MONUC

    This paper specifically reviews the manner in which the United Nations Peacekeeping Operation (MONUC) in the Democrat

    Wednesday, March 1, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 410
  37. References to Gender issues in the Statements made during the General Debate of the 2006 Meeting of the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations

    The need to eradicate sexual exploitation and abuse in peacekeeping missions was a running theme throughout the gener

    Monday, February 27, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 468
  38. Remarks of Jean-Marie Guehenno Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations to the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations

    Our collective efforts have produced substantial accomplishments in another area of urgent concern, namely the combat

    Monday, February 27, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 473
  39. Displaced Women and Girls at Risk: Risk Factors, Protection Solutions and Resource Tools

    There is a growing understanding among practitioners and policy makers that the experiences of women and girls vary s

    Wednesday, February 1, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 188
  40. Integration of the Human Rights of Women and the Gender Perspective: Violence Against Women: The Due Diligence Standard as a Tool for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

    Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Yakin Ertürk

    Friday, January 20, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 472
  41. Liberia Elects Africa's Woman President-What Does That Mean for the Women?

    Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Liberia's elected President, was sworn into office on January 16.

    Friday, January 20, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 646
  42. Information kit on Women and Armed Violence

    Intimate partner violence is the most common form of violence in women's lives worldwide.

    Sunday, January 1, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 126
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  45. Violence Against Women in Politics Surveillance System

    As a part of our effort under the VAW in Politics program, a Surveillance System has been developed to monitor, docum

    Sunday, January 1, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 166
  46. To make room for changes: Peace strategies from women organisations in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The report highlights the connection between women's participation, an independent civil society and sustainable peac

    Sunday, January 1, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 280
  47. Red shoes : Experiences of Girl-Combatants in Liberia

    Describes the experiences of female ex-combatants in Liberia and discusses the motives of Liberian girls for taking u

    Sunday, January 1, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 308
  48. Engendering Conflict Early Warning

    The Solomon Islands ‘Monitoring Peace and Conflict Using Gendered Early Warning Indicators' project is one of t

    Sunday, January 1, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 324
  49. Can Conflict Analysis Process Support Gendered Visions of Peace Building? Reflections from the Peace and Stability Development Analysis in Fiji

    This paper focuses on an analysis of the lessons learned from applications of the Peace and Stability Development Ana

    Sunday, January 1, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 364
  50. Evaluation of Gender Mainstreaming Work and impact of United Nations Assistance Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL): Final Report prepared for DPKO

    This report responds to a request, by the gender adviser of DPKO Headquarters, for an evaluation of UNAMSIL's gender

    Sunday, January 1, 2006
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 366

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