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April 27, 2009

Arabic Publications Catalogue

This is the Fall- Winter 2008 Arabic Publications Catalogue from NDI. Publications cover the areas of Political Parties, Activism and Technology, Campaigning, Civic Action, Governance, Media and Communications, Women’s Participation and Elections.

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March 18, 2014

Background Information on Sexual Violence used as a Tool of War, Rwanda

Women in Rwanda

"Sexual violence in conflict needs to be treated as the war crime that it is; it can no longer be treated as an unfortunate collateral damage of war." — UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Zainab Hawa Bangura

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July 12, 2016

Book: Women’s Movements in Post-“Arab Spring” North Africa

Unexpected and transformative revol

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April 4, 2007

Boston Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights

The Boston Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights was founded with the goal of integrating the study of gender and women into work on human rights, security, and armed conflict.

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March 12, 2007

BRIDGE Cutting Edge Pack: Gender and Armed Conflict

Mainstream approaches to conflict and reconstruction fail to recognise how armed conflict exacerbates gender inequality. This pack explores the impact of armed conflict on gender relations, analysing the distinct ways in which women and men are affected.

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November 23, 2007

Building a New Iraq: Ensuring Women’s Rights

This report discusses women’s political participation in Iraq, including their role in building sustainable peace in the country and drafting the new constitution. It also include biographies of some Iraqi women leaders and list of publications related to the new role of women in Iraq.

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November 22, 2013

CEDAW General recommendation No. 30 on women in conflict prevention, conflict and post-conflict situations

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February 29, 2008

Civil Society Oversight of the Security Sector and Gender

This tool is designed to be a resource for civil society organisations (CSOs) engaged in oversight of the security sector, as well as those CSOs that seek to play a more active role in this regard.

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May 14, 2013

CLAN LEADERS: MAJOR OBSTACLE TO SOMALI WOMEN’S POLITICAL PARTICIPATION

Imagine being a woman who has lived in a stateless, militarised, and violent country for over two decades.

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February 18, 2014

COIN, resilience, and a new approach to conflict: Interview with Victoria Fontan

Victoria Fontan is a Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the UN University for Peace in Costa Rica and author of “Decolonizing Peace” (2012) and “Voices from Post-Saddam Iraq” (2008). She is now undertaking her third PhD in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London.

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February 12, 2007

Conflict and a Gendered Parliamentary Response

This article advances the argument that parliaments confronting situations of crisis and recovery benefit from integrating a gender perspective into their core functions.

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May 14, 2008

Conflict Resolution, Communication Skills and Organizational Management

This report documents a workshop organized to train Iraqi women leaders in managing NGOs, strengthening communications skills, and participating in conflict-resolution processes.

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March 20, 2007

Conflict Trends, on Women, Peace and Security (Issue 3/2003)

This issue of "Conflict Trends, on Women, Peace and Security" contains several articles that seek to stimulate debate regarding the positive contributions that women make on peace and security issues in Africa.

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Congolese Women Politicians Meet with CAR President

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In March, Catherine Samba-Panza, president of the Central African Republic, and 25 Congolese women politicians sat down for a meeting to discuss security, peace and women's political participation.

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December 1, 2007

Constitution Building Processes and Democratization

This study focuses on the activity of revising constitutions which reflects a changed perception of their importance and purposes. Changes start with constitution-making, whether as a form of negotiation or the consolidation of social victory or reform.

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February 12, 2007

Constitutional Provisions and Enhancing Participation of Women in Elections

This paper discusses the participation of women in post-conflict societies and examines the problems they face in their efforts to participate in elections. It also describes the legislative measures that have been taken in several countries to enhance the participation of women.

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February 13, 2007

Crisis Prevention and Recovery

This report outlines key areas for mainstreaming gender in conflict or potential conflict situations. It argues that attention must be given to early-warning protection and assistance, the role of women in peace processes, and the full participation of women in post-crisis reconstruction.

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October 24, 2013

Culture versus rights dualism: a myth or a reality?

Women’s human rights discourse and movements have become entangled within a culture-versus-rights dualism. Yakin Ertürk argues that this is a false dualism which serves both private patriarchy and public patriarchy of neo-liberal globalisation

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February 29, 2008

Defence Reform and Gender

This tool aims to introduce political and implementation actors to the need for a gender perspective in the conduct of defence reform activities.

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February 29, 2008

Defence Reform and Gender

This tool aims to introduce political and implementation actors to the need for a gender perspective in the conduct of defence reform activities.

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November 16, 2007

Democracy & Political Participation in the Context of UNR 1325

This opinion piece describes UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and the role of women in conflict zones. It also discusses challenges faced by women running for elections in post-conflict countries.

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December 1, 2007

Democracy and United Nations Peace-Building at the Local Level: Lessons Learned

This report explores the linkages between local democracy and peace-building in determined contexts. It highlights some conclusions on the issue within United Nations peace-building efforts.

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January 29, 2009

Democracy At The Local Level

This handbook provides practical suggestions for designing systems of local governance through decentralization, autonomy, and building linkages across international borders.

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February 28, 2008

Development, Women and War: Feminist Perspectives

In these series of articles policy makers, practitioners, and academics discuss long-running conflicts around the world and highlight women's experiences and potential to contribute both to war and peace.

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October 1, 2013

DPKO/DFS-DPA Joint Guidelines on Enhancing the Role of Women in Post-Conflict Electoral Processes

"Conflict affects women and men differently. In post-conflict contexts, numerous political, socio-economic, ideological and psychological obstacles prevent women from participating fully in political life and in electoral processes."

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March 23, 2010

Drafting and Adopting National Action Plans for the Implementation of Resolution 1325 in the Countries of Southeast Europe

In the lead up to this year’s ten year anniversary in October of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) there has been a global push to increase the number of National Action Plans on implementation.

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