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This report sets out recommendations to improve the situation of migrant, refugee and trafficked women. It discusses issues relating to gender equality and international migration; poverty reduction...

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Ten years after the start of the western intervention in Afghanistan, Afghan women are facing an uncertain future. Women have strived for and made important gains since the fall of the Taliban in...
Guide / Training Material Resource
A Practical Guide to Constitution Building provides an essential foundation for understanding constitutions and constitution building. Full of world examples of ground-breaking agreements and...
Academic Paper / Article Resource
Historically, customs and traditional laws in Africa hindered women's access to education and development, while promoting, to a varying degree, a culture of male dominance across the continent....
Report / White Paper Resource
This resource highlights action-oriented agreed conclusions on a number of issues, including women in power and decision-making, and institutional mechanism for the advancement of women.
Case Study Resource
Actualizing the promises and potential of Security Council resolutions 1325, 1820, 1888 and 1889 requires intentional action at the national level by a range of stakeholders. SCR 1889, adopted by...
Report / White Paper Resource
Arab Human Development Reports (AHDRs) engage institutions and citizens in the Arab countries in global concerns so as to build understanding and consensus around regional and national development...
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Arab Youth and Evolving Regional Context The Arab region has been experiencing a massive youth bulge, with more than half of most countries’ populations under the age of 25. Young men and women in...
Guide / Training Material Resource
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...

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"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...
Website / Database Resource
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.
Report / White Paper Resource
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...
Report / White Paper Resource
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...

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Guide / Training Material Resource
1. The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women decided at its forty-seventh session, in 2010, pursuant to article 21 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of...
Guide / Training Material Resource
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.
Editorial / Opinion Piece / Blog Post Resource
Imagine being a woman who has lived in a stateless, militarised, and violent country for over two decades. Despite all the challenges that come with war you manage to survive and feed your family;...
Interviews Resource
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...
Academic Paper / Article Resource
This article advances the argument that parliaments confronting situations of crisis and recovery benefit from integrating a gender perspective into their core functions. It argues that women and men...
Report / White Paper Resource
This report documents a workshop organized to train Iraqi women leaders in managing NGOs, strengthening communications skills, and participating in conflict-resolution processes.
Academic Paper / Article Resource
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...
Multimedia Video
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....
Expert responses Resource
This consolidated response highlights the impact of religious norms and religion on women’s political participation. The response also describes women’s participation in religious institutions and...
Expert responses Resource
This consolidated response highlights the important role that women play in referendum campaigns. It also discusses the importance of active participation of women and sensitivity to potential...
Report / White Paper Resource
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...
Academic Paper / Article Resource
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...
Report / White Paper Resource
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...
Academic Paper / Article Resource
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...

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This tool aims to introduce political and implementation actors to the need for a gender perspective in the conduct of defence reform activities.
Guide / Training Material Resource
This tool aims to introduce political and implementation actors to the need for a gender perspective in the conduct of defence reform activities.
Editorial / Opinion Piece / Blog Post Resource
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-...
Report / White Paper Resource
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.
Guide / Training Material Resource
This handbook provides practical suggestions for designing systems of local governance through decentralization, autonomy, and building linkages across international borders. It also provides details...
Academic Paper / Article Resource
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...
Report / White Paper Resource
"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...
Report / White Paper Resource
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...

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