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Thursday, September 08, 2016
Civic Rights Organizations in Egypt Propose Amendments to FGM Provision
Local rights groups criticized on Tuesday the legal provision on female genital mutilation (FGM) in its current format, proposing several amendments besides those put forth by the health ministry. Since its issuance in 2008, the legal provision against FGM has failed to deter the ongoing practice,...
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Center for the Holistic Development of Aymara Women
Womankind Worldwide explains the importance of the CDIMA, Center for the Holistic Development of Aymara Women (CDIMA). Asunta is 46 and from Queñi. For years she suffered physical and emotional abuse from her brother. “He wanted to have all the land to himself and nothing for me, just because I’m a...
Friday, August 26, 2016
Community in Siiqqee (Ethiopia) to help women escape violence and support themselves
I recently met with Siiqqee in Ethiopia, visiting projects that promote women’s economic rights and ending violence against women. Siiqqee enables hundreds of women in a community to escape domestic violence, support themselves and their children independently and plan for their future. Many women...
Monday, August 22, 2016
Consultant to Develop a Guidance Note on Integrating Gender into Counter Terrorism policies and Programmes for the UN System
  Background UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the UN, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, the empowerment of women, and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Council establishes mandate on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
The Human Rights Council decided to appoint, for a period of three years, an Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  It also adopted a resolution on youth and human rights.  Adopted by a vote of 23 in favour, 18 against...
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Conversation featuring the Secretary General of the OAS, the Assistant Secretary General, and representatives of civil society organizations and other social actors
In the context of the 46th OAS General Assembly, the institution’s highest authorities, along with representatives of civil society organizations in the Hemisphere, will exchange views on their main concerns, public policies throughout the region, and the role of the Organization. More information...
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
CSW60: Highlights on women's political participation and leadership
Every year in March, representatives of Member States, UN entities, and civil society organizations from all regions gather at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global...
Monday, January 18, 2016
Call for proposals for an international expert on Women, Peace and Security training to conduct an assessment in Myanmar for the Alliance for Gender Inclusion in the Peace Process
A call for experts is being issued to contract an experienced consultant to undertake a detailed assessment for the Alliance for Gender Inclusion in the Peace Process (AGIPP) in Myanmar related to training undertaken with respect to Women, Peace and Security, SCR1325 or peace process and gender-...
Friday, January 08, 2016
CNN Video on the Importance of Women for Peacebuilding
The CNN video 'Women Waging Peace' discusses the relevance of having women involved in peace negotiations. It can be accessed here.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Conference Report 2011 | Women Forging a New Security: Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict
In May, 2011 over one hundred remarkable women from around the world met in Montebello, Canada to develop strategies to stop the use of rape as a weapon in conflict situations.  The discussions were rich, the stories shared were intense, and the strategies discussed were diverse and concrete. ...
Tuesday, 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.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Courage Under Fire: The Role of Women in Conflicts, Transitions and Security
The 8th Annual Harvard Women’s Law Association Conference Courage Under Fire: The Role of Women in Conflicts, Transitions and Security Friday, February 7, 2014  Harvard Law School ———— Register here! ———— For more information, visit http://www3.law.harvard.edu/orgs/wla/conference/  
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Conference of Syrian Women: Recommendations
Conference of Syrian women, convened by UN Women and Netherlands, ends with strong recommendations for upcoming peace talks (Geneva, 14 January) A two-day meeting to support women's participation and voice in the Syrian peace process, convened in Geneva by UN Women together with the Government of...
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Conference of Syrian Women: Recommendations
Conference of Syrian women, convened by UN Women and Netherlands, ends with strong recommendations for upcoming peace talks (Geneva, 14 January) A two-day meeting to support women's participation and voice in the Syrian peace process, convened in Geneva by UN Women together with the Government of...
Monday, January 13, 2014
Conference of Syrian women, convened by UN Women and the Netherlands, ends with strong recommendations for upcoming peace talks
A two-day meeting to support women’s participation and voice in the Syrian peace process, convened in Geneva by UN Women together with the Government of the Netherlands, ended today with a statement by Syrian women civil society members and activists.   We invite you to read the full article...
CEDAW
Friday, November 22, 2013
CEDAW General recommendation No. 30 on women in conflict prevention, conflict and post-conflict situations
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 Discrimination against Women, to adopt a general recommendation on women in conflict prevention, conflict...
Thursday, 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 The 1990’s was a remarkable period in experiencing...
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Course: Gender and Revolutions: Rethinking the “Women Question” in the Modern Middle East
Female reformers and revolutionaries were at the forefront of many of the Middle East’s historic sociopolitical movements. These women, members of diverse classes, religious persuasions, and ethnic communities, played key roles in toppling dictators, unionizing workers, and challenging gender...