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Systematic sexual violence in Burma’s ethnic areas: new report

An important new report by the Women's League of Burma (WLB), launched on 14 January 2014, documents ongoing crimes of sexual violence—over 100 cases documented since 2010, including 47 gang rapes–perpetrated by the Burmese military in ethnic regions of Burma.


WGMWG Platform "Women and Migration: Claiming Rights, Seeking Justice"

The Women & Global Migration Working Group has launched a platform for the rights of women in migration at the Peoples’ Global Action 2013.


Afghanistan: Women Human Rights Defenders, 2014 and Beyond

Nine WHRDs from Afghanistan take a look at the past and reflect about the new challenges of today.


Syria: Extremists Restricting Women’s Rights

Certain extremist armed opposition groups are imposing strict and discriminatory rules on women and girls that have no basis in Syrian law, Human Rights Watch said today. The harsh rules that some groups are administering in areas under their control in northern and northeastern Syria violate women’s and girls’ human rights and limit their ability to carry out essential daily activities.


Mapping Women, Peace and Security in the UN Security Council: 2012-2013

The report by the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security analyzes reports, meetings, presidential statements, and resolutions, nine thematic and general issues, in relation to 30 country situations, evaluating the degree to which women, peace and security obligations are being met.


From Subjects to Citizens: Women in Post-Revolutionary Libya

Brief from the International Civil Society Action Network's (ICAN) What the Women Say series.


Oxfam Minimum Standards for Gender in Emergencies

Oxfam’s Minimum Standards for Gender in Emergencies have been developed to be used as a tool for humanitarian program practitioners to ensure a consistent approach to promoting gender equality in humanitarian preparedness and response programming.


Forced Sterilization of Women in Uzbekistan

Forced Sterilization of Women in Uzbekistan examines an alleged government sterilization program and reveals a pattern of ongoing, systematic forced sterilizations that have affected tens of thousands of women and have intensified in recent years.


New Rape Crisis Help Website for Ireland

Seeking help and information on the issue of sexual violence can be confusing and overwhelming, particularly when urgently needed. Having to navigate a website without clear signposting to get to contact details or key information can be off-putting. Rape Crisis Network Ireland has therefore recently developed a help site with information and signposting to support services for survivors of sexual violence and those seeking assistance on their behalf



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