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The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013: The Multiple Dimensions of Food Security

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013 presents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets. 


New App to Strengthen Women's Human Rights

To make the texts and content of international agreements, UN resolutions and other documents relating to women's human rights more easily accessible, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and the Swiss Centre of Expertise in Human Rights (SCHR) have developed a new app for smart phones and tablets.


The Gender Dynamics of Trade and Investment and the Post 2015 Development Agenda: A Developing Country Perspective

The paper attempts to enunciate some of the gender-related impacts of international trade and investment mainly in the context of developing countries.


UN Security Council Resolution 2117

We are pleased to share with you Resolution 2117 (2013) adopted by the Security Council at its 7036th meeting, on 26 September 2013 which notes the significance  of small arms and light weapons as the most frequently used weapons in the  majority of recent armed conflicts.


U.S. Abortion Funding Restrictions Harm Women Both In the United States and In Developing Countries

The Hyde and Helms amendments, which restrict the use of federal funds for abortion services under domestic programs and in foreign assistance, respectively, are harmful to women in myriad ways, according to two new Guttmacher policy analyses. The articles discuss recent and potential future steps to soften some of the impact of these restrictions, but conclude that, to protect the health and redeem the full human rights of women in the United States and overseas, all restrictions on U.S. abortion funding and insurance coverage must eventually be repealed.


113 Countries Commit to Stop Rape in Conflict with Historic Declaration at UN

The stately UN Conference Room was packed yesterday as diplomats, government officials, women's rights advocates, and other members of civil society gathered to mark the introduction of a new pledge to end rape in war: "The Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict." 


Gender justice video screened at UN General Assembly

The video is one of a series of gender justice films developed by the Women’s Initiatives and more than 30 of our local partners to support our conflict-based domestic advocacy programmes supporting access to justice, accountability for gender-based crimes, and the inclusion of women as stakeholders in post-conflict peace and recovery processes.


CAWN Autumn Newsletter

In this latest newsletter, Honduran and Panamanian feminists call for our solidarity; Astrid Pérez Piñán looks into the reliability of Nicaragua’s aid effectiveness indicators for gender equality, and Jennifer Kennedy questions claims from the Nicaraguan government that it is successfully combating the country’s high maternal death rate. And there's more. 


Abortion in the Criminal Law: A Report Exposing the Role of Health Professionals, the Police, the Courts and Imprisonment Internationally

A good deal of research has already been done to uncover existing cases by the International Day of Action for Decriminalization of Abortion Campaign members who contributed information for this report, many of whom are also actively involved in working for the release of women and abortion providers from prison and for abortion law reform.



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