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Breaking Ground: New Report from the Nobel Women’s Initiative

In October 2012, Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams led the Nobel Women’s Initiative fact finding mission to Alberta’s tar sands and along the proposed route of the Northern Gateway Pipeline in British Columbia. 


Including Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Youth Sexual and Reproductive Rights & Poverty

In recognition of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) has focused its first brief, in a series on Including Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, on the connections between youth sexual and reproductive rights and poverty.  


Women's Rights, Gender, and ICTs: A new report calls for safer internet for women's and girls' rights

A new report released today by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos) explores women’s rights and gender through the lens of information and communications technologies (ICTs). 


Santo Domingo Consensus

The Santo Domingo Consensus was drafted at the twelfth session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, held in Santo Domingo from 15 to 18 October 2013.


Report: Violence based on perceived or real sexual orientation and gender identity in Africa

Violence against sexual minorities in Africa is rife. Persons belonging to or perceived to be members of the broad grouping ‘lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI)’ are often victim of violence in African states. 


Egypt: new report brings economic and social rights deficits to attention of UN

Almost three years have passed since the people of Egypt rose up against the autocratic regime of President Hosni Mubarak, demanding a more just society. In the face of ongoing political instability, the promise of a fairer Egypt has failed to materialize, however, and the country now faces a severe economic crisis. 


No Democracy without Women’s Equality: Middle East and North Africa

2013 Women’s Political Participation Report MENA


Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Position paper with a view to the United Nations Special Session on ICPD+20 (22 September 2014).


An enabling environment for human rights defenders

(Geneva) – States should enact specific laws and policies to protect human rights defenders and to provide the basis for a safe and enabling environment for their work, according to a new report by the International Service for Human Rights. 



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