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High level panel proposes to the UN to put mega business, not people, at the center of development

Social Watch, a network of civil society organizations in over 80 countries that monitor their governments compliance with international commitments, expressed deep disappointment with the suggestions of new development goals to replace the MDGs proposed today to the United Nations by a High Level Panel.


Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Access to Health Care and Violence/Bias: A Sierra Leone Case Study

Global Rights and Dignity Association and Pride Equality released the first ever published report on the situation of LGBTI individuals in Sierra Leone. In addition to presenting the problem of discrimination against the LGBTI community, the report also offers concrete recommendations to the government, Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone, local police and the international community to better protect the rights of the Sierra Leonean LGBTI community.


Q & A on the War in Syria

As the war consuming Syria rages on, this resource explains the conflict, its impact on women and families, and the solutions we need to support now.


Men and Women working as Partners for Gender-Sensitive Active Nonviolence: A collection of Stories for the Field

This May 24 Publication features a collection of personal stories of the men trained during the 2009-2010 ToT Cycle, complemented by the reflections of pioneering women peacemakers on these journeys of transformation. Three years after the training, the trainees share how the ToT experience impacted them on many level - from the deeply personal to the family, community and work level. 


Report Finds Uneven Progress in Expanding Pregnancy and Delivery Care in the Developing World

Each year, an estimated 287,000 women worldwide die from pregnancy-related causes, and approximately three million newborns do not survive past the first 28 days of life.


Lancet Special Issue: Women Deliver Conference

The special themed issue coincides with the third Women Deliver conference. The studies published in the themed issue use different methods to show the multidimensional nature of reproductive health and the influence of social determinants and health systems.


Who Will Be Accountable? Human Rights and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

The publication explains that embedding accountability into the very DNA of the post-2015 sustainable development architecture will be critical to ensure the new plan ensures political commitments made at the international level actually result in policy changes on the ground.


The Backlash Against Women's Rights Post-"Arab Spring": Because Our Cause Is Just

Because Our Cause Is Just is an eye-opening documentary about the struggle of women in countries experiencing the so-called "Arab Spring". 


Squeezed: Life in a time of food price volatility

Half a decade after the price spike of 2007-2008, food price volatility has become the new norm. The report shows that more women are going into informal employment outside the home in order to boost family finances, this means that they are are more pressurised because of the amount of unpaid care work they do. 


Stand-Alone Goal on Achieving Gender Equality, Women’s Rights and Women’s Empowerment: Imperatives and Key Components

The UN Women advocacy paper aims to apprise Member States of UN Women’s expectations and position in relation to two key processes: Post-2015 Framework and Sustainable Development Goals.



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