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Urgent Responses for Women Human Rights Defenders at Risk: Mapping and Preliminary Assessment

By Inmaculada Barcia, AWID Consultant and Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition


UNRISD Research and Policy Brief 11 - Religion, Politics and Gender Equality

Contrary to modernist predictions that religion would retreat into a private zone of worship and practice, recent decades have seen religion become increasingly salient on the political stage worldwide. Does this matter? From the point of view of women’s rights and gender equality, much is at stake. UNRISD research shows that politicized religion impinges on women’s rights in problematic ways. The challenge to gender equality comes not just from fundamentalist agendas, but also from those who instrumentalize women’s rights for political ends.


(Inter)Faith-based Peacebuilding: The Need for a Gender Perspective

Report from an international consultation held by the IFOR Women Peacemakers' Program in Cyprus, September 13-15 2010


Ending HIV Starts With Women

We can end HIV/AIDS right now if we want to. We already know how. We know how it's transmitted; we know how to prevent and treat it. We're just not doing what it takes to end it.


Faith-based peacebuilding: The need for a gender perspective

This May 24 Pack looks at the point where religion, women’s rights and peacebuilding intersect. Here, the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) shares the outcomes of its research on religious fundamentalism and how that impacts women’s rights worldwide.


Women against fundamentalism and for equality

Speaking at an international conference held in Paris, February 2011, Mary Robinson discusses the relationship between religion, tradition and gender inequality. Citing the issue of child marriage as one example, she argues that promoting the rights of girls and women cannot be imposed on a society; instead, we must support activists working to change their culture from within.


Genocidal Intentions: Social Death and the Ex-Gay Movement

In this article, the authors contribute to the literature on predicting and preventing genocide in an international context, focusing on social death practices elaborated in articles II(b)-(e) of the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (UNCG).


Conscience magazine

#32(1), 2011 (published by Catholic’s for Choice)


Strategising Online Activism: A Toolkit

A new resource from Violence is Not our Culture. This toolkit was inspired by the workshops held in Asia and Africa for the partners and members of the Violence is not our Culture (VNC) campaign. While this toolkit has been designed primarily for the local partners and activists of the VNC campaign, this can be a resource, too, for human rights activists who are keen to develop their online activism and want to know where and how to to start.


Nowhere to Turn: Blackmail and Extortion of LGBT People in Sub-Saharan Africa

The report, Nowhere to Turn: Blackmail and Extortion of LGBT People in Sub-Saharan Africa, illustrates how LGBT Africans are made doubly vulnerable by the criminalization of homosexuality and the often-violent stigmatization they face if their sexuality is revealed. Based on research from 2007 to the present, the volume features articles and research by leading African activists and academics on the prevalence, severity and impact of these human rights violations on LGBT people in Cameroon, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe.



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