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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.

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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". 

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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. 

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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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Why the U.S. Desperately Needs a National Paid Family and Medical Leave Program

Paid post-pregnancy parental leave offers big benefits for moms, babies, and even employers. Here, powerful evidence to support expanding our country's family leave laws.

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From the desk of Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women

It has now been two months since the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) adopted agreed conclusions on the priority theme of eliminating and preventing violence against women and girls at its fifty-seventh session. 

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Human Rights and Maternal Health: Exploring the Effectiveness of the Alyne Decision

This article explores the effectiveness of the decision of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women in the case of Alyne da Silva Pimentel Teixeira (deceased) v. Brazil, concerning a poor, Afro-Brazilian woman.

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Women's Knowledge International Report from Research Visit to Egypt

Report based on an introductory visit for the purpose of exploring the possibilities and goals for a partnership or collaborative project that can be mutually beneficial.

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Men as Perpetrators and Victims of Armed Conflicts: Innovative Projects Aimed at Overcoming Male Violence

Written by Rita Schäfer, this study focuses on innovative approaches from Africa and other continents and outlines the formation of the male identity before and after wars, thereby also touching on the problem of child soldiers.

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State Sponsored Homophobia report and maps on Lesbian and Gay rights

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) has launched its 2013 issue of the state-sponsored homophobia report, a world survey of laws on criminalisation, protection and recognition of same-sex love, from its newly opened office in Geneva. 

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