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Brief 11: Women’s economic empowerment in the Arab region: How chronic development challenges and the global crises triggered people’s revolutions

IDeA presents the newest Brief in the Impact on the Crisis on Women’s Rights: Sub regional perspectives series.

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The annual report on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2011

The IDAHO Annual Report brings stories and images from over 90 countries

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USA - Below the Radar: Health Care Providers' Religious Refusals Can Endanger Women's Lives and Health

This report explores how religious refusals can impact the care women receive when they are suffering serious pregnancy complications.

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Walking a Tightrope: Women and Veiling in the United Kingdom

The first evidence-based book in the United Kingdom on the issue of Muslim women’s dress codes, the purpose of this study was to document the experiences and analyse the implications of veiling practices for women living in a multicultural society.

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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

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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.

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(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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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