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OSCE/ODIHR Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders: Time for a Genuine Implementation Across All The OSCE Area and Beyond

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of FIDH (the International Federation for Human Rights) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), welcomes the launch of the Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) on June 10, 2014 under the Swiss Chairmanship of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Bern, and calls for a genuine implementation by all OSCE Participating States.


SABPP Women’s Report 2014: Work and Women's Reproductive Health

This Report by the South African Board for People Practices focuses on “Work and Women’s Reproductive Health” with six chapters:


Women, War & Peace Documentary Film Series - Screening Kits

Women, War & Peace is a five-part documentary film series that challenges the conventional wisdom about war. It asks these provocative questions: What if we looked at war through women’s eyes? What if we looked beyond the familiar images and faces of war and saw women—as witnesses, peace activists, political negotiators and heads of state? Women, War & Peace tells the courageous stories of women in hotspots all over the world, including Bosnia, Liberia, Afghanistan and Colombia. By placing women at the center of a discourse about global security, the series offers a fresh and necessary perspective on war today. 


Handbook for Religious and Cultural Leaders Engaging Communities to End Female Genital Mutilation

This publication from FEMNET is part a behaviour change communication tool intended to expand the engagement of men in religious and cultural institutions to reach out to their communities to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation - FGM in Meru and Tharaka. The publication clarifies some of the common myths and misconceptions that perpetuate FGM. It opens space for dialogue between religious, cultural leaders and members of the community and promotes alternative rite of passage.


New Medical App Hopes to Help Prosecute Rape in Conflict Zones

MediCapt is a mobile application, under development by the Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones at Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), to help clinicians more effectively collect, document, and preserve forensic medical evidence of sexual violence to support the local prosecution of these crimes. 


YCSRR Launches Post-2015 Brief on Child, Early and Forced Marriage

While the 1994 Program of Action of the United Nations International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) – signed by nearly 200 governments – called for an end to child, early and forced marriage, it was left out of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and if current trends continue, 142 million more girls under the age of 18 will be married by 2020.


Strong Girls, Powerful Women: Program Planning & Design for Adolescent Girls in Humanitarian Settings

In most countries, adolescent girls face disadvantages compared to their male peers in family roles, divisions of labor, and access to resources because they are female and young. Even before conflicts erupt or natural disasters occur, adolescent girls’ transition from childhood to adulthood is shaped by rigid expectations that have negative implications for their access to health services, schooling, and other life-shaping opportunities.


The International Journal of Gender, Nature and Transformation

Ancient myths addressed the separation of heaven and earth as patriarchal ideology began. This journal is intended to heal this split. Mother Earth is a living force! If we give Her our attention, Nature will guide us.


Girls Not Brides' Theory of Change on Child Marriage

Girls Not Brides has recently launched a global Theory of Change on Child Marriage, a visual diagram that demonstrates the range of approaches needed to address child marriage and how they intersect.


Women Peacemakers Program's Policy Brief: Gender and Militarism

The Policy Brief Gender and Militarism aims to inform activities and lobby & advocacy efforts for the advancement of UNSCR 1325 and the Women, Peace & Security Agenda. 



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