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Giving a voice to marginalised women in Tanzania – animated video

With the Tanzanian government in the process of formulating a new constitution, women's rights organisations across the country are working to improve gender equality. Here, a young woman tells of how she was lured away from her village by the promise of work in Dar es Salaam, only to be forced into sexual slavery. She talks about her ordeal and describes how she has since received help from a support group formed to give a unified voice to Tanzanian women


Gender & Development Special Issue on Education

In the latest issue of Gender & Development, brand new articles from practitioners, policy makers and researchers focus on girls’ formal education. The unique potential for education to open the learner's eyes and inspire her to action has led to women and girls being denied education throughout history, and across the globe.


Min Fami: Arab Feminist Reflections on Identity, Space and Resistance

Min Fami: Arab Feminist Reflections on Identity, Space, and Resistance is an anthology that cradles the thoughts of Arab feminists, articulated through personal critical narratives, academic essays, poetry, short stories, and visual art.


New Watchdog on the 47th Session of the Commission on Population and Development

As part of the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) advocacy and public education activities, we distribute our newsletter The Watchdog at most international conferences and events we attend.


Global Atlas of environmental conflicts launched

The Environmental Justice Organisations, Liabilities and Trade (EJOLT) project launched its Global Atlas of Environmental Justice in March, a visually attractive and interactive online mapping platform detailing around 1000 environmental conflicts (and growing). It allows users to search and filter across 100 fields and to browse by commodity, company, country and type of conflict.


Women and Explosive Weapons: A new report by Reaching Critical Will

Concern with the use of explosive weapons in populated areas has increased over the last few years, due to the severe harm caused to civilians and the wider community. However, the debate has so far not sufficiently highlighted the specific impact that explosive weapons have on women. 


Including Youth in Post-2015: Youth SRR & the ICPD

What does the ICPD have to do with Post-2015? Why is it important to recognize the Global Review in the next development agenda? Where do young people’s SRR come in?


Renegotiating the 'ideal' society: Gender relations in the wake of conflict and displacement in Uganda

This report offers a gender analysis of northern Uganda in the wake of conflict and internal displacement, arguing for a broader and deeper understanding of gender in peacebuilding initiatives.


Re-thinking gender in peacebuilding

This report calls for a more nuanced understanding of the role gender plays in peacebuilding. It is part of a three-year research project aimed at deepening and expanding understanding on the topic and is based on field research in Burundi, Colombia, Nepal and Uganda. 


Syria : Launch of the Website

A new website,, was launched in March 2014 by a group of international human rights groups including Amnesty International, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network, FIDH, Front Line Defenders, Human Rights Watch and Reporters Without Borders, hopes to shed light on the plight of Syrian civil society activists including human rights defenders, media and humanitarian workers who have been targeted for their work or peaceful activism.



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