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Landesa Practice Guides

Landesa Practice Guides are checklists that help practitioners identify and assess issues that may affect women and men differently in relation to rights to and control over land. Practitioners are guided through potential legal issues as well as social or cultural norms that may affect how the law is practiced.


Unpaid Care Work in the Post-2015 Framework: Response to the zero draft report for Open Working Group

The inclusion of unpaid care in the post-2015 framework is vital to spur meaningful progress towards gender equality, and will have positive impacts on the achievement of many other development goals. 


Effectiveness of Institutional Mechanisms for the Advancement of Gender Equality

Review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform  for Action in the EU Member States


Launch of New Study- Engendering Access to Justice: Grassroots Women's Approaches to Securing Land Rights

This new community-based research study, involving 70 communities across seven African countries, examines how grassroots women in Africa achieve justice in relation to land disputes and gender-based violence, brought about by disinheritance and gender discrimination.


Turning the tide on sexual violence in conflict, new UN guidance on reparations launched

Move beyond business as usual to ensure survivors are reform agents, says UN Women.


Life can change: Securing housing, land and property rights for displaced women

This report represents the Norwegian Refugee Council's first reflection of both the challenges faced by displaced women and the positive results that can be achieved through the provision of legal assistance in a way that is sensitive to women’s needs and the context in which they live. The evidence base is drawn from six countries – primarily from NRC’s legal assistance (ICLA) programmes for displaced communities in Afghanistan, Ecuador, Lebanon, Liberia, Palestine (Gaza), and South Sudan.


CIVICUS State of Civil Society Report 2014

The State of Civil Society Report 2014: Reimagining Global Governance draws on contributions from more than 30 of the world’s leading experts on civil society as well as on inputs from our members, partners, supporters and others in the global CIVICUS alliance. The varied contributions highlight changing global political dynamics, an emerging disillusionment with global frameworks of governance and a fundamental lack of accountability within international decision-making.


Women's Chaters and Declarations: Building Another World

New book by UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Rashida Manjoo


ICC Prosecutor publishes comprehensive Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes

On 5 June 2014, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, announced the publication of the Office of the Prosecutor’s (OTP) Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes, the first ever produced by an international court or tribunal.



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