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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Women's Voices: Special Issue on the Conflict in the Central African Republic

This is the first of two Special Issues of Women’s Voices dedicated to the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). Women's Voices is a regular eLetter from the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice.

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Dalit women fight!

There are an estimated 260 million Dalits worldwide, born as ‘untouchables’ in a highly stratified caste system. Caste systems are found in South Asia, in communities migrated from South Asia across the globe and in other caste stratified countries in Africa and Asia. Violence and other crimes against Dalits are widespread and are often committed with impunity. Where special legislation exists to protect Dalits it severely lacks implementation.

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Film: MARIA IN NOBODY'S LAND

MARIA IN NOBODY'S LAND is an unprecedented and intimate look at the illegal and extremely dangerous journey of three Salvadoran women to the US.

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