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Six Days: Three Activists, Three Wars, One Dream

This inspiring documentary, which follows three brave human rights defenders in Liberia, Abkhazia, Georgia and Iraq over six days, gives insight into the everyday struggle to improve the situation of women worldwide. 

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Syria: Woman Peace Activist Gives Picture of Hope and Despair as ISIS Gains Foothold

While the international community seems to have reached a stalemate on the case of Syria, the situation is more dire than ever, with lasting impact on the region and international community. The International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) regularly works to amplify the voices of women activists on the ground so that they can inform international policy and bring attention to issues of critical importance missed by the press.

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Abortion Worldwide: 20 Years of Reform

A new briefing paper by the Center for Reproductive Rights

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Report: First international study on gender images in global films

The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, UN Women and The Rockefeller Foundation present first-ever international study on gender images in global films. Study conducted by Stacy L. Smith (PhD), Marc Choueiti, & Katherine Pieper (PhD) at the Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California.

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Where is the Money for Indigenous Women's Rights Organizing? Preliminary Research Results

The following presentation was given at the Resource Mobilization Hub For Indigenous Women’s Rights, an event organized by International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP), the International Indigenous Women's Forum and AWID during IFIP’s World Summit on Indigenous Philanthropy on Friday September 26, 2014. 

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Legal Eye on the ICC: Special Issue - Ntaganda Confirmation of Charges

Welcome to a Special Issue of Legal Eye on the ICC, a regular eLetter from the Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice. In the Legal Eye you will find summaries and gender analysis of judicial decisions and other legal developments at the International Criminal Court (ICC), and discussion of legal issues arising from victims' participation before the Court, particularly as these issues relate to the prosecution of gender-based crimes in each of the Situations under investigation by the ICC. The Court currently has eight Situations under investigation: Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Darfur (Sudan), the Central African Republic (CAR), Kenya, Libya, Côte d'Ivoire and Mali.

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The World Bank Declines to Adopt a Mandatory Gender Policy!

Gender Action demonstrates in its Gender Review and Recommendations on the World Bank Environmental and Social Framework: Setting Standards for Sustainable Development (Draft) that from a gender perspective the Draft, updating the Bank’s two decades-old Safeguard Policies, is hugely disappointing in two ways: First, its proposed Environmental and Social Standards (ESSs) do not include a freestanding mandatory gender standard. Second, the Draft does not even “mainstream” gender issues.

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Mountain Research and Development, Vol 34, No 3 on Gender and Sustainable Development in Mountains

A decade after MRD’s last issue dedicated to women in mountains, this special issue provides evidence of the progress made in gender research on sustainable development in mountains. At the same time, it offers important insights into what still needs to be done. 

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Funding gender in emergencies: What are the trends?

The Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) programme’s new briefing.

Today, at the UN General Assembly, a high level meeting on protecting women and girls in emergencies will review the progress made in delivering the commitments set out in the Communiqué for the ‘Call to Action to End Violence Against Women and Girls in Emergencies’agreed in November 2013, and mark the way forward for the year ahead.

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AWID's Presentation at UNGA69 Side Event

AWID's Executive Director Lydia Alpízar Durán gave the following presentation at the side event "Making it happen - financing gender equality and women's rights in the post-2015 development agenda" co-organized by OECD, UN Women and AWID at the 69th United Nations General Assembly, held in New York on 22 September 2014.

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