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New resources for integrating gender equality into campaigns

Gender and Development Network has two new resources to support integrating gender equality into campaigns


‘If they had hope, they would speak’: The ongoing use of state-sponsored sexual violence in Burma's ethnic communities

Burma Army soldiers continue to engage in acts of sexual violence on a widespread scale, and women and human rights defenders in ethnic communities face harassment and persecution, the Women’s League of Burma (WLB) said in a new report published today to coincide with International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. 


In Solidarity: A Compendium of African Feminist Voices

This year, in recognition of 16 Days of Activism, the African Feminist Forum will be sharing a series of opinion pieces, letters, poems, prayers, and words of solidarity to our sisters struggling daily to defend the rights of African women. Over the next 16 days we will feature contributions from African feminists from across the continent who together have weaved a powerful web of words that show the many ways that we can love, protect and hold each other…the ways that we can stand with, and for each other…Together – In Solidarity!


Afghan women frozen out of peace talks, in danger of losing gains made since fall of the Taliban

Afghan women are consistently excluded from Afghanistan’s peace negotiations and formal talks about the country’s future, international agency Oxfam said today. Unless this discrimination is reversed, peace will be unsustainable, Afghanistan’s development will be compromised, and enormous human rights gains made since the fall of the Taliban will remain under threat.


The Lancet Series on Violence against women and girls

Every day, millions of women and girls worldwide experience violence. This abuse takes many forms, including intimate physical and sexual partner violence, female genital mutilation, child and forced marriage, sex trafficking, and rape. The Lancet Series on Violence against women and girls shows that such abuse is preventable. Five papers cover the evidence base for interventions, discuss the vital role of the health sector in care and prevention, show the need for men and women to be involved in effective programmes, provide practical lessons from experience in countries, and present a call for action with five key recommendations and indicators to track progress.


Financing for the implementation of national actions plans on UN Security Council Resolution 1325: Critical for advancing women's human rights, peace and security

Investing in women is the soundest instrument in peace processes, yet financing for action plans aiming to increas women´s influence in peace and security matters remains a problem. This is the main finding of a report published by Cordaid and presented on Wednesday during a conference at the UN on women, peace and security.


New Study Finds 94% Of US Companies Ignore Rural Community Impacts

Extractive Industries neglect community engagement policies, increasing vulnerability of world’s rural poor


UN Women Expert Group Meeting Papers Available

Papers from the UN Women Expert Group Meeting, "Envisioning Women's Rights in the Post-2015 Context" in preparation for CSW59 are now online.


CEDAW Committee General Recommendation No. 32 - Gender-Related Dimensions of Refugee Status, Asylum, Nationality & Statelessness of Women

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on Thursday published a set of practical, authoritative guidelines designed to ensure that the specific challenges faced by women in situations of displacement and statelessness are addressed, and their rights are understood, applied and enforced.


Gender & Development Special Issue on Care out now!

This issue of Gender & Development explores care from a gender perspective. 



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