This report shows how the legal bases for a right to a remedy have been increasingly recognized in the corpus of international human rights and humanitarian instruments. Although among victims of violence, women have been especially neglected, the report examines significant substantive and procedural trends to reverse this, both in the discussion and the practice of reparations, at national and international levels.
Indonesia's Aceh province enacts strict Muslim women's dress code law against "revealing clothing"
Georgia’s parliament is close to approving a new law on sexual equality, but experts say it will do little to combat the domestic violence that is rife in the country.
Young Arab women wait in an upmarket medical clinic for an operation that will not only change their lives, but quite possibly save it. Yet the operation is a matter of choice and not necessity. It costs about 2,000 euros (£1,700) and carries very little risk.
The Association for Progressive Communications Women's Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP) developed new Gender Evaluation Methodology to facilitate the process of learning about using information and communication technologies (ICTs) for gender equality. It is a guide to integrating a gender analysis into evaluations of initiatives that use Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for social change.
Men Must Be Part of the Equation in Any Effective Fight to End Violence Against Women in the Arab World, Say KAFA & Oxfam GB. The global aid agency Oxfam Great Britain, along with Lebanese women’s rights organization, KAFA, today released a groundbreaking publication that will play a pivotal role in bringing men across the Arab world into the fight to end violence against women.
Every year 1.2 million Russian women deliberately terminate pregnancy and 30,000 of them become sterile, many from the estimated 180,000 illegal abortions.
SKSW has relaunched its website! The new website contains a wide array of information and resources about the theme of 'culture', women and violence from various sources. It also contains action alerts originated by SKSW and by its partners and allies.
An article written by Roberto Bissio - Coordinator in Social Watch International Secretariatanalyzing the world acievements and failures in implementing MDG strategy for developing world.
Trafficked women redraw their portraits with a new identity through the lens of photographer Achinto Bhadra. Hemlata Aithani captures the metamorphosis.
As organisations and individuals who stand for and support the universality of human rights, we have noted with concern the suspension of Gita Sahgal, Head of the Gender Unit at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International in London, for questioning Amnesty International’s partnership with individuals whose politics towards the Taliban are ambiguous.
There were no survivors in flight carrying Polish President, his wife and many Polish officials including women whom we knew and who supported women's rights: Izabela Jaruga Nowacka, a feminist and former Plenipotentary of the Polish Government for Equal Opportunities, Maria Kaczynska, President's wife who supported some of our efforts and legendary Anna Walentynowicz who started "Solidarity" movement in Poland.
The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) has launched a Global Virtual Knowledge Centre, www.endvawnow.org, a one-stop resource center for policymakers and advocates working to end violence against women worldwide.
Each year various statistical indicators assess whether gender equality is indeed progressing. These numbers remind us of some powerful circumstances women face, but they also raise questions at the heart of why rights differ on paper and in reality.
An interesting new report, which highlights the impact of the economic recession on women's lives, in many areas, including on violence (domestic violence, trafficking and prostitution).