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121. Report Of UN Special Rapporteur On Violence Against Women 2010

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.

2010-05-31 14:11:26 / 1555 readings

122. Indonesia's Aceh province enacted a strict Muslim law Thursday: A tight pants ban


Indonesia's Aceh province enacts strict Muslim women's dress code law against "revealing clothing"

2010-05-31 11:05:36 / 1627 readings

123. Georgia - Combating Domestic Violence - New Law Issues

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.

2010-05-26 11:24:18 / 1536 readings

124. The virginity industry

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.


2010-05-26 10:39:16 / 1506 readings

125. New Gender Evaluation Methodology

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.


2010-05-26 10:25:28 / 1587 readings

126. Women & Men - Hand In Hand Against Violence

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.


2010-05-21 10:23:24 / 1528 readings

127. Russia - Illegal Abortion Widespread

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.

2010-05-21 10:09:45 / 1519 readings

128. Global Campaign to Stop killing and Stoning of Women (SKSW): New Website!

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.

2010-05-21 09:50:09 / 1579 readings

129. The Double-O Years: Another Lost Decade

An article written by Roberto Bissio - Coordinator in Social Watch International Secretariatanalyzing the world acievements and failures in implementing MDG strategy for developing world.




2010-04-28 11:22:19 / 1433 readings

130. India - Photo Exhibit of trafficking survivors - Pain To Power

Trafficked women redraw their portraits with a new identity through the lens of photographer Achinto Bhadra. Hemlata Aithani captures the metamorphosis.

2010-04-21 09:29:52 / 1572 readings

131. Global Petition to Amnesty International: Restoring the Integrity of Human Rights

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.

2010-04-20 12:45:00 / 1572 readings

132. Thank you for your Words of Support and Condolences!

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. 


2010-04-15 21:42:08 / 1945 readings

133. UNIFEM has launched a Global Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence Against Women

The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) has launched a Global Virtual Knowledge Centre,, a one-stop resource center for policymakers and advocates working to end violence against women worldwide.


2010-04-15 14:12:00 / 1438 readings

134. Gender Equality Indices: Numbers Don’t Lie, and They Also Don’t Tell the Whole Story

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.

2010-04-15 13:40:46 / 1434 readings

135. Women’s poverty and social exclusion in the European Union at a time of recession An Invisible Crisis? - An OXFAM report

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).


2010-04-01 08:18:12 / 1434 readings
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