An evaluation of Swedish law shows that criminalising the purchase, but not the sale, of sex, has been a great success.
The European Institute for Gender Equality or EIGE is a new EU Agency which supports the EU Institutions and Member States in promoting gender equality, fighting discrimination based on sex and raising awareness about gender issues. EIGE collects and analyses data on gender issues and develops practical tools, especially to include the perspective and needs of women and men in policy areas, to encourage and exchange best practices and dialogue among interested parties, and to raise awareness on equality between women and men among EU citizens. EIGE is based in Vilnius, Lithuania.
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) presents one of its flagship publications, the 2009 African Women’s Report. The report’s theme: Measuring Gender Inequality in Africa: Experiences and Lessons From the African Gender and Development Index, is opportune as African countries are being urged to improve their statistical systems and data collection methods to respond to development concerns. This includes the need to accelerate gender equality in the social, economic and political fields. The central message of the report is that gender equality cannot be adequately implemented and monitored without appropriate data.
The Stop Violence against Women Campaign was Amnesty International's first long-term global thematic campaign. It lasted six years (from 2004 to 2010), was very ambitious in its scope, and required major shifts in Amnesty International's ways of working.