Our resources section is where we make available useful resources such as studies, reports from the United Nations, Civil Society, NGOs, Governments, Academic Institutions and other sources related to women and specially women in Africa and other important documents such as copies of the Maputo Protocol and UNSCR 1325.
We have been able to gather together important and useful information while at the same time fostering information sharing among other organizations working for women’s rights.
It ranges from Women, Peace and Security; Political Participation; Economic Empowerment, Violence Against Women to HIV/AIDS & Reproductive and so on.
Source: Population Reference Bureaupulation Reference BureauGirls and boys in developing countries are enrolling in secondary school in greater numbers than ever before, giving them knowledge and skills for healthy, productive lives. While this is good news, many young people still face challenges to employment, and they must also navigate serious risks to their health, such as smoking, early marriage and childbearing, or having unprotected sex.
Thursday, 07 February 2013
"On the occasion of the High-Level Panel’s meeting in Monrovia, Liberia during January 30-February 1, 2013, we the members of global, regional and national civil society welcome the commitment of the HLP and of the host government to outreach and engagement with civil society organisations.
Source: Centre for Reproductives RightsThe Monitoring Tool provides a means to monitor the implementation of specific State obligations in the field of reproductive rights.
Source: The Word We Want 2012
Thursday, 22 November 2012
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) create new scenarios, new ways for people to live, and these reflect real-life problems. Women need to assert their rights here with determination and without delay. Women may not have been an active part of policy-making conversations when internet governance started, but the rapid pace of change online means they need to participate now to ensure that the future of the internet is shaped taking into account women’s rights.
October 2012, the Comoros presented its combined initial, second, third and fourth periodic reports to the 53rd
session of the CEDAW Committee in Geneva. Vibeke B. Thomsen, Director of GenderHopes, participated as an observer.
Source: UNFPAAll human beings—regardless of age, sex, race or income—are equal in dignity and rights. Yet 222 million women in developing countries are unable to exercise the human right to voluntary family planning.
Thursday, 15 November 2012
"Dear Ms. Bachelet,
Women in Zimbabwe constitute 52% of the population meaning that they are in the majority. This statistic does not translate to women's proportionate representation in decision-making processes. Women are under-represented and are often left on the sidelines, while men position themselves as the front runners in politics as political leaders, in the law as judges, in business and
Source: Shabelle Media NetworkIIDA Women's Development Organization today launched a policy brief report detailing how Somali women's two decades of struggles have been crystalized in the Provisional Constitution.
Wednesday, 07 November 2012