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: European Peacebuilding Liaison Office
From 3 to 7 October 2011, the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO) and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) organised an online dialogue on “Implementation of UNSCR 1325 in Europe and Beyond: Lessons Learnt and Ways Forward”. The dialogue was held on the PeacePortal, with over 20 civil society representatives and individuals registered to participate from Liberia, Fiji Islands, South Africa, Croatia, UK, Italy, Nepal, Belgium, Canada, Georgia and the Netherlands.
Source: Human Rights Watch
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Many democracies have allowed their ties with repressive allies to temper their support for human rights in the Arab Spring protests, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2012. For reasons of principle and long-term interest, governments should stand firm with the people of the Middle East and North Africa when they demand their basic rights and work to ensure the transition to genuine democracies.
Source: UN WOMEN
Thursday, 19 January 2012
In accordance with its multi-year programme of work for 2010-2014, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will consider ‘The empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges' as its priority theme during its fifty-sixth session in 2012.
Source: The United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP)
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
The United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP)
has published a report titled Women at the frontline of climate change - Gender risks and hopes
. This report states that women are often in the frontline in respect to the impacts of a changing climate.
Source: UNFPAThe year 2010 marked the 15th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action at the Fourth World Conference on Women (1995). Among its many recommendations for achieving gender equality and equity is a call for access to financial services as a means of empowering women, especially the millions of women who live in impoverished and marginalized conditions around the world.
Our second infographic shows how investing in women creates a multiplying effect beyond the individual woman, extending benefits to her family and community.
Thursday, 05 January 2012
Investments in education create a multiplier effect that extends beyond the benefits of learning alone – with more education comes increased health, economic growth, civil societies and food security. USAID is committed to furthering the basic building blocks of education through a five-year education strategy.
Source: UNFPAThis publication discusses the global scale and recognition of the problem of female genital mutilation, and touches on how to engage health professionals to support abandonment of the practice. It describes changing patterns and practices, including medicalization, and analyzes the challenges FGM/C poses to the achievement of Millennium Development Goals.
Wednesday, 04 January 2012
Source: ReliefWebGlobal progress in both preventing and treating HIV emphasizes the benefits of sustaining investment in HIV/AIDS over the longer term. The latest report by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and UNAIDS "Report on the Global HIV/AIDS Response" indicates that increased access to HIV services resulted in a 15% reduction of new infections over the past decade and a 22% decline in AIDS-related deaths in the last five years.
Thursday, 01 December 2011