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:UNDP Gender inequality is costing sub-Saharan Africa on average $US95 billion a year, peaking at US$105 billion in 2014– or six percent of the region’s GDP – jeopardising the continent’s efforts for inclusive human development and economic growth, according to the Africa Human Development Report 2016.
Source:Network of Eritrean Women The Statement made by the Network of Eritrean Women to the UN Human Rights Council during the Commission of inquiry on Eritrea - 22nd Meeting 32nd Regular Session of Human Rights Council
Source:UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner As detailed below, gender-findings can be found in the following sections of the final (fulllength) report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea (UN Doc. A/HRC/32/CRP.1) of 8 June 2016:
Source:Oxfam In 2000, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1325 to uphold women’s rights in conflict and their roles in peace and security. Despite signs of progress, the impact on women’s lives and roles worldwide has been sporadic. This briefing argues that 15 years on, the UN and Member States should use a formal review of the Women, Peace and Security agenda as a crucial opportunity to address key gaps. New commitments should focus on women’s participation, preventing conflict and gender-based violence, monitoring and implementation, and financing.
Source:International Centre for Research on Women Every year, more than 14 million girls are married before their 18th birthday. Instead of playing and learning, child brides as young as 10 years old are often subjected to a life of isolation, poor health and abuse.
Source:The New York Times One in 10 girls worldwide have been forced into a sexual act, and six in 10 children ages 2 to 14 are regularly beaten by parents and caregivers, according to a report issued Thursday by the United Nations’ children’s agency, Unicef.
We representatives of women's rights, faith and community-based, civil society organizations, media and government from over 14 countries across the continent convened to deliberate on 'Strengthening African Women's Voices in the Post-2015 Processes' and the Africa We Want and Need.
Despite the threat of violence to the health and rights of women yet, for many years, there has been a dearth of nationally comparable data on domestic violence in sub-Saharan Africa. This paper examines whether women from poor households are more likely to experience violence from husband/partner than other women who are from middle or rich households.
Source:Afrobaromete Afrobarometer's survey of more than 50,000 people in 34 countries shows broad support for women's equality among both men and women, and widespread acceptance of women’s leadership capabilities. But significant minorities disagree, and support for women as leaders is much weaker in North Africa.
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