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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.

AFMA 2017 9 —13 October

Sponsored by FEMNET, Rutgers Centre for Women’s Global Leadership, OSISA, UN Women and Christian Aid

By: Tandi Pilani

African  Women’s Strategy Convening on CSW62

Southern Sun Hotel, Johannesburg

7 October 2017

By Tandi Pilani

Source: United Nations Human Rights
On January 2016, the Assembly of the Heads of States and Governments of the African Union declared 2016 as the Africa Year of Human Rights with a particular focus on the rights of women. To commemorate the year, the African Union commissioned this report with technical support from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and contribution from UN Women.

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: Knowledge Gateway for Women's Economic Empowerment
In the past 50 years, women's legal status has improved all over the world. But many laws still make it difficult for women to fully participate in economic life. Sarah Iqbal and Paula Tavares from the World Bank Group presented key findings of the 2014 Women, Business and the Law report over a brown-bag lunch on 16 April 2014 at UN Women Headquarters in New York.

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.

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