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:UNFPA All 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.
Source:Sokwanele 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 Network IIDA 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.
Source:Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) The year 2011 marked 25 years since the entry into force of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African or Banjul Charter). In 2012, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission) celebrates 25 years since it came into operation in 1987. Since its adoption, the African Charter has been supplemented by the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa (Women’s Protocol).
MEWC’s Annual Review of the African Women’s Decade (AWD) aimed to evaluate the progress, or lack thereof, made to include and promote the rights of women at the country, regional, and Pan-African levels. This was achieved by presenting each country on the continent with a background and a presentation of progress and developments made within different areas.
Source:United Nations The present report is submitted pursuant to the presidential statement of the Security Council dated 26 October 2010 (S/PRST/2010/22), in which the Council requested me to continue to submit an annual report on the implementation of resolution 1325 (2000), and the presidential statement dated 28 October 2011 (S/PRST/2011/20), issued in connection with the open debate on women’s participation and role in conflict prevention and mediation,
Source:World Economic Forum The Global Gender Gap Index introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, is a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress. The Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparisons across regions and income groups, and over time.
Source:UNFPA How do the many the different components of the UNFPA mandate contribute to poverty reduction? This publication analyzes this question in detail, looking at both the micro level (impacts on individuals and households) and the larger picture. The document concludes that the strength of UNFPA's contribution to poverty reduction resides in the complementarity of different interventions and the synergies by which population dynamics, gender equality and reproductive health work together to reduce poverty.
Source:UNDP Since the Earth Summit twenty years ago, the international community has made historic achievements in advancing human development, including gender equality. But the world continues to face considerable social, economic and environmental challenges, and progress continues to be threatened by persisting gender inequalities.
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