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: UN Habitat If policies to improve and enhance places are to address gender inequality, they must also take into account the issues and needs of both women and men. The policy implications are clear. Gender-sensitive urban planning starts with the needs of people in communities. The design of places and spaces needs to reflect the socio-cultural needs of women as well as men, girls as well as boys.
Source:FAO Women are the backbone of the rural economy, especially in the developing world. Yet they receive only a fraction of the land, credit, inputs (such as improved seeds and fertilizers), agricultural training and information compared to men.
Source:Open Society Foundation The eastern areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been called the worst areas in the world to be a woman or child. For the past 15 years, women and girls in the region have suffered mass sexual violence on an unimaginable scale, perpetrated by the Congolese army, rebels, militias, and others.
Source:Women International League for Peace & Freedom Femmes Africa Solidarité, WILPF and World YWCA submit this joint-‐statement expressing concern that the provision of services and reparations for women survivors of conflict-‐related sexual violence remains inadequate. Access to justiceand effective accountability mechanisms are an integral part of reparation, but to date, the ideals of restorative justice have yet to be realized.
Source:UNFPA This collaborative working paper, and the shorter technical briefing note derived from it, discuss hidden dimensions of urban poverty, and the different ways in which they impact men and women. This gender perspective supports a broader understanding of urban poverty that stretches beyond income to include domestic and care responsibilities, dependency and powerlessness.
Source: UN The adoption of the Millennium Declaration in 2000 by all United Nations Member States marked an historic moment, as world leaders committed to tackle extreme poverty in its many dimensions and create a better life for everyone. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) translate this commitment into a framework of measurable goals and targets by which progress can be measured.
Source: Center for Security Studies At the normative level, international demands that women be better protected from sexual violence in conflicts and be more strongly involved in peace support have left their mark. However, UN Resolution 1325, which was passed over ten years ago, has only seen limited implementation so far. Traditional societal structures in conflict-ridden states and disparate levels of interest among UN member states prevent a stronger emphasis on the gender-specific implications of violent conflicts. In the case of Switzerland’s peace support activities, gender mainstreaming is a well-established feature.
Source:Food and Africulture Organisation of the United Nations ( FAO) This fact sheet highlights the progress of rural women against key Millennium Development Goal (MDG) indicators, pointing to some of the advancements made and gaps that still exist. It suggests that globally, and with only a few exceptions, rural women fare worse than rural men and urban women and men for every MDG indicator for which data are available.
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