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: 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.

Source: Equality Now
Equality Now and Solidarity for African Women's Rights (SOAWR) Release New Practical Guide on Using the Groundbreaking Protocol on Rights of Women in Africa

Source: Community Media For Development
This case study shares the process, techniques, and lessons learned from the Zaphamban' izindlela! radio drama, part of the People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA) Raising Her Voice Campaign in South Africa. Produced by CMFD (Community Media for Development) Productions and supported by Oxfam GB, the drama was distributed to community radio stations, organisations, and places of safety in South Africa, using humour to get people thinking, and talking, about women’s rights and the African Union Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa (AU Protocol).

Download the report under ‘Attachment’ below. You will also find details about publisher and the year of publication.

Personal and social communication have changed substantially with the use of ICTs, social networks and text messages. ICTs create new scenarios, new ways for people to live and these reflect real-life problems. Issues of security, privacy, and surveillance are now part of the debate around ICT development. Women should assert their rights here too, with determination and without delay. Women may not have been an active part of ICT development when the conversation started, but the rapid pace of change online, means they need to participate now to ensure that the future of the internet is shaped taking into account women’s rights concerns.

Source: UNFPA

UNITED NATIONS, New York – The number of women dying of pregnancy and childbirth related complications has almost halved in 20 years, according to new estimates released today by the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Bank.

Source: British Council
This report provides a comprehensive view of gender in Nigeria. It assesses progress in key areas, including: employment and livelihoods, education and health, political representation, and violence. It finds that women and girls suffer ssystematic disadvantage and discrimination that is magnified for those in the poorest States and sectors of society.

Source: UNDP
The 2012 Human Development Report for Africa explores why dehumanizing hunger remains pervasive in the region, despite abundant agricultural resources, a favorable growing climate, and rapid economic growth rates. It also emphasizes that food security – the ability to consistently acquire enough calories and nutrients for a healthy and productive life - is essential for human development.

Source: Women's Refugee Commission
This training is available on the Women's Refugee Commission's E-Learning portal.

This training will help individuals use the tools—Matrix and Decision Tree Diagram—developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Task Force on Safe Access to Firewood and alternative Energy (SAFE) to determine safe and appropriate means of meeting cooking fuel needs under difficult circumstances.

Source: WikiGender
is a term used to describe the post-conflict actions of a variety of agents with the intent to work toward more sustainable, peaceful relationships and governance modes and structures. Peacebuilding includes building legal and human rights institutions as well as fair and effective governance and dispute resolution processes and systems. To be effective, peacebuilding activities requires careful and participatory planning, coordination among various efforts, and sustained commitments by both local and donor partners.[1] Moreover, peacebuilding must incorporate a gendered perspective that takes into account the varying effects the process can have on women in particular.

Source: The African Women's Development and Communication Network (Femnet)
The information in the toolkit is a collection of rich experiences and contributions from a dedicated team. They include general members serving in all the Men to Men country programmes who include men and boys, women and girls of diverse socio economic backgrounds and have been actively involved in the Men to Men project activities.

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