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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.

Source: UNFPA
This publication discusses the global scale and recognition of the problem of female genital mutilation, and touches on how to engage health professionals to support abandonment of the practice. It describes changing patterns and practices, including medicalization, and analyzes the challenges FGM/C poses to the achievement of Millennium Development Goals.

Source: ReliefWeb
Global progress in both preventing and treating HIV emphasizes the benefits of sustaining investment in HIV/AIDS over the longer term. The latest report by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and UNAIDS "Report on the Global HIV/AIDS Response" indicates that increased access to HIV services resulted in a 15% reduction of new infections over the past decade and a 22% decline in AIDS-related deaths in the last five years.

Source: ReliefWeb
As the United Nations conference on climate change opens in South Africa, a new World Bank study demonstrates that women, when fully empowered, can be an important force for change as countries and citizens grapple with the impacts of climate change and prepare to adapt to them.

Source: Amnesty International
Torture has been widely viewed in the past in terms of pain and suffering inflicted on a person – usually assumed to be male – in the custody of the state.

Source: UNAIDS
A new report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), released today shows that 2011 was a game changing year for the AIDS response with unprecedented progress in science, political leadership and results. The report also shows that new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths have fallen to the lowest levels since the peak of the epidemic.

Source: UN WOMEN
The UN Secretary-General’s annual report to the Security Council on women and peace and security has been released ahead of the Open Debate. The report analyzes progress in implementing Security Council resolution 1325, which was passed in 2000, along with related commitments on women, peace and security.

Source:  ReliefWeb
Post-conflict Central Africa threatened by organized crime. Conflict in Central Africa appears to have declined markedly in recent years. According to the UNODC report Organized Crime and Instability in Central Africa: A Threat Assessment, the current instability and violence

Source: Southern Africa Litigation Centre
This manual seeks to be a resource for private and public lawyers in southern Africa who are litigating cases in domestic courts that strengthen the rights of people living with and affected by HIV.

Source: UN WOMEN
Even though many African governments have ratified international and regional human rights treaties and have made commitments to respect, promote and protect women’s rights and to eliminate discrimination against women, the translation of these commitments into national laws, policies and programmes remains a challenge.

Source: Economist Intelligence Unit
Women's economic opportunity: A new global index and ranking, is an Economist Intelligence Unit publication. It presents the results of a global benchmarking model built and scored by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

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