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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: Forbes
You can find the future of the world’s women not in Scandinavia or the U.S., but among the entrepreneurs who line the streets of Mumbai, Manila and Sao Paulo.

Source: Open Society
Women worldwide have been forced or coerced by medical personnel to submit to permanent and irreversible sterilization procedures. Despite condemnation from the United Nations, cases of forced and coerced sterilization have been reported in North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Source: International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW)
Economically empowering women is essential both to realize women’s rights and to achieve broader development goals such as economic growth, poverty reduction, health, education and welfare. But women’s economic empowerment is a multifaceted concept so how can practitioners, researchers and donors design effective, measurable interventions?

Source: Gender Action
Gender Action and Friends Of the Earth International present our report on the gender impacts of the Chad-Cameroon Oil Pipeline and West African Gas Pipelines (WAGP).

Source: Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Network
This overview by the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Network will give a general perspective on the current human rights situation of women in the Horn of Africa.

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: 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.

Source: World Bank
The lives of girls and women have changed dramatically over the past quarter century. The pace of change has been astonishing in some areas, but in others, progress toward gender equality has been limited—even in developed countries.

Source: Development for International Development
This report is the DFID Africa Gender Equality Action Plan. The action plan outlines what DFID is doing in Africa to promote gender equality as a fundamental aspect of its ongoing development work.

Source: Equality Now
This report draws from the Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).  Since 2005, this committee has referenced discrimination against women in law in 137 countries.

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