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External Publications and Resources

The following is a list of publications and resources that have been created by other groups that we find relevant to the VNC Campaign. If you have a publications you would like to share with us, please write to: info@violenceisnotourculture.org

Report: Rising Restrictions on Religion

August, 2011

Pew Forum Executive Summary (12.08.2011) - Restrictions on religious beliefs and practices rose between mid-2006 and mid-2009 in 23 of the world's 198 countries (12%), decreased in 12 countries (6%) and remained essentially unchanged in 163 countries (82%), according to a new study by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life. Direct Link to Report:http://pewforum.org/uploadedFiles/Topics/Issues/Government/RisingRestrictions-web.pdf

Report on the Strategic Conversation on Addressing Gaps in the Defense of Women Human Rights Defenders

August, 2011

The VNC Campaign was privileged to be part of this meeting on women human rights defenders organised by the Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL) and the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition.  The Campaign was represented by AIsha Shaheed and Edna Aquino who took part in the Working Group on Families, Communities and Culture.

Child Marriage: Videos, Stories, Resources

January, 2011

The TrustLaw website has a section which focuses on the issue of child marriage globally.

Intersections Between Women's Equality, Culture, and Cultural Rights

August, 2011
Partners for Law and Development

 Report of the South Asia Plus Consultation on Culture, Women and Human RightsSeptember 2-3, 2010, Nepal With culture being such a contested terrain, particularly as it relates to equality claims of women and minorities, the development of cultural rights offers new understandings on culture and cultural diversity that reinforce the indivisibility of cultural rights with other human rights.

Defying the Odds: Lessons learnt from Men for Gender Equality Now

July, 2011

In 2001, the African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) took the first steps towards creating an African network of male activists against gender-based violence. In a regional consultative meeting which was organized by FEMNET that year, Kenyan men came together to form a local initiative “Men for Gender Equality Now” (MEGEN). This Project was facilitated and supported by FEMNET from 2004 to 2008 when the project became independent.

ICERD and CERD: A Guide for Civil Society Actors

July, 2011

This book should serve as a practical tool for all those who want to learn about ICERD and CERD, and especially those who seek to  work with ICERD and CERD more effectively in order to combat all forms of racial discrimination. It can also be used as a material in human rights teaching and training.

Podcast on 'Obedient Wives Club' with Marina Mahathir (SIS), Dr Farouk Musa (IRF) and Dr Azlina (OWC)

July, 2011

A podcast on the 'Obedient Wives Club', with views from Marina Mahathir (Sisters In Islam), Dr Farouk Musa (Islamic Renaissance Front) and Dr Azlina (Obedient Wives Club). 

Listen to it here: http://bfm.my/assets/files/daily_show/2011-07-06_EE_ObedientWivesClub.mp3

Women leading change in the Muslim world: Islamic jurisprudence, human rights norms and CEDAW

May, 2011
Ferdous Ara Begum

The concept of nondiscrimination and equal rights for both men and women in all spheres of their lives as enshrined in the CEDAW Convention (1979) and all other Human Rights Frameworks generated a new realization and discourse in the Islamic world. The Universal Declaration on human Rights (1948) states in Article one that ‘all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights’. By ratification of these International human rights frameworks States parties are in obligation to domesticate these human rights standard in their own legal system.

Domestic Violence in Muslim Communities

June, 2011
The Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence (API-IDV)

The Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence has organized resources for Muslim communities in the United States because so many Muslim immigrants living in the U.S. come from various regions in Asia: Central, East, South, Southeast, and West Asia, i.e. the Middle East. You can download them via the API IDV website here; or follow the links below. All links are to research conducted by API IDV.

 

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