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Enforcing Rights and Correcting Wrongs: Overcoming Gender Barriers in Legal Systems

December, 2011

The aims of this paper are two-fold: to uncover barriers to equality in legal systems that restrict human rights along gender lines – patent and latent; and to propose possible ways to redress legal discrimination for accelerating human development.

The focus of evidence is from countries of Asia-Pacific. However, given widespread gender-linked gaps in justice systems, and similarities of legal challenges posed, the paper is expected to be relevant also for other similarly placed countries.

Strategies of Resistance: Challenging the Cultural Disempowerment of Women

August, 2011

This book is an integral part of the Women Reclaiming and Redefining Cultures (WRRC) Programme, of which the VNC campaign is part. The publication presents the  strategies used by project partners to advance women’s rights in the face of culturally justified disempowerment and discusses their implementation in different contexts and in different thematic areas. This compilation is intended as a living resource, which will be amended and added to as women and organisations apply the strategies listed here to their own contexts, or try out new ones.

What the Women Say: The Arab Spring & Implications for Women

December, 2011

As the Arab world rumbles and shakes, women in the region are experiencing the good, the bad and the ugly that comes with instability, transition and crisis. From Tunisia and Egypt to Syria, Libya and Bahrain, women have been present and vocal in the street protest movements, standing shoulder to shoulder with the men, resisting the batons and tear gas, and being killed. Many have been key organizers and leaders in social networking, helping to articulate a common message and vision of freedom, democracy and equality, and providing logistical support to men at the frontlines of violence. They have also faced many of the same physical and sexual threats and risks that women elsewhere have encountered during crises and transitions, including harassment, assault and death. Despite their contribution, they are again facing exclusion from the political processes under way.

My M&E: Resource Center on Equity, Human Rights and Gender Equality-sensitive Evaluations

December, 2011

UNICEF and UN Women are pleased to announce the launch of a new free electronic resource center on Equity, Gender Equality and Human Rights responsive evaluation available at http://www.mymande.org/.

Violence Against Women Prevalence Data: Survey by Country

August, 2011

UN Women has released a resource that contains data on 86 countries concerning the prevalence of violence against women (VAW). The data on VAW includes physical and sexual violence and encompasses violence by intimate as well as non-intimate perpetrators.

Multi-Sectoral Approach to Women's Rights in Africa

June, 2011

In response to the growing need for implementation tools, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women has released a detailed manual on promoting women’s rights. The release comes at a critical time after many governments have ratified human rights treaties but have yet to fully adopt the commitments in national law.

The VNC Campaign: A 3-Year Evaluation Report

December, 2011

On behalf of the VNC Campaign team and its partners, we are very pleased to share with you the report of the evaluation of the VNC Campaign during the past three years (2008-2011).

Becoming a Women: A Report on the 16 Days Campaign 2011

December, 2011

This summary report documents the activities of Solidaritas Perempuan in Indonesia, during the 16 Days of Activism 2011.