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Nepal: Preliminary Mapping of Gender Based Violence

January, 2012
Asia Foundation

Research carried out in 2008 in Surkhet and Dang districts in Nepal reveals that 81 percent of women face domestic violence frequently. This is a clear indication of the high level of domestic violence prevalent in Nepali society. Nepali women and girls are vulnerable to both domestic violence and public violence.

الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا: بوادر لاستمرار الاحتجاجات والقمع في 2012

January, 2012

حذرت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم في تقرير جديد حول الأحداث المأسوية التي شهدتها السنة الفائتة من أنه من المرجح أن يستمر تسميم أجواء الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا في 2012 جراء العنف والقمع الذي تمارسه الدول، ما لم تستيقظ الحكومات في الإقليم والقوى الدولية إلى مدى عمق التغيرات المطلوبة منها للتعامل مع ما يحدث.

Year of Rebellion: The State of Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa

January, 2012

Repression and state violence is likely to continue to plague the Middle East and North Africa in 2012 unless governments in the region and international powers wake up to the scale of the changes being demanded of them, Amnesty International warned today in a new report into the dramatic events of the last year.

In the 80-page Year of Rebellion: State of Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa, the organization describes how governments across the region were willing in 2011 to deploy extreme violence in an attempt to resist unprecedented calls for fundamental reform.

Pakistan: Stop Staring! (Film)

January, 2012

 

For English subtitles press "CC" on video.

 

Pakistan: Stop Street Harassment 1.2 (Film)

January, 2012

 

 

"Street Harassment is a global phenomenon that is largely overlooked, and even considered acceptable despite there being laws against it in many places including Pakistan. Street harassment includes making sexually explicit comments, ogling, whistling, following and groping.

Gender-Based Violence in Southern Sudan: Justice for Women Long Overdue

December, 2011

A Study for the Enough Project by the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School

INTRODUCTION

Southern Sudan has a history of gender-based violence (GBV) during times of conflict and instability. GBV is any act of violence against women that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or private life.2

Electoral Politics: Making Quotas Work for Women

December, 2011

The goal of reducing gender inequalities in political representation has been elusive in many different kinds of political systems, even though women have made substantial progress in legal rights, education, economic resources, employment opportunities, and healthcare in the same polities. This book argues that gender quotas are an important strategy to improve women's political representation in legislatures and political parties and it lays out the history of this approach across the globe.