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Discrimination, Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Minorities & Protected GroupsReportReport of the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinnism on the expert workshop on witchcraft and human rights

This report was submitted by the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism, Ikponwosa Ero, pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 28/6.

OHCHRGlobal2018

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Gender Equality, LGBT Rights, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsReportWorld Report 2019

This 2019 report by Human Rights Watch reviews the events and acts of 2017 – 2018 in an attempt to summarise the key human rights findings.

Human Rights WatchGlobal2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsReportAnnual Progress Report 2017-2018: Supporting the Pacific Leaders' Gender Equality Declaration

The Annual Progress Report, covering the period July 2017 to June 2018, features stories that highlight the voices of Pacific women and men and the key achievements across the 14 countries supported by Pacific Women in the core outcomes of: Leadership and Decision Making; Economic Empowerment; Ending Violence against Women; and Enhancing Agency.

Pacific Women Shaping Pacific DevelopmentPacific2019

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Discrimination, Domestic Violence, Hate Speech & Hate Crime, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & GirlsReport, ReportReport of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

The Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice presents this examination of the discrimination against women and girls in cultural and family life. Upon analysing the impact of culture and religion on the enjoyment of equal rights by women and girls in society and the family, the Working Group redefines family by incorporating a gender perspective. In recalling the obligation of States to combat discrimination against women in cultural and family life, the Working Group makes several recommendations, drawing on good practices, for the establishment of true equality between the sexes in cultural and family life.

Dubravka Šimonovi, Manjoo. R, Special Rapporteur on Violence against WomenGlobal2014

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Gender & Development, LGBT RightsBriefing NoteLeave No Student Behind - Creating Safe Schools and Support for LGBT Students

This briefing report looks at how Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, is relevant and applicable to all students regardles of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC).

OutRight Action InternationalGlobal2019

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Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksMonitoring and Evaluation Tools: Developing knowledge, attitude and practice surveys and measuring advocacy

There are now two new tools available for Pacific Women’s implementing partners for monitoring and evaluation data collection.

Pacific Women Shaping Pacific DevelopmentPacific2019

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Customary Law, Family & Personal Law, Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportThematic Report on discrimination against women in cultural and family life

This report was submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolutions 15/23 and 26/5. In chapter II, the Working Group summarizes its activities from the submission of its last report to the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/26/39) until March 2015. In chapter III, it addresses discrimination against women in cultural and family life

UNWG on discrimination against womenGlobal2015

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Gender Recognition, Legislative Reform, LGBT RightsArticlesThe paradox of recognition: hijra, third gender and sexual rights in Bangladesh

This paper focuses on the shift of the historical, traditional and cultural category of third gender into a legal category of third gender in Bangladesh.

Adnan HossainAsia2017

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Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportCaribbean Experiences With Collecting Data on Violence Against Women and Girls

The main purpose of this report is to provide a resource from which countries in the region can draw good practices for future survey rounds. Used alongside the Technical Guidance Note this document provides governments and NGOs with an important starting point in planning and implementing activities to improve what we know about Violence Against Women & Girls in the Caribbean. The report also gives insights into how the WHO methodology for collecting data on Violence Against Women & Girls was ‘translated’ in the region and insights into the challenges and successes of implementing the survey and qualitative study and the accompanying ethical protocols.

Carol Watson Williams, UN WomenCaribbean2020

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Discrimination, Hate Speech & Hate Crime, Legislative ReformReportHate Speech & Hate Crime: Should the Current Offences be Extended'

This is the final report of the Law Commission project reviewing the law on Hate Speech & Hate Crime from The Law Commission.

Law Commission UKEurope & UK2014

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Legislative Reform, LGBT RightsArticles‘Buggery’ and the Commonwealth Caribbean: a comparative examination of the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago

This comparative study attempts to look at the historical and current context of the ‘buggery’ laws in the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Gaskins, JosephCaribbean2013

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Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsReportMutually Supporting Priorities: The CARICOM GEI and the SDGS

Agenda 2030’s commitment to “leave no one behind” requires an ambitious and highly disaggregated data collection effort by every government and multilateral entity. The CARICOM Gender Equality Indicators (GEI) framework will enhance governments’ capacity to monitor and assess their progress in meeting gender equality commitments specified in the Beijing Platform for Action, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the SDGs. Commitments to collecting data to monitor SDG progress will be specifically facilitated by GEI data collection, and vice versa. This document sets out the mutually supporting priorities of the CARICOM GEI and the SDGS.

UN WomenCaribbean2019

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Discrimination, Hate Speech & Hate Crime, UN Treaty Bodies & RapporteursLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesInternational Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, a multilateral treaty was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 19 December 1966.

United NationsGlobal1966

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LGBT Rights, Minorities & Protected Groups, Muslim Family LawBooksThe Malaysian dilemma: negotiating sexual diversity in a Muslim-majority Commonwealth state

This chapter excerpt looks at managing the delicate balance of sexual diversiy in a Mulsim majority Commonwealth country.

S., ShahAsia2013

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender Equality, Women's Human RightsReportStatus of Women and Men Report: Productive Employment and Decent Work for All

This report explores women’s and men’s position in the labour force in six Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States (Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago) and provides insight into progress made with regard to achieving gender equality in the world of work. The findings of a policy and statistical analysis reveal that structural barriers remain to women experiencing equality in this sphere, despite notable progress in educational attainment. An analysis of available data and information confirms that women in CARICOM are not experiencing their right to decent work to the same extent as men.

UN WomenGlobal2019

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Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Legislative Reform, Women's Human RightsReportChild Marriage in the Middle East and North Africa: A multi-country study

The UNICEF study involved six MENA countries; Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Yemen and was undertaken to assess the prevalence of child marriage, nature of child marriage practices and the political and socio economic factors influencing child marriage practices the region.

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), UnicefMiddle East2018

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Decriminalisation, Legislative Reform, LGBT RightsBooksDecriminalisation of consensual same-sex sexual acts in the South Asian Commonwealth: struggles in contexts

This chapter excerpt focuses on the Commonwealth countries of South Asia specifically Bangladesh, India, the Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka who (at the time of publication) criminalise consensual homosexual acts and compares the potential challenges to decriminalisation.

Baudh, SumitAfrica2013

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Gender & Development, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksGender Responsive Budgeting: A Tool for Enhancing Parliamentary Oversight and Accountability

In most countries, parliamentary debate on and approval of the national budget is required. This makes parliamentarians critical actors in ensuring that budget allocations and expenditures are undertaken in a transparent, accountable and fair manner. Gender responsive budgeting (GRB), is a strategy to achieve gender equality, by ensuring that interventions required to eliminate inequalities between women and men and boys and girls are adequately financed. Therefore, GRB enhances the oversight and accountability role that parliaments have on national planning and budgeting processes. This guide had been developed to serve as a quick resource for parliamentarians on GRB; supporting your contribution to open, accountable and transparent planning and budgeting for gender equality.

UN WomenGlobal2019

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Discrimination, Hate Speech & Hate Crime, LGBT Rights, Violence Against Women & GirlsNews ArticlesSix Hate Speech & Hate Crimes that shocked South Africa

This TimesLive article looks at how The Hate Speech & Hate Crimes Working Group (HCWG) called on government to fast track passing the Prevention and Combating of Hate Speech & Hate Crimes and Hate Speech bill into law in early 2018. Following this the article sets out a list of six Hate Speech & Hate Crimes which shook South Africa.

Naledi, ShangeAfrica2018

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LGBT Rights, Sexual & Reproductive Health RightsArticles“I thought we are safe”: Southern African lesbians' experiences of living with HIV

This article looks at how lesbian and queer identifying women are ignored and excluded on discourses of HIV prevention and education. This community participatory study is based on in-depth interviews with 24 self-identifying African lesbians living with HIV in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia and focuses on their personal experiences and circumstances.

and Ian Southey-Swartz, Theo Sandfort, Vasu Reddy, Zethu MatebeniAfrica2013

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Violence Against Women & GirlsReportGender-Based Violence in Trinidad and Tobago

After reviewing various models of assessing the prevalence of gender-based violence, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), CARICOM statistical experts and the CARICOM Council of Ministers of Human and Social Development agreed to adopt the CARICOM Model on National Prevalence Surveys on Gender-based Violence. The model promotes a quantitative and qualitative approach to assessing the prevalence of violence against women. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) managed the implementation of the quantitative survey. UN Women managed the implementation of the qualitative study, which complements the quantitative perspective on IPV and its impact on women’s health.

Gabrielle Hosein, UN WomenCaribbean2018

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Discrimination, Hate Speech & Hate Crime, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportMisogyny as a Hate Speech & Hate Crime

This academic paper looks at how the Nottingham police are treating misogyny as a Hate Speech & Hate Crime. An “issue raised at the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Domestic Violence in March 2017 was whether this could be rolled out nationwide or whether the term misogyny would have to be replaced by ‘gender based’ Hate Speech & Hate Crime”. This paper examines these issues further.

FR (Brunel University), KaganasGlobal2017

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Decriminalisation, Legislative Reform, LGBT RightsBooksComparative analysis of decriminalisation and change across the Commonwealth: understanding contexts and discerning strategies

This chapter excerpt looks to compare and understand the context and methods of LGBT+ decriminalisation across the Commonwealth.

Corinne Lennox and Matthew WaitesCommonwealth2013

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Legal Advocacy, Legislative Reform, LGBT RightsReport, Report“I Have to Leave to Be Me”: Discriminatory Laws against LGBT People in the Eastern Caribbean

This report focuses on the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in small island states of the Eastern Caribbean. It demonstrates, through individual testimony, how existing discriminatory legislation negatively impacts LGBT populations, making them ready victims of discrimination, violence, and abuse. The report includes seven Eastern Caribbean countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Human Rights WatchCaribbean2018

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Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsBriefing NoteEnlisting the Whole Government to Benefit the Whole Girl: Ending Child, Early, and Forced Marriage

An estimated 15 million girls around the world are married every year before they turn 18, often with no choice about when or whom they marry. This brief advises the US government on the specific, concrete actions it can take to advance the rights and empowerment of adolescent girls and end child, early, and forced marriage. IWHC co-authored this publication as co-chair of Girls Not Brides USA, a coalition of more than 50 US-based organisations committed to working together to end child, early, and forced marriage worldwide.

Girls Not Brides USAGlobal2018

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Gender EqualityReportGender equality and youth: opportunities and risks of digitalisation

This report by the European Insitute for Gender Equality looks at digitalisation and the risks and opportunities is poses in terms of gender equality as well as its particular impact on youth.

European Institute for Gender EqualityEurope & UK2018

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender Equality, Women's Human RightsBriefing NoteThe impact of PPPs on gender equality and women’s rights

As public-private partnerships (PPPs) are increasingly promoted, concerns about their impact are rising. This briefing explores the effect of PPPs on gender equality and women’s rights – highlighting concerns over increasing costs to governments alongside threats to the provision of universal, gender-transformative public services. It concludes that the ideologically driven promotion of PPPs should be replaced by a much more nuanced and evidenced approach.

Gender & Development NetworkGlobal2020

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Discrimination, Hate Speech & Hate Crime, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsNews ArticlesReview of UK Hate Speech & Hate Crime law to consider misogyny and ageism

This 2018 Guardian artice by Home Affairs correspondent Jamie Grierson, is a addresses the Law Commissions review of UK Hate Speech & Hate Crime law to consider misogyny and ageism

Grierson. J, The GuardianEurope & UK2018

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Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsFactsheet#DigitalRespect4Her Factsheet

This factsheet provides information, facts and data on online violence and its impact on women and girls.

European CommissionEurope & UK2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender Equality, Women's Human RightsBriefing NotePush No One Behind: how current economic policy exacerbates gender inequality

Aspirations to ‘leave no one behind’ cannot be met while women continue to be pushed behind by economic policies such as austerity. Governments must instead consider the myriad of
alternative policies that put rights and equality first.

FEMNET, Gender & Development NetworkGlobal2019

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Human Rights, Legislative ReformAcademic PapersRule of Law Reform in Transitional States: Bringing Method to the Madness – A Review of Advancing the Rule of Law Abroad: Next Generation Reform by Rachel Kleinfeld

This academic paper is a review of Advancing the Rule of Law Abroad: Next Generation Reform by Rachel Kleinfeld, which presents a rethinking of goals and methods of rule of law reform into a new theory of the field

David PimentalGlobal2015

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Customary Law, Family & Personal Law, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportBreathing Life into the Maputo Protocol: Case Digest - Jurisprudence on the Rights of Women and Girls in Africa

This Digest aims to promote the use of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (the Maputo Protocol). It analyses specific court decisions from various jurisdictions in African States and in regional human rights mechanisms that have referred to or implemented the Maputo Protocol.

Equality NowAfrica2018

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Economic Impact of Equality, Women's Human RightsBriefing NoteHow social protection, public services and infrastructure impact women’s rights

This briefing note looks at the ways that social protection, public services and infrastructure interact with women’s rights and gender equality. If Governments maximise available resource spending in these areas, it can be a powerful tool for gender equality and women’s rights when implemented in an integrated gender-responsive and transformative way.

FEMNET, Gender & Development NetworkGlobal2019

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Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Gender Equality, Women's Human RightsReportNew Global Estimates Of Child Marraige

This UNICEF publication, follows the validation of several large scale national surveys in early 2018. UNICEF has released revised figures for the global prevalence and burden of child marriage, as well as revised projections for the next decade. This presentation explains the reasons for changing trends and their implications for the future.

UnicefGlobal2018

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UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Women's Human RightsReportConcluding Observations on the eighth periodic report of Mauritius

The concluding observations of CEDAW of the eighth periodic report of Mauritius.

CEDAWAfrica2018

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Economic Impact of Equality, Women's Human RightsBriefing NoteRealising Women's Human Rights: the role of public debt in Africa

This briefing outlines how public debt and its servicing are a particular problem for the African continent, undermining the ability of governments to meet their commitments on gender equality and the promotion of women’s rights. The costs of servicing this debt are disproportionately borne by women, while the funds borrowed are rarely spent in ways that prioritise women’s rights.

Dinah Musindarwezo, Gender & Development NetworkAfrica2018

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Hate Speech & Hate Crime, Human Rights, Legal AdvocacyReportAction Against Hate The UK Government’s plan for tacklng Hate Speech & Hate Crime - 'two years on'

This report is a review of The UK Government’s plan for tacklng Hate Speech & Hate Crime through it’s Action Against Hate Plan, two years from implementation

HM GovernmentEurope & UK2018

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Legal Advocacy, Legislative ReformBriefing NoteCommonwealth Insights: Briefing on Legislative Reform

This briefing note provides an overview of key themes relating to legislative reform and LGBT rights and mental health in the Commonwealth states of the Seychelles and Belize. The briefing followed a session held at the Commonwealth People’s Forum as CHOGM 2018.

Commonwealth FoundationCommonwealth2018

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Intersectional Discrimination, Minorities & Protected Groups, Women's Human RightsReportInvisible Realities: Understanding the Lived Experiences of Women with Disabilities in Rural Nepal

Invisible Realities: Understanding the Lived Experiences of Women with Disabilities in Rural Nepal’ documents the prevalence and types of violence against women and girls (Violence Against Women & Girls) amongst women with disabilities in Nepal.

Womankind WorldwideAsia2019

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Hate Speech & Hate Crime, Human RightsReportTackling Hate Speech & Hate Crime in the UK

This background briefing produced by Amnesty International UK is based on their work with the Centre for Hate Studies at the University of Leicester. Amnesty Commissioned the Centre for Hate Studies to address questions on tackling Hate Speech & Hate Crime in the UK

Amnesty InternationalEurope & UK2017

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Access to Justice, Domestic Violence, Violence Against Women & GirlsToolkits & HandbooksMapping Support Services for Victims of Violence Against Women In Line with the Istanbul Convention Standards: Methodology and Tools

This guide produced by the Council of Europe provides information on methodology and tools that can be used to map support services for victims of violence against women in line with the Istanbul Convention standards.

Council of Europe, Professor Liz KellyGlobal2018

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Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportPowerful Partnership: The power of programmes that challenge harmful traditional practices - Learning from Kenya and Tanzania

It is estimated that more than 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone FGM. There are a further 3 million girls at risk of undergoing FGM every year. This learning paper is the second in a learning papers series produced by Womankind which shares insight, analysis and reflection from our portfolio of work and builds upon a body of learning to support women’s rights and movement strengthening.

Womankind WorldwideAfrica2019

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Access to Justice, Domestic Violence, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportMy scar in no way is my stigma Acid attacks against women and girls; motives, means and survivors reclaiming power

Corrosive materials have been used to disfigure women and girls for more than two hundred years. It is an extreme form of violence and uses an extreme weapon. It is not restricted to one particular group and can affect women and girls regardless of their race, religion, class, sexuality or geographical location. This ActionAid report explores why perpetrators use acid violence to target the bodies of women and girls, and what must be done to prevent it.

Action AidGlobal2017

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Harassment, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportUnsafe on the streets

This report maps experiences of street sexual harassment.

Plan InternationalGlobal2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender Equality, Women's Human RightsBriefing NoteDebt and gender equality: How debt servicing conditions harm women in Africa

Debt crises are increasing across the African continent, and debt related policies continue to be designed with little or no regard for the realisation of human rights in general, and women’s rights in particular. To reduce the cost of public debt, we need to improve the international legal framework for the prevention and resolution of debt crises.

Dinah Musindarwezo, Jubilee Debt Campaign UK, Womankind Worldwide and Tim JonesAfrica2019

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Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportCommon Cause, Collaborative Response: Violence against women and girls and sexual and reproductive health and rights

This report was released on the occasion of the international Family Planning summit, held on 11th July 2017, a follow up to the 2012 summit on the same theme. As a result of the commitments in 2012, 538,000 maternal deaths have been averted through modern contraception use. This report examines the common causes of vioiolence against women and girls and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Action AidGlobal2017

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Human Rights Defenders, Legal Advocacy, Women's Human RightsReportStronger Together: The power of feminist programmes to strengthen women's movements in Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe

This report outlines three different projects undertaken by WomanKind Worldwide in Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe and draws togeher evidence and learning from these projects with regard to feminist movement-building.

Womankind WorldwideAfrica2019

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Human Rights Defenders, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsPolicy PapersBreaking the Silence: Ending online violence and abuse against women’s rights activists

Breaking the Silence: Ending online: ending online violence and abuse against women’s rights activists is a policy briefing from Womankind Worldwide shedding light on the reality of online violence and abuse for women right’s activists – and the crucial need to address it in any pursuit for gender equality.

By Maria Vlahakis, Womankind WorldwideAfrica2018

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Economic Impact of Equality, Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportDouble Jeopardy: Violence against women and economic inequality

Drawing on participatory research with women ActionAid works with in Uganda, Cambodia, India and Brazil, this 2017 report highlights their experiences of oppression and exploitation – including for economic gain – through the patriarchal structures and systems that permeate the modern global economy.

Action AidGlobal2017

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Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportAn Analysis of Judicial Sentencing Practices in Sexual & Gender-Based Violence Cases in the Pacific Island Region: Consistency. Transparency. Accountability.

This report by ICAAD and DLA Piper highlights the extent to which gender bias continues to prevent women from accessing justice on an equal basis with men. It argues that for women to be afforded equal access to justice, gender bias in the courts must be tackled through a combination of education, law reform and monitoring.

Christie. E, Singh. H, Singh. Japreet.Pacific2015

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Access to Justice, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportRoutes to Justice: Responses to Violence Against Women

Violence against women and girls (Violence Against Women & Girls) is a common occurrence in Zimbabwe, with one in every three girls experiencing sexual violence before they turn 18. This research report by Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association (ZWLA), supported by Comic Relief and Womankind Worldwide, seeks to document practical lessons from ZWLA’s Access to Justice programme on barriers to women accessing justice for Violence Against Women & Girls.

Zimbabwe Women Lawyers AssociationAfrica2018

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Hate Speech & Hate Crime, Legislative ReformAcademic PapersSubmission of Evidence to Scottish Government Independent Review of Hate Speech & Hate Crime Legislation (Bracadale Review)

This academic paper authored by Olga Jurasz and Kim Barker was written to present evidence in a submission of evidence to Scottish Government Independent Review of Hate Speech & Hate Crime Legislation (Bracadale Review)

Barker, K & Jurasz, OEurope & UK2017

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Domestic Violence, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksSexual and Gender-Based Violence in the Pacific Islands: Handbook on Judicial Sentencing Practices

This handbook by ICAAD and Clifford Chance aims to serve as a training tool for lawyers conducting PIC case law analysis. It includes a step-by-step reference guide outlining where and how to identify cases, case classification, examples of contentious factors to look out for in sentencing decisions, how to interpret results and sample case studies.

Goddard. E, Harris. S., Huts. S, Leese. R, Singh. H, Singh. JPacific2018

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Legal Advocacy, Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, Women's Human RightsReportBreaking Ground 2020: Treaty Monitoring Bodies on Reproductive Rights

This booklet summarises the jurisprudence from United Nations treaty monitoring bodies on reproductive rights, particularly the standards on reproductive health information and contraception, maternal health care, abortion, and emerging issues in international human rights law. It is intended to provide treaty body experts and human rights advocates with succinct and accessible information on the standards being adopted across treaty monitoring bodies surrounding these important rights.

Center for Reproductive RightsGlobal2019

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Domestic Violence, Family & Personal Law, Violence Against Women & GirlsAcademic PapersAttitudes towards domestic violence in 49 low- and middle-income countries: A gendered analysis of prevalence and country-level correlates

This academic paper presents gendered ecological analyses of the societal acceptance of domestic violence in 49 low and middle-income countries (LMICs) across a range of geographical regions.

Hecotr, Lynn and Catalan, SardinhaGlobal2018

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Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportKiribati - Legal Analysis on Violence Against Women: Drafting Options for Legislative Reform

This report by RRRT aims to assist Kiribati to make changes to their laws and policies relating to violence against women in order to ensure the full protection of women from all forms of violence. It provides recommendations aimed to support efforts to provide justice, support protection and remedies to victims as well as holding perpetrators accountable.

Secretariat of the Pacific Community - Pacific Regional Rights Resource TeamPacific2013

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Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, Women's Human RightsFactsheetEuropean Abortion Law Fact Sheet

A comparative overview of abortion laws in Europe.

Center for Reproductive RightsEurope & UK2019

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Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Violence Against Women & GirlsNews ArticlesFGM – Female Genital Mutilation – Major Decline in Africa, But Still Widespread in Western Asia - Study

“A team of scientists based in Britain and South Africa conducted the most sophisticated statistical analysis of FGM rates, covering 29 countries and stretching back to 1990. They drew upon data from two distinct surveys encompassing close to 210,000 children, carried out for the Demographic Health Survey and UNICEF.” This article states that whilst FGM level remain high they are declining.

CTV NewsAfrica2018

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Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportSamoa - Legal Analysis on Violence Against Women: Drafting Options for Legislative Reform

This report by RRRT aims to assist Samoa to make changes to their laws and policies relating to violence against women in order to ensure the full protection of women from all forms of violence. It provides recommendations aimed to support efforts to provide justice, support protection and remedies to victims as well as holding perpetrators accountable.

Secretariat of the Pacific Community - Pacific Regional Rights Resource TeamPacific2013

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Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, Women's Human RightsReportThey Are Girls: Reproductive Rights Violations in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood Global, Mujeres Transformando el Mundo (MTM Guatemala), Observatorio en Salud Sexual y Reproductiva (OSAR Guatemala), Surkuna Ecuador, Fundación Desafío (Ecuador), and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP have brought four cases before the United Nations Human Rights Committee to call attention to the human rights abuses experienced by women and girls who are subjected to sexual violence in Latin America and the Caribbean, and who do not have access to sexual and reproductive health. With these cases, they are holding governments accountable for these transgressions.

Center for Reproductive RightsAmericas2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender & Development, Sustainable Development Goals SDGsIndexesIbrahim Index of African Governance

The Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) is a tool that measures and monitors governance performance in African countries. This is the 2018 publication

Mo Ibrahim FoundationAfrica2018

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Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportSolomon Islands - Legal Analysis on Violence Against Women: Drafting Options for Legislative Reform

This report by RRRT aims to assist Solomon Islands to make changes to their laws and policies relating to violence against women in order to ensure the full protection of women from all forms of violence. It provides recommendations aimed to support efforts to provide justice, support protection and remedies to victims as well as holding perpetrators accountable.

Secretariat of the Pacific Community - Pacific Regional Rights Resource TeamPacific2013

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Intersectional Discrimination, Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, Women's Human RightsFactsheetPerilous Pregnancies: Health Care for Undocumented Migrant Women in the EU

This report describes the laws and policies that directly, or indirectly, prevent undocumented migrant women from accessing free or subsidised care in the EU, and sets out a series of concrete recommendations for member states. It examines the multiple impacts and grave forms of harm caused by these laws and policies. In particular, it details the manner in which these laws and policies may impede or prevent undocumented migrant women from accessing early, regular and appropriate antenatal care. This sharply increases the risk of poor maternal health outcomes, obstetric emergencies, and pregnancy-related complications during childbirth.

Center for Reproductive Rights, Katrine E. Thomasen and Leah HoctorEurope & UK2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender & Development, Sustainable Development Goals SDGsIndexesThe Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index

In 2015, the leaders of 193 governments promised to reduce inequality as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Now Development Finance International and Oxfam produced the first index to measure the commitment of governments to reducing the gap between the rich and the poor in this same year.

OxfamGlobal2017

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Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportTonga - Legal Analysis on Violence Against Women: Drafting Options for Legislative Reform

This report by RRRT aims to assist Tonga to make changes to their laws and policies relating to violence against women in order to ensure the full protection of women from all forms of violence. It provides reommendations aimed to support efforts to provide justice, support protection and remedies to victims as well as holding perpetrators accountable.

Secretariat of the Pacific Community - Pacific Regional Rights Resource TeamPacific2013

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Legislative Reform, Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsPolicy PapersLegislative Brief: Abortion Law Reform in Achieving the Development Goals of the Philippines

This briefing paper discusses the grave impact of the Philippines’ restrictive abortion laws on women’s health and rights and the development of the nation. It highlights the critical role Congress members can play in fulfilling the government’s obligation to realise Filipinos’ reproductive rights. This includes ensuring that the constitution and country’s penal laws clearly legalise abortion, at a minimum, when a pregnancy endangers the life or physical or mental health of the pregnant woman.

Center for Reproductive RightsAsia2018

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Intersectional Discrimination, Minorities & Protected Groups, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportUnequal Regard, Unequal Protection: Public authority responses to violence against BME women in England

In 2017, Sisters For Change launched its report, Unequal Regard, Unequal Protection: Public authority responses to violence against Black and Minority Ethnic women in England at the House of Lords in London. The report, assessing six local authority areas across England, was produced in collaboration with five BME Violence Against Women (VAW) service providers. It presents the most extensive analysis of public authority responses to violence against BME women to date, with a scope that ranges from an evaluation of current practices of commissioning and funding of BME VAW service providers, to a legal analysis of the weaknesses and failings in current public authority and criminal justice responses to BME victims of domestic abuse and slavery, domestic homicide, trafficking and child sexual exploitation, to findings revealing discrimination in the provision of social care and support to BME victims of violence.

Sisters For ChangeEurope & UK2017

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Customary Law, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportTuvalu - Legal Analysis on Violence Against Women: Drafting Options for Legislative Reform

This report by RRRT aims to assist Tuvalu make changes to their laws and policies relating to violence against women in order to ensure the full protection of women from all forms of violence. It provides recommendations aimed to support efforts to provide justice, support protection and remedies to victims as well as holding perpetrators accountable.

Secretariat of the Pacific Community - Pacific Regional Rights Resource TeamPacific2013

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Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Women's Human RightsReportBreaking Ground 2018: Treaty Monitoring Bodies on Reproductive Rights

Breaking Ground 2018: Treaty Monitoring Bodies on Reproductive Rights summarises the jurisprudence from United Nations treaty monitoring bodies (TMBs) on reproductive rights, particularly the standards on reproductive health information and contraception, maternal health care, and abortion. It is intended to provide treaty body experts and human rights advocates with succinct and accessible information on the standards being adopted across treaty monitoring bodies surrounding these important rights.

Center for Reproductive RightsGlobal2018

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Domestic Violence, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & GirlsInfographicsTaking Action Against Gender-based Violence

This infographic by GBV guideline illustrates how we can tacjle gender-based violence.

GBV GuidelinesGlobal2016

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Customary Law, Family & Personal Law, Human Rights, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportPacific Human Rights Law Digest Volume 5

The Pacific Human Rights Law Digest provides a collection of analysed, recent human rights case law that can be used as precedents in the courts, and as tools for policy initiatives for use by Pacific law students, lawyers, magistrates, judges and human rights advocates as well as for those outside of the Pacfic region with an interest in the development of human rights in the Pacific.

Secretariat of the Pacific Community - Pacific Regional Rights Resource TeamPacific2015

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Gender & Climate Change, Intersectional Discrimination, Women's Human RightsPolicy PapersGender and urban climate policy: gender-sensitive policies make a difference

The handbook recognises that although it is widely acknowledged that gender dimensions need to be addressed, most local governments do not pay attention to the diverse impacts of climate policies on women and men. It attempts to close this gap by indicating ways for local governments to integrate the gender dimensions of climate change into the various stages of policy-making. The focus is on low- and middle-income countries.

GenderCC, Gotelind AlberGlobal2015

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Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsInfographicsAttacking Education is an Affront to all Human Rights

This infographic by UN Women sets out key information on how attacking education is an affront to human rights

N/A, UN WomenGlobal

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Customary Law, Family & Personal Law, Human Rights, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportPacific Human Rights Law Digest Volume 4

The Pacific Human Rights Law Digest provides a collection of analysed, recent human rights case law that can be used as precedents in the courts, and as tools for policy initiatives for use by Pacific law students, lawyers, magistrates, judges and human rights advocates as well as for those outside of the Pacfic region with an interest in the development of human rights in the Pacific.

Secretariat of the Pacific Community - Pacific Regional Rights Resource TeamPacific2013

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Gender & Climate Change, Intersectional Discrimination, Women's Human RightsReportGender and climate change: working towards gender-sensitive national climate policy

Gender and climate change: working towards gender-sensitive national climate policy presents seven case studies of women advocating for and analysing gendered responses to climate change at a national level. These analyses are largely through observations of existing national climate change action plans and grassroots movements in Kenya, Bangladesh, the Pacific Islands, India, Pakistan, and South Africa. The publication should serve as a tool for policy makers, researchers, and activists when incorporating, or working towards the incorporation of, gender-sensitivity in national climate policy.

GenderCCGlobal2014

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Legal Advocacy, Violence Against Women & GirlsInfographicsStop Violence Against Women

This WHO infographic highlights key information on violence against women

WHOGlobal2014

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Customary Law, Family & Personal Law, Human Rights, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportPacific Human Rights Law Digest Volume 3

The Pacific Human Rights Law Digest provides a collection of analysed, recent human rights case law that can be used as precedents in the courts, and as tools for policy initiatives for use by Pacific law students, lawyers, magistrates, judges and human rights advocates as well as for those outside of the Pacfic region with an interest in the development of human rights in the Pacific.

Secretariat of the Pacific Community - Pacific Regional Rights Resource TeamPacific2011

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Gender & Climate Change, Intersectional Discrimination, Legal Advocacy, Women's Human RightsReportHow Research on Gender Will Help Us Craft Climate Justice Policy

The Women’s Environment and Development Organization and the Sierra Club just released a first-of-its kind report that reviews existing academic and scientific literature to further explore the gender-specific climate dynamics in the United States.

Mara Dolan and Jessica Olson, Sierra ClubGlobal2020

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Legal Advocacy, Violence Against Women & GirlsInfographicsViolence Against Women Infographic

This UN Women infographic highlights key information on violence against women and the various forms these violations can take.

UN WomenGlobal2016

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Customary Law, Family & Personal Law, Human Rights, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportPacific Human Rights Law Digest Volume 2

The Pacific Human Rights Law Digest provides a collection of analysed, recent human rights case law that can be used as precedents in the courts, and as tools for policy initiatives for use by Pacific law students, lawyers, magistrates, judges and human rights advocates as well as for those outside of the Pacfic region with an interest in the development of human rights in the Pacific.

Secretariat of the Pacific Community - Pacific Regional Rights Resource TeamPacific2008

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Gender & Climate Change, Intersectional Discrimination, Women's Human RightsReportClimate migration in the Dry Corridor of Central America: integrating a gender perspective

In the Central American Dry Corridor, climate migrations have become the only survival strategy. Men and women must migrate to survive, in most cases, women suffer the worst impacts. In 2017, InspriAction and Christian Aid commissioned a study to understand the gendered impacts of climate change and migration in the Dry Corridor. With research led and conducted by WEDO and the Professional Services Cooperative for Social Solidarity (Cooperativa Autogestionaria de Servicios Profesionales para la Solidaridad Social R.L., CoopeSoliDar R.L), this report examines the multi-directional relationship between the deterioration of habitats and livelihoods caused by climate change, the migration phenomenon in the Dry Corridor and gender inequality in that region. The analysis also includes other cross-cutting economic factors, such as energy and extractive mega-projects, and social triggers, such as poverty and violence, which are essential in understanding the migration phenomenon and the patterns of inequality in the region.

InspirAction/Christian Aid, Ivannia Ayales et alAmericas2019

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Domestic Violence, Violence Against Women & GirlsInfographicsViolence against women is extremely common all over the world

The World Health Organization has put together an infographic to illustrate the first global systematic review of scientific data on the prevalence of two forms of violence against women. It is comprised of three parts.

N/A, WHOGlobal

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Customary Law, Family & Personal Law, Human Rights, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportPacific Human Rights Law Digest Volume 1

The Pacific Human Rights Law Digest provides a collection of analysed, recent human rights case law that can be used as precedents in the courts, and as tools for policy initiatives for use by Pacific law students, lawyers, magistrates, judges and human rights advocates as well as for those outside of the Pacfic region with an interest in the development of human rights in the Pacific.

Secretariat of the Pacific Community - Pacific Regional Rights Resource TeamPacific2005

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Gender & Climate Change, Intersectional Discrimination, Legal Advocacy, Women's Human RightsReportGender Just Climate Solutions Publication: Examples of best practice (2019)

The Women and Gender Constituency published the fifth edition of Gender Just Climate Solutions Publication, which honours the fundamental contribution of women in the fight against climate change and demonstrates the pertinence of integrating gender equality in all climate policies.

Titilope Ngozi Akosa et al, Women Gender ConstituencyGlobal2019

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Gender & Development, Legal Advocacy, Legislative ReformAcademic PapersUsing evidence to influence policy: Oxfam’s experience

This article combines insights from policy studies with specific case studies of Oxfam campaigns to describe four ways to promote the uptake of research evidence in policy: 1) learn how policymaking works, 2) design evidence to maximise its influence on specific audiences, 3) design and use additional influencing strategies and adapt the presentation of evidence and influencing strategies to the changing context, in addition to 4) embrace trial and error.

Duncan Green, Irene Guijt, Martin Walsh, Richard English & Paul Cairney, Ruth MayneGlobal2018

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Human Rights Defenders, Legal Advocacy, Women's Human RightsAcademic PapersAdvancing Pacific Regional Feminism through New Spaces for Talk & Action

This paper examines gender equality in the Pacific and responds to the problem of shrinking spaces for feminist civil society in global decisionmaking and conceptualises the role of feminist civil society in advancing gender equality, with both regional and global impact, through stronger alliances.

Jane AlverPacific2017

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Gender & Climate Change, Legal Advocacy, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksThe Green Climate Fund: A Guide to Advocacy from a Women’s Rights Perspective

This guidebook on the Green Climate Fund (GCF) emerges from WEDO’s collaboration with Both ENDS, as a member of the Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA), on the initiative, “Participation is Power: Women Demand Gender-Just Climate Finance,” supported by the Wallace Global Fund. Lessons and insights from the GCF Gender Monitors are featured to inform and inspire effective advocacy in this space, where women’s rights activists can and should be influencing the design of projects and flow of funds.

Women's Environment & Development OrganizationGlobal2019

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Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & LearningAcademic PapersMaking a difference: M&E of policy research

This academic paper sets out how to carry out monitoring and evaluation of policy research, such as research that is undertaken to inform and influence public policy.

I., ODI - HovlandGlobal2007

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Legal Advocacy, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksNGO Guidance for National Parallel Reports: Twenty-Fifth Anniversairy of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

This guide by NGO CSW aims to provide a common template for NGOs to use for country reports.

NGO Committee on the Status of WomenGlobal2019

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Gender & Climate Change, Intersectional Discrimination, Women's Human RightsReportWomen’s Organizations and Climate Finance: Engaging in Processes and Accessing Resources

The report provides an overview of climate finance mechanisms, including the framework and approach for integrating gender equality across each of the funds the state of gender integration across each of the funds, and the challenges and opportunities to engage for women’s funds and their partner organisations. While the report does include a focus on the Asia-Pacific region, the information and recommendations for engagement are global and serve women’s funds and organisations operating in diverse contexts.

Laura Cooper Hall, Margaux Granat and Tara Daniel, Prospera, the International Network of Women’s FundsGlobal2019

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Legal Advocacy, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & LearningExecutive SummariesA guide to monitoring and evaluating policy influence

This backgorund note by Harry Jones for ODI is a guide to monitoring and evaluating policy influence. The paper provides an overview of approaches to monitoring and evaluating policy influence, based on an exploratory review of the literature and selected interviews with expert informants, as well as ongoing discussions and advisory projects for policy-makers and practitioners who also face the challenges ofmonitoring and evaluation.

H, ODI - JonesGlobal2011

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Legal AdvocacyAdvocacy MaterialsZine 03 - Self and Collective Care

This Zine by the Gender-Based Violence Prevention Network focuses on the issue of self and collective care. It aims to delve into the concept of self and collective care to enhance understanding of what it means, how its important to ending violence against women and questions and strategies for reflection and action.

FURIA & Raising Voices, JASSGlobal2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender & Climate Change, Intersectional Discrimination, Women's Human RightsBriefing NoteMaking climate finance work for women: Overview of bilateral ODA to gender and climate change

This brief is a contribution to the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) and a submission of recommendations for the renewal of the Lima Work Programme on Gender. It provides an overview of how members of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) are integrating gender equality into their bilateral ODA to climate change and makes recommendations to improve the gender-responsiveness of climate action.

OECD DAC Network on Gender Equality (GENDERNET)Global2016

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Gender & Development, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & LearningExecutive SummariesDAC criteria for evaluating development assistance

There are five OECD/DAC criteria for evaluating projects and programmes. These criteria are the most widely utilised evaluation tools within aid/international development, adopted by most bilateral and multilateral donor agencies, as well as international non-governmental organisations. This paper outlines those criteria

N/A, OECDGlobal

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Intersectional DiscriminationAdvocacy MaterialsZine 01 - Intersectional discrimination

This Zine by the Gender-Based Violence Prevention Network focuses on the issue of Intersectional discrimination. It aims to delve into the concept of Intersectional discrimination to enhance understanding of what it means, how its important to ending violence against women and questions and strategies for reflection and action.

FURIA & Raising Voices, JASSGlobal2019

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Gender & Climate Change, Intersectional Discrimination, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportGender-based violence and environment linkages: The violence of inequality

Gender-based violence and environment linkages: The violence of inequality establishes a knowledge base for understanding and accelerating action to address GBV and environmental linkages. Developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of the Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT) partnership, this publication aims to raise awareness and engage actors working in environmental and sustainable development, gender equality, and GBV policymaking and programming spheres to inform rights-based, gender-responsive approaches to environmental policy, programmes and projects.

Itzá Castañeda Camey et al, IUCN Global Gender OfficeGlobal2020

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Legal Advocacy, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & LearningAcademic PapersIs the Policy Win All' A Framework for Effective Social-Justice Advocacy

This article offers a theory-of-change framework to help those engaged in social-justice advocacy to reflect on whether social-justice values are being retained in the process. It also provides the key tenets that 1) reproductive rights effort in South Africa provides an example of how social justice values can be lost in the advocacy process, 2) social-justice values that supports the establishment and maintenance of alliances is collaboration, must continue to be nurtured even after a victory and 3)The theory-of-change framework helps to keep these values visible.

B, KlugmanGlobal2011

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Legal AdvocacyAdvocacy MaterialsZine 00 - Movement-Building

This Zine by the Gender-Based Violence Prevention Network focuses on the issue of movement-building. It aims to delve into the concept of movement-building to enhance understanding of what it means, how its important to ending violence against women and questions and strategies for reflection and action.

FURIA & Raising Voices, JASSGlobal2019

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Gender & Climate Change, Intersectional Discrimination, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsReportGender and environment statistics: unlocking information for action and measuring the SDGs

This report seeks to provide a framework to measure the nexus between gender and the environment. It proposes 18 gender-environment indicators for inclusion in the wider set of gender indicators, across the focal areas of right to land, natural resources and biodiversity; access to food, energy, water and sanitation; climate change, sustainable production and consumption, and health; and women in environmental decision making at all levels. The report also proposes specific ways that the links between gender and environment could be considered in the Sustainable Development Goals.

UNEP & IUCN Global Gender OfficeGlobal2018

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Legal Advocacy, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & LearningAcademic PapersEvaluating Social Justice Advocacy: A Values Based Approach

This brief offers ideas on how to incorporate the concept of social justice and its underlying values into advocacy evaluation. It points to ways in which social justice values should influence what evaluators examine in terms of advocacy goals, theories of change, outcomes, and strategies. It also considers how the evaluation process itself can promote social justice values.

B, KlugmanGlobal2010

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Legal AdvocacyAdvocacy MaterialsZine 02 - Working in Repressive Contexts

This Zine by the Gender-Based Violence Prevention Network focuses on the issue of working in repressive contexts. It aims to delve into the concept of working in repressive contexts to enhance understanding of what it means, how its important to ending violence against women and questions and strategies for reflection and action.

FURIA & Raising Voices, JASSGlobal2019

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Intersectional Discrimination, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Women's Human RightsReportWomen’s participation and gender considerations in country representation, planning and reporting to the BRS Conventions

This Environment and Gender Information (EGI) platform analysis explores how women are represented as delegates to the Conferences of the Parties (COPs), members and observers of Conventions’ Subsidiary Bodies, and national focal points. It investigates how gender equality considerations are included in Parties’ reporting mechanisms to the BRS Conventions, including initial National Implementation Plans (NIPs) to the Stockholm Convention and the most recent National Reports to the Basel and Stockholm Conventions. This study also explores how gender considerations are included in the Rotterdam Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Circular.

IUCN Global Gender Office, M. Gilligan and L. SabateGlobal2017

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Gender & Development, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & LearningToolkits & HandbooksEvaluating Humanitarian Action using the OECD-DAC Criteria

This guide is to provide practical support on how to use the DAC criteria in EHA. It draws on good-practice material on evaluation and on EHA, including other guides, handbooks and manuals.

ALNAPGlobal2010

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Human Rights Defenders, Legal AdvocacyToolkits & HandbooksToolbox 00 - Movement-Building

This Toolkit by the Global Violence Against Women Prevention Network focuses on the issue of movement-building. It provides information and resources for activists and NGOs to learn more about the issue of movement-building.

FURIA & Raising Voices, JASSGlobal2019

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Intersectional Discrimination, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksGender-responsive restoration guidelines: A closer look at gender in the Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology

As part of IUCN’s effort to update the Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM), these guidelines have been developed to ensure the application of ROAM and the ensuing FLR implementation, including any policy uptake and land-use planning, is gender responsive. This means: identifying, understanding, negotiating and implementing FLR in ways that can address gender gaps, overcome historical gender biases in policies and interventions related to FLR, and ensure the outcomes of FLR interventions benefit equally women. FLR interventions that are gender responsive are also more sustainable in the long term, owing to the central role women play as foresters, farmers and food providers.

IUCNGlobal2017

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Gender & Development, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & LearningAcademic PapersThe OECD/DAC Criteria for International Development Evaluations: An Assessment and Ideas for Improvement

The five evaluation criteria from the Development Assistance Committee of the Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD/DAC) have been a strong foundation for international development evaluation since 1991. Chianca puts forward that these evalution criteria are now outdated and in need of reform.

Chianca, T.Global2008

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Intersectional Discrimination, Legal AdvocacyToolkits & HandbooksToolbox 01 - Intersectional discrimination

This Toolkit by the Global Violence Against Women Prevention Network focuses on the issue of Intersectional discrimination. It provides information and resources for activists and NGOs to learn more about the issue of Intersectional discrimination.

FURIA & Raising Voices, JASSGlobal2019

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Gender & Climate Change, Intersectional Discrimination, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksThe Art of Implementation: Gender Strategies Transforming National and Regional Climate Change Decision Making

This publication shares IUCN’s experiences in developing the world’s first gender-responsive national strategies and roadmaps on climate change. The work was lead by IUCN at the national level as part of a joint initiative with the GGCA, and with the financial support of the government of Finland for the ccGAPs and of DANIDA for the REDD+ roadmaps. The section that follows outlines the steps and elements of creating a ccGAP or REDD+ roadmap. The third section delves into some of the principles behind the strategies and what has worked best. The fourth section tells a story from each country, highlighting keysectors that demonstrate the gender dimensions of climate change in different national contexts. The final section concludes with some recommendations for how to continue the momentum.

IUCN, Rebecca Pearl-Martinez et alGlobal2012

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Gender Equality, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & LearningToolkits & HandbooksA ‘How To’ Guide To Measuring Women's Empowerment: Sharing experience from Oxfam’s impact evaluations

The Oxfam tool for measuring women’s empowerment aims to provide a context-specific composite index for the measurements of women’s empowerment. The tool was developed to support efforts to rigorously assess, demonstrate and learn about the impact of development interventions that are working towards women’s empowermnt. The framework acknowledges that empowerment is a multi-dimensional concept and considers the various levels at which change can take place: personal, relational and environmental.and environmental.

OxfamGlobal2017

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Human Rights Defenders, Legal AdvocacyToolkits & HandbooksToolbox 02 - Working in Repressive Contexts

This Toolkit by the Global Violence Against Women Prevention Network focuses on the issue of working in repressive contexts. It provides information and resources for activists and NGOs to learn more about the issue of working in repressive contexts.

FURIA & Raising Voices, JASSGlobal2019

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Domestic Violence, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksAction against violence against women: A UCU guide for branch officers supporting members experiencing violence at home and in the workplace

This publication supports the wider work of UCU’s current policies of campaigning againstviolence against women as outlined in A Charter for Women, which has been endorsed by UCU and other trade unions. However, there are cases of violence against men perpetrated by women. Violence regardless of who the perpetrator is, should not and must not be tolerated.

University and College UnionGlobal2019

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Legal Advocacy, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & LearningToolkits & HandbooksThe ‘Most Significant Change’ (MSC) Technique A Guide to Its Use

This paper sets out MSC techniques. MSC is a form of participatory monitoring and evaluation, for evaluating complex interventions. It is based on a qualitative approach, with stakeholders involved at all levelsand in all aspects of the evaluation and one, focusing on the human impact of interventions. MSC involved the generation of significant change stories by various stakeholders involvedin an intervention, or programme with the aim of change. The more significant of these stories are selected by stakeholders and in-depth discussions of these stories take place.

Davies, J., R & DartGlobal2005

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Human Rights Defenders, Legal AdvocacyToolkits & HandbooksToolbox 03 - Self and Collective Care

This Toolkit by the Global Violence Against Women Prevention Network focuses on the issue of self and collective care. It provides information and resources for activists and NGOs to learn more about the issue of self and collective care.

FURIA & Raising Voices, JASSGlobal2019

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Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Women's Human RightsReportAfrican Women's Decade 2010-2020: Women's Participation in Decision-Making & Leadership

Considering that equal access of men and women to power is a necessary precondition for democracies to flourish, our 2017- 2018 report focuses on women’s role in decision-making and leadership in key positions and at all levels. Nowadays, women leaders have an enormous potential to influence decision-making, by promoting fairer policies and practices in governments, parliaments, the judiciary and the private sector. Even though women play a crucial role in all the above fields, previous reports have mainly focused on women in governments and parliaments. In other words, this report goes beyond limitations and seeks a holistic approach with regard to women’s participation in all spheres of decision-making such as women MPs, women ministers, women in the judiciary, women in the private sector.

Make Every Woman CountAfrica2018

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Gender & Development, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & LearningBooksOutcome Mapping Building: Learning and Reflection Into Development Programs

This paper addresses Outcomes Mapping for building learning and reflection Into development programmes. Outcome Mapping is a method for evaluating projects, programmes or initiatives, which aim to bring about tangible change, in particular relation to tracking behavioural change. Results are measured in terms of the changes in behaviour, actions or relationships that can be influenced by the programme.

Fred Carden & Terry Smutylo, Sarah EarlGlobal2001

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Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Women's Human RightsReportChild, early and forced marriage in humanitarian settings

This report by the Human Rights Council looks at the issue of child, early and forced marriage in humanitarian settings. It higlights the incidence of child, early and forced marriage in such settings, provides an overview of its causes and consequences and outlines promising practices to put an end to it.

UN Human Rights CouncilGlobal2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Women's Human RightsReportAfrica Human Development Report: Accelerating Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa

This year’s report on gender equality reviews the ongoing efforts of African countries to accelerate the pace of assuring women’s empowerment through all spheres of society – in the home and community, in health and educational attainment, in the workplace, and in political participation and leadership. While significant progress has been made across numerous fronts in most countries, gender equality for African women and girls is still far from satisfactory. To address the gender gap, this report adopts a political economy approach to gender equality and women’s empowerment in Africa.

UNDPAfrica2016

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Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & LearningReportCommon issues affecting monitoring and evaluation of large ILO projects Strategies to address them

This THINK Piece was commissioned by EVAL and written by Robert Lahey. It draws on recent evaluability assessments of high-budget ILO projects to ascertain how well the ILO is performing at the project level in terms of measuring, monitoring and using results information. The author identifies common issues affecting monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and proposes suggestions on how improvements in M&E practices could improve ILO’s results-based management (RBM).

Lahey, R.Global2015

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Discrimination, Domestic Violence, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportRESPECT Women: Preventing Violence Against Women

This report by the World Health Organization, in collaboration with a number of partners, is designed for policymakers and programme implementers working to prevent and respond to violence against women. RESPECT stands for: Relationship skills strengthened, Empowerment of women, Services ensured, Poverty reduced, Environments made safe, Child and adolescent abuse prevented, Transformed attitudes beliefs and norms.

World Health OrganizationGlobal2019

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Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportUnderstanding why child marriage persists in Kenya and Zambia

This report documents key findings from the International Center for Research on Women’s study on the pathways that lead to child marriage in Kenya and Zambia and identifies key recommendations that could dismantle some of the key pathways to child marriage.

International Center for Research on Women, Mara Steinhaus et alAfrica2016

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Legal Advocacy, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & LearningBriefing NoteBridging Research and Policy in International Development: an analytic and practical framework

This 4-page briefing paper outlines some of the theory behind, and practical application of the RAPID Analytical and Practical Framework.

Oversees Development InstituteGlobal2004

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Discrimination, Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Human Rights, Women's Human RightsReportGender Stereotyping as a Human Rights Violation

This report commissioned by OHCHR looks at the issue of gender stereotyping as a human rights Issue. It frames wrongful gender stereotyping as a pervasive human rights violence and cause of discrimination against women.

OHCHR Commissioned ReportGlobal2013

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Access to Justice, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportWhose Justice, Whose Alternative' Locating women’s voice and agency in alternative dispute resolution responses to intimate partner violence

This report examines how well alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms have addressed violence for women around the world by examining the following: What do ADR responses to intimate partner violence look like, particularly in the Global South? To what extent do these approaches prioritise the voice and agency of women survivors of intimate partner violence? What examples exist of ADR approaches that better prioritise the voice and agency of women survivors of intimate partner violence?

Brian Heilman et al, International Center for Research on WomenGlobal2016

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Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & LearningToolkits & HandbooksToolkit 1: Why should we monitor and evaluate policy influence

This toolkit outlines the various steps to be followed in the process of monitoring and evaluation of policy influence: organisational assessment, the basis of a M&E system, indicators, data collection methods and knowledge management, among others. This paper is part 1 of 6.

CIPPEC, N/AGlobal

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Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Human Rights, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Women's Human RightsBriefing NoteGender Stereotypes and stereotyping and Women's Human Rights

This two page note by OHCHR concerns the issue of gender stereotypes and stereotyping and Women’s Human Rights. It runs through a series of questions relating to gender steroyping and provides simple, easy to follow answers.

OHCHRGlobal2014

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Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsBriefing NoteChild Marriage, Intimate Partner Violence & Mental Health Among Young Ethiopian Women

Despite widespread knowledge of the negative implications of child marriage on girls’ overall well-being, there is a dearth of information on the impact of child marriage on mental health and the mechanisms that influence it. Given these gaps, this brief explores the relationship between child marriage and mental health, assesses if IPV mediates this relationship and provides recommendations for future research and programming.

Chisina Kapungu and Neetu John, Meroji SebanyAfrica2019

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Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & LearningToolkits & HandbooksToolkit 2: Step One: where are we and where do we want to go

This toolkit outlines the various steps to be followed in the process of monitoring and evaluation of policy influence: organisational assessment, the basis of a M&E system, indicators, data collection methods and knowledge management, among others. This paper is part 2 of 6.

CIPPEC, N/AGlobal

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Gender Equality, Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Sustainable Development Goals SDGsReportSummary report on the recommendations of the panel discussion on gender stereotyping and on women's human rights in the context of sustainable development agenda

This report by OHCHR summarises the recommendations of a panel discussion concerning gender stereotyping and women’s human rights in the context of the sustainable development agenda.

OHCHRGlobal2014

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Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Economic Impact of Equality, Gender & Development, Women's Human RightsBriefing NoteThe Power of Choice: How early and delayed marriage impact decision-making in Ibadan, Nigeria

This research study was carried out in Ibadan, Nigeria from June through December 2017. The study was conducted by ICRW, in collaboration with the University of Ibadan. This brief examines and compares marital relationships of child brides and non-child brides with regards to power dynamics, decision-making patterns and contraceptive use.

Iman Barre and Neetu John, International Center for Research on Women, Meroji SebanyAfrica2018

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Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & LearningToolkits & HandbooksToolkit 3: Establishing the basis for the M&E strategy

This toolkit outlines the various steps to be followed in the process of monitoring and evaluation of policy influence: organisational assessment, the basis of a M&E system, indicators, data collection methods and knowledge management, among others. This paper is part 3 of 6.

CIPPEC, N/AGlobal

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Rights & Religion, Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, Women's Human RightsReportReligion, Women's Health and Rights: Points of Contention and Paths of Opportunities

This technical report by UNFPA, with support from Norad, seeks to inform Member States, civil society organisations and the UN about the context and nature of debates and perspective around sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights.

United Nations Population FundGlobal2015

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Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Gender & Development, Women's Human RightsReportChild Marriage in the Middle East and North Africa

To take a closer look at child marriage during conflict and the remaining gaps in international and regional responses to child marriage prevention, ICRW teamed up with UNICEF and focused on six countries of interest – Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Sudan and Yemen.

UNICEF Middle East and North Africa Regional Office in collaboration with IRCWMiddle East2017

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Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & LearningToolkits & HandbooksToolkit 4: Defining how to measure short, medium and long term results

This toolkit outlines the various steps to be followed in the process of monitoring and evaluation of policy influence: organisational assessment, the basis of a M&E system, indicators, data collection methods and knowledge management, among others. This paper is part 4 of 6.

CIPPEC, N/AGlobal

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LGBT Rights, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Women's Human RightsReportFreedom in the World 2019

This annual report by Freedom House documents the 13th conseuctive year of decline in global freedom. It details the reversal of a variety of countries in every region of the globe, from long standing democracies like the UNited States to authoritarian regimes.

Freedom HouseGlobal2019

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Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Economic Impact of EqualityReportEconomic Impacts of Child Marriage: Global Synthesis Report

In order to inspire greater commitments towards ending child marriage, this study demonstrates the negative impacts of the practice and their associated economic costs. The study looks at five domains of impacts: (i) fertility and population growth; (ii) health, nutrition, and violence; (iii) educational attainment and learning; (iv) labour force participation and earnings; and (v) participation, decision-making, and investments.

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) & the World Bank, Quentin Wodon et alGlobal2017

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Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & LearningToolkits & HandbooksToolkit 5: Data collection methods

This toolkit outlines the various steps to be followed in the process of monitoring and evaluation of policy influence: organisational assessment, the basis of a M&E system, indicators, data collection methods and knowledge management, among others. This paper is part 5 of 6.

CIPPEC, N/AGlobal

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Economic Impact of Equality, Legal Advocacy, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportGlobal scoping of advocacy and funding for the prevention of violence against women and girls

The paper presents findings from a global scoping of funding and advocacy within the sphere of violence against women and girls (Violence Against Women & Girls) prevention, including: an overview of funding patterns for Violence Against Women & Girls prevention programming over the past five years including current donors and the estimated size of their investments, an overview of lessons learned, opportunities and gaps in the advocacy space on Violence Against Women & Girls prevention, and identifies strategic advocacy opportunities and programming related to Violence Against Women & Girls prevention, particularly for policy-makers and donors.

The Equality InstituteGlobal2019

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Domestic Violence, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportIntersections of Intimate Partner Violence and Violence Against Children: Expert Perspectives on Improving Service Coordination in Kampala, Uganda

The current qualitative study aimed to build on both previous studies by exploring the intersection of IPV and VAC from the novel perspective of service providers, as opposed to the lay community perspectives, in order to understand current opportunities and challenges to linking services addressing IPV and VAC. The findings of this study point to three opportunities to leverage the interconnectedness of IPV and VAC to improve service delivery and prevent future violence in Kampala: Addressing harmful gender and social norms; Increasing awareness and social censure of sexual IPV and physical VAC; and Improving linkages between services for survivors of IPV and VAC.

International Center for Research on Women, Mara Steinhaus et alAfrica2019

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Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & LearningToolkits & HandbooksToolkit 6: Using knowledge to improve policy influence

This toolkit outlines the various steps to be followed in the process of monitoring and evaluation of policy influence: organisational assessment, the basis of a M&E system, indicators, data collection methods and knowledge management, among others. This paper is part 6 of 6.

CIPPEC, N/AGlobal

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Online Harassment / Violence & Cyber Stalking, Online Harassment / Violence & Cyber Stalking, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportFemicide Volume XI: Cyber Crimes Against Women & Girls

This volume of FEMICIDE focuses on Cyber Crimes against Women and Girls. It compiles strategies, best practices and innovative approaches to preventing, investigating, prosecuting and punishing violence against women and gender-related killings of women and girls.

Eds. Helen Gabriel and Helen HembladeGlobal2019

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Domestic Violence, Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportRole of the Health Sector in Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in India

This report synthesizes the platform of health systems, and reviews the health sector response, including that of frontline health workers, to IPV in India.

International Center for Research on Women, Padma Deosthali-Bhate et alAsia2018

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Legal Advocacy, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & LearningArticles4 tips for planning your policy research M&E

This article by Tina Pasanen provides 4 tips for planning policy research monitoring and evaluation.

Pasanen, T.Global2016

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Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Violence Against Women & GirlsFactsheetChild Marriage: Latest trends and future prospects

This brochure by UNICEF gives a global and regional overview of the child marriage as well as emerging trends and future prospects.

UnicefGlobal2018

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Domestic Violence, Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportAddressing Intimate Partner Violence in South Asia: Evidence for Interventions in the Health Sector, Women’s Collectives and Local Governance Mechanisms

This report is based on a systemic review of literature. It seeks to understand how best to design responsive IPV interventions by examining relevant programs that were or are being implemented in South Asia. These interventions have all been evaluated, to some extent, and offer rich learning for future interventions. The specific objectives of this review were to identify past or current IPV interventions in South Asia, implemented at a systemic level and using one or more of the following platforms: the public health system, local governance systems or women’s collectives. It was also intended to gather, synthesize and analyse existing evidence from these programmess to identify key implementation challenges and understand how to design more responsive programmes, especially in India.

International Center for Research on Women, Rohini Prabha Pande et alAsia2017

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Legal Advocacy, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & LearningToolkits & HandbooksEvaluative Criteria

UNICEF uses a range of evaluative criteria to guide its evaluations; not all of them are used in every evaluation, as some are appropriate to certain interventions and/or types of evaluation only. The paper sets out the evaluation tools such as standard OECD-DAC criteria.

G., UNICEF - PeersmanGlobal2014

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Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Violence Against Women & GirlsFactsheetEnding Child Marriage: A profile of progress in Ethiopia

This brochure by UNICEF looks at child marriage in Ethiopia, its current prevalence, progress in reducing child marriage and the next steps towards elimination of child marriage in the country.

UnicefAfrica2019

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Intersectional Discrimination, LGBT RightsArticlesRegional legal and policy instruments for addressing LGBT exclusion in Africa

The vulnerability of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons in Africa to public health and other risks is heightened by their exclusion from socio-economic opportunities and services. This article analysed existing regional-level legal and policy instruments and treaties for the opportunities they offer to tackle the exclusion of LGBT persons in Africa.

Chimaraoke Izugbara et alAfrica2020

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Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & LearningReportMonitoring & Evaluation: Some Tools, Methods & Approaches

This first edition of the World Bank M&E report was prepared by Mari Clark and Rolf Sartorius (Social Impact). It sets out monitoring and evulation toold and approaches for development activites.

The World BankGlobal2004

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Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Violence Against Women & GirlsFactsheetEnding Child Marriage: A profile of progress in India

This brochure by UNICEF looks at child marriage in India, its current prevalence, progress in reducing child marriage and the next steps towards elimination of child marriage.

UnicefAsia2019

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Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsBriefing NoteMental Health and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C): Recommendations for Accelerating Action in Research, Programs and Policy

To better understand the intersections between FGM/C and mental health and prioritise action steps, the International Center for Research on Women and Wallace Global Fund convened experts from academia, civil society, U.S. federal agencies, women who have undergone FGM/C and donors for a consultation. This brief summarises our review of the evidence and the recommendations that emerged from the expert convening, which are organised by sector: activists and advocates; researchers; program implementers; government, law and policymakers; and donors.

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and the U.S. End FGM/C NetworkGlobal2019

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Human Rights, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & LearningReportEvaluation for Human Rights Organizations: Three Case Studies.

This 2014 paper sets out three case studies to profile the monitoring and evaluation efforts of three human rights non-governmentalorganisations.

R., SchlangenGlobal2014

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Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Violence Against Women & GirlsFactsheetAchieving a Future Without Child Marriage: Focus on West and Central Africa

This brochure by UNICEF looks at the current situation of child marriage in West and Central Africa and the next steps towards elimination of the practice.

UnicefAfrica2017

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender Equality, Women's Human RightsReportMen as Change Agents: Achieving gender balance in business leadership and closing the gender pay gap

This document has been produced by the WBC, Men as Change Agents (MACA) action group. They aim to engage CEOs of leading listed and private businesses (and their leadership teams) to help deliver gender balance in business leadership and close the gender pay gap.

Women's Business Council & Men as Change AgentsGlobal2018

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Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Muslim Family Law, Women's Human RightsReportAn Islamic human rights perspective on early and forced marriages: Protecting the Sanctity of Marriage

In this guide, Islamic Relief presents an Islamic human rights perspective on early and forced marriage. It is useful for those working to end the practices in Muslim communities.The guide calls upon families, imams, community leaders, teachers, health workers, governments and civil society organisations to work together to understand why child, early and forced marriage happens in Muslim communities, raise awareness about its harmful consequences, and address it by promoting a better understanding of human rights enshrined in Islamic teaching.

Islamic ReliefGlobal2018

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Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Violence Against Women & GirlsFactsheetAccelerating Efforts to Eliminate Child Marriage in Africa: 2018 Edition

This 2018 Edition of Accelerating Efforts to Eliminate Child Marriage in Africa looks at the current prevalence of Child Marriage across the Continent and looks to the next steps to eliminate the practice.

UnicefAfrica2018

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Rights & Religion, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportA Mapping of Faith-based Responses to Violence against Women and Girls in the Asia-Pacific Region

This report presents findings from a mapping initiative that aimed to capture how faith-based organisations respond to violence against women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region. As a collaborative initiative between UNFPA and the Asia-Pacific Women Faith and Development Alliance (AP-WFDA), it sought to identify examples of strategies used by faith-based organisations. The report brings together the experiences of 58 organisations collected through an online survey, supplemented by in-depth interviews conducted with selected agencies. Importantly, the survey results represent only a small proportion of the faith-based organisations addressing violence against women and girls across the region.

Asia-Pacific Women, Faith and Development Alliance (AP-WFDA) & UNFPA, Jo Kaybryn and Vijaya NidadavoluAsia

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Domestic Violence, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportThe Strength-Based, Needs-Led Approach as a Tool of Empowerment in Women’s Specialist Services Supporting Survivors of Domestic Abuse: A pilot study

This handbook, published by WAVE, presents results of a pilot study conducted by members of the WAVE working group on the strength-based, needs-led approach, while also providing an overview and a definition of the approach.

Women against Violence Europe (WAVE)Global2018

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Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportOutcome Statement of the Commonwealth Women's Forum 2018

This short report by the Commonwealth Women’s Forum is the outcome statement for the 2018 Meeting which focused on An Empowered Future for women and girls.

Commonwealth Women's ForumCommonwealth2018

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Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsPolicy PapersWomen 2030 Monitoring and Review of the Sustainable Development Goals and Development Justice: Fiji

This brief is a summary of Fiji Women’s Forum’s fuller Peoples’ Development Justice Report.

Fiji Women's ForumPacific2019

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Human Rights, Legal Advocacy, Legislative ReformToolkits & HandbooksLitigating Before The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights: A Practice Manual

This Equality Now publication is a guide for human rights defenders and litigants who would like to bring cases to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

Equality NowAfrica2018

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LGBT Rights, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportIntegrating a Gender Perspective into Human Rights Investigations: Guidance and Practice

This report by OHCHR provides practical guidance on how to integrate a gender perspective throughout the work of investigative bodies. It aims to strengthen the content of human rights reports in order to accurately depitct the difference experiences women, men, girls and boys.

OHCHRGlobal2018

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Customary Law, Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Harmonisation of Law, Violence Against Women & GirlsArticlesIslamic Law, Women's Human Rights, and State Law: The Cases of Female Genital Cutting and Child Marriage

Issues related to Islamic law, women’s rights, and state law have long been and remain deeply contested. This is most evident in debates around family law reform in majority Muslim countries. As one recent example, in Mali, a secular state according to its Constitution, the National Assembly adopted in August 2009 a new family code proposed by the government. The new code included provisions to set the minimum age for marriage at 18; change inheritance rules for women including the ability for them to remain in their dwelling upon the death of their husband; change rules for adoption and the recognition of children born out of wedlock; define marriage as a secular and public act that should be ratified by the state; and protect the integrity of the human body (which relates among others to the issue of female genital cutting or FGC).

Quentin Wodon, World BankGlobal2015

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Discrimination, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesOptional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women is an international treaty which establishes complaint and inquiry mechanisms for the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

UNGlobal1999

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Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsReportProgress of the World's Women 2019 - 2020: Families in a Changing World

This report outlines a comprehensive policy agenda to bring about equality and justice while recognising and respecting the importance of the family. It looks at violence prevention and response, family law reform, investments in public services, especially reproductive healthcare, education and care, and social protection. The Report calls on governments, civil society and the private sector to recognise the diversity of families, and to implement the proposed policy agenda.

UN WomenGlobal2019

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Customary Law, Economic Impact of Equality, Women's Human RightsBriefing NoteEmpowering Women Through Equal Land Rights: Experimental Evidence From Rural Uganda

Traditional customary land tenure systems often limit women’s land rights in Sub-Saharan Africa. In an ongoing experiment in rural Uganda, we offered households fully-subsidised land titles and basic information about the benefits of land titling. Providing additional gender information and making the offer conditional on female co-tilting raised the take up of joint titles to about 76 percent and 89 percent, respectively, without dampening overall demand for titling.

Ludovica Cherchi et al, World BankAfrica2019

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Legal Advocacy, Legislative Reform, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksA Guide to Using the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa for Legal Action

This Guide provides step-by-step guidance for using the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa at local, national, and regional levels. It explains how to bring women’s rights abuses that violate the Protocol before domestic courts and regional justice mechanisms like the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights; analyzes key cases related to women’s rights decided by the African Commission; and provides general strategies for activists.

Equality Now on behalf of the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) CoalitionGlobal2011

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Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsToolkits & HandbooksSchool-based Violence Prevention: A Practical Handbook

This handbook by the WHO provides guidance for school officials and education authorities on how violence prevention can be embedded within routine activities. It aims to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs.

World Health OrganizationGlobal2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Legal Advocacy, Women's Human RightsBooksEmpowering Women: Legal Rights and Economic Opportunities in Africa

This book looks at the effect of legal and economic rights on women’s economic opportunities. It focuses on entrepreneurship because women in Africa are active entrepreneurs, and the links between property rights and the ability to enter contracts in one’s own name affect entrepreneurial activities. The laws that are the focus of this book are not business laws and regulations, which are generally gender blind and presuppose that individuals can own property or enter into contracts. Instead, the book examines family, inheritance, and land laws, which oft en restrict these rights in ways that hurt women.

Mary Hallward-Driemeier and Tazeen Hasan, World BankAfrica2012

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Domestic Violence, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportGlobal and Regional Estimates of Violence Against Women: Prevalence and Health effect of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence

Violence against women is a significant public health problem, as well as a fundamental violation of women’s rights. This report shows aggregated global and regional prevalence estimates of intimate partner violence and sexual violence by someone other than a partner. The report also details the effect of violence on women’s physical, sexual and reproductive, and mental health.

the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the South African Medical Research Council, World Health OrganisationGlobal2013

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Violence Against Women & GirlsInfographics, Toolkits & HandbooksINSPIRE: Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children

This resource presents evidence based strategies to assist stakeholders preventing and responding to violence against children and adolescents. It outlines seven strategies concerning: implementation and enforcement of laws; norms and values; safe environments; parent and caregiver support; income and economic strenghtening; response and support services and education and life skills.

CDC et al., WHOGlobal2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Legal Advocacy, Women's Human RightsBriefing NoteTop Policy Lessons in Women's Property Rights

This policy brief summarises top policy lessons from the Africa Gender Innovation Lab’s work in securing property rights for women.

World BankAfrica2020

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Legal Advocacy, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportPublic Participation in Preparing A New Child Protection Law: National Consultation on the Child Care and Protection Bill

This publication is the final full report on Namibia’s public consultation on the Child Care and Protection Bill. In 2009, the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare embarked on an extensive consultation process to guide the revision of the draft Bill.

Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare - NamibiaAfrica2009

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Violence Against Women & GirlsInfographics, InfographicsINSPIRE: Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children

This infographic outlines some of the key strategies to combat violence against children.

CDC et al., WHOGlobal2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender Equality, Women's Human RightsReportWomen's Entrepreneurship: How to Measure the Gap between New Female and Male Entrepreneurs'

This paper analyses data on female and male entrepreneurship that were collected by the World Bank Group’s Entrepreneurship Database. Recognising the importance of a differentiated approach to entrepreneurship in terms of legal entities, the data on female and male business owners are collected at the level of limited liability companies and sole proprietorships. Forty-four of the 143 economies that participated in the Entrepreneurship project provided some sex-disaggregated data for 2016. The paper finds that the gender gap in business ownership remains high in many economies around the world.

Frédéric Meunier, World Bank, Yulia Krylova and Rita RamalhoGlobal2017

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Legal Advocacy, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportPublic Participation in Law Reform: Revision of Namibia’s Draft Child Care and Protection Bill – Final Report

This publication is a report on Namibia’s public consultation. In 2009, the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare embarked on an extensive consultation process to guide the revision of the draft Child Care and Protection Bill.

Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare - Namibia, UnicefAfrica2010

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Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Minorities & Protected GroupsReportWitchcraft Accusations and Human Rights: Case Studies from Malawi

This article explores potential community-based interventions to assist victims of witchcraft accusations, based on forty-five case studies from an experimental mobile legal-aid clinic in Malawi, a country where witchcraft accusations are widespread and often irreparably harm those accused.

C and Glenn, K., MgbakoAfrica2011

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Economic Impact of Equality, Legal Advocacy, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsReportGender and Property Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Review of Constraints and Effective Interventions

Strengthening women’s ownership, control, and use of land, livestock, and savings assets matters for poverty and shared prosperity, as unequal property rights can lead to intrahousehold inequality in wealth; allocative inefficiencies, which are costly in lost economic output and productivity growth; and women’s control over household resources and spending decisions, with welfare implications for this generation and the next. Yet, there is ample evidence to show that the distribution and control of these key assets are skewed toward men across Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper examines the underlying constraints that potentially give rise to these inequalities, assesses the impact evaluation evidence on how to narrow existing gaps and boost welfare, and outlines a set of priority research and policy questions.

World BankAfrica2017

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Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Economic Impact of Equality, Gender & DevelopmentFactsheetEconomic Impact off Child Marriage: An Information Sheet

This factsheet from Girls Not Brides provides information on the global economic cost of child marriage.

Girls Not BridesGlobal2018

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Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Minorities & Protected GroupsAcademic PapersWitchcraft Beliefs and the Erosion of Social Capital: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa and Beyond

This paper examines the relationship between witchcraft beliefs, a deep-rooted cultural phenomenon, and various elements of social capital.

Boris GershmanAfrica2015

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Intersectional Discrimination, Legal Advocacy, Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, Women's Human RightsArticlesReproductive Rights and Access to Reproductive Services for Women with Disabilities

Are women with disabilities owed equitable access to reproductive health services, including family planning, contraception, screening for sexually transmitted infections, maternal health services, and fertility services? Or are there circumstances in which disability is a reason to deny access to such services? Conversely, should women with certain disabilities have access to procedures such as caesarean section or sterilisation? May these procedures be recommended just because a woman has a disability or imposed on her if she appears reluctant or unable to consent?

Anita Silvers, Leslie Francis and Brittany BadeschGlobal2016

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Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Harmful Cultural Practices & StereotypesFactsheetUseful Resources on Social Norms and Child Marriage

This 4-page publication by Girls Not Brides sheet provides information on social norms and child marriage as well as a list of resources and programmes

Girls Not BridesGlobal2018

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Customary Law, Harmonisation of Law, Human Rights, Legislative ReformToolkits & HandbooksPractitioner Brief - Navigating Complex Pathways to Justice: Engagement with Customary and Informal Justice Systems

This Practitioners Brief by IDLO presents research and information drawn from IDLO programmatic experience to provide practical tools and good practice recommendations for practitioners engaging with customary and informal justice systems.

IDLOGlobal2019

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Access to Justice, Family & Personal Law, Legal Advocacy, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportAccessible or beyond reach' Navigating the Exceptional Case Funding Scheme without a lawyer

A policy report analysing the accessibility of the scheme for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and abuse making Exceptional Case Funding applications under Immigration and Family law.

Rights of WomenEurope & UK2019

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Human Rights, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsReportHuman Rights Watch World Report

The Human Rights Watch World Report 2018 summarises key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide.

Human Rights WatchGlobal2018

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Customary Law, Legal AdvocacyReportCivil society in Mozambique: NGOs, religion, politics and witchcraft

This report looks to address problems arising with the dominant Western concept of civil society for, as applied in Africa, it demands a clearer post-colonial perspective.

Kleibl, R., T and MunckAfrica2016

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Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportCreating a Clear Pathway for Practice: Working towards more effective responses to survivors of forced marriage

This report documents the findings of a series of events held in Cardiff, London, Manchester and Sheffield by Imkaan and Rights of Women to reflect on local and regional responses to forced marriage in 2015. This project follows our previous analysis of legal and support responses to forced marriage reported in “This is not my destiny”. Reflecting on responses to forced marriage in England and Wales (Imkaan and Rights of Women 2014).

Imkaan & Rights of WomenEurope & UK2016

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Legislative Reform, Minorities & Protected Groups, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsBriefing NoteImproving public authority responses to violence against BME women

Sisters For Change briefing note Improving public authority responses to violence against BME women

Sisters For ChangeEurope & UK2018

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Customary Law, Harmonisation of Law, Legislative ReformBooksProcessing the Paradox - When the State has to deal with customary law

This book excerpt looks at how customary laws and traditional authorities continue to play highly diverse, important, contested roles in contemporary African states.

Ed. Zenker, M., O. & Virgil HoehneAfrica2018

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Access to Justice, Legal Advocacy, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksWomen's Access to Justice: A Guide for Legal Practitioners

This document provides guidance for practitioners on ensuring access to justice for victims of violence.

Council of Europe, Dr Shazia ChoudhryEurope & UK2018

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Domestic Violence, Minorities & Protected Groups, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsBriefing NoteImproving public authority responses to high risk victims of domestic abuse

Sisters For Change briefing note Improving public authority responses to high risk victims of domestic abuse

Sisters For ChangeEurope & UK2018

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Domestic Violence, Family & Personal Law, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportNational Public Inquiry into Family Violence (Samoa)

This report by the Office of the Ombudsman in Samoa is the outcome of a National Inquiry into Family Violence. It demonstrates the high levels of family violence across Samoa and proposes practical steps forward.

Samoa Office of the OmbudsmanPacific2018

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Discrimination, Intersectional Discrimination, Minorities & Protected Groups, Women's Human RightsArticlesWomen's Empowerment and the Caste System: The Case of Dalit Women

This paper attempts to understand what can and has been done to overcome the difficulties of socially marginal women.

Suzanne HanchettGlobal2018

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Domestic Violence, Legal Advocacy, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsBriefing NoteImproving accountability in local govenement repsonses to domestic abuse & Violence Against Women & Girls

Sisters For Change briefing note Improving public authority responses to violence against BME women

Sisters For ChangeEurope & UK2018

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Hate Speech & Hate Crime, LGBT RightsReportThematic Discussion Paper: Discrimination and Violence on the Basis of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) in South Africa

This report by the NHRI in South Africa seeks to identify challenges experienced by LGBTIQ persons in their interaction with the justice system. It puts forward recommendations and advances ways in which issues of violence and discrimination in this context can be addressed.

South Africa Human Rights CommissionAfrica2018

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Economic Impact of Equality, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsBooksPromoting Women’s Economic Empowerment in Cambodia

The study examines labour market trends and obstacles to women’s economic empowerment—particularly in agriculture, business development, and wage employment. Labour migration and vulnerability to shocks are highlighted as special themes. It makes a series of policy recommendations, identifies areas for further research, and highlights how Asian Development Bank investments can promote women’s economic empowerment.

Asian Development Bank InstituteAsia2015

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Legal Advocacy, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsBriefing NoteOversight & accountability: role & powers of the Domestic Abuse Commissioner

Sisters For Change briefing note Oversight & accountability: role & powers of the Domestic Abuse Commissioner

Sisters For ChangeEurope & UK2018

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LGBT Rights, Minorities & Protected GroupsReportReport of the Taskforce on Policy, Legal, Institutional and Administrative Reforms Regarding Intersex Persons in Kenya

This report by the Taskforce on Policy, Legal, Institutional and Administratice Reforms Regarding Intersex Persons, constituted by the Office of the Attorney-General, is the result of comprehensive research and stakeholder consultations.

Office of the Attorney General and Department of JusticeAfrica2018

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender Equality, Women's Human RightsBriefing NoteWomen at Work

Women in the labour force have been at the forefront of Bangladesh’s recent successful economic growth. They make up most of the workers in the ready-made garment (RMG) sector, the country’s flagship export-oriented industry. The creation of a large microfinance system focused on women—a subject of much study and emulation around the world—has also changed the economic position of women.

Asian Development Bank InstituteAsia2016

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Domestic Violence, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsBriefing NoteDefinition of domestic abuse

Sisters For Change briefing note Definition of domestic abuse

Sisters For ChangeEurope & UK2018

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LGBT Rights, Minorities & Protected GroupsReportThe Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Biexual, Transgender and Intersex Persons in Africa

This study looks at provides an analysis of the rights of LGBTI persons in Africa with regard to human rights, equaliy and personal freedoms. It looks at: current scientific knowledge on SOGI and sexual prejudice; African social and cultural dimensions and the rights of LGBTI persons; the religious sphere; politics; justice systems; and policies and entry points in development programming.

The Danish Institute for Human RightsAfrica2013

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender Equality, Women's Human RightsReportLeveraging Trade for Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Pacific

This publication provides insights on how trade can be leveraged to enhance economic opportunities for women in the Pacific. It includes an analysis of how gender mainstreaming in Aid for Trade programs could catalyse greater donor support to help the region benefit from gender-equitable and truly inclusive growth. In the Pacific, the labour force participation gap between men and women has narrowed, but women there are still less likely to be in work than men. To tap into the full potential of the female labor force in the region, much more needs to be done to boost women’s economic empowerment.

Asian Development Bank InstitutePacific2019

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsBriefing NoteUK compliance with the Istanbul Convention

Sisters For Change briefing note UK compliance with the Istanbul Convention

Sisters For ChangeEurope & UK2018

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LGBT Rights, Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, Women's Human RightsReportEqual Rights, Equal Treatment, Ending AIDS: Strengthening and Expanding HIV-related Legal Services and Rights

This report by IDLO is aimed at government health and justice sector advisors, policy-makers, civil society, international organisations and donors. It looks at the different programmes conducted by IDLO which look at HIV and health law and assesses aspects of good practice.

IDLOGlobal2017

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Access to Justice, Legislative Reform, Women's Human RightsReportTowards Guaranteeing Equal Access to Justice for Women

Women’s limited and unequal access to justice is a complex social phenomenon that results from a series of inequalities at the legal, institutional, structural, socio-economic and cultural levels. Ensuring access to justice implies providing women of all backgrounds with access to fair, affordable, accountable and effective remedies so that women and men can enjoy both equal rights and equal chances to assert them.

Council of EuropeEurope & UK2015

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender & Development, Women's Human RightsReportA Life with Dignity: Honduran Women Raising Voices to Improve Labour Standards

This paper looks at how a grassroots women’s collective in Honduras, CODEMUH (Colectiva de Mujeres Hondureñas), mobilised a popular movement around labour rights in the country’s textile factories, or maquilas. Focusing on occupational health, CODEMUH ran a campaign which included research, training, and advocacy workshops for the women themselves, building alliances locally, nationally, and internationally, and involving key journalists and the media. The paper explains the challenges and the strategies used to overcome them.

Oxfam Great BritainAmericas2008

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LGBT Rights, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & LearningToolkits & HandbooksTowards the Effective Protection of LGBTI Persons Deprived of Liberty: A Monitoring Guide

This guide by the Association for the Prevention of Torture provides a guide to monitoring the rights of LGBTI persons in prisons, police custody and immigration detention.

Association for the prevention of tortureGlobal2018

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Access to Justice, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksA Practitioner’s Toolkit on Women’s Access to Justice Programming - MODULE 1: The Theory and Practice of Women’s Access to Justice Programming

This Toolkit premises the theory and practice of women’s access to justice on three sets of programming principles.

UN Women, UNDP, UNODC, and OHCHRGlobal2018

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Economic Impact of Equality, Human Rights Defenders, Legal Advocacy, Women's Human RightsReportDo More Empowered Citizens Make More Accountable States' Power and Legitimacy in Legal Empowerment Initiatives in Kenya and South Africa

This research report examines four case studies of organisations that use legal based approaches to improve marginalised groups’ access to services, and how the state responds to them. The findings point at the interrelation between empowerment and accountability, and how legal frameworks are used to achieve both ends, leading to more equal and inclusive access to services.

Francesca Feruglio, Institute of Development StudiesAfrica2017

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Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & CasesKigali Declaration: Moving from aspiration to action to prevent and eliminate child, early and forced marriage in the Commonwealth

This declaration by the Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions looks at the issue of child, early and forced marriage across the Commonwealth. The declaration makes a number of commitments and actions to prevent and combat such practices.

Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights InstitutionsPacific2015

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Women's Human RightsReport, ReportJustice for Women: High-level Group Report

This report outlines the investment case for justice for women, the existing gaps and what works, and concludes with a call to action.

UN Women, International Development Law organization, World Bank Group and Task Force on JusticeGlobal2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksPromoting Women’s Financial Inclusion: A Toolkit

This toolkit offers a practical guide to developing and monitoring financial services to enhance women’s financial inclusion as one tool for the economic empowerment of women.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, UKaidGlobal2013

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender Equality, Harassment, Violence Against Women & GirlsLaws Standards & CasesViolence and harassment in the world of work - Reports of the Standard-Setting Committee on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work: Instruments submitted for adoption by the Conference.

This report by the ILO Standard-Setting Committee on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work sets out the text of the instruments and resolution agreed by the Committee at the Conference. This includes: Convention concerning the elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work; Recommendation concerning the elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work; and Resolution concerning the elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work.

International Labour ConferenceGlobal2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender Equality, Legal Advocacy, Women's Human RightsReportFrom Movement to Movement: Powering Change for Gender Equality in 2018

This past year we saw the many ways in which women were unstoppable in their efforts to bring change amidst growing threats and backlash. Women in the U.S. and across the world boldly said me too—a call to action to end violence against women of all kinds, from sexual harassment in Egypt to femicide in Argentina. Moments of outrage at the local level have turned into a powerful global movement for collective action and solidarity. Given what has been seen and learned, Global Fund for Women is prioritising its movement-building strategies to ensure women’s groups can turn their momentum into lasting change for women’s rights worldwide.

Global Fund for WomenGlobal2018

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Violence Against Women & GirlsToolkits & HandbooksTool Kit on Gender Equality: Results and Indicators

This tool kit aims to assist development practitioners to ensure that gender perspectives are incorporated into development initiatives, and to monitor and evaluate gender equality results. It presents a menu of gender equality outcomes, results, and indicators that may be selected or adapted by users.

Asian Development Bank, Australian AidGlobal2013

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Access to Justice, LGBT Rights, Women's Human RightsReportGlobal Insights on Access to Justice: Findings from the World Justice Project General Population Poll in 101 Countries

This report follows the first ever study to capture comparable data on legal needs and access to justice on a global scale. It provides a framework and benchmarks for understanding legal needs and public access to civil justice across a large number of countries. It aims to contribute to the development and adoption of robust legal needs survey-based indicators for measuring progress on access to justice as part of SDG target 16.3.

World Justice ProjectGlobal2019

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Access to Justice, Domestic Violence, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksImproving the effectiveness of law-enforcement and justice officers in combating violence against women and domestic violence

This training of trainers (ToT) manual complements national efforts, with a specific focus on improving the capacity of the law enforcement and justice system professionals to respond to the needs of victims of violence, particularly of domestic violence. The manual is a tool for developing training programmes that can be used to sensitise professionals to the issues of violence against women and domestic violence and to expose them to good practices in their fields.

Anna Costanza Baldry and Elisabeth Duban, Council of EuropeGlobal2016

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals SDGsBriefing NoteGender equality in the 2030 Agenda: Gender-responsive water and sanitation systems

Women and girls bear disproportionate responsibility as primary users, providers, and managers of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) at the household level. While women’s participation in water governance and the promotion of safe sanitation has long been encouraged, this engagement has not always translated into better services for themselves. This briefing note shows how the promotion of gender-responsive water, sanitation, and hygiene can be a catalyst for change across.

UN WomenGlobal2018

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Rights & ReligionReportFreedom of Religion or Belief and the Law: Current Dilemmas and Lessons Learned

The report analyses the international legal framework in relation to contemporary challenges faced by governments in reconciling religious beliefs and freedom with other human rights protections. It proposes a broad policy path for governments to build fairer, more inclusive and just societies, where freedom of religion and thought is respected and protected alongside other fundamental human rights.

IDLOGlobal2016

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Harassment, Online Harassment / Violence & Cyber Stalking, Online Harassment / Violence & Cyber Stalking, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportComparative Legal Review of Harassment and Sexual Exploitation Laws across the Commonwealth

This report explores the prevalence of discrimination, harassment, violence and sexual exploitation in Namibia and discusses a series of recent case studies demonstrating gaps in legal protection. The report considers international and regional human rights conventions and legal standards relevant to harassment, hate speech and sexual exploitation and analyses the criminal offences, civil wrongs and civil remedies which currently exist in Namibia to tackle physical, verbal and online harassment. The report concludes with a detailed examination of three different models of harassment laws from the Commonwealth countries of the United Kingdom (England and Wales); South Africa and Canada. Four separate volumes of appendices related to this report are also available to download in PDF format, providing excerpts of legislation on discrimination, harassment and sexual exploitation from across the regions of the Commonwealth – Africa, Asia, Caribbean and the Americas, Europe and Pacific – as well as relevant international and regional conventions and directives. They are available here: https://www.sistersforchange.org.uk/2020/03/16/comparative-legal-review-of-harassment-and-sexual-exploitation-laws/

Legal Assistance Centre, Sisters For Change on behalf of the Equality & Justice AllianceCommonwealth2020

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Women's Human RightsPolicy PapersTowards inclusive cities for all: How to protect the rights of women in informal self-employment

This paper sets out research findings, analysis, and policy recommendations on the gender dimensions of informal employment in cities. It focusses on three groups of informally self-employed women working in urban areas—street vendors, home-based workers, and waste pickers—to show how organisations of informal workers engaging with local and national policymakers are working to advance these workers’ rights and help to create more inclusive cities for all.

UN WomenGlobal2018

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Gender Equality, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Women's Human RightsIndexesHarnessing the Power of Data For Gender Equality: Introducing the 2019 EM2030 SDG Gender Index

This Index by Equal Measures 2030 loooks at 51 indiators across 14 of the official SDGs, covering 129 countries. It provides a comprehensive tool to explore the state of gender equality. It finds that, nearly 40% of the world’s girls and women live in countries failing on gender equality.

Equal Measures 2030Global2019

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Customary Law, Harmonisation of Law, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportHarmonising customary law and women's rights: Decisions of South Africa's Constitutional Court

This briefing paper commissioned by Sisters For Change and authored by Prof. Thandabantu Nhlapo analyses seminal decisions of the South African Constitutional Court addressing conflicts between customary law and women’s constitutional equality rights. The first part of the paper discusses the meaning and the position of customary law in the South African legal system. The paper then explores the implications of legal dualism before considering key decisions of the Consitutional Court (and decisions of lower courts on key issues which the Constitutional Court has not yet addressed) under five themes: marriage and divorce; inheritance; access to land; traditional leadership; and domestic violence.

Thandabantu Nhlapo on behalf of Sisters For ChangeAfrica2020

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals SDGsReportPromoting women’s economic empowerment: Recognizing and investing in the care economy

This paper aims to identify the policy and programmatic entry points and the key tools involved in transforming the care economy so as to promote gender equality, human development, and inclusive and sustainable growth.

UN WomenGlobal2018

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Child / Early / Forced Marriage, LGBT Rights, Women's Human RightsReportTackling the Taboo: Sexuality and gender-transformative programmes to end child, early and forced marriage and unions

This report is the outcome of a review by the Child, Early and Forced Marriage and Unions and Sexuality Programes Working Group on gender-transformative programmes that promote bodily integrity and girls rights and development and result in change to end child, early and forced marriage and unions. The findings are intended to be used: as a learning tool for programme implementers; to present gaps and opportunities for future research; and as a tool for advocates to open dialogue with leaders and policymakers about how programmes to address child, early and forced marriage and unions and sexuality programmes can advcance girls’ and women’s greater sexual agency, bodilh autonomy, freedom and autonomy.

American Jewish World Service, Care, Crea, Girls Not Brides, Global Fund for Women, GreeneWorks, ICRW, Nirantar Trust, Plan International, Population Council, Promundo.Global2019

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Legislative Reform, LGBT Rights, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportA Critical Appraisal of Laws Relating to Sexual Offences in Bangladesh

This study, commissioned by the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh, evaluates the legal definitions of sexual offences, highlights key issues and makes clear recommendations to remedy the issues highlighted.

IDLO, UNDPAsia2015

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender & Development, Gender EqualityReportGender and land dispossession: A comparative analysis

This paper seeks to advance our understanding of the gendered implications of rural land dispossession. It does so through a comparative analysis of five cases of dispossession that were driven by different economic purposes in diverse agrarian contexts: the English enclosures; colonial and post-colonial rice irrigation projects in the Gambia; large dams in India; oil palm cultivation in Indonesia; and Special Economic Zones in India.The paper identifies some of the common gendered effects of land dispossession and demonstrates ways in which the gendered consequences of land dispossession vary across forms of dispossession.

UN WomenGlobal2017

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Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportDemocracy Report: Landscaping Gender Based Violence in Namibia

This report by IPPR examines the prevalence of gender-based violence in Namibia, the existing legislation and policy to combat gender-based violence and makes recommendations as to how to fill in the gaps in the current legislative framework.

Institute for Public Policy ResearchAfrica2018

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals SDGsReportMacroeconomic policy and women’s economic empowerment

This discussion paper aims to contribute to the public debate by highlighting why macroeconomic policies need to incorporate gender perspectives to advance women’s economic empowerment, and how the overall economic environment is a crucial enabler of gender equality.

UN WomenGlobal2017

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Human Rights, LGBT RightsReportRegional Report: The Capacity of National Human Rights Institutions to Address Human Rights in Relation to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and HIV

This study examines recent developments in a number of South and South-east Asian countries in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). It provides an overview of postitive initiativess by national human rights institutions in addressing discrimination, stigmatization and human rights violations. It highlights the importance of utilising international human rights standards to promote programmes of inclusion and equality.

Asia Pacific Forum, IDLO, UNDPGlobal2013

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals SDGsReportClose the gap! The cost of inequality in women’s work

Gender discrimination at work costs women in poor countries $9 trillion each year?—?more than the combined GDPs of Britain, France and Germany. Women get paid less than men, which causes this huge inequality to exist. Women also do not enjoy the same rates of employment: the ‘gender employment gap’. This paper explores these concepts and examines the cost of gender inequality.

Action AidGlobal2015

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Discrimination, LGBT Rights, Women's Human RightsReportReport on Racism and Discrimination - Namibia

This report by the Office of the Ombudsman in Namibia examines issues of racism and discrimination in Namibia, including an examinsation of women and girls rights and LGBTI rights. The report provides concrete concluding observations and recommendations.

Namibia, Office of the OmbudsmanAfrica2017

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Discrimination, Gender Equality, Legislative Reform, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesShirin Aumeeruddy-Cziffra and 19 other Mauritian women v. Mauritius, Communication No. 35/1978,

Under the Optional Protocol, 19 Mauritian women challenged the 1977 Immigration laws that limited the rights foreign husbands of Mauritian women to maintain and apply for residence. The limitations did not apply to the foreign wives of Mauritian men. The Committee found that the new Immigration laws violated the ICCPR on the grounds that it was discriminatory on the basis of sex and that it interfered with family life.

Human Rights CommitteeAfrica1981

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Legal Advocacy, Minorities & Protected Groups, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportUnequal Regard, Unequal Protection 2: Spotlight on Manchester

This report by Sisters For Change, in partnership with The Manchester Maya Project (a consortium of specialist Black, Asian, minority ethnic and migrant (BME) violence against women service providers) is the result of extensive research examining local authority responses and approaches to domestic abuse; commissioning and funding of domestic abuse services across Greater Manchester, UK. The report raises serious questions as to the compliance of local services ith their homelessness, safeguarding, equality and human rights duties in relaiton to BME women victims of domestic abuse.

Sisters For ChangeEurope & UK2019

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesBroeks v the Netherlands (Communication No. 172/1984)

Under the Unemployment Benefits Act, married women could not claim continued unemployment benefits unless they proved they were either breadwinners or that they were permanently separated from their husbands. A complaint was submitted to the HRC that it violated Article 26.

Human Rights CommitteeEurope & UK1984

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Domestic Violence, Marital Rape, Violence Against Women & GirlsAcademic PapersA Postcolonial Theory of Spousal Rape: The Caribbean and Beyond

This article examines spousal rape and common law juristictions. It seeks to trace the connections between colonial history and contemporary aw in postcolonial states, it uses postcolonial theory to critique the colonial roots of the modern-day spousal rape exemption in Commonwealth Countries and posits that postcolonial theory offers insights into the modern power dynamics and identities of Commonwealth Countries. It recommends legal, social, legislative and judicial internalisation of human rights norms.

Stacy-Ann ElvyCaribbean2015

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesAvellanal v. Peru (Communication No. 202/1986)

Under Article 168 of the Peruvian Civil Code only men were allowed to represent matrimonial property before the Courts. The applicant, who was married, owned two apartment buildings in Lima. The Supreme Court of Peru held that she was not entitled to sue her tenants for overdue rent because she was married. The Committee found that the application of Article 168 of the Civil Code resulted in the denial of equality before the courts and constituted discrimination on the ground of sex.

Human Rights CommitteeAmericas1986

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Rights & Religion, UN Treaty Bodies & RapporteursReportReport of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief: State-Religion Relationships and their Impact on Freedom of Religion or Belief

This report by the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief focuses on the topic of State-Religion Relationships and their Impact on Freedom of Religion or Belief. It includes examination of Women’s Human Rights and LGBT rights in relation to religion or belief.

Ahmed ShaheedGlobal2018

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Discrimination, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesIsatou Jallow v Bulgaria Communication No. 32/2011, UN Doc. CEDAW/C/52/D/32/2011 (28 August 2012)

Case concerning domestic abuse, the failure of the state authorities to consider claims of domestic abuse in a decision regarding the custody of a child and the failure of the state authorities to protect. The Committee held that this amounted to gender-based discrimination.

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against WomenGlobal2011

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Rights & Religion, UN Treaty Bodies & RapporteursReportReport of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief: Restrictions imposed on expression on account of religion or belief

This report by the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief focuses on the topic of: Restructions imposed on expression on account of religion or belief. It includes examination of Women’s Human Rights and LGBT rights in relation to freedom of religion or belief.

Ahmed ShaheedGlobal2019

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Discrimination, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesX and Y v. Georgia Communication No. 24/2009, UN Doc. CEDAW/C/61/D/24/2009 (2015)

The Committee found that Georgia had failed to enact criminal law provisions to effectively protect women and girls from physical and sexual abuse within the family, provide equal protection under the law to victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse, and protect them from domestic violence.

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against WomenGlobal2015

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Gender Equality, Rights & Religion, UN Treaty Bodies & RapporteursReportReport of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief: Freedom of religion or belief and equality between men and women

This report by the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief focuses on the topic of: freedom of religion or belief and equality between men and women.

Heiner BielefeldtGlobal2013

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Discrimination, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesR.P.B. v. The Philippines Communication No. 34/2011, UN Doc. CEDAW/C/57/D/34/2011 (2014)

Case concerning the rape of a young girl who was both deaf and mute.The Committee found that the Court had relied upon gender-based myths and stereotypes about rape victims resulting in gender-based discrimination. The Committee also found that the Court had failed to provide measures to allow the victim full and equal participation in the proceedings on account of her disabilities.

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against WomenGlobal2014

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Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Women's Human RightsReportAdvancing Women's Human Rights Online: Gaps and Opportunities in Policy and Research

This report by the World Wide Web Foundation is the outcome of a research project conducted with partners across Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America to assess policies in place to bridge the gender divide in digital access and advance women’s internet access. It looks at what data is needed to monitor progress in this sphere and what policy issues need to be addressed.

World Wide Web FoundationGlobal2018

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Discrimination, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesVertido v The Philippines Communication No. 18/2008, UN Doc CEDAW/C/46/D/18/2008

Case concerning the use of gender-based stereotyping in the assessment of the credibility of the claimant in a rape case. The Committee found that the state had failed to take appropriate measure to modify and abolish not only existing laws and regulations, but also customs and practices that constitute discrimination against women.

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against WomenGlobal2008

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Hate Speech & Hate Crime, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportMisogyny Hate Speech & Hate Crime Evaluation Report

This report, focused on Nottingham in the UK, looks at a 2-year pilot of classifying Misogyny as a Hate Speech & Hate Crime.

Professor Louise Mullany and Dr. Loretta TricketGlobal2018

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Discrimination, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesAngela González Carreño v. Spain Communication No 47/2012, UN Doc. CEDAW/C/58/D/47/2012 (2014)

Case concerning the murder of a young girl during court-approved parental visitation after several reports of physical abuse by the mother to the police and requests for restraining orders. The Committee held that the Spanish authorities should have taken into account the existing context of domestic violence when assessing the parental visitation scheme.

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against WomenGlobal2014

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Economic Impact of Equality, UN Treaty Bodies & RapporteursReportReport of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights on on extreme inequality and human rights

This report by the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights looks at the relationship between extreme poverty and extreme inequality and argues that a human rights framework is critical in addressing extreme inequality.

Professor Philip AlstonGlobal2015

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Discrimination, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & Cases'ahide Goecke v Austria Communication No. 6/2005, U.N. Doc. CEDAW/C/39/D/5/2005

Case concerning domestic violence and resultant domestic homicide. The Committee found that although Austria has established a comprehensive model to address domestic violence, it is necessary for State actors to investigate reports of this crime with due diligence to effectively provide redress and protection. By allowing the perpetrator’s rights to supersede Ms. Goekce’s, Austrian law enforcement violated it obligations under Article 2 to end gender discrimination and its Article 3 obligation to guarantee women’s exercise and enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedom on a basis of equality with men.

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against WomenGlobal2007

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Family & Personal Law, Muslim Family Law, Rights & Religion, Women's Human RightsBriefing NoteKnowledge Building Brief 3: Islam and the Question of Gender Equality

This ‘Knowledge Brief’ by MUSAWAH focuses on the issue of Islam and Gender Equality. It argues that, while classical notions of justice in Muslim and other religious traditions did not include gender equality, changes at the local, national, and global levels and understandings of Islam’s sacred tests based on ethics and values in the Qur’an and hadith allow for gender equality in law, policies, and practices today.

MusawahGlobal2019

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Discrimination, Hate Speech & Hate Crime, LGBT Rights, Violence Against Women & GirlsReport“No Choice but to Deny Who I Am”: Violence and Discrimination against LGBT People in Ghana

Under Section 104 (1) (b) of the Criminal Offences Act in Ghana criminalises “unnatural carnal knowledge”, this is interpreted by authorities, as “penile penetration of anything other than a vagina”. However, this colonial legacy law is very rarely if ever enforced, nor has Ghana taken steps to stiffen consensual same-sex conduct or to expressly criminalise sexual relations between women. This report is an analysis based on interview with 144 114 Ghanaians who self-identify as LGBT, documenting the human rights impact of section 104(1)(b) of the 1960 Criminal Offences Act (Act 29) on the lives of LGBT people in Ghana.

Human Rights WatchAfrica2018

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Discrimination, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesAlyne da Silva v. Brazil, Communication No. 17/2008 (2011)

Case concerning maternal mortality and the failure of the state to provide adequate health care to women of a low socioeconomic status.

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against WomenGlobal2011

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Family & Personal Law, Muslim Family Law, Rights & Religion, Women's Human RightsBriefing NoteKnowledge Building Brief 4: CEDAW and Muslim Family Laws

This ‘Knowledge Brief’ by MUSAWAH focuses on the issue of CEDAW and Muslim Family Laws. It argues that, while some Mulsim-majority governments have resisted implementing CEDAW on religious arguments, CEDAW and Muslim family laws can be compatible.

MusawahGlobal2019

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Human Rights, Legal Advocacy, LGBT Rights, UN Treaty Bodies & RapporteursReportThe Capacity of National Human Rights Institutions to Address Human Rights in Relation to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and HIV

This South and South-East Asian regional report documents the challenges facing National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in combating SOGI-related discrimination and their capacity to respond effectively to the human rights issues facing people of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity.

UNDP and IDLOGlobal2013

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Discrimination, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesCecilia Kell v. Canada Communication No. 19/2008, UN Doc. CEDAW/C/51/D/19/2008 (2012)

A communication was submitted to the CEDAW Committee for a decision as to whether the denial of legal relief to an indigenous woman who had been arbitrarily evicted from her property by her abusive partner breached CEDAW. The Committee ruled that the territorial housing corporation discriminated against the applicant when they let her non-aboriginal, abusive husband claim their home.

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against WomenGlobal2012

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Family & Personal Law, Family & Personal Law, Muslim Family Law, Rights & ReligionBriefing NoteKnowledge Building Brief 2: Muslim Family Laws - What Makes Reform Possible'

This ‘Knowledge Brief’ by MUSAWAH focuses on ‘What Makes Reform Possible?’. It looks at traditional ethico-legal methodology in Islamic thought and how the principles can be used fro reform.

MusawahGlobal2016

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Hate Speech & Hate Crime, LGBT Rights, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportViolence: Through the Lens of Lesbians, Bisexual Women and Trans People in Asia

In this report, research by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) found that LBT people in Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Sri Lanka face violence and exclusion in every sphere of their lives. The report examined the drivers behind this discrimination, including laws that criminalize same sex intimacy and government policies that encourage the marginalisation of LBT people.

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights CommissionAsia2014

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Discrimination, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesR.K.B. v. Turkey, Communication No. 28/2010 (2012).

Case concerning a complaint of unfair dismissal on the grounds of female gender stereotyping after the applicant’s employment was terminated following an affair with a male colleague and the male employee suffered not consequences.

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against WomenGlobal2012

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Family & Personal Law, Muslim Family Law, Rights & Religion, Women's Human RightsReportCompilation of Resources Related to Women's Human Rights in Muslim Family Laws

This report by MUSAWAH, is a compilation of different resources on Women’s Human Rights and Muslim family laws.

MusawahGlobal2016

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Legal Advocacy, Legislative Reform, Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, Women's Human RightsReportSexual health, human rights and the law

This World Health Organization (WHO) report looks at the relationships between sexual health, human rights and the law and includes evidence from international, regional and national levels to examine how sexual health policies can adhere to human rights standards.

World Health OrganisationGlobal2015

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Discrimination, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesL.C. v. Peru Communication No. 22/2009, UN Doc CEDAW/C/50/D/22/2009 (2011)

Case concerning the right to abortion and the obligation to provide comprehensive healthcare

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against WomenGlobal2011

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Family & Personal Law, Muslim Family Law, Rights & Religion, Women's Human RightsReportJoint Report on Muslim Family Law and Muslim Women's Human Rights in Malaysia

This Joint Report by MUSAWAH and Sisters In Islam is a shadow report submitted to the CEDAW Committee for their review of Malaysia in 2018.

MUSAWAH and Sisters In IslamAsia2018

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Intersectional Discrimination, LGBT Rights, Minorities & Protected Groups, Women's Human RightsReportGender is not an illness. How pathologizing trans people violates international human rights law

This paper looks at the dangers of ‘pathologization’ of trans people – the process of classifying trans people as suffering from an illness based on their sexual orientation. The paper argues that this pathologization constitutes a violation of a range human rights across the civil, political, social, economic and cultural spheres.

GATEGlobal2017

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Discrimination, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesS. V. P. v. Bulgaria, Communication No. 31/2011; UN Doc. CEDAW/C/53/D/31/2011 (2012)

Case concerning the failure of the state to provide appropriate reparations and mechanisms following the rape of a minor.

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against WomenGlobal2012

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Family & Personal Law, Muslim Family Law, Rights & Religion, Women's Human RightsReportThematic Report on Muslim Family Law and Muslim Women's Human Rights in Mauritius

This thematic report by MUSAWAH is a shadow report submitted to the CEDAW Committee for their review of Mauritius in 2018.

MusawahAfrica2018

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Decriminalisation, Human Rights, LGBT Rights, Sexual & Reproductive Health RightsReportHIV, the Law and Human Rights in the African Human Rights System: Key Challenges and Opportunities for Rights-Based Responses

This report sets out the human rights framework in relation to people affected by HIV looks at human right protections within the context of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR).

African Commission for Human and Peoples' RightsAfrica2017

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Discrimination, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesAbramova v. Belarus Communication No. 23/2009, UN Doc CEDAW/C/49/D/23/2009 (2011)

Case concerning the detention and ill-treatment of a female journalist.

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against WomenGlobal2011

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Family & Personal Law, Muslim Family Law, Rights & Religion, Women's Human RightsReportOverview of Muslim Family Laws and Practices - Singapore

The overview by MUSAWAH provides a table of Muslim family laws and practices in Singapore.

MusawahAsia2017

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Gender Equality, Human Rights, Legislative Reform, LGBT RightsReportInternational Best Practice Guide to Equality on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

This report uses case studies to highlight some of the different approaches to reform and documeting international best practice on equality on SOGI. Case studies include Fiji, Botswana and Belize.

OutRight Action InternationalGlobal2018

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Discrimination, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesV.K. v. Bulgaria, Communication 20/2008, UN Doc CEDAW/C/49/D/20/2008 (2011)

Case concerning effective protection mechanisms from domestic abuse.

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against WomenGlobal2011

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Family & Personal Law, Muslim Family Law, Rights & Religion, Women's Human RightsReportOverview of Muslim Family Laws and Practices - South Africa

The overview by MUSAWAH provides a table of Muslim family laws and practices in South Africa.

MusawahAfrica2017

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Anti-Discrimination Law, Decriminalisation, Discrimination, LGBT RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesK. S. Puttaswamy and Another v. Union of India and Ors.

K. S. Puttaswamy v Union of India: Affirms the right of privacy of Indian citizens. This case constituted an important step towards the eventual decriminalization of same-sex intimacy.

Supreme Court of IndiaAsia2017

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Discrimination, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesElisabeth de Blok et al. v. The Netherlands, Communication No. 36/2012, UN Doc CEDAW/C/57/D/36/2012 (2014).

Case concerning maternity leave rights benefits for self-employed women.

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against WomenGlobal2014

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Family & Personal Law, Muslim Family Law, Rights & Religion, Women's Human RightsReportOverview of Muslim Family Laws and Practices - Sri Lanka

The overview by MUSAWAH provides a table of Muslim family laws and practices in Sri Lanka.

MusawahAsia2018

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Anti-Discrimination Law, Decriminalisation, Discrimination, LGBT RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesNaz Foundation v. Government of NCT of Delhi and Ors.

Naz Foundation v Government of NCT of Delhi: Judges in this 2009 case ruled that the criminalization of same-sex intimacy constituted a violation of the rights to dignity and privacy enshrined in the Indian Constitution. The judgement was subsequently overturned in the case of Suresh Kumar Koushal v Naz Foundation, although the Supreme Court eventually went on to decriminalize same sex intimacy in the case of Navtej Singh Johar v Union of India in 2018.

High Court of DelhiAsia2009

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Discrimination, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesN. S. F. v. United Kingdom, Communication 10/2005, UN Doc. CEDAW/C/38/D/10/2005 (2007)

Case concerning the lack of police protection for a woman who had been abused and raped by her husband and subsequently harassed and threatened by him following their divorce. The applicant had claimed, and been denied, asylum in the UK on the basis that she had failed to exhaust domestic remedies. While the Committee noted the that the Communication was inadmissible on this basis, they raised concern for the protection of women who have fled their country because of domestic violence.

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against WomenGlobal2007

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Family & Personal Law, Muslim Family Law, Rights & Religion, Women's Human RightsReportOverview of Muslim Family Laws and Practices - Kenya

The overview by MUSAWAH provides a table of Muslim family laws and practices in Kenya.

MusawahAfrica2017

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Anti-Discrimination Law, Decriminalisation, Discrimination, LGBT RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesSuresh Koushal & Anr. v. Naz Foundation & Ors.

Suresh Kumar Koushal and Another v Naz Foundation and Others: This 2013 judgement overturned the case of Naz Foundation v Government of NCT of Delhi and reinstated s.377 of the Indian Penal Code, decriminalizing same-sex intimacy. Subsequently overturned by Navtej Singh Johar v Union of India.

Supreme Court of IndiaAsia2013

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Discrimination, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesA.S. v. Hungary, Communication No. 4/2004, UN Doc CEDAW/C/36 D/4/2004 (2006).

Case concerning sterilization without informed consent. The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women held that Hungary violated Szijjarto’s rights under article 10(h) of the Convention on access to information on family planning, article 12 guaranteeing women appropriate medical services in connection with pregnancy, and paragraph 1(e) of article 16 on a woman’s right to freely choose the number and spacing of her children.

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against WomenGlobal2006

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Family & Personal Law, Muslim Family Law, Rights & Religion, Women's Human RightsReportOverview of Muslim Family Laws and Practices - Nigeria

The overview by MUSAWAH provides a table of Muslim family laws and practices in Nigeria.

MusawahAfrica2017

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Decriminalisation, Hate Speech & Hate Crime, Intersectional Discrimination, LGBT RightsReportReport of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity ('diversity in humanity, humanity in diversity') [A/HRC/35/36]

This is the Human Rights Council first report of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Vitit Muntarbhorn, which was prepared pursuant to Council resolution32/2. The theme of the report is “diversity in humanity, humanity in diversity”. The phenomenon of violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is both local and global, requiring strong national and international countermeasures to promote respect for sexual and gender diversity under the umbrella of international human rights law.

Vitit MuntarbhornGlobal2017

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Discrimination, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesA.T. v. Hungary , Communication No. 2/2003 (2005)

Case concerning domestic violence and the failure of Hungarian law to provide mechanism for protection orders. Applicant had sought a motion for exclusive right to the family apartment, which was denied. The Committee held that Hungary’s domestic violence jurisprudence was deeply entrenched in gender stereotypes which constituted a violation of Hungary’s obligation under article 2 of CEDAW. Hungary’s lack of specific legislation to combat domestic and sexual violence led the Committee to conclude that the State had violated article 5 and article 16.

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against WomenGlobal2005

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Family & Personal Law, Muslim Family Law, Rights & Religion, Women's Human RightsReportOverview of Muslim Family Laws and Practices - Pakistan

The overview by MUSAWAH provides a table of Muslim family laws and practices in Pakistan.

MusawahAsia2017

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Decriminalisation, Hate Speech & Hate Crime, Intersectional Discrimination, LGBT RightsReportReport of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity - Embrace diversity and energize humanity [A/72/172]

The July 2017 report of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity focuses on the theme of ‘Embrace diversity and energize humanity’. The report outlines key developments in 2017 regarding the progression of human rights law and practice at the international and national levels, looking at Intersectional discrimination between SOGI and other issues concerning violence and discrimination. The report documents country situations based on submissions to the Independent Expert.

Vitit MuntarbhornGlobal2017

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Discrimination, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesSalgado v. United Kingdom, Communication No. 11/2006, UN Doc. CEDAW/C/37/D/11/2006 (2007)

Although this complaint was deemed inadmissible, the Committee considered the complaint that citizenship legislation in the UK discriminated against women.

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against WomenGlobal2007

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Family & Personal Law, Muslim Family Law, Rights & Religion, Women's Human RightsReportOverview of Muslim Family Laws and Practices - Bangladesh

The overview by MUSAWAH provides a table of Muslim family laws and practices in Bangladesh.

MusawahAsia2017

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Decriminalisation, Hate Speech & Hate Crime, Intersectional Discrimination, LGBT RightsReportReport of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity [A/HRC/38/43]

This Human Rights Council report is the first report of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, submitted pursuant to Council resolution 32/2. In the report, the Independent Expert provides an overview of violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Victor Madrigal-BorlozGlobal2018

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Discrimination, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesYildirim v. Austria, Communication No. 6/2005 (2007)

Domestic abuse and harassment resulting in a domestic homicide. Failure of the state to protect the victim despite numerous reports. The Committee held that the Austrian police force’s failure to detain the perpetrator was in breach of the State’s due diligence obligation to protect, noting that a perpetrator’s rights cannot superseded women’s human rights to life and to physical and mental integrity. The Committee also took note of the correlation between lenient attitudes towards women’s cultural subordination and domestic violence.

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against WomenGlobal2007

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Family & Personal Law, Muslim Family Law, Rights & Religion, Women's Human RightsReportOverview of Muslim Family Laws and Practices - Brunei

The overview by MUSAWAH provides a table of Muslim family laws and practices in Brunei.

MusawahAsia2017

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Hate Speech & Hate Crime, Intersectional Discrimination, Legislative Reform, LGBT RightsReportReport of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity - Violence and discrimination based on gender identity [A/73/152]

The July 2018 report of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity examines the process of abandoning the classification of certain forms of gender as a pathology and looks at the duty of the State to respect and promote respect of gender recognition as a component of identity.

Victor Madrigal-BorlozGlobal2018

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesAydin v Turkey 57/1996/676/866, European Court of Human Rights, 25 September 1997

Seminal case concerning the rape and ill-treatment of a female detainee by state authorities and failure of authorities to conduct an effective investigation into her complaint that she was tortured in this way. Rape by an official of the state defined as torture.

European Court of Human RightsEurope & UK1997

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Domestic Violence, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportViolence Against Adolescent Girls - Trends and Lessons for East Africa

This report seeks to explore the unique experience of adolescent girls by examining the types of gender-based violence affecting this group as well as drivers of this violence, within the frame of high levels of gender inequality in South Sudan.

The Global Women's InstituteAfrica2018

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Anti-Discrimination Law, Decriminalisation, LGBT RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesDudgeon v. The United Kingdom

Dudgeon v the United Kingdom: In thes 1981 case before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) it was held that the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885 violated the European Convention on Human Rights and was the first case before the ECtHR to successfully challenge the criminalisation of male same-sex intimacy. The court held that the criminalization of same-sex intimacy constituted a violation of Article 8, the right to respect for private and family life.

European Court of Human RightsEurope & UK1981

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesYazgül Y'lmaz v. Turkey (no. 36369/06) European Court of Human Rights, 2011

The case concerned a complaint of sexual harassment of a young girl while in police detention. The complainant was given a gynaecological examination unaccompanied and without her guardian’s consent to verify whether her hymen had been broken. The Court found a violation of Article 3.

European Court of Human RightsEurope & UK2011

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Gender Equality, Harassment, Violence Against Women & GirlsToolkits & HandbooksAddressing violence and harassment against women in the world of work

The publication of this joint UN Women-ILO Handbook coincides with the unprecedented mobilization of millions of women, behind #MeToo and other movements, in a global response to sexual harassment and sexual assault in the world of work.

UN Women & The International Labour OrganizationGlobal2019

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Anti-Discrimination Law, Family & Personal Law, LGBT RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesAtala Riffo and Daughters v. Chile

Atala Riffo and Daughters v Chile: This was the first case before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) to consider LGBT rights. Riffo, a lesbian mother, had child custody rights removed because of her sexual orientation and complained to the IACHR arguing that her treatment had been inviolation of Article 24 of the American Convention on Human Rights relating to equal protection before the law. The IACHR ruled in her favour, and held that sexual orientation is a protected characteristic with regard to discrimination.

Inter-American Court of Human RightsAmericas2012

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesB.S. v Spain (no. 47159/08) European Court of Human Rights (2012)

Case concerning a woman of Nigerian origin stopped by police while working as a prostitute in Mallorca. The police subsequently subjected her to verbal and physical abuse. The complaint alleged discrimination on the grounds of her profession, her skin colour and her gender and that the State had not conducted adequate investigation. The Court found a violation of Article 3 in conjunction with Article 14.

European Court of Human RightsEurope & UK2012

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Family & Personal Law, Intersectional Discrimination, Violence Against Women & GirlsBriefing NoteGender-based Violence and Poverty in Europe EAPN Gender and Poverty WG - Briefing # 2

This paper is drafted by the Gender and Poverty Group of EAPN in order to increase the awareness on gender-based violence and its effects on women’s risk of poverty across Europe, among EAPN members, but also among key stakeholders at EU and national levels and broader public.

Cesarini Sforza, G., L. & Babovi?, M., MalgesiniEurope & UK2019

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Human Rights, Legal Advocacy, Legislative Reform, LGBT RightsToolkits & HandbooksAdvancing the Human Rights and Inclusion of LGBTI People: A Handbook for Parliamentarians

This handbook was produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) and sets out the human rights framework and role of parliamentarians in implementing Agenda 2030.

UNDP / PGAGlobal2016

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesIzci v Turkey European Court of Human Rights 23 July 2013

The complainant was a Turkish woman who had been attacked by the police following her participation in a peaceful demonstration to celebrate Women’s Day in Istanbul. The victim complained that such police brutality was tolerated and often went unpunished. The Court found both substantive and procedural violations of Article 3 and a violation of Article 8.

European Court of Human RightsEurope & UK2013

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Decriminalisation, Legal Advocacy, Legislative Reform, LGBT RightsReportAdvances and Challenges towards the Recognition of the Rights of LGBTI Persons in the Americas

This report, produced by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, examines the important progress made in States around the region to ensure that LGBTI persons can lead fulfilling lives with full autonomy and respect for their own will and free from all forms of violence, from a holistic perspective that takes human rights as interdependent and universal and focuses on the integral safety of LGBTI persons.

Inter-American Comission on Human RightsAmericas2018

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Decriminalisation, Human Rights, Intersectional Discrimination, LGBT RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesYogyakarta Principles: Principles on the Application of International Human Rights Law in relation to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

The Yogyakarta Principles on the application of human rights law in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity were published in 2007 and updated in 2017. The principles emphasise the universality of human rights and clarify state obligations, providing guidance on the application of international law to human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

N/AGlobal2007

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesX and Y v the Netherlands European Court of Human Rights, no. 8978/80

Case concerning the rape of a girl with a mental disability was raped in the home for children with mental disabilities in which she lived, the day after her 16th birthday (age of consent) by a relative of the person in charge. The victim was did not have the mental capacity to be able to make complaint herself and her Father was not permitted to do so on her behalf. The Court found there to be a violation of Article 8.

European Court of Human RightsEurope & UK1985

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Hate Speech & Hate Crime, LGBT Rights, UN Treaty Bodies & RapporteursReportReport of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity on his visit to Mozambique

In his report, the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity provides an overview of the enjoyment of human rights by lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans populations in Mozambique.

Victor Madrigal-BorlozAfrica2019

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Decriminalisation, Human Rights, Intersectional Discrimination, LGBT RightsLaws Standards & CasesYogyakarta Principles Plus 10: Additional Principles and State Obligations on the Application of International Human Rights Law in relation to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics to complement the Yogyakarta Principles ('YP+10')

The Yogyakarta Principles plus 10 (YP+10) were published in 2017 and provide additional guidance in relation to gender expression and sex characteristics.

N/AGlobal2017

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesM.C. v Bulgaria European Court of Human Rights, Case no. 39272/98

Case concerning the rape of a 14-year-old girl which resulted in her being taken to hospital. The domestic court found there to be no evidence that she resisted or called for help, so the perpetrators were not prosecuted. The European Court of Human Rights found there to have been a violation of Articles 3 and 8 of the convention.

European Court of Human RightsEurope & UK2003

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LGBT Rights, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & LearningReportData collection and management as a means to create heightened awareness of violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

In the report, the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, focuses on data collection and management as a means to create heightened awareness of violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, identifies risks associated with data collection, use and storage, and highlights key human rights safeguards in that regard.

Victor Madrigal-BorlozGlobal2019

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Human Rights, Intersectional Discrimination, Legal Advocacy, LGBT RightsToolkits & HandbooksPromoting and Protecting Human Rights in relation to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Sex Characteristics: A Manual for National Human Rights Institutions

This manual, published by the Asia Pacific Forum (APF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), provides helpful guidance on SOGI-related terminology and outlines the human rights experiences of LGBTI people and the work of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) to promote and protect their human rights.

Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions and the United Nations Development ProgrammePacific2016

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesMaslova and Nalbondov v Russia, Application no. 839/02, 24 January 2008

Case concerning a girl who was tortured, raped and coerced by the police authorities into confessing to having committed murder. Despite substantial evidence of the ill-treatment of the victim by the police, the Court ruled that there was a lack of evidence. The European Court held that there had been a violation of Article 4 and emphasized that the rape of a detainee by an official was especially grave form of ill-treatment.

European Court of Human RightsEurope & UK2008

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Hate Speech & Hate Crime, Legislative Reform, LGBT RightsReportAnnual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People

This 2019 edition of the Annual Review captures the multiple layers of the current “state of play” of the rights, freedoms and challenges for LGBTI people in Europe.

ILGA-EuropeGlobal2019

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Discrimination, LGBT RightsReportLeave no one behind: Advancing social, economic, cultural and political inclusion of LGBTI people in Asia and the Pacific

This UNDP report sets out an ‘agenda for action’ for the inclusion and protection of LGBTI rights within the context of the SDGs.

UNDPAsia2015

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesP.M. v Bulgaria Application no. 49669/07, European Court of Human Rights (2012)

This case concerned the rape of a 13 year old, which took the state authorities more than 15 years to investigate. The European Court of Human Rights found that the investigation into the rape had been ineffective and that there had been a violation of Article 3.

European Court of Human RightsEurope & UK2012

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Human Rights Defenders, LGBT Rights, Women's Human RightsReportHealing Justice: Building Power, Transforming Movements

The report considers a multitude of ways for healing justice to be understood and applied—always rooted in place and grounded in cultural and political context. The report helps to unpack and unravel our assumptions of what healing and safety can look like within movements, which in turn will better inform resourcing this work for the long haul.

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for JusticeGlobal2019

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Decriminalisation, Gender Recognition, Hate Speech & Hate Crime, LGBT RightsReportState-Sponsored Homophobia - A World Survey of Sexual Orientation Laws: Criminalisation, Protection and Recognition (11th edition)

The 2016 edition of ILGA’s annual world survey of sexual orientation laws.

A., Bisexual, Carroll, Gay, International Lesbian, Trans and Intersex AssociationGlobal2016

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesI.G v the Republic of Moldova, Application no. 53519/07, European Court of Human Rights (2012)

This case held that the failure to investigate a case of rape was a violation of Article 3.

European Court of Human RightsEurope & UK2012

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Legal Advocacy, Legislative Reform, LGBT Rights, Women's Human RightsReportA Fairer Future: law reform and advocacy opportunities for women's and PIDSOGIESC+ rights in the Commonwealth Pacific

The EJA commissioned this report to identify opportunities to progress intersectional law reform in support of gender equality, women’s and LGBT+ rights in Commonwealth Pacific countries – Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. The report has been developed as a resource for Pacific NGOs and government stakeholders working on these issues, as well as development partners engaged in supporting human rights based law reform and collective advocacy.

Charmaine Rodrigues, The Royal Commonwealth SocietyPacific2019

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Decriminalisation, Gender Recognition, Hate Speech & Hate Crime, LGBT RightsReportState-Sponsored Homophobia - A World Survey of Sexual Orientation Laws: Criminalisation, Protection and Recognition (12th edition)

The 2017 edition of ILGA’s annual world survey of sexual orientation laws.

A. and Mendos, Bisexual, Carroll, Gay, International Lesbian, L.R., Trans and Intersex AssociationGlobal2017

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesM and Others v Italy and Bulgaria, Application no. 40020/03, European Court of Human Rights

The failure to investigate multiple beatings and rapes of a minor was held to be a violation of Article 3.

European Court of Human RightsEurope & UK2012

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Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportProgress Report On Women’s Rights and Gender Equality

This report contributes to the ongoing work of ASEAN to promote and protect the rights of women and girls. It provides a thorough analysis and overview of where the ASEAN region stands and the lessons to be drawn for responsive strategies to better achieving gender equality and empowerment of women and girls. The study also reviews how the ASEAN Members States have fulfilled the Millennium Development goals (SDGs) in relation to gender equality and women empowerment, making it relevant toward the planning and implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals in the region.

Association of Southeast Asian NationsGlobal2019

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Hate Speech & Hate Crime, Human Rights, Legal Advocacy, LGBT RightsIndexesAnnual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People in Europe 2018

ILGA’s annual review (2018) of the human rights situation of LGBTI people in Europe offers a review of institutional reviews of developments at the EU, UN and OSCE and sets out the situation for LGBTI people in 49 countries.

ILGA-EuropeEurope & UK2018

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesP and S v Poland, European Court of Human Rights, Application no. 57375/08 (2012)

A case concerning access to abortion. At the age of 14 the applicant became pregnant as a result of rape. The state placed her in juvenile detention, preventing her from seeing her parents and from obtaining an abortion. The European Court of Human Rights held that there had been a violation of Articles 8, 5 and 3.

European Court of Human RightsEurope & UK2012

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Human Rights Defenders, Women's Human RightsReportA Leap of Faith: conversations with funders of women's organizations

This report aims to help funders and organisations working with women and girls to better understand each other, find solutions to challenges and to work more effectively towards their shared goals. It is based on 26 interviews with funders with a connection to the UK, and a one-day workshop held with 10 representatives from nine women’s organisations.

Oxfam GB and I.G. AdvisorsGlobal2019

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Decriminalisation, LGBT Rights, Minorities & Protected GroupsBooksProtecting the Human Rights of Sexual Minorities in Contemporary Africa

This collection of essays contains papers that have first been presented at a colloquium on sexual minority rights in Africa, which took place at the Centre for Human Rights, Pretoria, in December 2014.

Sylvie Namwase & Adrian JjuukoAfrica2017

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesO’Keeffe v Ireland (Grand Chamber) European Court of Human Rights, Application no. 35810/09, 28 January 2014

Case concerning the responsibility of the State for the sexual abuse of a schoolgirl by a lay teacher. Applicant complained that the Irish state had failed both to structure the primary education system to protect her from abuse and to investigate the ill-treatment. The European Court of Human Rights found there to have been a violation of Article 3, 13.

European Court of Human RightsEurope & UK2014

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Intersectional Discrimination, LGBT Rights, Women's Human RightsReport, ReportA Resource for Women's Human Rights Organizations in Sri Lanka: engaging with issues faced by lesbian women, bisexual women, trans-persons, in cases of domestic violence, family violence and intimate partner violence

In 2017, a team from the Women and Media Collective conducted some initial knowledge-building workshops on LBT rights and issues with Sri Lankan women’s organisations. This exercise suggested that local women’s movements required a deeper engagement with issues faced by LBT persons. This resource focuses on assisting women’s rights organisations in Sri Lanka to engage with lesbian women, bisexual women, and transpersons – particularly those whose families, extended families and/or loved ones are being/have been violent to them or are being/have been discriminated against.

Women and Media Collective Sri LankaAsia2018

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Decriminalisation, Human Rights, LGBT RightsBooksEnvisioning Global LGBT Human Rights: (Neo)colonialism, Neoliberalism, Resistance and Hope

This collection of papers published by the University of London explores the impact of the legacy of colonial laws criminalizing same-sex intimacy and gender identity/expression from the perspectives of a wide range of actors, including activists, lawyers, human rights defenders and community leaders.

Adrian Jjuuko, Amar Wahab and Phyllis Waugh, Nancy Nicol, Nick J. Mulé, Richard Lusimbo, Susan UrselGlobal2018

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesI.P. v Republic of Moldova, European Court of Human Rights, Application no. 33708/12 (2015)

This case found a procedural violation of Article 3 for failure to investigate rape.

European Court of Human RightsEurope & UK2015

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Customary Law, Family & Personal Law, Legislative Reform, Women's Human RightsReportThe Colombo Declaration

The Colombo Declaration on the Role of the Judiciary in Advancing Women’s Right to Equality in Marriage and Family Relations was adopted by participants in IWRAW Asia Pacific’s regional judicial colloquium on access to justice for women’s right to equality in the context of the family, held in Colombo in March 2019.

International Women's Human Rights Action Watch Asia PacificAsia2019

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Anti-Discrimination Law, Decriminalisation, LGBT RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesEric Gitari v. NGOs Coordination Board & Attorney General of Kenya

Eric Gitari v NGOs Coordination Board and Attorney General of Kenya: The court that the refusal to register an LGBT organisation violated the constitutional right to freedom of association for all persons.

High Court of Kenya (Nairobi)Africa2015

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesY. v. Slovenia, European Court of Human Rights, Application no. 41107/10 (2015)

This case found that the long duration of investigations of sexual assault of minores as a violations of both Article 3 and Article 8.

European Court of Human RightsEurope & UK2015

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Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Women's Human RightsReportBangkok General Guidance for Judges on Applying a Gender Perspective in Southeast Asia

The Bangkok General Guidance for Judges in Applying a Gender Perspective was discussed and adopted by judges from the Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Indonesia, at a workshop in Bangkok, Thailand, from 24 to 25 June 2016. Recommendations for institutional policies that should be adopted by courts to help them become more gender sensitive and gender responsive are also set out in this report.

International Commission of JuristsAsia2016

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Decriminalisation, Discrimination, Hate Speech & Hate Crime, LGBT RightsReportLet Posterity Judge: Violence and Discrimination against LGBT people in Malawi

This report documents the routine violence and discrimnation faced by LGBT people in Malawi. Based on interviews with LGBT individuals, the report examines the uncertain legal landscape and the impact of discrimination and the barriers it creates to accessing HIV treatment and other healthcare services.

Human Rights WatchAfrica2018

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesRantsev v Cyprus and Russia, European Court of Human Rights, Application no. 25965/04, 07 January 2010

The case concerned a young women who had gone to Cyprus for work and had subsequently died. The victims father complained that the Cypriot police had not done everything to protect hist daughter from trafficking and the that Russian authorities failed to protect her from trafficking and investigate her trafficking. This was the first case to be brought against two states.

European Court of Human RightsEurope & UK2010

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Discrimination, Gender Equality, Muslim Family Law, Rights & ReligionReportSteady and Strong, Rebellious and Resilient, Iran’s Women Defy the Mullahs’ Oppression, A brief look at the clerical regime’s history and record on violations of women’s rights in Iran

The report looks into the rights of women across all sectors in Iran. The occasional data published on the status of Iranian workers fails to address the number of female workers and the problems they face in this male-dominated environment, under discriminatory laws. The report gathers information on the intitutionalisation of gender-discrimination, women’s economic participation, and violence against women in Iran.

Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of IranMiddle East2019

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Decriminalisation, Discrimination, Hate Speech & Hate Crime, Legal Advocacy, Legislative Reform, LGBT RightsReport, ReportI Have to Leave to be Me: Discriminatory Laws against LGBT People in the Eastern Caribbean

This report sets out the legal landscape of discriminatory laws in the Eastern Caribbean and documents the types of discrimination faced by LGBT people. The report also outlines the international human rights framework and offers recommendations for reform to bring existing laws in line with international human rights standards.

Human Rights WatchCaribbean2018

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesL.E. v Greece, European Court of Human Rights, Application no. 71545/12 (2016)

Case concerning a Nigerian national who was trafficked and forced to work as a prostitute in Greece. The victim was officially recognized as a victim of human trafficking for sexual exploitation, but had to wait 9 months to do this. The European Court of Human Rights found there to have been a violation of Article 4, Article 6 and Article 13.

European Court of Human RightsEurope & UK2016

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Discrimination, Gender EqualityReportWashing the Tigers: Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Malaysia

The purpose of this report is to highlight and analyse discrimination and inequalityin Malaysia and make recommendations on combating discriminationand promoting equality as a fundamental human right and basic principleof social justice. It explores long-recognised human rights problemswithin Malaysia, and also seeks to shed light upon less well-known patternsof discrimination. This is the first report that brings together evidence ofthe lived experience of discrimination and inequality in Malaysia on a widerange of grounds, including race and ethnicity, sex, religion, sexual orientation,gender identity, disability, citizenship and political opinion, and ananalysis of the laws, policies and institutions established to address discriminationand inequality.

The Equal Rights Trust in partnership with TenaganitaAsia2012

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Hate Speech & Hate Crime, Legislative Reform, LGBT RightsReportTell Me Where I Can Be Safe: The Impact of Nigeria's Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act

This Human Rights Watch report describes the impact of the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act in Nigeria. The Act not only criminalizes same sex marriage, but also any ‘public show of same sex amourous relationship’. The report also describes the high levels of violence, discrimination and mob attacks on LGBT people that followed the passage of the law.

Human Rights WatchAfrica2016

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesOpuz v Turkey, European Court of Human Rights, Application no. 33401/02, 09 June 2009

Case concerning domestic violence. The European Court of Human Rights held that Turkey had failed to set up and implement a system for punishing domestic violence and protecting victims and that there should be a way for criminal proceedings to be brought irrespective of whether the complaints had been withdrawn. The Court also found violation of Article 14.

European Court of Human RightsEurope & UK2009

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Discrimination, Family & Personal Law, Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Women's Human RightsReportThe Due Diligence Principle and The Role of the State: Discrimination Against Women in Family and Cultural Life

The Due Diligence Project (DDP) welcomes the UN Working Group thematic focus onDiscrimination against the Women in Family and Cultural Life. The purpose of this contribution is to highlight new and innovative thinking beyond the current
language and discourse in understanding and conceptualizing discrimination against women in family and cultural life, to critically examine crucial basic concepts which adds to this understanding and to look at discrimination against women in family and cultural life through the lens of the State Obligation.

The Due Diligence ProjectGlobal2015

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Decriminalisation, Hate Speech & Hate Crime, LGBT Rights, UN Treaty Bodies & RapporteursReportUpdate Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: Follow-up to and implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action [A/HRC/29/23]

This report from the OHCHR draws on findings of United Nations human rights bodies, regional organisations and non-governmental organisations, as well as information submitted by Governments, including 28 replies to a note verbale addressed to Member States on 29 December 2014. It addresses the discrimination and violence faced by individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity. It is an update to update the report of the Office of the High Commission on violenceand discrimination against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity(A/HRC/19/41).

United Nations High Commissioner for Human RightsGlobal2015

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesPaloma Angélica Escobar Ledezma et al v. Mexico, Case 1175-03, Report 32/06 (14 March 2006)

Case concerning the failure of the state to investigate the disappearance and subsequent death of a young girl.

Inter-American Commission on Human RightsAmericas2006

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Online Harassment / Violence & Cyber Stalking, Online Harassment / Violence & Cyber Stalking, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportDue Diligence to Eliminate Online Violence against Women: The State, Intermediaries and Engendering Universal Access to the Internet

The Due Diligence Project (DDP) welcomes the UN Special Rapporteur’s thematic focus on violence against women perpetrated partially or fully by the use of information communication technology (ICTV).The purpose of this contribution is threefold:• to frame the discussion on highlight new and innovative thinking beyond the current language and discourse in understanding and conceptualizing discrimination and violence against women;• to critically examine crucial basic concepts which adds to this understanding; and• to look at technology-based violence against women through the lens of the State Obligation.

The Due Diligence ProjectGlobal2018

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Decriminalisation, Discrimination, LGBT Rights, UN Treaty Bodies & RapporteursReportResolution on the Protection Against Violence and Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

This Human Rights Council resolution reaffirms the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and addresses the protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Human Rights CouncilGlobal2016

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesI.V. v. Bolivia, Series C, no. 329 (30 December 2016)

Case concerning sterilization without informed consent.

Inter-American Court of Human RightsAmericas2015

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Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportDue Diligence Framework: State Accountability Framework for Eliminating Violence against Women

The Due Diligence Principle holds states accountable for human rights abuses committed by the State, by State actors, but also by non-State actors. However, despite general acceptance of this principle the exact content of State obligation remains unclear and yet is the lynchpin in the struggle to end VAW. The Due Diligence Project has undertaken a mulit-country, multi-year research advocacy project exploring and unpacking the due diligence principle as well as understanding and analyzing its use around the world by studying State actions in the formulation, implementation and enforcement of policies, laws, procedures and processes. This report presents those findings arguing that due diligence principle demans that States bear the ultimate responsibility for eliminating VAW.

The Due Diligence ProjectGlobal2016

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Hate Speech & Hate Crime, Intersectional Discrimination, LGBT RightsReportLiving free and equal: what states are doing to tackle violence and discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people

This OHCHR publication Living Free and Equal provides an analysis of more than 200 examples of what States are doing to tackle violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and intersex people. It provides concrete guidance and inspiration for States, based on initiatives taken by Governments, courts, parliaments, national human rights institutions and others around the world to implement international human rights standards and United Nations recommendations to protect, respect and fulfil the rights of LGBT and intersex people. It also sets out where there are gaps and challenges and makes recommendations on how to address these.

United NationsGlobal2016

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesMaria Da Penha v. Brazil, Case 12.051, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Report No. 54/01 (2001)

Case concerning years of domestic violence which resulted in the complainant being shot by her husband and paralysed from the waist down. Complainant returned home where her partner subsequently tried to electrocute her. The Court held that there had been a failure of the Brazilian justice system, violating ACHR Articles 1, 8 and 25 and Convention of Belem do Para Article 7.

Inter-American Commission on Human RightsAmericas2001

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Online Harassment / Violence & Cyber Stalking, Online Harassment / Violence & Cyber Stalking, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportDue Diligence and Accountability for Online Violence against Women

This paper explores what is online violence against women; what can be done to stem and ultimately eliminate it; and whose responsibility it is to do so.

The Due Diligence ProjectGlobal2017

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Decriminalisation, Legal Advocacy, LGBT RightsAcademic PapersPublic Attitudes towards Homosexuality and Gay Rights across Time and Countries

This academic paper puts forward that there has been a notable global increase in the acceptance of homosexuality over the past 20 years (dated 2014). In this study the responses to 2000 questions asked in hundreds of surveys since 1981 are examined. Each survey included questions about attitudes regarding lesbians and gay men in 10 to 52 countries. The findings show that residents in 90% of all surveyed countries have become more accepting of homosexuality over the past 20 years. Age and gender were shown to have an impact on an individual’s likelihood of accepting homosexuality.

J., Jibum, K., Smith, Son, T.W.Global2014

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesGonzález et al. (“Cotton Field”) v. Mexico, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, 16 November 2009

Case concerning the disappearance and subsequent murder of three girls. The three girls were found to have endured sever sexual and physical abuse and torture. The state authorities failed to investigate the murders and threatened the mothers who persistently raised the cases. The three mothers brought the case to the IACtHR. The Court held that the ineffectiveness in dealing with individual cases of violence against women perpetuates and environment of impunity.

Inter-American Court of Human RightsAmericas2009

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender & Climate Change, Women's Human RightsReportGender review of national energy policies and programmes in Sri Lanka, Improving gender-inclusive access to clean and renewable energy in Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka

This report presents a gender review of Sri Lanka’s energy sector policies and programmes, which was undertaken as part of the project. It assesses the gender inclusiveness of the energy sector at three levels: policy, programmes and organisations. The review largely focuses on electricity access, including grid extension and off-grid electrification options, however, experiences in other sectors were also scanned, primarily to identify good practices that can be applied in the electricity sector.

Asian Development BankAsia2015

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Access to Justice, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksWorking with the Justice Sector to End Violence against Women and Girls

This toolkit provides information on working wit the justice sextor in a coordinated response to ending violence againist women and girls. It sets out information regarding the key concepts of the justice sector, including both the informal and former sectors.

C., Ellingen, L., M., Thomas, YoungGlobal2011

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesJessica Lenahan (Gonzalez) et al v US, Inter-American Commission

This case concerned domestic violence and subsequent homicide. The applicants children were abducted and killed by her estranged husband after repeated failures of the police to issue a domestic violence restraining order. The US was held responsible for human rights violations against the applicant and her children.

Inter-American Commission on Human RightsAmericas2018

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Legislative Reform, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsReportThe Status of Women's Human Rights: 24 Years of CEDAW in Malaysia

This Shadow Report contains in-depth information related to the implementation ofMalaysia’s commitments under the CEDAW Convention. This report should be readtogether with the 2005 Shadow Report and the 2012 Alternative Report in order to gaina complete picture of the status of women’s human rights in Malaysia.

Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) and theJoint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG)Asia2019

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Legal Advocacy, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportCampaigns to End Violence Against Women and Girls

This learning module, which is divided into 8 sections, provides practical guidance to institutions and individuals interested or involved in campaigning to end violence against women and girls (VAW), including, amongst others, women’s groups, human rights and other civil society and development organizations, government entities, and community groups. It draws from and builds on time-tested tools and literature, a growing body of evidence from research and a wide range of campaigns to end VAW.

J., M., Raab, Rocha, UN WomenGlobal2011

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesEgyptian Initiative for Personal Rights & INTERIGHTS v Egypt (Communication no. 323/06)

This case determined that States have a responsibility to protect women against sexual harassment and other forms of gender-based violence in the public sphere.

African Commission on Human RightsAfrica2011

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Human Rights, Intersectional Discrimination, Minorities & Protected Groups, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportCaste and Gender Justice: Delivering on the UN Global Goals for Dalit women and girls

Across the globe, over 260 million people risk segregation, exploitation, physical and psychological abuse because of their caste. Intersectional caste and gender discrimination leaves Dalit women and girls as some of the furthest behind when it comes to achieving the UN Global Goals and therefore this type of discrimination needs special focused attention. This publication highlights some of the key challenges faced by Dalit women and girls in relation to the specific UN Global Goals and targets and offers advice on what can be done to stand in solidarity with these women and be a catalyst of change.

International Dalit Solidarity NetworkGlobal2018

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Decriminalisation, Legal Advocacy, LGBT RightsReportAudacity in Adversity: LGBT activism in the Middle East and North Africa

This report accompanies a series of videos produced by Human Rights Watch and the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE). The report provides context for the videos, which feature individual activists reaching out in Arabic to LGBT people living in the Middle East and North Africa with messages of support and encouragement. The report also supports the videos in highlighting and detailing detail the existence of movements that are making change in the face of significant obstacles, including the criminalisation of same-sex conduct, arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, forced anal examinations, lack of gender recognition for transgender people, violence by state and non-state actors, restrictions on freedom of expression and association, family rejection and community stigma.

Human Rights WatchMiddle East2018

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesEquality Now and Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association v. Federal Republic of Ethiopia, ACHPR, Communication No. 341/2007

The African Commission held that the Ethiopian government’s failure to take measures to prevent the abduction and rape of a minor girl and investigate and punish the perpetrators violated several obligations under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights

African Commission on Human RightsAfrica2015

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Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Women's Human RightsReportBeijing Declaration and Platform for Action: Beijing+5 Political Declaration and Outcome

The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action of 1995 is a visionary agendafor the empowerment of women. It still remains today the most comprehensiveglobal policy framework and blueprint for action, and is a current source ofguidance and inspiration to realize gender equality and the human rights ofwomen and girls, everywhere.

UN WomenGlobal2014

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Intersectional Discrimination, Minorities & Protected Groups, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportSexual Violence Against Women and Girls with Disabilities in India: Invisible Victims of Sexual Violence

Following the fatal gang rape of Jyoti Singh Pandey in South Dehili in 20212, India came under a global spotlight with regard to sexual violence against women. In response the government strengthen The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 sexual violence amendments. This report was published 5 years after these amendments were adopted. Based on 17 cases of sexual violence against women and girls with disabilities this study finds that while the 2013 amendments have made significant progress in responding to the widespread challenges that victims of sexual violence endure, they have yet to properly develop and implement support for survivors with disabilities in the form of trainings and reforms throughout the criminal justice system.

Human Rights WatchAsia2018

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesAssociation Pour Le Progres Et La Defense Des Droits Des Femmes Maliennes (APDF) & The Institute for Human Rights & Development in Africa (IHRDA) v. Republic of Mali, 2018

Case concerning minimum age of marriage, consent to marriage and inheritance rights

African Commission on Human RightsAfrica2018

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Legislative Reform, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & CasesPreventing and combating sexism, Recommendation CM/Rec(2019)1

Recent movements such as #MeToo have heightened awareness of persistent, far-reaching sexism in all sectors of society. In response, the Council of Europe has adopted Recommendation CM/Rec(2019)1 on preventing and combating sexism. This distinct text contains the first ever international legal definition of sexism. The text aims to shed light on what sexist behaviour is and sets out concrete ways for governments and other stakeholders to address it.

Council of EuropeEurope & UK2019

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Legal Advocacy, LGBT Rights, Rights & ReligionAcademic PapersWhen faith does violence: Reimagining engagement between churches and LGBTI groups on homophobia in Africa

This article offers reflection on work that has been done over the past decade or so in African contexts, across a number of continent-wide networks. Each of these networks has sought to construct safe and sacred places for dialogue with diversity, between African lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) Christians, African theological educators and African church leadership, with an emphasis is on theological process rather than theological content

C. & Kapya, G., J.K., Van der Walt, WestAfrica2016

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesDorothy Chioma Njemanze & 3 Ors v. Federal Republic of Nigeria, ECW/CCJ/APP/17/14

Case concerning verbal, physical and sexual assault and unlawful detention.

ECOWAS Court of JusticeAfrica2014

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender Equality, Legislative Reform, Women's Human RightsArticlesBUWA! The future of women's work in Africa: a journal on African women's experiences

This Issue of BUWA! offers feminist critiques of the current discourses framing the future of work in Africa. For African feminists, the debates about the future of work are not just about the changing dynamics in the kind of activities and how these activities will be done. Rather, the debates ought also to be about the power dynamics and positioning of African women in the global economic and political schemes. The issue offers a feminist analysis of all these dynamics and how they tend to promote labour informalisation, especially on the continent. A key question that this Issue also grapples with is whether the continent has policy and legal frameworks that are responsive to the changing dynamics in the world of work.

Open Society Initiative for Southern AfricaAfrica2018

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Legal Advocacy, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Women's Human RightsReportCapturing Change in Women’s Realities A Critical Overview of Current Monitoring & Evaluation Frameworks and Approaches

This document provides a critique of current monitoring and evaluation (M&E) frameworks and approaches as experienced by women’s organizations and movements worldwide along with an analysis of a large number of M&E frameworks and tools.

A., Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), Batliwala, Pittman, S.Global2010

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Discrimination, Family & Personal Law, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesUganda Association of Women Lawyers & Others v. Attorney General [2004] UGCC 1

Case concerning discriminatory provisions in divorce laws.

Constitutional Court of UgandaAfrica2004

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender Equality, Legislative Reform, Women's Human RightsReportBiarritz partnership for gender equality: Recommendations of the Gender Equality Advisory Council for advancing gender equality and the empowerment of girls and women and call to action

Drawing on its previous work and on its members’ expertise, this year’s Gender Equality Advisory Council to the G7 Presidency is presenting a call for action, outlining a concrete set of legislative principles, illustrative laws and policies to advance gender equality and girls’ and women’s empowerment. The report also provides recommendations for the Biarritz Partnership for Gender Equality.

G7 Gender Equality Advisory CouncilGlobal2019

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Gender & Development, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Women's Human RightsReportStrengthening Monitoring and Evaluation for Women’s Rights: Thirteen Insights for Women’s Organizations

This publication provides insights drawn from AWID’s intensive research into the challenges faced by women’s organisations in effectively monitoring and evaluating women’s rights work and ways to enhance the collective capacity to assess the influence and the impact of such work.

Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), Batliwala, S.Global2011

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Discrimination, Family & Personal Law, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesBhe & Others v. Magistrate and Shibi v. Sithole and Others [2004] ZACC 18

Case concerning gender-based discrimination in inheritance laws

Constitutional Court of South AfricaAfrica2004

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Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportYou Pray for Death Trafficking of Women and Girls in Nigeria

This report documents human rights abuses committed against largely Nigerian women and girls who are trafficked for sexual and labour exploitation within and outside Nigeria. It also focuses on the experiences of non-Nigerian women and girls who are trafficked into Nigeria, most of them for domestic servitude. The report highlights physical, mental, social, and economic impact of these abuses on survivors, and describes significant gaps in, much-needed support services. It further outlines steps the Nigerian government should take to combat trafficking in person and provide survivors the medical care, psychological counselling, and financial assistance they need to heal from the trauma and rebuild their lives.

Human Rights WatchAfrica2019

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Access to Justice, Human Rights Defenders, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksOur Rights to Safety: Women Human Rights Defenders' Holistic Approach to Protection

This publication provides a reflection on the complex situations of women who face threats and violations as a result of their work defending human rights. The investigation asserts that both the violence experienced by women human rights defenders, as well as the impact that such aggressions have on their lives and activism, makes it necessary to adopt protection mechanisms that address the different needs and realities of WHRDs.

Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), Barcia, I.Global2014

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Family & Personal Law, Muslim Family Law, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesRe Estate of CCBH [2018] eKLR

Case concerning the rights of children born outside of marriage to inherit under sharia law.

High Court of KenyaAfrica2018

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Intersectional Discrimination, Women's Human RightsBriefing NoteMaking Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems Work for Women

The Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems has published a series of knowledge briefs on Gender and Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS). Brief 2, Paper 4, sets out how CRVS systems empower women and girls. Its key messages are that women and children, particularly girls, face a vicious cycle of exclusion from civil registration; the global community can draw from initiatives that rebalance CRVS systems for women and children; sex-disaggregated data will improve decision-making; women can help strengthen CRVS systems; and there is a need to work with communities, and with women and girls, to raise awareness of the benefits of civil registration.

Carla AbouZahr et alGlobal2019

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Intersectional Discrimination, Rights & Religion, Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, Women's Human RightsNews ArticlesIntersections: The Politicisation of Religion and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

This report looks at the current landscape of religious extremism, how it affects SRHR and comprehensive sexuality education, and case studies from Maldives, Morocco, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Malaysia and the Philippines. As well as addressing how religious fundamentalism is intertwined with other political trends, the publication defines terms such as nationalism, ethnicity and religion.

ARROW for ChangeGlobal2017

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Domestic Violence, Family & Personal Law, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesNaidoo v. Minister of Police [2015] ZASCA 152

Case concerning the police response to domestic violence and the right to dignity.

Supreme Court of Appeal of South AfricaAfrica2015

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Human Rights, Human Rights Defenders, Intersectional Discrimination, Legal AdvocacyReportWorld Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders

The World Report shares the purpose of its predecessor: “to identify the main areas of progress and the remaining challenges that need to be addressed in relation to the implementation of the Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognised Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.” The World Report documents the much discussed closing of civic space and suggests that it has become, in too many locations, a war on human rights defenders.

Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights DefendersGlobal2018

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Legal Advocacy, LGBT RightsToolkits & HandbooksCreating Authentic Spaces: A Gender Identity and Gender Expression Toolkit

This toolkit provides constructive and tangible steps on how to implement anti-discrimination policies around gender identity and gender expression, 1 as well as strategies and suggestions on creating affirming spaces for people who identify as trans and gender non-conforming.

Hixson-Vulpe, J., The 519Global2017

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Discrimination, Family & Personal Law, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesJosephine Oundo Ongwen v. Attorney General & Others [2018] eKLR

Case concerning the mistreatment of destitute pregnant women in public hospitals

High Court of KenyaAfrica2018

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Hate Speech & Hate Crime, Human Rights Defenders, Legal AdvocacyReportCollective Protection of Human Rights Defenders: A collective approach to the right to defend human rights

In the year that marks the 20th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on HRDs, we are experiencing an unprecedented backlash against human rights, which makes the environment surrounding defenders increasingly hostile. As highlighted in Protection International’s report Rethinking the protection of Human Rights Defenders (2018), the collective protection of human right defenders goes hand in hand with the strengthening of social movements and social fabric. The purpose of this publication is to contribute to a shift in current prevailing narratives on the protection of human rights defenders. For protection to be effective, sustainable and reach a greater number of human rights defenders, we shift towards a more collective mindset.

Protection InternationalGlobal2018

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Intersectional Discrimination, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReport, ReportImpact of multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and violence in the context of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance on the full enjoyment of all human rights by women and girls

This report, presented by the OHCHR, is an analyses of the ways in which several grounds of discrimination intersect, and the impact that they have on the full realisation of women’s and girls’ human rights. There is also a summary of practices shared by States, identifies implementation gaps and makes recommendations.

United Nations High Commissioner for Human RightsGlobal2017

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Discrimination, Family & Personal Law, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesMifumi v. Attorney General [2015] UGSC 13

Case concerning constitutionality of the use of ‘bride price’ in Uganda

Supreme Court of UgandaAfrica2015

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Hate Speech & Hate Crime, Intersectional Discrimination, LGBT Rights, Violence Against Women & GirlsReport“Don’t Punish Me for Who I Am” Systemic Discrimination Against Transgender Women in Lebanon

This report focuses on the systemic discrimination that transgender women experience in Lebanon. It is based on 50 interviews with Lebanese trans women as well as trans refugees and asylum seekers from other Arab countries, all of whom reside in Lebanon. This discrimination amounts to structural violence, which refers to the systematic ways by which the combination of the legal, economic, political and medical institutions in Lebanon harm transgender individuals by preventing them from meeting their basic needs and achieving their full potential.As this report highlights, from navigating employment exclusion to developing safe networks and alliances for survival, trans women are agents and leaders of their own lives, not voiceless victims.

Human Rights WatchMiddle East2019

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Decriminalisation, Legal Advocacy, LGBT RightsReportThe Personal and the Political: Attitudes to LGBTI People Around the World

The Personal and the Political: Attitudes towards LGBTI People around the World (October 2016) is the 2016 output of the ILGA-RIWI Global Attitudes Survey on Sexual, Gender and Sex Minorities in partnership with Viacom, Logo y SAGE

A. and Robotham, Bisexual, Carroll, G., Gay, International Lesbian, Trans and Intersex AssociationGlobal2016

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Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Family & Personal Law, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesNvumeleni Jezile v. The State 2015 (2) SACR 452

Case concerning trafficking for the purposes of rape, and abducting girls for the purpose of marriage

High Court of South AfricaAfrica2015

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Legal Advocacy, Online Harassment / Violence & Cyber Stalking, Online Harassment / Violence & Cyber Stalking, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportChildren's Rights and the Internet: From Guidelines to Practice

This publication includes a compilation of articles published on Guardian Sustainable Business about
how different organizations, companies, and individuals are working to make the Internet and mobile technology safer for children, but also as a vehicle for children to learn, create and access information. This series of articles and interviews elaborates on ways that the Child Online Protection Guidelines for Industry
are being put into practice, highlighting the role of business, the potential for multi-stakeholder collaboration,
and the various initiatives and partnerships underway to minimize online risks and harm, as well as to facilitate children’s positive civic engagement through the online world.

The Guardian, United Nations Children's FundGlobal2016

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LGBT Rights, UN Treaty Bodies & RapporteursReportUnited Nations Treaty Bodies: References to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics

This is the third edition of United Nations Treaty Bodies: References to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics. It is a s a comprehensive annual compilation and analysis of all the SOGIESC references made by seven UN Treaty Bodies (CESCR, HRCtee, CEDAW, CRC, CAT, CRPD and CERD) in 2016.

Bisexual, Gay, International Lesbian, K., Kirichenko, Trans and Intersex AssociationGlobal2016

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Family & Personal Law, Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesLaw and Advocacy for Women in Uganda v. The Attorney General, [2010] UGCC

Case concerning the constitutionality of femal genitcal mutilation in Uganda

Constitutional Court of UgandaAfrica2010

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Human Rights, Legal AdvocacyLaws Standards & CasesPrinciples on the Protection and Promotion of the Ombudsman Institution (The Venice Principles)

The guidelines emphasise that ombudsmen play an important role, alongside courts, in helping to ensure human rights, democracy and the rule of law as well as good administration. Ombudsmen exist at different levels of government, and their core principles – including independence, objectivity, transparency, fairness and impartiality – can be achieved in many different ways. Nevertheless, governments should respect a number of core principles to make sure that ombudsmen can fulfil their potential and be protected from various threats to their independence and effectiveness.

European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission)Global2019

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Gender Equality, Intersectional Discrimination, LGBT RightsPolicy PapersEquality and full enjoyment of human rights for intersex people

ILGA-Europe, in this publication, outline three key steps the advocate for to ensure the rights of sex workers are protected: 1) combatting structural discrimination and social exclusion of LGBTI people, 2) calling for decriminalisation as a cornerstone for protecting the human rights of sex workers and 3) working towards the full inclusion of the voices of sex workers in the LGBTI community.

ILGA-EuropeEurope & UK2017

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Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Family & Personal Law, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesProsecutor v. Alex Tamba Brima [2007] SCSL 49

Case concerning forced marriage as a crime against humanity

Special Court for Sierra LeoneAfrica2007

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Legal Advocacy, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportViolence Against Women and Girls Report

This report focuses on crimes that have been grouped together under the heading ‘Violence Against Women & Girls’ because they are committed primarily, but not exclusively, by men against women and female victims are disproportionately represented within a pattern of coercion, power and/or control. Each section of the report provides key data, commentary and case studies, as well as an outline of CPS activity over the past year and the steps to be taken in the coming year to continuously improve.

Crown Prosecution ServiceEurope & UK2019

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Hate Speech & Hate Crime, Legislative Reform, LGBT RightsToolkits & HandbooksGuidelines for transposition EU Crime Victims’ Directive and homophobic/transphobic Hate Speech & Hate Crimes

In 2012, the EU adopted a Directive on the position of crime victims in criminal proceedings this publication is a provides guidelines for interpreting and using this Directive, as well as specific protection needs and measures recommended for crime victims.

ILGA-Europe, Peers, S.Europe & UK2013

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Discrimination, Family & Personal Law, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesRaquel Martin de Mejía v. Peru, Report No. 5/96, Case 10.970, (1996)

Case concerning ineffective remedies for crimes of rape violate a state’s obligation to prevent and eliminate torture

Inter-American Commission on Human RightsAmericas1996

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Domestic Violence, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportNowhere to Turn 2019 - Findings from the third year of the No Woman Turned Away Project

Tied to the two previous reports, “Nowhere to Turn (Women’s Aid, 2017)” and “Nowhere to Turn, 2018 (Women’s Aid, 2018a)” which focused largely on quantitative data (with some qualitative analysis), and documented statistical information on the struggles of women who face barriers to accessing a refuge space, this report adds to these findings by using interview data and artwork created by survivors to illustrate the lived impact that unequal access to refuges and support services has on these women.

Josie Austin and Katie Smith, Research and Evaluation, Women’s AidEurope & UK2019

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Human Rights, LGBT Rights, Sexual & Reproductive Health RightsToolkits & HandbooksInternational Human Rights references to Sexual and Repoductive Health and Rights: regarding LGBT populations and HIV/AIDS and STIs

This IGLA-Europe reference guide sets out the Core Documents and international human rights mechanisms relating to sexual and reproductive rights and health for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people.

A., and Perolini, Carroll, ILGA-Europe, M.Global2007

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Family & Personal Law, Harassment, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesVishaka v. State of Rajasthan, AIR 1997 SUPREME COURT 3011, Supreme Court of India (1997) [DOWNLOADED]

This case determined that all women have the right to be free from sexual violence and harassment in their place of work

Supreme Court of IndiaAsia1997

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Harassment, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportWhat will it take' Promoting cultural change to end sexual harassment

This publication sets out why cultural change is an essential driver towards ending sexual harassment and how this can be progressed. The practices of zero tolerance and victim-centered approaches are explained and practical advice is offered on training and collective ownership of change, including how those not directly targeted by sexual harassment can support lasting transformation.

Purna SenGlobal2019

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Intersectional Discrimination, Minorities & Protected Groups, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsAcademic PapersMapping the Margins: Intersectional discrimination, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color

This paper written by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, who coined and developed the term Intersectional discrimination, examins insectionality, idenity politics and violence against women of colour

Crenshaw, K.Global1991

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Discrimination, Family & Personal Law, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesVelásquez Paiz et al v. Guatemala, Inter-American Court of Human Rights (2015)

This case held that where evidence of widespread violence against women is present, police have a duty to immediately investigate a reported disappearance

Inter-American Court of Human RightsAmericas2015

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Family & Personal Law, Legal Advocacy, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsBooksFeminist Advocacy, Family Law and Violence Against Women: International Perspectives

This book demonstrates how women across the world are contributing to legal reform, helping to shape non-discriminatory policies and to counter current legal and social justifications for gender-based violence. It takes case studies from Brazil, India, Iran, Lebanon, Nigeria, Palestine, Senegal, and Turkey, using them to demonstrate in
each case the varied history of family law, and the wide variety of issues impacting women’s equality in legislation. Interviews with prominent Women’s Human Rights activists in three additional countries are also included, giving personal accounts of the successes and failures of past reform efforts. Overall, the book provides a complex global picture of current trends and strategies in the fight for a more egalitarian society.

Mahnaz Afkhami, Yakin Ertürk and Ann Elizabeth MayerGlobal2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender & Development, Intersectional DiscriminationToolkits & HandbooksIntersectional discrimination: A Tool for Gender and Economic Justice

This toolkit outlines what Intersectional discrimination is, including its critical role in work for human rights and development, and suggests some different ways in which gender equality advocates can use it.

Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)Global2004

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Discrimination, Family & Personal Law, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesThe Prosecutor v Dragoljub Kunarac, Radomir Kovac and Zoran Vukovic. ICTR, 12 June 2002

This case was the first convictions of rape as a form of torture and sexual enslavement as crimes against humanity

International Criminal Tribunal for the former YugoslaviaGlobal2002

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Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsReportHeForShe 2019 IMPACT Report

The HeForShe Champions initiative is a unique ecosystem that engages world leaders, global CEOs and university presidents to address some of today’s most pressing gender issues. Each Champion has made three specific, measurable and transformative commitments towards achieving gender equality. This report provides an update on their progress, with hard data on gender representation and first-hand experiences from those involved in creating the changes and those positively impacted by them.

UN WomenGlobal2019

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Anti-Discrimination Law, Human Rights, Intersectional DiscriminationAcademic PapersInternational Human Rights Law and Intersectional Discrimination

This article on international Human Rights Law and Intersectional Discrimination utilises an analysis framework, based on selected approaches to intersectional discrimination, as an action-oriented method to examine the state of current practice within international human rights mechanisms.

I. and Bourke-Martignoni, J., TruscanGlobal2016

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Discrimination, Family & Personal Law, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesThe Prosecutor v Jean-Paul Akayesu, International Criminal Tribunal For Rwanda, 01 June 2001.

This case was the first conviction of sexual violence and rape as crimes of genocide

International Criminal Tribunal for RwandaGlobal2001

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Economic Impact of Equality, Women's Human RightsReportLeveraging digital finance for gender equality and women’s empowerment

For women and girls, the digital revolution represents one of the biggest opportunities and threats to gender equality. In recognition of this critical dichotomy, theUNSG Task Force on Digital Financing for the SDGshas selected gender as one of the main themes of its work. This working paper provides a basis to review the barriers, risks and opportunities related to gender and the accessibility and utilization of digital finance and help identify pathways that could be leveraged for potential impactful investment returns for women.

Hélène Molinier, UN WomenGlobal2019

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Discrimination, Intersectional DiscriminationAcademic PapersRe-thinking Intersectional discrimination

This paper exposes and critically interrogates the assumptions underpinning Intersectional discrimination, by focusing on four tensions within Intersectional discrimination scholarship: 1) the lack of a defined intersectional methodology, 2) the use of black women as quintessential intersectional subjects, 3) the vague definition of Intersectional discrimination and 4)the empirical validity of Intersectional discrimination.

J. C., NashGlobal2008

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Discrimination, Family & Personal Law, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesVeliz Franco et al v. Guatemala, IACtHR Series C 277 (19 May 2014)

Case concerning the effective investigation and punishment of the abuse and death of a 15-year-old girl.

Inter-American Court of Human RightsAmericas2014

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Legislative Reform, Marital Rape, Violence Against Women & GirlsLaws Standards & CasesDeveloping the common law and rewriting the history of rape in marriage in Australia: PGA v the queen

In PGA v The Queen (2012) 245 CLR 355, the High Court was asked to determine whether rape in marriage was an offence under the common law of Australia in 1963. The dissentients considered that the immunity was a settled rule of the common law in 1963 and to restate the law in other terms now would criminalise conduct that was lawful at the time it was committed. This case note argues that the majority judgment fails to engage with this and other important points of principle regarding methods of common law development and its relationship to statutory and extra-judicial sources. Moreover, in finding that the immunity did not form part of the common law from 1935, we suggest this decision implicitly denies the law’s part in authorising marital rape for most of the 20th century, effectively rewriting history.

Wendy Larcombe and Mary HeathCommonwealth2012

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Legal Advocacy, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksThe CARE International Advocacy Handbook

This manual is a toolkit of approaches, techniques and resources outlining how to integrate advocacy into aid, humanitarian and human rights work. The manual includes numerous case studies and examples of advocacy across the CARE confederation at national, regional and global levels. It also includes information about how to influence the UN, EU and AU and outlines internal processes including sign offs and risk mitigation.

CARE InternationalGlobal2014

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Discrimination, Domestic Violence, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsBriefing NoteAll you need to know about the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence

A short guide to the Istanbul Convention

Croatian Ministry of Demography, Family, N/A, Youth and Social PolicyEurope & UK

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Harassment, Legal Advocacy, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsAcademic PapersEve Teasing in Bangladesh: An Overview

Eve teasing is a euphemism used throughout South Asia, which includes Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Nepal for public sexual harassment or molestation of women by men where Eve alludes to the very first woman, according to the Biblical creation story. The real depiction of Eve teasing in Bangladesh is about 90% girls between the ages of 10-18 are affected by eve teasing and severely infringes the freedom and right of mobility. This paper looksat different forms of harassment, the severity of the situation in Bangladesh, the consequences of eve teasing as well as the laws related to this crime in Bangladesh.

Md. Akramul Islam and Tahnin AminAsia2016

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Economic Impact of Equality, LGBT RightsAcademic PapersLGBT Rights are Human Rights: Conditioning Foreign Direct Investments on Domestic Policy Reform

This academic paper examines the history and structure of LGBT rights provisions through the international human rights lens. In doing so, it will analyse different rights violations that have been triggered from the adverse treatment of LGBT individuals universally.

Brown, D. P.Global2018

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Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsArticlesGender equality and women’s rights in the post-2015 agenda: A foundation for sustainable development

A reflection on gender equality and Women’s Human Rights in the Post-2015 Agenda

OECDGlobal2015

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Legal Advocacy, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksHandbook for Legislation on Violence Against Women

This Handbook is based on the results of an expert group meeting on good practices in legislation to address violence against women, convened by the former United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women, which is now part of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, in May 2008. The meeting reviewed and analysed experiences, approaches and good practices in legislation on violence against women from around the world, and developed a model framework for legislation on violence against women.

UN WomenGlobal2012

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Decriminalisation, Legislative Reform, LGBT RightsToolkits & HandbooksSexual Orientation, Gender Identity and International Human Rights Law: Practioners Guide No. 4

This ICJ publication is a practitioners’ guide offering a comprehensive review of the principles of non-discrimination, equality, and privacy.  It contains an analysis on the scope and nature of the legal prohibition against some of the most severe violations – torture, deprivation of liberty, extrajudicial and arbitrary executions, and denial of the rights to freedom of expression, association, and assembly. Through the guide the human rights principles that protect people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as to encourage legal advocacy, are set out.

International Commission of JuristsGlobal2009

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Gender Equality, Women's Human RightsReportGender Report Card on the International Criminal Court

Review of the International Criminal Court from its establishment to the present, through a gender equality lens.

Women's Initiatives for Gender JusticeGlobal2018

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Legislative Reform, Marital Rape, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportEurope: Right to be free from rape - overview of legislation and state of play in Europe and internatioal human rights standards

Sexual violence is widespread and systemic worldwide. This regional overview provides an insight into legislation on rape throughout the European Economic Area (encompassing 28 European Union Member States, as well as Iceland and Norway) and Switzerland, available comparative information on attrition rates, broad preliminary findings regarding practical barriers in accessing justice for rape, as well as information on anticipated national developments, where available. It also presents relevant international and regional human rights standards on sexual and other gender-based violence.

Amnesty InternationalEurope & UK2018

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LGBT Rights, Muslim Family Law, Rights & ReligionAcademic PapersIs Green a Part of the Rainbow' Sharia, Homosexuality and LGBT Rights in the Muslim World

In this academic paper the legitimacy of the claims for the criminalisation of homosexuality under Sharia law are examined. It submits that discrimination against LGBT individuals and repression of homosexuality are incompatible not only with human rights law, but also with the Sharia and the essence of the Islamic religious scriptures

E., J. and Polymenopoulou, RehmanGlobal2013

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Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsArticlesThe Right to No: The Crime of Marital Rape, Women's Human Rights, and International Law

Part I begins with an analysis and overview of the nature of the problem of sexual violence in intimate relationships and delineates some of its harms. In Part II, marital rape as an affront to women’s fundamental human rights is explained, and the international legal instruments that impose duties on the state to protect women from gendered violence are identified. Part III identifies the fundamental human rights violations that the problem of marital rape presents and analyses key legal and jurisprudential developments in each area. Finally, Part IV further elaborates these arguments and explains that criminalisation of sexual assault within marriage and marriage-like relationships is a necessary, though not sufficient, strategy to end this human rights violation affecting too many women throughout the world.

Melanie Randall and Vasanthi VenkateshGlobal2015

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Domestic Violence, Family & Personal Law, Human Rights, LGBT RightsAcademic PapersQueering International Human Rights: LGBT Access to Domestic Violence Remedies

This academic paper examines domestic violence in same-sex relationships and the invisibility of sam-sex domestic violence as well as outlining a model for internal law on same-sex intimate partner violence.

Serra N. E.Global2013

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Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesCommissioner of Police of the Metropolis v DSD and Anor [2018] UKSC 11

The Supreme Court held that the police owed human rights damages to two victims of John Worboys, the London black cab driver who committed a vast number of sexual offences against women as the Police failure undertake a proper investigation had exposed the victims to inhuman and degrading treatment.

UK Supreme CourtEurope & UK2018

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Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksPreventing gender-biased sex selection

This OHCHR, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women and WHO joint interagency statement reaffirms the commitment of United Nations agencies to encourage and support efforts by States, international and national organisations, civil society and communities to uphold the rights of girls and women and to address the multiple manifestations of gender discrimination including the problem of imbalanced sex ratios caused by sex selection. It thus seeks to highlight the public health and human rights dimensions and implications of the problem and to provide recommendations on how best to take effective action.

OHCHR, UN Women and WHO, UNFPA, UnicefGlobal2011

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Gender & Development, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportGender and Development Monitor: Tracking Progress on Implementation of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development

The SADC Gender and Development Monitor monitors the progress made by SADC Member States towards achieving the targets and goals of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. This is the 2016 edition of the Monitor

Southern African Development Community (SADC)Africa2016

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Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesDeclaration of the Committee of Ministers on the need to intensify the effors to prevent and combat femal genital mutilation and forced marriage in Europe.

Declation on FGM and Child Marriage in the EU.

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of EuropeEurope & UK2017

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Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportGender-biased sex selection in india: a review of the situation and interventions to counter the practice

This review, focused on India, is part of a programme of work supported by UKAid in four South Asian countries Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan to better understand how best to respond to adverse sex ratios at birth in South Asia. This review is a first step towards filling this gap, with a specific focus on India. Its objectives are twofold. First, it highlights the situation with regard to the sex ratio at birth and the juvenile or child sex ratio, including geographic and other disparities. Second, it synthesises promising approaches through which efforts have been made to address the practice of gender-biased sex selection. The findings are expected to draw attention to gaps in evidence and outline areas of research that are needed to arrive at evidence-based recommendations for action, and provide evidence-based guidance to help both policy-makers and donors to determine feasible and effective interventions that may hold promise.

Rajib Acharya and A J Francis Zavier, Sharmistha Basu, Shireen J JejeebhoyAsia2015

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Access to Justice, Economic Impact of Equality, Gender EqualityToolkits & HandbooksGender Mainstreaming Resource Kit

This SADC document is a toolkit which provides tips and guidelines for facilitation of sessions focusing on the key areas of gender mainstreaming. Included are notes on the basics of training, information on adult learning methodology, as well as facilitation tools that can be used in different settings and situations.

Southern African Development Community (SADC)Global2009

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals SDGsInfographicsWhy Gender Equality Matters to achieving all 17 SDGs

Infographic on the importance of gender equality in achieving all the Sustainable Development Goals.

UN WomenGlobal2018

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Gender & Development, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportDisposable women: abuse, violence and abandonment in transnational marriages

This timely report sheds light on the little known phenomenon of transnational marriage abandonment, a problem involving the abandonment of foreign national wives in their country of origin by their husbands who are nationals or residents of another country. Although the focus of this report is on the specific experience of abandoned women in India (said to be in their thousands), Southall Black Sisters’ experience shows that their appalling accounts of abuse and abandonment are also echoed by women from Pakistan, Bangladesh and elsewhere. SBS’ experience also shows that this is an emerging form of violence against women in the UK. What the research underlying this report tells us is that we must do more to respond to changes to the patterns and dynamics of violence against women that result from increased flows of migration overlapping with socio-cultural norms on marriage and gender.

Anupama Roy and Harshita Yalamarty, Sundari AnithaGlobal2016

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender EqualityToolkits & HandbooksOECD Toolkit for Mainstreaming and Implementing Gender Equality: Implementing the 2015 OECD Recommendation on Gender Equality in Public Life

Developed by OECD, this toolkit ‘provides a clear path for making governments, public administrations, legislatures, and judiciaries more aware of and responsive to the perspectives, interests and needs of both women and men. It focuses on strengstrengthening accountability and governeanc in the context of gender equality in order to improve the gender-responsiveness of public policy.

OECDGlobal2018

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender EqualityReport2018 Report on equality between women and men in the EU

This report considers the main initiatives for gender equality that we launched by the EU in 2017 focusing on five key areas: (1) equal economic independence of women and men (2) equal pay for work of equal value (3) equality in decision-making (4) ending gender-based violence (5) promoting gender equality beyond the EU.

European CommissionEurope & UK2018

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Gender & Development, Legal Advocacy, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & LearningToolkits & HandbooksYouth Participation in Development A Guide for Development Agencies and Policy Makers

This guide was created as part of a joint project between the DFID CSO Youth Working Group and the DFID Equity and Rights Team in the UK. The guide addresses the importance of, and greater potential for, youth participation in development practice and to explore key issues and approaches providing practical information on how to work with youth at an operational in terms of policy and programming.

DFID-CSO Youth Working GroupGlobal2010

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Human Rights Defenders, Legal AdvocacyToolkits & HandbooksChanging Laws: A Legislative Lobbying Toolkit

A toolkit for engaging in legislative reform advocacy.

Regional Rights Resource TeamGlobal2010

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Gender Equality, Intersectional DiscriminationReportFund for Gender Equality Annual Report 2018-2019

The 2018-2019 annual report highlights the past year’s achievements and key results in 2018, which directly reached more than 90,000 women at local, national, and regional levels.An ever-evolving grant-making programme, the FGE continues to explore innovative ways to achieve gender equality by 2030 through more strategic support to the women’s movement. An update on the latest news from grantees who, years after the FGE-funding projects, continue to reap their spillover effects, and a new section with op-eds written by grantee partners, close the report.

Sara de la Peña Espín, UN Women FGE Programme and Reporting SpecialistGlobal2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender & Development, Legal AdvocacyExecutive SummariesYouth Participation in Development: Summary Guidelines for Development Partners

This document is a summary of the 2010 publication ‘Youth Participation in Development – A Guide for Development Agencies and Policy Makers.’ In partnership with the UN Programme on Youth, Restless Development have created this guide in order to assist development partners, including Governments, donor agencies, policy makers, NGOs and civil society, working with youth.

Restless Development & UN Programme on YouthGlobal2011

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LGBT Rights, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesConvention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment - General Comment 2

General Comment No. 2 concerns the implementation of Article 2 of the UN Convention Against Torture and specifically includes reference to gender-based violence and the protection of minority and/or marginalised individuals and populations with reference to gender, sexual orientation and transgender identity.

UN Commitee Against Torture, United Nations Committee Against TortureGlobal2008

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Domestic Violence, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsArticles“Men have no idea what we go through”: ending violence against women in the Pacific Islands

Nicole George conducted field research in Pacific island societies, in 2015 and 2016, regarding in the policing of violence against women. This article is a reflection on that research.

George, NPacific2017

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Discrimination, Gender Equality, Legislative Reform, LGBT RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesLee v Ashers Baking Co. Ltd [2018] UKSC 49

Judgment concerning equality law and the refusal of a bakery to bake a cake depicting ‘Support Gay Marriage’ on the basis that it was contrary to their religious beliefs.

UK Supreme CourtEurope & UK2018

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Economic Impact of Equality, Women's Human RightsIndexesGender Equality Index 2019 Work-life balance

As always, the Gender Equality Index sets a benchmark for gender equality in the EU. It shows which Member State is the closest to gender equality, which has improved the most and which has the furthest way to go. The Index measures the success of policy measures and initiatives, designed to create more gender-equal societies. Its value lies in its capacity to guide decision-makers towards their goal for a more balanced and inclusive society that improves the lives of everyone in the EU. The topic of work—life balance affects both women and men and is a top priority for the EU. This is why it is this year’s thematic focus of the Index.

European Institute for Gender EqualityEurope & UK2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender Equality, Human Rights, Women's Human RightsReportBacklash in Gender Equality and Women’s and Girls’ Rights

This research paper was requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Human Rights and Gender Equality and commissioned, overseen and published by the Policy Department for Citizen’s Rights and Constitutional Affairs. It provides a framework for assessing the legislative and policy framework in gender equality and women’s rights in Austria, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia. In doing so it describes how policy fields and issues, in this context, have been mostly affected by the backlash and by movement in a negative direction.

European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional AffairsEurope & UK2018

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Domestic Violence, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportPreventing and Responding to Gender-Based Violence: Expressions and Strategies

This thematic overview looks at GBV in the context of Swedish development cooperation. It explains the underlying patterns and causes of, as well as different expressions of GBV. The overview outlines Sida’s threefold approach to address GBV: (i) Preventing violence, (ii) Strengthening legal and policy frameworks and (iii) Improving response services for survivors, illustrated by successful programs from Sida’s partner organisations. It is hoped that this thematic overview contributes with information that can guide the way forward in the quest to eliminate all forms of GBV in contexts of peace, crisis and conflict.1

SidaGlobal2015

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Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportA Profile of Child Marriage and Early Unions in Latin America and the Caribbean

This data brief was prepared by the Data and Analytics Section of UNICEF with inputs from the Latin America and Caribbean Office. To assess the prevalence of child marriage in Latin America and the Caribeean (LAC), this analysis used Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicator 5.3.1 – th e proportion of women aged 20 to 24 years who were married or in a union before age 18. Data collected in this report shows that LAC currently has the world’s second -highest adolescent pregnancy rate; without action, it will earn the title of secon-highest prevalence of child marriage in the world by 2030. UNICEF, UNFPA and UN Women have joined forces in formulating the LAC Joint Programme for a Region Free of Child Marriage and Early Union (2018-2021). The programme centres on four evidence-based strategies which are presented in the report.

UnicefAmericas2019

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Human Rights, Intersectional Discrimination, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & LearningReportSDG 16 India: Mapping the Datascape

In July 2018, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) launched the report, “SDG 16 India: Mapping the Datascape”. The report examines India’s status and progress on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 which calls upon governments to “Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.”

Davies, G., Radhakrishnan, T., The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI)Asia2016

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Domestic Violence, Violence Against Women & GirlsNews ArticlesViolence Against Women in Latin American and the Caribbean

Volume 22 of Hemisphere. Hemisphere a magazine published once a year by the Latin American and Caribbean Center, School of International and Public Affairs, Florida International University.

HemisphereAmericas2013

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Gender & Development, Sustainable Development Goals SDGsReportGetting Down to Business: Accelerating Joint Action Towards a Child Labour Free World

Stop Child Labour implemented the programme ‘Getting down to Business – Accelerating joint action towards a child labour free world’ with funding from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a period of two years, from 1 July 2017 – 30 June 2019. The programme focused on three countries: India, Mali and Uganda and a number of sectors: gold, natural stone, leather/shoes, textile/garments, vegetable seeds and coffee. The programme promoted the concept of child labour free zones linked to a sector based approach of companies and CSR initiatives. By doing so, thousands of children made the transition from work to school. The final report shares experiences and results over the past two year. Lessons learnt will be taken into account to strengthen action in new projects.

Stop Child LabourGlobal2019

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Human Rights, Legal AdvocacyToolkits & HandbooksAdvocacy in the Commonwealth: A User’s Handbook

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) released this handbook, in 2016, as a guide to on ‘why’ and ‘where to’ advocate within a Commonwealth human rights context.

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI)Commonwealth2016

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Gender & Development, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportGender-specific measures in anti-trafficking actions

The European Institute for Gender Equality, in cooperation with the European Commission provides practical and gender-specific guidance to Member States on how to implement the provisions of the European Union legislative act addressing trafficking in human beings, the Anti-Trafficking Directive. In this report, a gender perspective is applied as an analytical framework to examine the provisions and obligations under the Anti-Trafficking Directive and the Victims’ Rights Directive.

European Institute for Gender EqualityAsia2018

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Hate Speech & Hate CrimeOther, Toolkits & HandbooksBase Code Guidance: Caste in Global Supply Chains

Caste in global supply chains, which has been produced in partnership with the Dalit Solidarity Network, outlines 4 explicit steps businesses can take to tackle caste in their supply chains  in order to comply with their human rights obligations and UK modern slavery legislation. The guidance also explains the historical ties between the caste you are born into and employment, with Dalits traditionally being forced to do the most demeaning and toughest work under substandard pay and working conditions. It offers advice on how to take action to ensure inclusive workforces and combat caste discrimination in hiring and promotion practices.

Ethical Trading InitiativeGlobal2019

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Human Rights, Intersectional Discrimination, Legal AdvocacyReportCivil Society and The Commonwealth: Reaching for Partnership - A Report of the International Advisory Commission of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative Chaired by Professor Yash Ghai

This Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) publication is a reports on the relationship between civil society and the Commonwealth Secretariat, as the executive body of the 53-nation Association. The report is intended to assist all stakeholders to improve civic participation in and engagement with the Commonwealth. With a view to understanding civil society’s perspectives on the Commonwealth, CHRI surveyed accredited organisations and wider civil society groups and also interviewed seasoned practitioners, academics, diplomats and prominent civil society advocates.

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI)Commonwealth2015

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Discrimination, Harassment, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportUnsafe to work in the Home: Workplace exploitation and violence against women domestic workers in Indonesia

The report highlights the shocking findings of the biggest in-depth survey ever conducted in Indonesia to measure work-place exploitation and the prevalence of harassment, abuse and sexual violence experienced by women domestic workers in employers’ homes. The survey was designed by Sisters For Change and carried out by JALA-PRT union leaders and members across Greater Jakarta, south Sulawesi, Yogyakarta special region, and Central Java.

Sisters For ChangeAsia2018

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Legal Advocacy, LGBT RightsAdvocacy MaterialsAn Activist's Guide to The Yogyakarta Principles

This Guide is targeted primarily to activists working on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) issues. The Guide is an introduction to the Yogyakarta Principles, to facilitate a deeper understanding of the Principles and to encourage their use and their promotion. It is hoped the Guide will encourage further exploration of the Yogyakarta Principles, of the international human rights law upon which they are based, of the systems for monitoring progress, and of the implications of using a human rights based approach in ativist strategies.

Sheila QuinnGlobal2010

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Legislative Reform, Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, Women's Human RightsAcademic PapersThe Decriminalisation of Abortion: An Argument for Modernisation

This academic paper sets out the argument that the legal framework which regulates abortion in England, Wales and Northern Ireland should be modernised in line with the clinical science and moral values of the 21st century. It talks through the current statutory framework regulating abortion in the UK and Ireland.

S., SheldenGlobal2015

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Discrimination, Harassment, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportUnsafe to work in the Home: Workplace exploitation and violence against women domestic workers in Indonesia, Bahasa

Laporan ini menyoroti temuan mengejutkan dari survei mendalam terbesar yang pernah dilakukan di Indonesia untuk mengukur eksploitasi tempat kerja dan prevalensi pelecehan, kekerasan dan kekerasan seksual yang dialami oleh pekerja rumah tangga perempuan di rumah majikan. Survei ini dirancang oleh Sisters For Change dan dilakukan oleh para pemimpin dan anggota serikat JALA-PRT di Jabodetabek, Sulawesi Selatan, wilayah khusus Yogyakarta, dan Jawa Tengah.

Sisters For ChangeAsia2018

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LGBT Rights, UN Treaty Bodies & RapporteursReportReport of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity [A/74/181]

In the present report, the Independent Expert examines how discriminatory laws and sociocultural norms continue to marginalise and exclude lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender-diverse persons from education, health care, housing, employment and occupation, and other sectors. In addition, the Independent Expert looks at the inclusion and access to these rights through the lens of Intersectional discrimination and analyses compounded discrimination, which leads to exclusion and marginalisation. He then discusses the ways in which an inclusive society and effective State measures enable people to enjoy protection from violence and discrimination and highlights the unique role of leaders in different fields, all of which will allow the cycle of exclusion to be broken and have a positive impact on the misconceptions, fears and prejudices that fuel violence and discrimination.

Victor Madrigal-BorlozGlobal2019

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Family & Personal Law, Legislative Reform, Muslim Family Law, Women's Human RightsBriefing NoteMuslim Family Laws: What Makes Reform Possible'

This briefing note outlines the processes which prevent reform in Muslim family laws and how rethinking and reframing requires looking to Islamic legal theory and applying principles and methodologies hat are more in line with contemporary Muslim realities. This includes justice around gender equality.

MusawahGlobal2018

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Discrimination, Minorities & Protected Groups, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportBreaking Down Barriers to Justice: Making the Indian criminal justice system work for Dalit women victims of violence

This report evidences the high levels of discrimination and violence suffered by Dalit women in Karnataka State, Southern India and the failings of the criminal justice system in investigating and prosecuting perpetrators. It makes 9 concrete recommendations to policy-makers.

Sisters For ChangeAsia2016

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LGBT Rights, UN Treaty Bodies & RapporteursReportData collection and management as a means to create heightened awareness of violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity [A/HRC/41/45]

The present report is being submitted to the Human Rights Council pursuant to Council resolution 32/2. In the report, the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, focuses on data collection and management as a means to create heightened awareness of violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, identifies risks associated with data collection, use and storage, and highlights key human rights safeguards in that regard.

Victor Madrigal-BorlozGlobal2019

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Decriminalisation, Hate Speech & Hate Crime, LGBT RightsReportLGBT in Britain: Hate Speech & Hate Crime and Discrimination

In 2017, in Britain, 1 in 5 LGBT people experienced a Hate Speech & Hate Crime or incident due to their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. This report documents Hate Speech & Hate Crime stats and incidents in Britain and sets out recommendations for reporting incidences to authorities.

StonewallEurope & UK2017

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Access to Justice, Domestic Violence, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportCombating impunity. Ending Silence: Making laws to stop violence against women real for rural women and girls in Java, Indonesia

This report provides a comprehensive and critical analysis of village-level implementation of Indonesian domestic laws relating to violence against women and community responses to sexual and domestic violence against women and girls. The area of study is a conservative regency of rural Java, Indonesia.

Sisters For ChangeAsia2016

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Intersectional Discrimination, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Women's Human RightsAcademic PapersCEDAW and Women’s Intersecting Identities: A Pioneering Approach to Intersectional Discrimination

This academic paper examines CEDAW and the commitment to understanding and addressing intersectional discrimination. It sets out how CEDAW is applied and highlights some inconsistencies in its application, posing three complementary solutions to these inconsistencies: a transformative equality analytical framework, a General Recommendation on Intersectional discrimination and workshops and training for CEDAW Committee members.

Campbell, M.Global2016

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Harassment, Minorities & Protected Groups, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportEliminating violence against women at work: Making sexual harassment laws real for Karnataka’s women garment workers

This report evidences the high levels of sexual harassment, violence and abuse suffered by women garment workers in Bangalore. It highlights the failure of corporate compliance with domestic law and the lack of government monitoring of internal grievance procedures and complaints

Sisters For ChangeGlobal2016

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Decriminalisation, LGBT RightsToolkits & HandbooksTreaty Bodies Strategic Litigation ToolKit - Policy Paper

This Policy Paper is a part of ILGA World’s Treaty Bodies’ Strategic Litigation toolkit. It provides information about the concept, aims and components of strategic litigation in general and on the human rights of LGBTI people specifically. It also contains basic information about Treaty Bodies and their working methods, as well as procedural aspects of bringing individual complaints to the Committees. It presents the analysis of existing Treaty Bodies’ jurisprudence on SOGIESC issues and pending cases, and identifies gaps and opportunities for future developments. Further, it includes six regional-specific sections with background information on LGBTI strategic litigation before Treaty Bodies, as well as evidence, recommendations and thoughts on the topic from activists, lawyers and experts working in the regions. Finally, it contains tables with brief information about Treaty Bodies’ jurisprudence, pending cases and useful resources and contacts.

ILGA World, Kseniya KirichenkoGlobal2019

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Legal Advocacy, Legislative Reform, Sustainable Development Goals SDGsToolkits & HandbooksAdvocacy: Justice and the SDGs

Advocacy: Justice and the SDGs is a toolkit is for civil society, activists, and policy practitioners who are working to promote legal empowerment and access to justice

Accountability, The TransparencyGlobal2016

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Gender Equality, Intersectional Discrimination, Women's Human RightsReportIntersecting Inequalities Gender Equality Index

This report assesses inequality in six core domains – work, money, knowledge, power time and health – and two additional domains of violence and intersecting inequalities. Based on these measurements a calculation is made to score Member States.

European Institute for Gender EqualityGlobal2019

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Decriminalisation, LGBT RightsToolkits & HandbooksTreaty Bodies Strategic Litigation ToolKit - Case Digest

This Case Digest is a part of ILGA World’s Treaty Bodies’ Strategic Litigation toolkit. This publication is a compilation of views adopted by the United Nations Treaty Bodies on cases related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC). The digest includes summary of all SOGIESC cases reviewed by the United Nations Treaty Bodies by 7 August 2018. Each case summary presents case reference details, subject matter, substantive issues raised in the case, articles of the relevant treaty involved, facts of the case, conclusions made by the Committee, remedies, case comments and information on any follow-up developments on the case.

ILGA World, Kseniya KirichenkoGlobal2019

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Legal Advocacy, Legislative ReformToolkits & HandbooksChanging the Law: A Practical Guide to Law Reform

Changing the Law: A Practical Guide to Law Reform is a general guide to conducting law reform within Commonwealth countries. It provides practical guidance in how to deliver high standard law reform outcomes from initiation to final implementation, using experience from the Commonwealth.

Commonwealth SecretariatGlobal2017

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Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportTerminology and indicators for data collection: Rape, femicide and intimate partner violence

This report aims to lay the ground for establishing a measure of violence against women through the use of harmonised definitions and indicators on rape, femicide and intimate partner violence.

European Institute for Gender EqualityGlobal2017

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Decriminalisation, LGBT RightsToolkits & HandbooksTreaty Bodies Strategic Litigation Toolkit - Case Digest by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights

This Case Digest is a part of ILGA World’s Treaty Bodies’ Strategic Litigation toolkit. This publication is a compilation of brief summaries of decisions made by regional human rights tribunals, namely, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights, on cases related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC).

Bernardo de Souza Dantas Fico, ILGA WorldAmericas2019

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Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Rights & Religion, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportWomen and Religious Freedom: Synergies and Opportunities

Harmful practices affecting women and girls cannot be accepted as legitimate manifestations of freedom of religion or belief. This report sets out how freedom of religion and belief can play a role in responding to harmful practices by: mobilizing belief-based actors; supporting individuals to understand and interpret their religion in harmony with the rights of others; and encouraging everyone to consider whether their religious laws should be imposed on others.

The United States Commission on International Religious FreedomGlobal2017

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Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportAdministrative data collection on rape, femicide and intimate partner violence in EU Member States

This comprises information collected, inter alia, by: the police, justice system, health and social services and other agencies that come into contact with cases of violence agaisnt women.

European Institute for Gender EqualityEurope & UK2017

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Anti-Discrimination Law, Legislative Reform, LGBT Rights, Women's Human RightsReportComparative Legal Review of Anti-Discrimination & Equality Legislation across the Commonwealth

This report commissioned by Sisters For Change analyses international and regional anti-discrimination and equality standards relating to sex/gender, sexual orientation and gender identity and presents models of good practice of constitutional equality norms and anti-discrimination and equality laws from across the world. This report provides a detailed consideration of the extent to which discrimination on grounds of sex/gender, sexual orientation and gender identity is prohibited in the domestic laws of 14 countries across the five regions of the Commonwealth (Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe and Pacific). The purpose of the report is to support legislative reform of discriminatory laws in Commonwealth countries in order to advance equality.

Prof. Aileen McColgan, Sisters For Change on behalf of the Equality & Justice AllianceCommonwealth2019

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Customary Law, Harmonisation of Law, Human Rights, Legislative ReformReportInformal Justice Systems: Charting a Course for Human Rights-based Engagement

This study was jointly commissioned by UNDP, UNICEF and UN Women. It was the first comprehensive assessment that has been conducted of informal justice systems and human rights protection. It includes country-specific case studies in Bangladesh, Ecuador, Malawi, Niger, Papua New Guinea and Uganda, as well as a desk study of 12 additional countries. The study is innovative in its framework for development engagement in informal justice systems to improve human rights protection and access to justice.

UN WomenGlobal2013

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Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportAnalysis of data collection on female genital mutilation

This is an analysis of data on female genital mutilation. It aims to provide an overview of definitions and typologies recognised both at EU and international levels, national data collection of female genital mutilation and proposes recommendations for data collection. It proposes an International Classification for Statistical Purposes code for female genital mutilation.

European Institute for Gender EqualityGlobal2017

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Legislative Reform, Marital Rape, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportThe Criminalisation of Marital Rape and Intimate Partner Sexual Violence across the Commonwealth

This report commissioned by Sisters For Change analyses the criminalisation of marital rape and intimate partner sexual violence across the Commonwealth. It explores the colonial origins of the marital rape exemption before examining in detail the development of international and regional human rights standards relating to marital rape and gender-based violence. Through a series of country case studies, the report analyses inadequate legislative protections in relation to marital rape and the challenge that religious and customary laws in plural systems pose to legislative reform before discussing three different legislative models which have been adopted by Commonwealth countries. The purpose of this report is to advance and support the legislative reform of discriminatory laws in those Commonwealth countries where the marital rape exemption still exists in one form or another.

Marion Bethel, Sisters For Change on behalf of the Equality & Justice AllianceCommonwealth2019

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Discrimination, Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Violence Against Women & GirlsExecutive SummariesBreaking the Mould: Changing belief systems and gender norms to eliminate violence against women

This Oxfam report addresses the prevalence of belief systems and gender norms among young women and men in Latin America and the Caribbean. It examines, in depth, the most entrenched beliefs and behaviours among the younger population in the region and sets out evidence that we must challenge and change the prevailing belief systems and gender norms in order to make real progress in guaranteeing the right of all women and girls to a life free from violence.

N/AGlobal2018

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Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportData collection on intimate partner violence by the police and justice sectors - United Kingdom

This factsheet provides data on intimate partner violence in the United Kingdom.

European Institute for Gender EqualityEurope & UK2017

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Gender Recognition, Legal Advocacy, Legislative Reform, LGBT RightsReportComparative Legal Review of Gender Recognition Laws across the Commonwealth

This report commissioned by Sisters For Change provides a comparative legal review of gender recognition laws across the Commonwealth. It outlines the international and regional human rights standards for recognising gender identity and expression and provides a comparative analysis of legal gender recognition laws in seven Commonwealth countries – New Zealand, Malaysia, India, Namibia, South Africa, Guyana and Malta. The report concludes by drawing out broad themes from the country case studies and providing a set of practical general recommendations for legal reform. The purpose of this report is to provide guidance to Commonwealth countries wishing to develop domestic gender recognition laws.

Peter Dunne and Stephen Clark, Sisters For Change on behalf of the Equality & Justice AllianceCommonwealth2019

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Customary Law, Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Rights & Religion, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportWitchcraft Accusations and Persecution; Muti Murders and Human Sacrifice:Harmful Beliefs and Practices Behind a Global Crisis in Human Rights

Compiled specifically for the for the United Nations Expert Workshop on Witchcraft and Human Rights, in Geneva on 21st and 22nd September 2017 this report aims to provide some background understanding into the work carried out by the United Nations on these issues to date; outline the current scale of the abuses of human rights that are taking place across the world due such harmful beliefs and practices; identify emerging trends and, finally, act as a call to action for all UN, Government and civil society agencies working on these issues to redouble their efforts to develop solutions to prevent further abuses from taking place.

The Witchcraft & Human Rights Information NetworkGlobal2017

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Economic Impact of Equality, Minorities & Protected GroupsReportA Call to Action: Insights into the Status of Funding for Indigenous Women's Groups

This report aims to provide data and start a dialogue on how funders can support indigenous women’s organisations in a meaninful and effective way.

International Funders for Indigenous People and AWIDGlobal2016

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Family & Personal Law, Legislative Reform, Muslim Family Law, Women's Human RightsReportComparative Legal Review of the Impact of Muslim Family Laws on Women across Commonwealth Asia and Africa

This report commissioned by Sisters For Change provides a comprehensive legal review of Muslim family laws across Commonwealth Asia and Africa, analysing the nature and extent to which they discriminate against Muslim women and girls. The report discusses the work of the CEDAW Committee in urging legal reform of discriminatory religious and personal laws; highlights the critical legal advocacy work of domestic Women’s Human Rights organisations across 10 Commonwealth countries; and analyses steps taken by governments to reform and/or overcome resistance to legislative change. The report concludes by making a series of recommendations for each of the countries reviewed. The purpose of this report is to advance and support the reform of family and personal laws that discriminate against Muslim women and girls.

Musawah, Sisters For Change on behalf of the Equality and Justice AllianceCommonwealth2019

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Customary Law, Economic Impact of Equality, Women's Human RightsReportWomen, Food, Land: Exploring Rule of Law Linkages Using Law to Strengthen Food Security and Land Rights for Women

This IDLO report provides an overview of the relationship between gender equality, food security and the rule of law. It sets out a series of recommendations aimed at strengthening the synergies between the rule of law and gender equality, within sustainable development programs to ensure food security for everyone. It also examines a number of the key challenges that affect women’s food security and land rights.

IDLOGlobal2017

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Legislative Reform, Minorities & Protected Groups, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportAlone and Unsafe - Children, migration, and sexual and gender-based violence

This report documents the challenges faced by child migrants, their vulnerability to sexual and gender-based violence and the responsibilities of the international community and humanitarian organisations to provide protection and access to services.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent SocietiesGlobal2019

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Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Violence Against Women & GirlsNews ArticlesMore than one in four Africans see wife-beating as justifiable, Afrobarometer survey finds

About one in four African women – and even more African men – say wife-beating is at least sometimes justified, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey. In some countries, up to seven in 10 citizens endorse domestic violence. These findings from national surveys in 34 countries are part of a soon-to-be-released Pan-Africa Profile analysis based on aspecial gender equality survey module. The new report will also examine popular support for gender equality, government performance on women’s rights, and persistent gender gaps in education, employment, control overkey assets, and access to technology.

AfrobarometerAfrica2019

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Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Legislative Reform, Women's Human RightsReportEnding Child Marriage: Child Marriage Laws and Their Limitations

Data from 2015 to 2017 included in this report, prepared by Save the Children and the World Bank. During this timeframe 10 of 112 countries examined changed their child marriage laws. Despite this, many girls are still vulnerable to child marriage, and additional measures beyond legal restrictions are needed to address this ongoing challenge. Therefore this report stresses the need for governments to adopt action plans with intervention strategies to delay marriage.

Fiala. O, Le Nestour. A & Wise. L, Tavares. P, Wodon. QGlobal2017

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UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportResults of the seventieth and seventy-first sessions of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

This is the CEDAW report for the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women in 2019.

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against WomenGlobal2018

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender Equality, Women's Human RightsReport2019 Report on equality between women and men in the EU

The European Commission’s Strategic engagement for gender equality 2016-2019 sets the current framework for EU action to promote one of the Union’s fundamental values of equality between women and men. This report takes stock of the main initiatives launched or completed in 2018 in the five thematic areas of the strategic engagement: equal economic independence of women and men; equal pay for work of equal value; equality in decision-making; ending gender-based violence; and promoting gender equality beyond the EU. It focuses in particular on: key trends and the newest available data on the strategic engagement’s indicators; key actions in the EU, focusing on the achievemnts by EU Member States and the EU institutions; inspiring practices, innovative projects and succesful policies. The report focuses both on short-term developments over the last 12 months and the medium-term changes since 2010, which could evolve into longer-term developments. It also addresses potential factors that have an influence on real progress in equality between women and men in the EU, as supported by recent research.

European CommissionEurope & UK2019

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Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportEvery Last Girl

Every Last Girl report which was part of Save the Children’s global campaign Every Last Child. It sets out the global barriers to equality face by girls, such as poor access to good-quality sexual and reproductive health services, economic exclusion, a lack of voice and recognition particularly in relation to being marginalised in the household and the education an early learning gap, which means globally 62 million girl are out of school.

Save the ChildrenGlobal2016

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Gender Equality, Legislative Reform, Women's Human RightsReportGender Justice & The Law - Assessment of laws affecting gender equality in the Arab States region

This report is the result of a study that assessed the laws and policies affecting gender equality and protection against gender-based violence in Arab countries.

ESCWA, UN Women, UNDP, UNFPAMiddle East2018

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Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReport, ReportWomen's Human Rights and gender equality in 2018: update report - Formal submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, in response to the UK List of Issues, February 2019

This report represents the response of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to some of the issues raised by the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW Committee) in its ‘List of issues in relation to the eighth periodic report of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’, published in August 2018. This report focuses on relevant developments or evidence to have emerged since our previous report was submitted, and should therefore be read in conjunction with ‘Women’s Human Rights and gender equality in 2018’, provided to the CEDAW Committee in June 2018.

Equality and Human Rights CommissionGlobal2019

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Intersectional Discrimination, Minorities & Protected Groups, Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportYoung Persons with Disabilities: Global Study on Ending Gender-Based Violence & Realizing Sexual & Reproductive Rights

UNFPA published this study which provides an analysis of the lived experiences of young persons with disabilities, with particular reference to discrimination and gender-based violence, including the impact on their sexual and reproductive health and rights. It also provides an assessment of legal, policy and programming developments and specific good practices in service delivery as well as best-standard prevention and protection measures.

UNFPAGlobal2018

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Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Women's Human RightsReportThe State of African Women Report

This report documents the progress made in the ‘State of African Women’ project, a project for communication and awareness raiging campaign focusing on civil society contributions to promoting the implementation of the African Union policy frameworks.

Anouka van Eerdewijk, Laura Nyirinkindi, Mariam Kamunyu, Marlies Visser and Elsbet Lodenstein, Rainatou SowAfrica2018

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Domestic Violence, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportViolence against women: an EU-wide survey - Main results

This report is based on interviews with 42,000 women across the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU). It shows that violence against women, and specifically gender-based violence that disproportionately affects women, is an extensive human rights abuse that the EU cannot afford to overlook. The survey asked women about their experiences of physical, sexual and psychological violence, including incidents of intimate partner violence (‘domestic violence’), and also asked about stalking, sexual harassment, and the role played by new technologies in women’s experiences of abuse. In addition, it asked about their experiences of violence in childhood. This report presents the first results from the most comprehensive survey to date at the level of the EU (and worldwide) on women’s diverse experiences of violence.

European Union Agency for Fundamental RightsEurope & UK2015

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Legal Advocacy, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportAn Everyday Lesson #ENDviolence in Schools

Globally, half of students aged 13–15 experience peer-to-peer violence in and around school. This violence has short-term effects on their educational achievement and leaves a long-term impression on their futures. This report outlines the prevalence of violence in and around schools and highlights students’, partners’ and UNICEF efforts to #Endviolence in schools.

UnicefGlobal2018

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Access to Justice, Legislative Reform, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Women's Human RightsReportJustice For Women High-level Group Report

This report produced by the Task Force on Justice High-level Group on Justice for Women has four elements: measuring the justice gap for women and girls; making the case for increasing women’s access to justice; understanding what tools, strategies amd approaches will work to increase women’s access to justice and a call to action.

IDLO, International Development Law organization, Task Force On Justice, The World Bank, UN Women, World Bank Group and Task Force on JusticeGlobal2019

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Domestic Violence, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportViolence With Every Step Weak State Response to Domestic Violence in Tajikistan

This report and its recommendations focus primarily on violence against women by male partners and at the hands of mothers-in-law, and do not examine the experience of people who have survived other forms of family violence, including violence committed against male or same-sex partners, or children. Dozens of survivors of domestic violence all across Tajikistan, from cities and villages alike, told Human Rights Watch harrowing stories of the worst kinds of abuse, including sadistic violence committed by perpetrators who span nearly every socioeconomic category.

Human Rights WatchAsia2019

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Legal Advocacy, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportCommunity-Based Tools to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence

This paper by the World Bank reports on intimate partner violence (IPV) and community-based approaches to address this serious global health concern and a human rights violation, which affects millions of people worldwide, in particular, women. It also reports on recent global estimates of the prevalence of physical and sexual IPV against women. Globally, approximately one third of women will experience violence at the hand of their partner or ex-partner at some point in her lifetime.

The World BankGlobal2016

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Access to Justice, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Women's Human RightsReportJustice For Women

This Infographic outlines some common barriers to justice for women, key aspects for making the case for investment and makes a call to action. It compliments the longer report produced by the Task Force on Justice Group on Justice for Women’s larger report.

IDLO, Task Force On Justice, The World Bank, UN WomenGlobal2019

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Legislative Reform, Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportWhy Sex Work Should be Decriminalised in South Africa

This report is based on research conducted between May and June 2018 by Human Rights Watch in four provinces of South Africa. Interviews were conducted with female sex workers, including three transgender women, in ten sites in three provinces. Around 40 government and non-governmental experts in health, law, and provision of services for sex workers and were also interviewed. The report documents how the criminalistaion of sex work fuels human rights violations against sex workers, including by police officer, and undermines their right to health. The report provides recommendations to reform the legal system to provide protection for sex workers.

Human Rights WatchAfrica2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Legal Advocacy, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportIntimate Partner Violence and Land Tenure: What Do We Know and What Can We Do'

In reviewing existing literature, this report explores how, in some contexts, holding and controlling land and property rights can potentially empower women and work to reduce the likelihood of intimate partner violence (IPV).

USAIDGlobal2018

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Legal Advocacy, LGBT Rights, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsReportState of Civil Society Report 2019

This report is the 8th edition of the annual report produced by CIVICUS which analyses how contemporary events and trends impact civil society and how civil society is responding to the challenges they face. It is broken down into four parts: everyday issues bring people to the streets; challenging exlusion and claiming rights; the state of democracy in 2019 and civil society at the international level.

CIVICUSGlobal2019

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Gender & Climate Change, Intersectional DiscriminationReport, ReportDifferentiated impacts of climate change on women and men; the integration of gender considerations in climate policies, plans and actions; and progress in enhancing gender balance in national climate delegations

This report synthesizes information provided in submissions on three topics: the differentiated impacts of climate change on women and men, with special attention paid to local communities and indigenous peoples; the integration of gender considerations into climate policies, plans and actions; and policies and plans for and progress in enhancing gender balance in national delegations to the UNFCCC. It highlights the importance of taking the differentiated impacts of climate change into account in climate policies, plans and action, including through the use of gender analysis and sex-disaggregated data, as well as the need for further work to enhance gender balance in national delegations. It is submitted to the Subsidiary Body for Implementation for consideration in its review of the implementation of the Lima work programme on gender and the associated gender action plan.

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change SecretariatGlobal2019

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Discrimination, Intersectional Discrimination, Minorities & Protected Groups, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportGender and Disability Intsersectionality in Practice: Women and Girls with Disabilities Addressing Discrimination & Violence in Africa

This 2018 report documents 9 good practices across 6 African countries, with regard to the experiences of violence and discrimination faced by women and girls with disabilities. Outlining work by Disabled Persons’ Organizations (DPOs) and Women’s Organisations within Africa and setting out examples of concrete experience on how to address issues faced by women and girls with disabilities. From this, the report sets out key recommendations targeting States, International Organizations, development actors and stakeholders working on disability and gender-related issues.

Making it WorkAfrica2018

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Gender Equality, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsReportSIGI 2019 Global Report - Transforming Challenges into Opportunities

This is the annual global reports of the OECD Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI). This 2019 global report provides an overview of the main outcomes of the SIGI in relation to women and the family, their physical integrity, access to productive and financial resources and their civic rights.

OECDGlobal2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsReportGains and gaps: Perceptions and experiences of gender in Africa

Afrobarometer collaborated with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation during its Round 7 surveys (2016-2018) to include a special module of questions on gender equality. Do people support equality? Do they think their countries are achieving it? Can we map out the shape, size, and direction of gender gaps in women’s rights and opportunities? And how do publics evaluate their own governments’ performance on this issue? This report provides a comprehensive overview of the results from this effort. The findings can serve as a valuable data source for Sustainable Development Goal tracking and for strategising about how to tackle the many gaps that remain.

and Carolyn Logan, Carmen Alpin Lardies, Dominique DrydingAfrica2019

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Discrimination, Hate Speech & Hate Crime, LGBT Rights, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportThe Issue is Violence: Attacks on LGBT People on Kenya's Coast

Setting out research conducted in 2014 and 2015 by Human Rights Watch and PEMA Kenya, this 70-page documents the human rights abuses against members of sexual minorities in Kenya’s coast region, including mob violence, assault, rape, incitement to violence, and inadequate protection. The report also addresses ways in which the Kenyan authorities could improve their response to these abuses.

Human Rights Watch and Pema KenyaAfrica2015

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Legislative Reform, Muslim Family Law, Rights & Religion, Women's Human RightsReportPositive Developments in Muslim Family Laws

This working document outlines positive developments in Muslim family laws in a number of jurisdictions. It considers developments in: equality of spouses in marriage; minimum and equal age of marriage; consent to marriage; women’s capacity to enter into marriage; polygamous marriage; divorce rights; women’s financial rights after divorce; custody of children; guardianship of children; inheritance rights; violence against women in the family and nationality.

MusawahGlobal2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsReportThe power of parity: Advancing women's equality in Africa

This report explores the “power of parity” in Africa, looking at the potential boost to economic growth that could come from accelerating progress towards gender equality. It builds on the McKinsey Global Institute’s (MGI) global research on this topic since 2015 which has included reports on Asia Pacific, Canada, the Netherlands, India, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Western Europe. This report also further develops the thinking contained in McKinsey & Company’s long-established research on women in leadership roles and, in particular, its report Women Matter Africa published in 2016. This research is a collaboration between MGI and McKinsey’s Africa offices.

Acha Leke, Anu Madgavkar, Folakemi Akintayo, Lohini Moodley, Mayowa Kuyoro, McKinsey Global Institute, Mekala Krishnan, Tania HoltAfrica2019

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Legislative Reform, Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, Women's Human RightsReportDecriminalisation of Abortion: A Discussion Paper from the BMA

This discussion paper by the BMA provides a guide to some of the key legal and ethical issues raised by the debate around the decriminalisation of abortion.

BMAGlobal2017

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Gender & Development, Gender EqualityReportWomen and Gender in the Middle East and North Africa: Mapping the field and Addressing Policy Dilemmas at the Post-2011 Juncture

This report analyses the situation of women in the Middle East and North Africa. It documents improvements in the areas of health and education and notes that there have been less developments in the area of employment and that legal inequalities remain widespread.

Dalacoura, KaterinaMiddle East2019

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Intersectional Discrimination, LGBT Rights, Women's Human RightsReportMaking Visible: The Lived Realities of LBTQI+ across Nepal, Uganda and Zimbabwe

This learning paper aims to share insight, analysis and reflection from Womenkind Worldwide’s portfolio of work and builds upon a body of learning to support women’s rights and movement strengthening. The paper aims to capture and collate some of the knowledge, learning and evidence around the focus and effectiveness of their work with partners who focus on lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex+ (LBTQI+) issues. By sharing this learning, we hope to provide new knowledge resulting from our feminist programme approaches to contribute to evidence and learning to support and strengthen women’s movements. Womenkind Worldwide acknowledges that there is no universally accepted umbrella term to capture the diversity of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression (SOGIE), nor do their partners use the same terminology as each other. Therefore in this report, the author will use the acronyms that partners use in the context of their projects and LBTQI+ at other times, with the intention of including everyone. The divergent terms used by partners also reflects the continued challenges of the politics of identity, inclusion and exclusion which exist within the LBTQI+ spectrum.

Piyumi Samaraweera, Womankind WorldwideAfrica2019

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Gender Equality, Intersectional Discrimination, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & LearningReportIntersectional Approaches to Equality Research and Data

In 2017 the Equality Challenge Unit published this research and data briefing. The report provides examples and guidance on intersectional approaches to research design, and quantitative and qualitative equality research and data analysis, to provide an evidence base on which to develop effective action.

Equality Challenge UnitGlobal2017

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender Equality, Legislative Reform, Women's Human RightsReportWomen, Business and the Law 2019: A Decade of Reform

This is the 2019 annual report of the World Bank Group. It examines ten years of data through an index structured around the economic decisions of women as they go through their working lives. It documents the progress that has been made towards legal gender equality while noting the challenges and inequality that women continue to face.

The World BankGlobal2019

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Discrimination, Intersectional Discrimination, Women's Human RightsReportChallenging Power, Fighting Discrimination: A Call to Action to Recognise and Protect Women Human Rights Defenders

This briefing summarises the key challenges affecting Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) that Amnesty International has documented globally in recent years and includes input collected through interviews conducted with 23 WHRDs from 21 countries in all continents between February and April 2019. All those interviewed insisted that more action is urgently needed so that they can continue with their critical human rights work in an environment free from violence, intimidation and harassment. The report ends with a series of recommendations that need to be urgently implemented in particular by states, who bear the main responsibility in ensuring a safe and enabling environment for WHRDs, but powerful non-state actors such as business and community leaders,as well as donors, financial institutions and intergovernmental bodies also need to take proactive steps to address the situation of violence, inequality, discrimination and exclusion faced by WHRDs.

Amnesty InternationalGlobal2019

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Customary Law, Harmonisation of Law, Human RightsReportHuman Rights and Traditional Justice Systems in Africa

This OHCHR report is an examination of traditional justice systems in sub-Saharan Africa, from a human rights perspective, with particular reference to the rights enumerated in international human rights treaties. Such traditional justice systems have historically functioned as an alternative or as a compliment to the formal State court system, based typically on customary practices, traditions and rules of communities that have, over time, been deemed to be customary law.

OHCHRAfrica2016

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Discrimination, Harassment, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & CasesRecommendation CM/Rec (2019) on Preventing and Combating Sexism

This recommendation by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe addresses the issue of sexism. It calls on members states to take measures to prevent and combat sexism and monitor progress on the implementation of the recommendation.

Council of Europe Committee of MinistersEurope & UK2019

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Intersectional Discrimination, LGBT Rights, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportUnfinished Business: A Parallel Report on Canada's Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

This parallel report is being submitted to the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia in advance of the Beijing +25 Regional Review Meeting and provides an analysis of the 12 priority areas of concern identified in 1995 as well as additional information on key policy areas that are essential to women’s progress today. It contains a set of recommendations, developed in consultation with chapter authors and Beijing +25 network members, for the accelerated implementation of the Beijing Platform.

Canadian Centre for Policy AlternativesAmericas2019

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Customary Law, Harmonisation of Law, Human RightsReportTraditional and Customary Justice Systems

This ICJ report is a compilation of international human rights standards relevant to Traditional and Customary Justice Systems. Among the sources included are global and regional treaty provisions, UN and other declarations, and the jurisprudence and recommendations of Committees and Special Procedures established by treaties and the UN Human Rights Council. The sources are organised by themes including the rights of women, rights of children, the role of judges and lawyers and the administration of justice, the rights of indigenous peoples, and the rights of minorities.

International Commission of JuristsGlobal2018

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Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportDefining and Measuring Technology-Facilitated Gender-Based Violence

In recognition of the spread of internet and mobile technologies, this report sets about first defining, and then measuring, technology-facilitated gender-based violence and emerging forms of online abuse that disproportionately impact women and girls.

International Center for Research on WomenGlobal2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Intersectional Discrimination, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportThe Beijing +25 CSO Parallel Report Malaysia 2019

This report assesses Malaysia’s national progress for the advancement of women and girls in implementing the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BFPA) 1995. The NGO source of information for this report was the CEDAW Shadow Report titled The Status of Women’s Human Rights: 24 years of CEDAW in Malaysia, Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) and the Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) (2019). This report examines Malaysia’s priorities for accelerating progress for women and girls; progress across the 12 critical areas of concern; poverty eradication and social services; violence against women and girls; gender-responsive institutions; national institutions and processes for gender equality; and data and statistics.

Shanthi Thambiah, Tan Beng Hui and Vilashini SomiahAsia2019

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Access to Justice, Customary Law, Violence Against Women & GirlsAcademic PapersProspects for Accessing Justice for Sexual Violence in Liberia’s Hybrid System

This paper explores the prospects of complementary rather than competitive dispute resolution and justice systems in Liberia. It specifically considers women’s access to justice in relation to sexual and gender-based violence, something which remains prevalent in Liberia’s post-conflict period, and in the context of a highly hybridised justice system.

Freida M’CormackAfrica2018

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Access to Justice, Human Rights Defenders, Legislative ReformReportWomen Delivering Justice: Contributions, Barriers, Pathways

This report aims to draw attention to the number of women legal professionals in the justice sector and the barriers that they face. In doing so, IDLO aims to encourage national governments and the international community to direct resources towards the needs and challenges of prospective women legal professionals.

IDLOGlobal2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Intersectional Discrimination, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportNational Human Rights Institution Independent Report on 25 Years of Implementing the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA+25) in Indonesia

This report was created by the National Commission on Violence against Women (Komnas Perempuan), an independent state institution and one of the human rights mechanisms in Indonesia dedicated to the enforcement of women’s human rights. The information conveyed through this report is based on the results of field monitoring and consultation processes carried out by Komnas Perempuan in coordination with relevant stakeholders. This report assesses Indonesia’s progress in the implementation of the critical areas of concern of the platform for action since 2014 such as women and poverty, education, women and health, violence against women, and women and the environment among others. The last section of this report provides general recommendations to the Government of Indonesia.

National Commission on Violence against Women (Komnas Perempuan)Asia2019

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Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Human Rights, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportHuman Rights Situation Report, Tanzania

Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) prepares a mid-year human rights report each year, which highlights the situation of human rights in Tanzania Mainland for the period of January to June. This report (August 2018) looks at the civil and political rights, social rights and rights of vulnerable groups. It also provides recommendations on improving the situation of these rights in Tanzania. Data used to prepare this report were mainly collected through media survey and document review. This report also sets out data obtained from the police force, particularly on incidents threatening right to life and violence against children and women.

Legal and Human Rights CentreAfrica2018

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Discrimination, Harassment, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportTowards an End to Sexual Harassment: The Urgency and Nature of Change in the Era of #MeToo

This report is intended to support policy-makers, employers and activists by sharing guidance and policy practice on sexual harassment within the context of international standards on violence and discrimination against women and human rights.

UN WomenGlobal2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Intersectional Discrimination, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportNational Parallel Reports on the Twenty Fifth Anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) - Nigeria

This report is a Parallel Report on the performance of Nigeria’s implementation of the Beijing declaration on the Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) compiled by the Helpline Foundation for the Needy, a non-governmental organisation that has devoted the past seventeen years of its existence towards improving the lives of vulnerable people, especially women and girls in Nigeria.

Helpline Foundation for the Needy AbujaAfrica2019

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Access to Justice, Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Human Rights, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportWitchcraft, Justice and Human Rights in Africa: Cases from Malawi

This academic paper looks at human rights approach to witchcraft accusations. It is an examination of witchcraft justice and human rights, with a particular focus on access to justice, drawing on cases in Malawi.

Adam, AshforthAfrica2015

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Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals SDGsReportThe IMF and Gender Equality: Operationalising Change

This report is an analysis of existing IMF macroeconomic policies and how they negatively impact on women and girls. It provides recommendations for reassessing implemented strategies and ways to progress.

Bretton Woods Project, Bürgisser, E.Global2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Intersectional Discrimination, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportBeijing-25 Years On: Parallel Report Pakistan 2014-2019

This parallel report assesses Pakistan’s national progress against the commitments made by the Government of Pakistan for the advancement of women and girls in the context of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA). Shirkat Gah – Women’s Resource Centre took the lead with the Beijing Parallel Report to streamline the national process and hosted a national consultation on the 21st of June, bringing together more than 120 key stakeholders including 33 civil society organisations working on issues pertaining to the BPfA.

Ayesha Khan et alAsia2019

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Access to Justice, Human Rights, Legal AdvocacyReportLegal frameworks and political space for non-governmental organisations

This research summary note lays out work carried out by INTRAC, the European Association of Development and Training Institutes (EADI) and the University of Portsmouth. The summary highlights the research findings of two reports, which address the issues of legal frameworks and political space for nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), which are operating in contexts which are becoming increasingly difficult and challenging for civil society groups in many countries around the world. The reports use 12 countries as case studies.

INTRACGlobal2016

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Gender Equality, Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, Sustainable Development Goals SDGsReportEquality Works: The Global Health 50/50 2019 Report

This report is a review of the gender-related policies and practices of 198 global organisations active in health, with a special focus on gender equality in the workplace.

Global Health 50/50Global2019

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Intersectional Discrimination, LGBT Rights, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportNGO Parallel Report: Progress Across the 12 Critical Areas of Concern - Country report - Sri Lanka

This report provides a sustained, participatory reflection on the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in Sri Lanka over the past five years. It notes that while steps forward have been taken, many challenges still remain. Some of these are long-term issues, while others, such as the impact of the Easter 2019 bombings and the rise in cyberviolence are noted as emergent challenges. Overall, the report notes that while there are several policies, national action plans, charters and initiatives in place to address the discrimination faced by women and LBT persons in Sri Lanka, weak political will in pushing for the achievement of gender equality, as well as recurrent disputes at the level of political leadership, overshadow the goal of comprehensive implementation of these policies and programmes.

Women and Media CollectiveAsia2019

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Access to Justice, Customary Law, Harmonisation of LawAcademic PapersIntegrating the Traditional with the Contemporary in Dispute Resolution in Africa

This academic article reflects on earlier studies and literature on traditional justice processes in Africa. It provides an overview of the colonial influence on the development of legal systems in Africa, which have resulted in dual, and sometimes multiple, normative orders existing side by side.  It also highlights how plural legal landscapes are configured, using examples from a number of communities in Africa.  

Ada, Adenike & Ordor, AiyedunAfrica2016

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Decriminalisation, Hate Speech & Hate Crime, LGBT RightsReportState Sponsored Homophobia (13th Edition)

This 13th Edition report by the ILGA analyses the human rights situation in the UN Member states that continue to criminalise LGBTI people.

ILGA, Lucas Ramón MendosGlobal2019

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Intersectional Discrimination, LGBT Rights, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportParallel Report on 25 Years of Implementing the Beijing Platform for Action in Trinidad and Tobago

This report provides a review and appraisial of Trinidad and Tobago’s implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action for the period 2014-2019.

Network of Rural Women Producers Trinidad and TobagoCaribbean2019

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Legal Advocacy, Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksBody Politics: The criminalization of sexuality and reproduction

This toolkit is a component part of Amnesty International’s Body Politics: Criminalization of Sexuality and Reproduction series. It aims to assist activists in identifying key issues of criminalisation that exist in their own country contexts by mapping power and advocacy targets, and identifying campaigning strategies to challenge and combat states’ unjust criminalisation. The toolkit can be used as a stand-alone reference or in conjunction with the Body Politics Primer paper.

Amnesty InternationalGlobal2018

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Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, Violence Against Women & GirlsOtherSixty-Third Session of The Commission on The Status of Women - UNAIDS Statement

This Statement by UNAIDS to the Sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women focuses on the priority themes of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

Davtyan, M & UNAIDSGlobal2019

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Legal Advocacy, Legislative ReformReportTransforming Lives through Law: Ten examples from civil society organisations

This publication aims to showcase different examples from across the UK and in wide subject areas including criminal justice, children’s rights, environmental justice, social welfare and equality. Overall, these examples aim to inspire both individuals and organisations that have not traditionally used these types of strategies to consider whether they might be models that could be deployed in their areas of interest in future.

Dr Jacqui Kinghan and Professor Lisa Vanhala, The Baring FoundationGlobal2019

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Human Rights Defenders, Legal AdvocacyToolkits & HandbooksHow to build a legal advocacy strategy

This web guide by CRIN is a checklist to support individuals planning to hold their own legal advocacy workshop. It outlines many of the essential questions which will likely come up when brainstorming a plan of action for using the law to challenge children’s rights violations.

Child Rights International NetworkGlobal2015

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Minorities & Protected Groups, Sexual & Reproductive Health RightsReportWomen and HIV: A spotlight on adolescent girls and young women

This 2019 UNAIDS report focuses on the inadequacy of gobal action towards addressing rates of new HIV cases by 2020.

UNAIDSGlobal2019

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Intersectional Discrimination, Minorities & Protected Groups, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksWomen and Young Persons with Disabilities: Guidelines for Providing Rights-Based and Gender-Responsive Services to Address Gender-Based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Women and Young Persons with Disabilities: Guidelines for Providing Rights-Based and Gender-Responsive Services to Address Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) aims to provide practical and concrete guidelines for making GBV and SRHR services more inclusive of and accessible to women and young persons with disabilities and for targeting interventions to meet their disability-specific needs.

Anastasia Holoboff Radford, Suzannah Phillips and Stephanie Ortoleva, UNFPAGlobal2018

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Human Rights Defenders, Legal AdvocacyBriefing NoteWhat Advocacy Organizations Need to Know

This one-page summary from TCC Group, Atlas Learning answers the questions, what implications does legal advocacy have for my work? Is my organisation ready for legal advocacy? As well as, what outcomes can be achieved through legal advocacy?

Atlas Learning, N/A, TCC GroupGlobal

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Decriminalisation, Economic Impact of Equality, LGBT RightsReportThe Economic Case for LGBT+ Inclusion in Kenya

This report aims to present a comprehensive evidence base for LGBT+ inclusion in Kenya, in order to demonstrate that successful businesses thrive in diverse, inclusive societies and the spread of anti-LGBT+ policies runs counter to the interests of business and economic development.

Open for BusinessAfrica2019

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Legal Advocacy, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksThe Hague Principles on Sexual Violence

Over the course of 2019, over 50 civil society organisations came together to bring the voices of survivors to the forefront of discussions about addressing sexual violence. More than 500 survivors were consulted on what they think makes violence ‘sexual’. Information from consultations was complemented by input from civil society, legal practitioners, academics, and policy makers to create The Hague Principles on Sexual Violence. The Hague Principles on Sexual Violence consist of: The Civil Society Declaration on Sexual Violence – providing general guidance on what makes violence ‘sexual’, especially to survivors; International Criminal Law (ICL) Guidelines – a tool for international criminal law practitioners that explains when acts of sexual violence in the Civil Society Declaration amount to international crimes, as well as practical elements to inform the international criminal law prosecution of these acts; Key Principles for Policy Makers on Sexual Violence – 10 key principles derived from the Civil Society Declaration to incorporate in policy development and implementation, legislative strategies and legal and judicial procedures.

Women's Initiatives for Gender JusticeEurope & UK2019

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Human Rights Defenders, Legal AdvocacyToolkits & HandbooksLegal Advocacy Toolkit

This UNICEF Advocacy Toolkit is applicable is of value to anyone who wants to expand their understanding of the human rights-based approach to advocacy and how this approach is applied. It provides detailed steps, guidance and tools for developing and implementing an advocacy strategy, in addition it outlines eight foundational areas that can help strengthen an organisation’s capacity for advocacy. It also covers crosscutting aspects of advocacy including monitoring and evaluating advocacy, managing knowledge in advocacy, managing risks in advocacy, building relationships and securing partnerships for advocacy, and working with children and young people in advocacy.

UnicefGlobal2010

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Legal Advocacy, LGBT RightsToolkits & HandbooksChannels of Influence: How Companies Can Promote LGBT+ Inclusive Societies

This guiding report attempts to answer the question of how global companies that work in the public sphere can promote LGBT+ inclusion in the countries where they operate.

Open for BusinessGlobal2019

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Legal Advocacy, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksThe Big Conversation: Handbook to Address Violence against Women in and through the Media

The Handbook provides guidance to UN and other entities working with media organisations to advance gender equality and prevent violence against women and girls. Its focus is working with media as entities that promote gender equality within their organisations and working with media as a tool to promote values of diversity, equality and non-discrimination through the content produced. The handbook provides specific guidance on strengthening the enabling environment; promoting positive institutional approaches; and engaging with media for changing social norms.

Dina Deligiorgis et al, UN WomenGlobal2019

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Gender Equality, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesConvention on the Elimination of Violence Against Women

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), was adopted by the UN General Assembly, in 1979. It is often described as an international bill of rights for women. It defines what constitutes discrimination against women and consists of 30 articles which set out how to prevent and stop discrimination against women.

UNGlobal1979

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Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals SDGsInfographicsWhy gender equality matters to achieving all 17 SDGs

This infographic from UN Women visually outlines the highlights of the 2018 UN Women report Turning Promises into Action: Gender Equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

UN WomenGlobal2018

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Economic Impact of Equality, Harassment, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportThe Costs of Sex-based Harassment to Businesses: An in-depth look at the workplace

Corporate leaders and decision-makers need a framework that allows them to understand the full cost of sexual harassment and provides leverage points to find solutions to end sexual harassment in the workplace. To provide this framework, the International Center for Research on Women conducted a review of the literature on workplace sexual harassment and a series of interviews with Human Resources professionals, union representatives, insurance brokers, legal experts and academics. The results generated a framework describing the economic impact of sexual harassment and the pathways through which that impact occurs.

A. Theodore Rizzo et al, International Center for Research on WomenGlobal2018

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Gender Equality, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesCEDAW: General Recommendation 35

On 14 July 2017, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) adopted General Recommendation No. 35 on gender-based violence against women, updating General Recommendation No. 19.

UNGlobal2017

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Gender Equality, Legislative Reform, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsReportNo Empowerment without Rights, No Rights without Politics: Gender-Equality, MDGs and the post 2015 Development Agenda

This working paper present the argument that progress on women’s empowerment in the development agenda requires (1) the centrality of a human rights based approach, and (2) support for the women’s movement in pushing this agenda; both of which are missing from MDG3.

A., G & Mukherjee, SenGlobal2013

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Human Rights Defenders, Intersectional Discrimination, Women's Human RightsAdvocacy MaterialsWomen Human Rights Defenders: Insights from the Struggle

The new working paper series of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) aims to put Women Human Rights Defenders’ (WHRDs) perspective at the centre, exploring personal reflections and case studies on how they are experiencing and promoting human rights in an increasingly challenging context. Through this 7th working paper, FORUM-ASIA strives to amplify the voices of WHRDs across Asia and develop an advocacy tool for their increased protection and support from both state and non-state actors. In line with previous editions, this working paper also aims to foster research and knowledge, bringing together theory and practice.

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)Global2019

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Access to Justice, Customary Law, Harmonisation of LawArticlesThe Rule of Law and the Role of Customary Courts in Stabilizing South Sudan

This article looks at South Sudan’s ongoing civil war, which commenced in 2013, two years after independence. It examines the strains and absence of rule of law in a weakened state and sets our recommendations for the future stability of South Sudan. 

Africa Centre for Strategic Studies, Musila GodfreyAfrica2018

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Economic Impact of Equality, Family & Personal Law, Gender EqualityAcademic PapersGender inequality and inter-household economic inequality in emerging economies: exploring the relationship

This report provides an intersectional review of how gender inequality has both contributed to, and been affected by, growing economic inequality. It focuses on eight emerging economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, Mexico, Indonesia, and Turkey (dubbed the BRICSAMIT countries).

Daria, UkhovaGlobal2015

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender Equality, Women's Human RightsReportGlobal Gender Gap Report 2020

Since 2006 the Global Gender Gap Index has been measuring the extent of gender-based gaps among four key dimensions (Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival, and Political Empowerment) and tracking progress towards closing these gaps over time. This year’s edition of the report benchmarks 153 countries and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparisons across and within regional peers. The methodology and quantitative analysis behind the rankings are intended to serve as a basis for designing effective measures for reducing gender gaps. The methodology of the index has remained stable since its original conception in 2006, providing a basis for robust cross-country and time-series analysis.

World Economic ForumGlobal2019

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Domestic Violence, Harassment, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportGlobal and Regional Trends in Women's Legal Protection Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment

This paper on ending violence against women and girls, examines the roles that laws, policies, and specific programmes or interventions play toward achieving those goals. The paper reports on both multi-country analysis and country case studies. It also discusses some of the factors that drive various forms of violence against women and girls, and their trends over time, with the aim of providing analysis related to the measurement of violence against women and girls and strategies as well as interventions to end these practices.

P & Wodon, Q, TaveresGlobal2018

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Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals SDGsReportTurning Promises into Action: Gender Equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

This report from UN Women provides a comprehensive and authoritative assessment of progress, gaps and challenges in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from a gender perspective.

UN WomenGlobal2018

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Economic Impact of Equality, Intersectional Discrimination, Minorities & Protected Groups, Women's Human RightsBriefing NoteRuled out of work: Refugee women's legal right to work

This briefing assesses the impact of the law on refugee women’s right to work and access economic opportunities in high refugee hosting countries. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has found that laws governing women’s opportunities to get a job or start a business are far from gender equal. IRC worked with a team of lawyers to assess the legal framework for refugees’ participation in the economy in four different contexts – Ethiopia, Germany, Jordan and Uganda – and found a complex set of rules and requirements affecting refugees’ opportunities such as onerous requirements for work permits, limitations on freedom of movement and constraints on the ability to establish a business. These laws affect men and women refugees differently and IRC has found refugee women suffer economic exclusion and marginalisation as a consequence.

International Rescue CommitteeGlobal2019

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Human Rights Defenders, Legal AdvocacyAcademic PapersWriting to Win: The Art and Science of Compelling Written Advocacy

This article sets out a number of approaches, strategies and tips for developing and writing winning legal arguments. It puts forward several important steps in preparing to write a compelling legal argument and addresses the key “do”s and “don’t”s of brief writing. In addition, it includes a number of examples of effective and ineffective written advocacy.

Lawrence D. RosenbergGlobal2012

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Gender Equality, Sexual & Reproductive Health RightsReportInequalities in contraceptive use in Latin America and the Caribbean

This report looks at how national health programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean are failing to adopt long-acting reversible contraceptives such as intrauterine devices or hormonal implants, and most women in the region (particularly those in lower wealth quintiles, young women, indigenous women and those living in rural areas are unable to benefit from these methods.

Jorge E Machado-AlbaAmericas2019

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Domestic Violence, Legal Advocacy, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportI Could Kill You and No One Would Stop Me Weak State Response to Domestic Violence in Russia

The report documents how police often treat victims of domestic violence with open hostility and refuse to register or investigate their complaints of domestic violence, instead funneling victims who wish to prosecute into the patently unfair and extremely burdensome process of private prosecution, for which the victim must gather all necessary evidence and bear all costs. In the cases documented, survivors of domestic violence found the process of private prosecution overwhelming and ineffective, and for this reason decided to forego it altogether. The report also shows how state services fail to ensure crucial support for survivors of domestic violence, demanding from them a laundry list of documentation to obtain emergency shelter, making them await a decision for weeks, and then in some cases denying them access to shelter, all while they face the ongoing risk of abuse.

Human Rights WatchAsia2018

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Anti-Discrimination Law, Gender Equality, Women's Human RightsReportEuropean Equality Law Review: European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination

This report is the seventh biannual European equality law review, produced by the European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination (EELN). It provides an overview of legal and policy developments across Europe, and reflects the state of affairs from 1 July to 31 December 2017. It also provides the European Commission and the general public with independent information regarding gender equality and non-discrimination law, with specific attention to the transposition and implementation of the EU equality and non-discrimination directives.

European CommissionEurope & UK2018

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Gender Equality, Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Rights & ReligionReportUnderstanding Masculinities: International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) - Middle East and North Africa

This report looks at the International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Middle East and North Africa (IMAGES MENA) and is the first study of its kind in the MENA region. It takes a wide-angle, comparative lens to the lives of men – as sons and husbands and fathers, at home and at work, in public and private life – to better understand how they see their positions as men, and their attitudes and actions toward gender equality.

B. and Barker, Eds, El Feki, G., Heilman, S.Middle East2017

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LGBT Rights, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksReporting on Violence against Women and Girls: A Handbook for Journalists

This handbook does not seek to provide an exhaustive and complete analysis of the subject of violence, but it does intend to help radio, television, press and social media professionals determine which channels of investigation and information would be relevant and ethical. It therefore provides working media professionals and those already involved in ethical journalism with recommendations and examples of good practice to help them make the right choices in media coverage of such an important topic of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Anne-Marie Impe, UNESCOGlobal2019

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Women's Human RightsReportGood Practices in the elimination of discrimination against women

The present report present, focussing on an analysis by the Working Group of discrimination against women with regard to health and safety. It documents the activities of the Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice undertaken since the submission of its previous report (A/HRC/29/40) until March 2016.

UN Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practiceGlobal2016

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Hate Speech & Hate Crime, Legal Advocacy, LGBT RightsReportJustice Works: Framework for Enhanced Responses to Bias-Motivated Violence Based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, or Gender Expression

This framework developed by The American Bar Association’s (ABA) Justice Works program identifies common features of global initiatives that have been successful in supporting survivors of bias-motivated violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression (SOGIE) and bringing offenders to justice.

American Bar Association (ABA)Global2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender Equality, Women's Human RightsReportA Quantum Leap for Gender Equality: For a Better Future of Work For All

The report highlights key gender gaps and obstacles to decent work for women. It explores the structural barriers, including unpaid care work, that shape the nature and extent of women’s engagement in paid employment, and examines how laws, policies and practices in certain countries have addressed them. The report also outlines the measures that can and should be taken to seize the opportunities presented by the changing world of work.

International Labour Organization, Valentina Beghini et alGlobal2019

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Legal Advocacy, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsAcademic PapersSexual Violence and Legal Advocacy: Psychometric Evaluation of the Legal Advocacy Services Satisfaction Survey

This academic paper seeks to address an important gap in the literature on sexual violence and the provision of legal advocacy services. It does so by examining survey data collected from adult female survivors working with legal advocates at an urban-based agency providing services to survivors of sexual violence and their families. Survey items were examined using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA).

J.K., SparrowGlobal2018

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Namibia

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Namibia.

OECDAfrica2019

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Gender Equality, Women's Human RightsReportGender equality, heritage and creativity

Initiated by the Culture Sector of UNESCO, the report draws together for the first time exisiting research, policies, case studies and statistics on gender equality and women’s empowerment in culture provided by the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, government representatives, international research groups and think-tanks, academia, artists and heritage professionals. It includes recommendations for governments, decision-makers and the international community, within the fields of creativity and heritage.

UNESCOGlobal2014

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Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportReasserting Equality Countering Rollbacks

In this 2018 Human Rights Council report, the Working Group takes stock of the first six years of its mandate and analyses the lessons learned. It highlights the successes, limitations and main challenges faced in the struggle for women’s rights and empowerment and examines opportunities to strengthen the international women’s human rights machinery.

UN Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practiceGlobal2018

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Zambia

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Zambia.

OECDAfrica2019

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Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportOSCE-led Survey on Violence Against Women: Well-being and safety of women

This report presents the cross-regional, comparable findings of the OSCE-led Survey on the Well-being and Saftey of Women, which was implemented in 2018 in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, Moldova and Ukraine. The research was also conducted in Kosovo. The research examined violence that women experience in conflict and non-conflict settings, as well as the impact violence has on women, including its lasting consequences. Questions on norms and attitudes connected to violence against women were asked to better understand the underlying causes of violence.

OSCEGlobal2019

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Intersectional Discrimination, LGBT Rights, Women's Human RightsNews ArticlesIntersectional discrimination, Women’s Rights, LGBT Rights and Moving the Conversation Forward

This 2015 Huffington Post article looks at Intersectional discrimination, Women’s Rights and LGBT Rights the week of the UN Commission on the Status of Women meeting in New York City which brought together women and men from around the world to talk about the progress made and the future of women’s rights internationally

A., KopsaGlobal2015

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - United Republic of Tanzania

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of the United Republic of Tanzania.

OECDAfrica2019

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Gender Equality, Women's Human RightsReportGlobal education monitoring report 2019: gender report: Building bridges for gender equality

This report invites readers to explore all the factors that perpetuate gender inequalities in schools. It provides tools to enable governments to analyse the situation in their own countries and to develop strategies for change. For the first time, this report also provides a study of national education plans, focusing on countries with the greatest gender disparities in education.

Global Education Monitoring Report Team, UNESCOGlobal2019

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Domestic Violence, Legal Advocacy, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportEnding Violence Against Women: An Oxfam Guide

This practical guide developed by Oxfam looks to development practitioners to consider the following questions: What is VAW? Why does it happen? What does it have to do with development? What does Oxfam do to end VAW? And what does it mean to do that work with a transformative approach?

OxfamGlobal2012

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Uganda

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of the Uganda.

OECDAfrica2019

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Intersectional Discrimination, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsOther, ReportViolence against women migrant workers: Report of the Secretary-General [A/74/235]

The present report, submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 72/149, outlines the current context with respect to the problem of violence against women migrant workers. It provides information on the measures taken by Member States and activities undertaken within the United Nations system to address this issue and ensure the protection of migrant women’s human rights. The report concludes with recommendations for future action.

UNGAGlobal2019

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Domestic Violence, Human Rights Defenders, Legal Advocacy, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportI Care About Her: Building a movement of Champions in Zambia to end violence agaisnt women and girls

I Care About Her, is an Oxfam programme which works to end violence against women and girls. It does so by transforming attitudes and beliefs and mobilising men and boys to champion non-violence. Over half of women in Zambia have experienced physical or sexual violence Through partnering with several local organisation in Zambia to implement the programme it has engaged national media, traditional leaders, the police, the military and the government of Zambia.

OxfamAfrica2015

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Gambia

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of the Gambia. No final score is allocated due to missing data.

OECDAfrica2019

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Intersectional Discrimination, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksHandbook on Women and Imprisonment

The main focus of the Handbook is female prisoners and guidance on the components of a gender-sensitive approach to prison management, taking into account the typical background of female prisoners and their special needs as women in prison. It is designed to be used by all actors involved in the criminal justice system, including policymakers, legislators, individuals interested or active in the field of criminal justice and prison reform.

Tomris Atabay, UNODCGlobal2014

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Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsAcademic PapersIntroduction to Gender, Development and Violence Against Women & Girls

This comprehensive academic paper covers a number of issues concerning violence against women and girls; from Violence Against Women & Girls in crises, conflicts, and humanitarian response, gender and complex inequalities, mapping responses to Violence Against Women & Girls from the perspective of women and girls to discussions on preventing future violence and working with women’s movements.

Hughes. C, Marrs. C, Sweetman. C.Global2016

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - South Africa

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of South Africa.

OECDAfrica2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender Equality, Intersectional Discrimination, Women's Human RightsIndexesSex & Power 2020

The report presents a breakdown of percentages of women in power across politics, business and public life; an analysis of women’s representation in politics, businnesses, the arts and more, as well as the state of affairs for women of colour – who are simply missing altogether from the highest levels of many sectors; conclusions and recommendations, including improvements to gender pay gap reporting and the introduction of mandatory reporting on the gender pay gap by ethnicity.

Sanmeet Kaur, The Fawcett SocietyGlobal2020

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Family & Personal Law, Harmonisation of Law, Legislative Reform, Women's Human RightsAcademic PapersPersonal Status Law and Women's Right to Equality in Law and in Practice: The Case of Land Rights of Balinese Hindu Women

In this article, the position of Balinese Hindu is used as a case study example to show that through maintaining personal status laws, the land rights of girls and women belonging to the Hindu community are negatively affected. Balinese Hindu women are often are caught between their rights and needs on the one hand and their loyalty towards their families, communities, and culture on the other. This article examines personal status law and women’s right to wquality in law and in practice.

Ingrid, WestendorpAsia2015

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Sierra Leone

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Sierra Leone.

OECDAfrica2019

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Legal Advocacy, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & GirlsReport, ReportGREVIO's (Baseline) Evaluation Report on legislative and other measures giving effect to the provisions of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) ITALY

This report covers the Istanbul Convention in its entirety and thus assesses the level of compliance of the Italian legislation and practice in all areas covered by the convention. Based on this assessment, it proposes measures to strengthen the implementation of the convention.

Council of Europe, Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO)Europe & UK2020

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Domestic Violence, Family & Personal Law, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportThe World's Shame - The Global Rape Epidemic

This global report looks at how laws around the world are still failing to protect women and girls from sexual violence. The report comments that despite the pervasiveness crimes of sexual violence, laws are insufficient, inconsistent, not systematically enforced and, sometimes, promote violence.

Equality NowGlobal2017

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Seychelles

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of the Seychelles. No final score is allocated due to missing data.

OECDAfrica2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportWhat works to prevent sexual violence against children: Evidence Review

This evidence review presents a user-friendly summary of the existing evidence of what works to prevent one specific form of violence against children and adolescents – sexual violence; highlights ongoing challenges and evidence gaps; shares case studies across various sectors and regions of the world; and showcases expert opinions on how to best prevent sexual violence against children.

Ligiero D. et al, Together for GirlsGlobal2019

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Access to Justice, Human Rights, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesThe Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa

The Maputo Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights was originally adopted on July 11, 2003, in Maputo, Mozambique. It is a treaty instrument which is binding to all countries that ratify it, which addresses a variety of human rights which promote gender equality and women’s rights

ACHPRAfrica2003

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Rwanda

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Rwanda.

OECDAfrica2019

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Gender Equality, Intersectional Discrimination, LGBT Rights, Women's Human RightsReportWorld Report 2020

World Report 2020 is Human Rights Watch’s 30th annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarises key human rights issues in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide, drawing on events from late 2018 through November 2019.

Human Rights WatchGlobal2020

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Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsIndexesSocial Institutions and Gender Index

The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) looks at the gaps that legislation, social norms and practices create between women and men, particularly in terms of rights and opportunities. The index was first launched in 2009, with updates in 2012 and 2014. A new edition will be released in December 2018.

N/A, OECDAfrica

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Nigeria

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Nigeria.

OECDAfrica2019

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Human Rights, Women's Human RightsReportConditionality and other approaches to secure Women's Human Rights provisions in peace processes

This rapid literature review found no examples of the use of aid conditionality specifically to ensure inclusion of women’s rights provisions in peace process outcomes but did identify other effective approaches, notably mobilisation of women, external pressure by mediators/international development partners, and funding and capacity building support for women’s groups. There are examples of peace processes where these various mechanisms have been used, and international development partners can play important roles in promoting these. In the context of the Afghanistan peace process with the Taliban, it is vital that women have a ‘place at the table’ and that their rights be safeguarded.

Iffat IdrisGlobal2019

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Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsIndexesThe Global Gender Gap Report

This Global Gender Gap Report, 2017, states that, globally, gender parity started shifting into reverse for the first time since the World Economic Forum began measuring it. However, there are also many countries that have made considerable progress. The report also reveals that gender gaps at the industry level and, even though qualified women are coming out of the education system, many industries are failing to hire, retain and promote them, losing out on a wealth of capacity.

World Economic ForumGlobal2017

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Mozambique

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Mozambique.

OECDAfrica2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Legislative Reform, Women's Human RightsReportWomen, Business and the Law 2020

Women, Business and the Law 2020 is the sixth in a series of studies that analyse laws and regulations affecting women’s economic opportunity in 190 economies. Data in Women, Business and the Law 2020 are current as of September 1, 2019. The indicators are used to build evidence of the relationship between legal gender equality and women’s entrepreneurship and employment. By examining the economic decisions women make as they go through different stages of their working lives, as well as the pace of reform over the past two years, Women, Business and the Law makes a contribution to policy discussions about the state of women’s economic opportunities.

Wold Bank GroupGlobal2020

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Domestic Violence, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsFactsheetFactsheet: Statistics on Gender-Based Violence in Asian and Pacific Islander Communities

This factsheet provides statistics on gender-based violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities

Asia-Pacific Institute on Gender-Based ViolenceAsia2017

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Mauritius

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Mauritius. No final score is allocated due to missing data.

OECDAfrica2019

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Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsInfographicsNew Global Estimates of Child Marriage: Data & Analytics Section, Division of Data, Research and Policy

This PowerPoint presentation presents new global estimates of child marriage. New data confirm that the practice of child marriage has continued to decline around the world, with accelerated progress in the last 10 years. Progress is insufficient to meet the ambitious target of elimination, as set forth in the SDGs.

UnicefGlobal2018

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Access to Justice, Domestic Violence, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesThe Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence against Women

The Convention of Belém do Pará, is an international human rights instrument for protecting and defending women’s rights, and for combating violence against women ‘s physical, sexual, and psychological integrity, whether in the public or the private sphere. The Convention was adopted on 9 June 1994, at the 24th regular session of the General Assembly of the OAS in Brazil.

Organisation of American StatesAmericas1994

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Malawi

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Malawi.

OECDAfrica2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Intersectional Discrimination, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsReportWorld Social Report 2020: Inequality in a rapidly changing world

This report examines the impact of four such megatrends on inequality: technological innovation, climate change, urbanisation and international migration. While these megatrends and the policies aimed at managing them interact with each other in multiple ways, the focus of this report is exclusively on the direct effect of each megatrend on inequality. The World Social Report 2020 documents deep divides within and across countries despite an era of extraordinary economic growth and widespread improvements in living standards. The report also underscores how gender, along with ethnicity, race, place of residence and socioeconomic status, continue to shape the chances people have in life.

UNDESAGlobal2020

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Intersectional Discrimination, Minorities & Protected Groups, Women's Human RightsReportIndigenous Women

This report provides a detailed picture of the general human rights situation of indigenous women in the Americas. The aim is to provide States with guidelines for the design and implementation of measures to ensure indigenous women’s human rights through identifying current challenges.

IACHR, Inter-American Commission on Human RightsGlobal2017

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Lesotho

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Lesotho.

OECDAfrica2019

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Human Rights, Women's Human RightsReportProgress stalled for Women's Human Rights, time for a 2020 jumpstart: A report card on the Secretary-General's third year from the feminist U.N. campaign

The Feminist U.N. Campaign brings together leading, feminist thinkers in civil society, philanthropy, academia and former U.N. staff around a shared agenda for women’s rights and gender equality at the United Nations. Secretary-General António Guterres took office in January 2017 amid unprecedented public and member-state demands for feminist leadership of the United Nations. This call has persisted – driven largely by women’s civil society groups and feminist activists. This is the Third Year Report Card.

International Center for Research on Women on behalf of the Feminist U.N. Campaign, Teresa Casale et alGlobal2020

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Customary Law, Gender Equality, Harmonisation of Law, Women's Human RightsArticlesWhy Gender Equality must include Customary Laws

This article by Tzili Mor the Director of Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights, published on the World Economic Forum website addresses the absence of gender equality within customary laws.

Word Economic ForumGlobal2015

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Kenya

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Kenya.

OECDAfrica2019

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Gender Equality, Women's Human RightsReportEvery Child Counts: Using gender data to drive results for children

After a brief overview of the growing global demand for gender statistics, the document describes the principles underlying UNICEF’s approach to gender data and statistics, principles that are shaped by the organisation’s core commitments to gender equality, to supporting government systems and, ultimately, to results for children. Next, the framework highlights UNICEF’s institutional modalities for strengthening capacity in gender data and analysis and then considers the wide range of gender data assets that position UNICEF as a global leader on gender data for children. The framework concludes by identifying priority future investments to build upon these assets.

UnicefGlobal2020

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Access to Justice, Legal Advocacy, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportIntersections of Violence Against Women & Girls with State-Building & Peace-Building: Lessons from Nepal, Sierra Leone & South Sudan

Conducted as part of the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls (Violence Against Women & Girls) in Conflict and Humanitarian Crises programme funded by the UK government, this report explores how programmes and policies to prevent and respond to Violence Against Women & Girls have been integrated and addressed within post-conflict state-building policy and programming; and how, in conflict-affected countries, Violence Against Women & Girls is related to efforts to achieve peace and stability.

What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women & Girls in Conflict and Humanitarian CrisesAfrica2018

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Ghana

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Ghana.

OECDAfrica2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsReportTime To Care: Unpaid and Underpaid care work and the global inequality crisis

In 2019, the world’s billionaires, only 2,153 people, had more wealth than 4.6 billion people. This great divide is based on a flawed and sexist economic system that values the wealth of the privileged few, mostly men, more than the billions of hours of the most essential work –the unpaid and underpaid carework done primarily by women and girls around the world. Tending to others, cooking, cleaning and fetching water and firewood are essential daily tasks for the wellbeing of societies, communities and the functioning of the economy. The heavy and unequal responsibility of care work perpetuates gender and economic inequalities. Governments around the world must act now to build a human economy that is feminist and values what truly matters to society, rather than fuelling an endless pursuit of profit and wealth.

Clare Coffey et al, OxfamGlobal2020

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Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Minorities & Protected Groups, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportCaught in Contradiction: Making Sense of Child Marriage Among Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

The Syrian conflict has resulted in one of the worst humanitarian crises in recent history. Five million Syrians have fled the country to date and another 6 million people have been displaced within Syria. Women and girls, in particular, have been identified as being at risk of various forms of gender-based violence and child. This research used SenseMaker®, an innovative mixed quantitative/qualitative data collection tool, to better understand the experiences of Syrian refugee girls in Lebanon, providing new insights into the societal, economic, security, religious, and psychosocial factors contributing to child marriage within this large-scale humanitarian crisis.

Bartels, Michael, Roupetz, Saja (ABAAD), Sophie (Univeristy of Leipzig)Middle East2018

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Cameroon

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Cameroon.

OECDAfrica2019

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Intersectional Discrimination, Minorities & Protected Groups, Women's Human RightsBriefing NoteLeaving No-one Behind: Access to social protection for all migrant women

This policy brief discusses the barriers that migrant women face in accessing social protection and provides recommendations for States to meet their obligation to overcome these, particularly in relation to health care, maternity protection and essential services for victims and survivors of violence. It points to a range of positive actions that can be taken, including the creation of a supportive legal and regulatory framework, the design and implementation of policies and services that are responsive to the needs of migrant women and the separation of service provision from immigration enforcement activities.

Laura Turquet and Inkeri von Hase, Michael Stewart-Evans, Michael Stewart-Evans et al, UN WomenGlobal2020

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Domestic Violence, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportUN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women annual report 2017: Generating sustainability

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women Annual Report 2017: Generating Sustainability, reports on the results of the Trust’s grantees, who are working to prevent and end violence against women and girls around the world. The UN Trust Fund supported 120 projects implemented in 80 countries and territories in 2017.

UN WomenGlobal2017

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Botswana

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Botswana. No final score is allocated due to missing data.

OECDAfrica2019

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Online Harassment / Violence & Cyber Stalking, Online Harassment / Violence & Cyber Stalking, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportCyber Violence against Women & Girls

This document is a public output of the CYBERSAFE project – Changing Attitudes among teenagers on Cyber Violence against Women and Girls. The CYBERSAFE project addresses cyberviolence against women and girls that is gender-based, meaning the act of violence happens because of the gender of the victim. In this document the existing findings on the topic will be presented (literature review), followed by the presentation of the situation in the partner countries and results of focus groups conducted in four participating countries (Italy, Greece, Northern Ireland, Estonia). In the last part the framework of the CYBERSAFE project is presented.

CYBERSAFEGlobal2017

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Legislative Reform, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportTranslating CEDAW into Law: CEDAW Legislative Compliance in Nine Pacific Island Countries

Tis report comprises the results of a desk review commissioned by the UNDP Pacific Centre and UNIFEM. It assesses the legislative compliance of nine Pacific Island Countries with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). It is intended as a resource and a tool for the government and for non-government organisations.

UNDP Pacific Centre and UNIFEMGlobal2007

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Trinidad and Tobago

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Trinidad and Tobago.

OECDCaribbean2019

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Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportProtection of victims of sexual violence: Lessons learned

As part of efforts of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to promote accountability for gender-based crimes, the Women’s Human Rights and Gender Section (WHRGS) is organising a series of “lessons learned” exercises to identify, analyse and share good practices and reinforce synergies and common understanding among practitioners on access to justice for victims of sexual violence, particularly in conflict, post-conflict, crisis and insecurity contexts. On 27 and 28 March 2018, OHCHR-WHRGS organised one of these exercises to review and analyse initiatives to create an enabling environment and ensure protection for victims of sexual violence to participate in justice processes and for the fulfilment of accountability processes.

UN OHCHRGlobal2019

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UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportAnnual Report: UN Women 2017-2018

The UN Women’s Annual Report 2017-2018 highlights some of the organisation’s initiatives during the year and provides summary financial statements, a list of new programmes and projects, and contact information. It spotlights The time is now! and activism around the #Metoo, #TimesUp and other movements, at this historic period in time for galvanised women’s activism.

UN WomenGlobal2018

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Jamaica

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Jamaica.

OECDCaribbean2019

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Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Legal Advocacy, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportComparative Legal Review of the Impact of Gender Stereotyping on Judicial Decisions in Violence against Women Cases across the Pacific Island Region

This report commissioned by Sisters For Change explores the link between gender bias and stereotyping and violence against women and girls. The report analyses the development of international and regional standards and jurisprudence on State obligations to eliminate gender bias and stereotyping and identifies case studies of good practice from Commonwealth jurisdictions including Canada, Fiji, Namibia, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, which have produced pioneering case law and domestic legislation explicitly targeting gender bias. The purpose of this report is to highlight positive developments in international and regional standards, domestic legislation and case law trageting gender bias and stereotyping to inform and improve judicial decision-making in cases of violence against women and girls across the Pacific Island region and the wider Commonwealth.

Erin Thomas and Natalie Druce of the International Center for Advocates Against Discrimination, Hansdeep Singh, Jaspreet K. Singh, Sisters For ChangePacific2020

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Access to Justice, Legal Advocacy, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksA practitioner’s toolkit on women’s access to justice programming

This practitioner’s toolkit on women’s access to justice programming, developed jointly by UN Women, UNDP, UNODC, and OHCHR provides practical guidance on how challenges across justice systems, more broadly, can be addressed. As well as within the key context areas of marriage, family and property rights; ending violence against women; and women in conflict with the law, with special reference to country-level programming.

and OHCHR, UN Women, UNDP, UNODCGlobal2018

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Guyana

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Guyana. No final score is allocated due to missing data.

OECDCaribbean2019

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Human Rights, LGBT RightsReportBorn Free & Equal: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Sex Characteristics in International Human Rights Law

The first edition of this publication was issued in 2012, at a time of growing awareness across the United Nations and among its Member States of human rights violations against LGBT persons. This revised and updated edition takes into account developments since 2012, including decisions by the United Nations, and regional and national human rights bodies. It sets out the source and scope of the legal obligations of Member States in respect of the rights of LGBTI people, with reference to international human rights standards and guidance issued by authoritative bodies. It also integrates, for the first time, recommendations in respect of the rights of intersex persons.

OHCHRGlobal2019

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Violence Against Women & GirlsPolicy PapersFemale genital mutilation/cutting and violence against women and girls: Strengthening the policy linkages between different forms of violence

This policy note explores policy and programming interlinkages and considers entry points in the areas of national legislation, prevention strategies, response for survivors, and data and evidence, for increased coordination and collaboration to advance the objectives of ending FGM/C and other forms of Violence Against Women & Girls, in particular intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence. The note builds on the background paper “Finding convergence in policy frameworks: A background paper on the policy links between gender, violence against women and girls, and female genital mutilation/cutting”.

UN Women, UNFPA–UNICEF Joint Programme on FGM/C.Global2017

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Grenada

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Grenada. No final score is allocated due to missing data.

OECDCaribbean2019

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Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportA New Era for Girls: Taking stock of 25 years of progress

This analysis draws upon internationally comparable time series data to assess advancements against the strategic objectives for girls set out in the Beijing Platform for Action 25 years ago. Where a lack of data prevents trend analysis, the current situation of girls is highlighted. The evidence provides a foundation for recommendations to global, national and regional stakeholders on important actions that would enable girls to successfully transition into adulthood with the ability to make their own choices and with the social and personal assets to live a fulfilled life.

UnicefGlobal2020

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Discrimination, Domestic Violence, Hate Speech & Hate Crime, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & GirlsReport, ReportReport of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

The Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice presents this examination of the discrimination against women and girls in cultural and family life. Upon analysing the impact of culture and religion on the enjoyment of equal rights by women and girls in society and the family, the Working Group redefines family by incorporating a gender perspective. In recalling the obligation of States to combat discrimination against women in cultural and family life, the Working Group makes several recommendations, drawing on good practices, for the establishment of true equality between the sexes in cultural and family life.

Dubravka Šimonovi, Manjoo. R, Special Rapporteur on Violence against WomenGlobal2016

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Human Rights, Intersectional Discrimination, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksConvention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) for Youth

This resource explains why CEDAW is important to youth, describes CEDAW’s impact in advancing gender equality and human rights for women and girls around the world, and summarizes the articles of CEDAW, including the specific forms of discrimination that must be ended and how CEDAW is implemented and monitored.

Karkara. R, Khanna. P, Kimmel. Z, UN WomenGlobal2016

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Dominica

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Dominica. No final score is allocated due to missing data.

OECDCaribbean2019

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Domestic Violence, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportWave Country Report 2019: The Situation of Women's Specialist Support Services in Europe

The WAVE Country Report 2019 provides an overview of statistics related to women’s specialist support services from 46 European countries. The focus of this report is women survivors of violence and their children. It has been produced in order to show the actual state of women’s support services. In addition to information on women’s shelters, centres and helplines, this year’s report will also cover data and analysis on services supporting survivors of sexualised violence.

WAVE - Women against Violence EuropeEurope & UK2019

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Access to Justice, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksGender-Based Violence Legal Aid: A Participatory Toolkit

Produced by ARC International, this toolkit includes three tools and a step-by-step process to help field staff design gender-based violence (GBV) services for response and prevention. Humanitarian aid workers from the health, social services, legal, and security services sectors can use this toolkit to develop and implement GBV services in GBV affected settings.

ARC InternationalGlobal2005

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Belize

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Belize. No final score is allocated due to missing data.

OECDCaribbean2019

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Gender Equality, Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Women's Human RightsReportTackling Social Norms: A game changer for gender inequalities

The Gender Social Norms Index (GSNI) measures how social beliefs obstruct gender equality in areas like politics, work, and education, and contains data from 75 countries, covering over 80 percent of the world’s population. The analysis reveals that, despite decades of progress closing the equality gap between men and women, close to 90 percent of men and women hold some sort of bias against women, providing new clues to the invisible barriers women face in achieving equality.

UNDPGlobal2020

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Access to Justice, Family & Personal Law, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksKnow Your Rights and Duties: The Law on the Elimination of Violence against Women

This booklet was published to inform lay persons about the law in a simplified manner. It sets out specifically to simplify and explain the Law on the Elimination of Violence against Women in Afghanistan. It explains the different crimes of violence against women, the punishment for abusers, and the rights and resources available to victims.

IDLOGlobal2015

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Barbados

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Barbados. No final score is allocated due to missing data.

OECDCaribbean2019

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Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportFemale Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A call for a global response

This report shines a spotlight on the presence of FGM/C in over 90 countries around the world. It highlights the need to act to end FGM/C without delay. It is a clarion call from survivors of FGM/C across cultures, communities, and countries to governments, the international community, and donors to recognise FGM/C as a global issue, requiring urgent global attention. Each of these women was cut. Now they are breaking the cycle of tradition and patriarchy by speaking out against FGM/C or sharing their experiences of being cut.

End FGM European Network and US End FGM/C Network, Equality NowGlobal2020

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Access to Justice, Human Rights Defenders, Legal Advocacy, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportLegal Empowerment Experiences from Latin America

This publication aims to generate robust knowledge about legal empowerment practices in Latin America, in order to promote a dialogue based on grassroots experiences, and to show evidence about how legal empowerment helps to foster access to justice. It offers five concrete experiences drawn from different countries in Latin America, presented in the voices of Network members. The case studies showcase diverse legal empowerment approaches taken up by civil society organisations and state institutions alike.

NamatiAmericas2018

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Bahamas

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Bahamas. No final score is allocated due to missing data.

OECDCaribbean2019

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Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportContinuities of Gendered Violence in Conflict Making Political Economy Visible: Insights of young Feminists from the global South

Through case studies of countries and areas both in conflict and post-conflict in Mozambique, Palestine, South Africa, and Liberia, DAWN offers fresh perspectives on how violence against women is deeply embedded in local political economies of war, conflict, and transition.The case studies shed light on a multiplicity of forms in which violence against women manifests in different contexts and at various levels, and provide a rich variation for the study of gendered and violent relations in political economies of conflict.

Angela Collet et al, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN)Africa2020

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Human Rights Defenders, Legal Advocacy, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportFeminist Peace Movement in Africa: Forum Report

On 18 August 2018, WILPF hosted a forum on the Feminist Peace Movement in Africa at the Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD), University of Ghana (Legon), Ghana. 250 participants attended, including women from 16 African countries – Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, DRC, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda and Zimbabwe. This is the forum output report from that event.

Women's International League for Peace & FreedomAfrica2018

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Antigua and Barbuda

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Antigua and Barbuda. No final score is allocated due to missing data.

OECDCaribbean2019

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Intersectional Discrimination, Legal Advocacy, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsBriefing NoteBeijing 20+: Human Rights of Women

In the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA), States affirmed women and girls’ human rights as an inalienable, integral and indivisible part of all human rights and fundamental freedoms. States committed themselves to ensuring the full implementation of the human rights of all women, and to work towards the ratification and implementation of international and regional human rights treaties to promote and protect women’s human rights. The centrality of women’s human rights and gender equality, which is at the heart of the BfPA, built on the 1993 Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, while recalling the significance of national and regional particularities. It affirmed the primary duty of States to promote and protect all human rights and fundamental freedoms of women. This note examines the developments, action and progress 20 years on from BPfA.

UN OHCHRGlobal2015

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Economic Impact of Equality, Legal Advocacy, Women's Human RightsReportEmpowering Girls Through Legal Protection Strategies in Bangladesh, India, Kenya and Liberia

This IDLO report is a strategic compilation of information on how best to enhance the protection of girls through legal empowerment. After an introduction on global challenges to the empowerment of girls children, the report highlights the situation facing girls in Bangladesh, India, Kenya and Liberia, concentrating in the areas of birth registration, education, property/inheritance, child labor, child trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation of children and child marriage. The paper concludes with suggestions for the way forward and entry points with respect to protection of girls.

IDLOAsia2014

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Sri Lanka

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Sri Lanka.

OECDAsia2019

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Family & Personal Law, Legal Advocacy, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Violence Against Women & GirlsAdvocacy MaterialsBackground Paper on Attacks Against Girls Seeking Access to Education

This report will begin by examining some of the explicit and implicit causes of attacks on girls’ education during peacetime and in situations of crisis, including settings of armed conflict, political instability and widespread criminal violence. It looks at the impact of attacks against girls accessing education on their rights to and within educational systems as well as the broader consequences of these attacks on the promotion and protection of human rights through education by focusing on the linkages between education and a host of other civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. The applicable international legal and policy framework is then outlined and the situation of girls accessing education within settings of crisis, political instability and conflict is analysed in greater detail. The final section of the report provides several recommendations to States and other stakeholders aimed at preventing and redressing violations of girls’ rights to, within and through education.

UN OHCHRGlobal2015

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Access to Justice, Family & Personal Law, Human Rights Defenders, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksSocial Assistance: A Reference Guide For Paralegals

This reference guide is part of a series of Black Sash guides for paralegals and other people and organizations who provide advice regarding people’s socio-economic rights. It draws on the Black Sash’s extensive experience of assisting people with dif?culties in accessing social assistance – with a view to enriching your understanding of this area of law, the kinds of challenges that can be faced and what can be done about them.

Black Sash: Making Human Rights RealGlobal2010

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Singapore

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Singapore.

OECDAsia2019

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Legislative Reform, Women's Human RightsReportWomen's Human Rights in Africa

This report will contribute to ensuring Africa’s discourse on women’s rights continues past 2016. The report acknowledges the strides made thus far in pushing women’s rights and the gender agenda on the continent, as well as an awareness of the challenges that still continue in this regard.

African Union Commission, UN OHCHR, UNFPAAfrica2017

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Access to Justice, Human Rights Defenders, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksWomen’s Access to Justice for Gender-Based Violence: A Practitioners’ Guide

The ICJ’s 12th Practitioner’s Guide, Women’s Access to Justice for Gender-Based Violence, is designed to support legal practitioners and human rights defenders involved, or interested, in pursuing cases of gender-based violence.

International Commission of Jurists (Gromely, L.Global2016

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Pakistan

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Pakistan.

OECDAsia2019

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Legal Advocacy, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsInfographicsDevelopments in Laws since the Maputo Protocol

A research paper was conducted on progressive legislation that African countries have adopted to promote gender equality since the adoption of the Maputo Protocol. Most data has been taken from the latest reports of CEDAW, and completed by the ACHPR, SADC and WIPO reports.

African Union Commission, UN OHCHRAfrica2017

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UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksConvention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW): A Quick Reference Guide

This reference guide sets out the key international human rights provisions found in CEDAW relevant to women’s nationality rights and individuals affected by gender discrimination in nationality laws, including stateless persons. It is a quick reference guide which has pulled out CEDAW articles.

Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights, UNHCRGlobal2017

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Malaysia

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Malaysia. No final score is allocated due to missing data.

OECDAsia2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Family & Personal Law, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsReportRealisation of the equal enjoyment of the right to education by every girl

The present report was prepared pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 32/20. It underlines the multiple and intersecting obstacles that limit effective and equal access of girls to education and highlights good practices to address those barriers. It also contains recommendations on appropriate measures to ensure the equal enjoyment of the right to education by every girl and, in that context, eliminate all gender disparities in education by 2030, in fulfilment of the commitment made in Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals.

UN OHCHRGlobal2017

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Access to Justice, Human Rights Defenders, Legal AdvocacyToolkits & HandbooksThe Paralegal’s Handbook – PASUNE

Intended primarily for the use of paralegals, this handbook has been developed by the Paralegal Support Network (PASUNE). In 2003, PASUNE developed a curriculum for community paralegal workers. The curriculum has been very useful in ensuring that all organisations involved in paralegal training cover an agreed set of issues in the process of training and that the eventual trainees are of a certain quality. This handbook should be used in conjunction with that curriculum.

Paralegal Support Network (PASUNE)Global2003

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - India

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of India.

OECDAsia2019

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Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Rights & Religion, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportEliminating Virginity Testing: An Interagency Statement

Virginity testing, also referred to as hymen, “two-finger” or per vaginal examination, is an inspection of the female genitalia meant to determine whether a woman or girl has had vaginal intercourse. As shown in a systematic review on virginity testing, the examination has no scientific merit or clinical indication – the appearance of a hymen is not a reliable indication of intercourse and there is no known examination that can prove a history of vaginal intercourse. Furthermore, the practice is a violation of the victim’s human rights and is associated with both immediate and long-term consequences that are detrimental to her physical, psychological and social well-being. The harmful practice of virginity testing is a social, cultural and political issue, and its elimination will require a comprehensive societal response supported by the public health community and health professionals.

UN OHCHR, UN Women, WHOGlobal2018

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Discrimination, Family & Personal Law, Women's Human RightsReportThe State We’re In: Ending Sexism in Nationality Laws

Equality Now’s report, which has been sent to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, documents a wide range of harmful consequences and calls on governments to remove all discrimination against women in passing on their nationality to their husbands and children. It highlights those countries where women do not have the same rights as men to convey their nationality, engendering much hardship for the families concerned

Equality NowGlobal2016

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Brunei Darussalam

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Brunei Darussalam. No final score is allocated due to missing data.

OECDAsia2019

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Family & Personal Law, Legal Advocacy, Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, Women's Human RightsFactsheetYour Health, Your Choice, Your Rights: International and Regional Obligations on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Sexual and reproductive health and rights are grounded in a range of human rights guarantees, protected in international and regional human rights treaties and in national laws and constitutions. States agreed that population, development and human rights are inextricably linked and that empowering women and meeting people’s needs for education and health, including reproductive health, are necessary. Years later the Millennium Development Goals and now the Sustainable Development Goals have followed suit in recognising the importance of reproductive rights to the realisation of poverty reduction, particularly for those persons belonging to groups most vulnerable to poverty.

UN OHCHRGlobal2018

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Gender Equality, Legal Advocacy, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsAdvocacy MaterialsImplementing the Sustainable Development Goals to Advance Women’s Rights and Gender Equality: An Advocacy Guide

This guide provides advice on how to advocate to ensure commitments to women’s rights and gender equality in the Sustainable Development Goals are fully implemented, resourced and monitored at national and local level. It is aimed at women’s rights organisations and those working on women’s rights and gender equality in other civil society organisations.

Womankind WorldwideGlobal2016

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Bangladesh

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Bangladesh.

OECDAsia2019

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Domestic Violence, Intersectional Discrimination, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportThe Domestic Abuse Report 2020: The Annual Audit

The Domestic Abuse Report 2020: The Annual Audit presents an overview of the domestic abuse support services available in England and information on the provision and usage of domestic abuse services in England during the financial year 2018–19. It is the latest in The Domestic Abuse Report series, which builds on the Women’s Aid Annual Survey to provide a comprehensive evidence base on provision in the domestic abuse support sector year on year.

Lizzie Magnusson and Maia Samuel, Sarah Davidge, Women’s AidGlobal2020

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Economic Impact of Equality, Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsReportGender differences in poverty and household composition through the life cycle

This paper examines household surveys from 89 countries looking at gender differences in poverty in the developing world. “In the absence of individual-level poverty data, the paper looks at what can we learn in terms of gender differences by looking at the available individual and household level information.”

The World Bank, UN Women, World BankGlobal2018

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Solomon Islands

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Solomon Islands. No final score is allocated due to missing data.

OECDPacific2019

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Domestic Violence, Economic Impact of Equality, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportThe Domestic Abuse Report 2019: The Economics of Abuse

The Domestic Abuse Report 2019: The Economics of Abuse explores the relationship between domestic abuse and economic resources, looking at the needs and experiences of survivors around finances, welfare, housing and employment (economic needs), and how these needs are met by specialist domestic abuse services.

Sarah Davidge and Lizzie Magnusson, Women’s AidGlobal2019

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksThe UN Women gender and economics training manual

This training manual on Gender and Economics is the result of extensive collaboration and consultation across UN Women. It is split into 9 modules on gender and economics.

UN WomenGlobal2018

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Samoa

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Samoa. No final score is allocated due to missing data.

OECDPacific2019

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Harmonisation of Law, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportInjustice and Impunity: Mediation of Criminal Offences of Violence against Women

This report, Injustice and Impunity: Mediation of Criminal Offences of Violence against Women, prepared by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), highlights the human rights implications of the wide use of mediation in violence against women cases in Afghanistan. The report documents the experiences of survivors of violence against women who underwent mediation by Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW) institutions, non-governmental organisations and by traditional dispute resolution mechanisms following an initial registration of a complaint with authorities.

UN OHCHR, UNAMAGlobal2018

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Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & Cases, Laws Standards & CasesSADC Protocol on Gender and Development

The SADC Protocol aims to provide for the empowerment of women, to eliminate discrimination and achieve gender equality by encouraging and harmonising the development and implementation of gender responsive legislation, policies and programmes and projects. It is a tool used to set realistic, measurable targets, time frames and indicators for achieving gender equality and equity and monitor and evaluate the progress made my Member States thereof.

SADCAfrica2008

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Papua New Guinea

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Papua New Guinea. No final score is allocated due to missing data.

OECDPacific2019

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Intersectional Discrimination, Legal Advocacy, Women's Human RightsReportBuilding solidarity between feminist movements and women resisting the war on drugs

The purpose of this document is to share The Association for Women’s Human Rights in Development’s (AWID) experience of strengthening relationships and building trust between feminist movements and women who work on humane drug policy in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) region, and supporting the inspiring movement-building process led by womxn who use drugs globally.

AWID, Fenya Fischler and Inna MichaeliGlobal2019

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Family & Personal Law, Human Rights, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsReportA contemporary view of ‘family’ in international human rights law and implications for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

This paper examines the interplay between the obligations related to the ‘family’ that States have assumed through various human rights treaties adopted over the decades, and the recent commitments undertaken under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

UN WomenGlobal2017

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Family & Personal Law, Gender & Development, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Fiji

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Fiji. No final score is allocated due to missing data.

OECDPacific2019

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Gender Equality, LGBT RightsReportHidden Figures: LGBT Health Inequalities in the UK

Decision makers should utilise population health approaches which take into account the needs of communities of identity who need to be recognised not only geographically but through shared identities whose health needs might not be adequately addressed locally. This report aims to capture the needs of one such community, but also acts as a model for other communities of identity. The LGBT Foundation hopes that commissioners and decision makers will use the information in this report to update and refresh Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and health and wellbeing plans.

LGBT FoundationEurope & UK2020

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender EqualityReportImprovement in the status of women in the United Nations system: Report of the Secretary-General (2017)

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 70/133, the present report (A/72/220) covers the status of women in the United Nations system for the period from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015. Since the previous reporting period (1 January 2012 to 31 December 2013), the representation of women in the Professional and higher categories in the United Nations system has increased from 41.6 to 42.8 per cent.

UNGAGlobal2017

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Discrimination, Family & Personal Law, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - Canada

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of Canada.

OECDAmericas2019

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Legal Advocacy, LGBT RightsAdvocacy MaterialsGreater Manchester: LGBT Action Plan

The Greater Manchester LGBT Action Plan presents the actions and overarching priorities for improving the lives and opportunities of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Greater Manchester over the next 5 years.

LGBT Foundation and Manchester City CouncilEurope & UK2017

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender Equality, Minorities & Protected GroupsReport‘Leaving no one behind’ in action

The Fund for Gender Equality is UN Women’s global grant-making mechanism dedicated to the economic and political empowerment of women worldwide through the provision of financial and technical support to civil society organisations. This report presents data compiled from observations from the Fund for Gender Equality’s seven-year experience working with civil society.

UN WomenGlobal2017

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Gender Equality, Intersectional Discrimination, Women's Human RightsBriefing NoteGender, Intersectional discrimination, and Security

This policy brief by the Human Rights Defender Hub at the University of York focuses on Gender, Intersectional discrimination, and Security. It outlines gendered and intersectional risks, societal and institutional discrimination, pressure from family and loved ones, sexism and discrimination within human rights movements, Intersectional discrimination, security and protection, strength from relationships and solidarity with others and implications for practice.

University of YorkGlobal2018

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Intersectional Discrimination, LGBT RightsReportThe State of the City for Manchester’s Black and Ethnic Minority Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People

This report into the experiences of BME LGB people is the first of its kind, and highlights the needs of communities across Greater Manchester. Stakeholders from across Manchester’s public, voluntary, private and community sectors were invited and discussion was based on the findings of this report and the knowledge, experience and expertise of attendees. The recommendations are aimed at stakeholders across Manchester and the Greater Manchester area.

LGBT Foundation and Manchester City CouncilEurope & UK2016

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Minorities & Protected Groups, Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportGlobal Plan of Action to strengthen the role of the health system within a national multisectoral response to address interpersonal violence, in particular against women and girls, and against children

The scope of the global plan of action is guided by resolution WHA67.15. The plan focuses on violence against women and girls, and against children, while also addressing common actions relevant to all types of interpersonal violence. It also addresses interpersonal violence against women and girls, and against children, in situations of humanitarian emergencies and post-conflict settings, recognizing that such violence is exacerbated in these settings.

WHOGlobal2016

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Customary Law, Harmonisation of Law, Legislative ReformReportPolicy and Issue Brief - Navigating Complex Pathways to Justice: Engagement with Customary and Informal Justice Systems

This policy and issue brief outlines the challenges of engaging with customary and informal justice systems. With consideration of the 2030 Agenda it offers some practical policy recommendations for engagement with informal justice systems.

IDLOGlobal2019

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Intersectional Discrimination, LGBT Rights, Minorities & Protected GroupsReportThe State of the City for Manchester’s Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Communities

This report focuses on the needs of older LGB people in Manchester, discussing the available evidence on inequalities related to health and the wider determinants of health; setting out Manchester’s policy context in relation to older people; exploring the inclusion of older LGB people’s needs in service provision across Manchester; and recommending how this can be improved.

LGBT Foundation and Manchester City CouncilEurope & UK2015

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Gender & Development, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksPreventing violence against women in elections: A programming guide

This publication, jointly produced by UNDP and UN Women, brings to light the scourge of violence against women in elections and seeks to identify the specific components of violence against women in elections, including types, tactics, victims and perpetrators, and presents options for policy and programming responses based on current good practices.

UN Women, UNDPGlobal2016

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Gender Equality, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & LearningToolkits & HandbooksThe Gender Impact Assessment and Monitoring Tool

This gender impact assessment and monitoring tool (GIM tool) has been developed in the framework of the Women2030 project, with the explicit objective of helping women and gender civil society organisations to implement the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with a particular focus on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5.

WECFGlobal2019

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Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsReportBending the Curve Towards Gender Equality by 2030

Bending the Curve looks at progress in 129 countries (across five regions of the world, representing 95 per cent of the world’s girls and women and focuses on five issues that are critically important to gender equality and for which there were sufficient data available to analyse. This new research sheds light on what progress has been made on a set of key gender equality issues and how much faster the world needs to move in order to reach key targets linked to the SDGs. These targets, and all gender-relevant aspects of the SDGs, are fundamental to the fulfillment of girls’ and women’s rights and to the achievement of sustainable development for all.

Equal Measures 2030Global2020

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Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsToolkits & HandbooksGlobal Guidance on Addressing School-Related Gender-Based Violence

This guidance launched during the 16 Days of Activism against Violence Against Women in 2016 was produced by UNESCO and UN Women, together with the Global Working Group to End school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV). It was commissioned in order to help ministries of education and education stakeholders understand more about SRGBV and identify ways to prevent and respond effectively to it. Inputs were received from a reference group of over 10 organisations, including representatives from the governments of Norway, USA and Germany, UNGEI, UNICEF, UNFPA, Education International, Concern Worldwide, and Plan International.

UN Women, UNESCOGlobal2016

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Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportIntimate Partner Violence Against Women in the Americas: Data and Action

This infographic provides data and information on the prevalence of intimate partner violence in the Americas.

Pan American Health Organisation, World Health OrganisationAmericas2019

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Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksSafe Ride: Tackling gender norms and preventing sexual harassment on public transportation

This guidance addresses the key questions around how to change gender norms and the corresponding behaviour within the informal and formal transportation sectors to decrease gender based violence for adolescent girls when using transportation services.

Alex Munive and Anja Stuckert, Carmen Leon-Himmelstine and Fiona Samuels, Plan InternationalGlobal2020

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Access to Justice, Violence Against Women & GirlsToolkits & HandbooksEssential services package for women and girls subject to violence

The United Nations Joint Global Programme on Essential Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence, a partnership by UN Women, UNFPA, WHO, UNDP and UNODC, aims to provide greater access to a coordinated set of essential and quality multi-sectoral services for all women and girls who have experienced gender based violence. The Programme identifies the essential services to be provided by the health, social services, police and justice sectors as well as guidelines for the coordination of essential services and the governance of coordination processes and mechanisms. 

UN Women, UNDP and UNODC, UNFPA, WHOGlobal2015

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Discrimination, Family & Personal Law, Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportSIGI - United Kingdom

This Social Inequalities and Gender Index (SIGI) report analyses and scores the discriminatory social institutions of The United Kingdom.

OECDEurope & UK2019

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Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportChild Protection & Resilience: A PRUV research report

In a rapidly urbanising world, the number of children living in informal settlements in urban areas is growing. The life that these children face can be characterised by chronic insecurity and precarious living conditions. But beyond the challenges are stories of adolescents’ resilience, optimism and coping mechanisms. Qualitative research in two informal urban settlements in Nairobi, Kenya, explores how adolescents perceive the risks in their community and the kinds of coping strategies they mobilise in order to manage and mitigate adversity and insecurity.

Plan InternationalGlobal2020

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Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportShe knows best: Engaging girls in adolescent programming

This programme report from the IRC addresses the questions key questions: 1) What are the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescent girls in Goma, DRC? 2) What services and actors address the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents in the area, do they address the needs adolescents themselves prioritize, and what are the gaps that still remain? 3) What are the main barriers to sexual and reproductive health for adolescents that the project should address

International Rescue CommitteeGlobal2018

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Women's Human RightsAcademic PapersSexual and reproductive self care among women and girls: insights from ethnographic studies

This ethnographic study of self care practices attempts to highlight opportunities to reduce unmet needs and advance human rights based approaches to sexual and reproductive health.

A. et al, BMJ, HardonGlobal2019

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Harassment, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportReporting to Authorities: Girls' and young women's experiences of reporting street harassment

This report looks at the rates and experiences of reporting street harassment to authorities across five major cities: Lima, Madrid, Kampala, Deli and Sydney.

Plan InternationalGlobal2020

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Legal Advocacy, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportSurvivor Stories: Real Stories. Real Change. Real Solutions

Equality Now’s Survivor Stories series was first published March 2013 to draw international attention to the experiences, needs and demands of women and girls who understand the issue of commercial sexual exploitation better than anyone, and to call on policymakers and top officials to enact policies and laws that take survivors’ voices and experiences into account. These first hand narratives document the myriad forms of exploitation and violence women and girls experience.

Equality NowGlobal2014

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Gender & Climate Change, Gender & DevelopmentReportGirls' Rights in Climate Strategies

This analysis will provide a baseline, from which we can track progress in national climate policies to combat climate change on the crucial issues of gender equality, girls’ education and the empowerment of marginalised groups.

Plan InternationalGlobal2019

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Customary Law, Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Legal Advocacy, Violence Against Women & GirlsToolkits & HandbooksLitigation and Advocacy Tool: Litigating cases of harmful practices with a focus on female genital mutilation and child marriages

This manual, created by Equality Now, the Centre for Human Rights University of Pretoria and the Solidarity for African Women’s Human Rights Coalition (SOAWR Coalition), provides guidance on litigating cases of harmful practices in Africa with a focus on female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage. It covers West and Southern Africa, however it can be used to inform advocacy and litigation more broadly.

Equality NowAfrica2016

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Economic Impact of Equality, Family & Personal Law, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & CasesCEDAW General Recommendation on Article 16 - Economic consequences of marriage, family relations and their dissolution

This General Recommendation of the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women focuses on Article 16; the elimination of discrimination in all matters relating to marriage and family relations.

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against WomenGlobal2013

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Economic Impact of Equality, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksWorking it Out: Improving employment opportunities for women with criminal convictions

This briefing is informed by desk-based research, focus groups, meetings and conversations with service users and providers. Examples of good practice are profiled throughout the report, provided by Working Chance and women whom the charity have supported into employment or training, and many others. The voices of women involved in User Voice women’s councils in London and Birmingham, and women we talked to in Wales as part of the Transforming Lives programme, are also included. This briefing focuses predominantly on the landscape for women in England. However, where possible information from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is included.

Prison Reform TrustEurope & UK2020

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Discrimination, Legislative Reform, Women's Human RightsInfographicsInfographic: Sex Discriminatory Nationality Laws

Infographic on Sex Discriminatory Nationality Laws created by Equality Now

Equality NowGlobal2018

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Domestic Violence, Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Marital Rape, Violence Against Women & GirlsBriefing NoteMarital Rape and its Impacts: A Policy Briefing for Kenyan Members of Parliament

This policy brief aimed at parliamentarians outlines the impact of marital rape on women.

African Population and Health Research CenterAfrica2010

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Intersectional Discrimination, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksLeading change: the role of local authorities in supporting women with multiple needs

This short report draws attention to the unique role of local authorities in responding to the often-overlooked women with multiple needs in contact with, or on the edges of the criminal justice system. It provides a strategic guide for council officers and locally elected members from councils across England, sets out the case for change and suggests practical ways in which local authorities can prioritise and address the needs of some of the most vulnerable citizens in their local area. It was first published in 2016 and, two years on, requests for the report reflect the relevance of many of its main messages and recommendations.

and Education Policy Institute, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, Centre for Mental Health, Prison Reform TrustEurope & UK2018

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Access to Justice, Violence Against Women & GirlsToolkits & HandbooksHandbook on effective prosecution responses to violence against women and girls

This UNODC and UN Women handbook is divided into three parts. Part one discusses current reflections, theories and research on violence against women and girls, the importance of the criminal justice response and some common misconceptions and myths surrounding sexual and gender-based violence. Part two focuses on the role of a prosecutor in cases involving violence against women and girl and part three explores some of the institutional approaches that a prosecution agency can consider to ensure an effective response to violence against women and girls

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and UN WomenGlobal2014

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Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Child / Early / Forced Marriage, Harmful Cultural Practices & Stereotypes, Violence Against Women & GirlsLaws Standards & CasesFemale Genital Mutilation and Forced Marriage

This document includes a declaration by the Committee of Ministers on the need to intensify efforts to prevent and combat female genital mutilation and forced marriage in Europe as well a guide to good and promising practices aimed at preventing and combating female genital mutilation and forced marriage.

Council of EuropeEurope & UK2017

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Economic Impact of Equality, Intersectional Discrimination, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportStill No Way Out: Foreign national women and trafficked women in the criminal justice system

This report considers the experience of foreign national women and trafficked women in the criminal justice system in England and Wales. It draws upon data from a number of sources, including published statistics, freedom of information requests and parliamentary questions, inspectorate reports and research studies as well as evidence gathered by Hibiscus.

Prison Reform Trust and Hibiscus InitiativesEurope & UK2018

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Legislative Reform, Minorities & Protected Groups, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportA Call for Justice. A time for Change. Addressing caste and gender based violence against Dalit women and girls in India

This report was produced by Sisters For Change (SFC), the National Dalit Movement for Justice (NDMJ) and Dalit Sthree Sakthi (DSS), three independent NGOs that use law as a tool for social change and as a means to hold state authorities to account. Though in-depth legal case evidence and analysis of hundreds of cases of violence against Dalit women and girls that, the findings in this report highlight the multiple obstacles that Dalit women face to access justice and persistent and systemic violations of Dalit women’s human rights, including their fundamental rights to equal protection of the law.

Sisters For ChangeAsia2018

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Economic Impact of Equality, Intersectional Discrimination, Minorities & Protected Groups, Women's Human RightsAcademic PapersAn Intersectional Approach to Addressing Gender and Other Forms of Discrimination in Labour in the Commonwealth Caribbean

This paper argues that in understanding and addressing discrimination against women in the the Caribbean, it is useful to apply the Intersectional discrimination lens in assesses the complex dimensions of inequality in the region.

Rose-Marie Belle AntoineCaribbean2018

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Intersectional Discrimination, Minorities & Protected Groups, Women's Human RightsReportDouble disadvantage The experiences of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic women in the criminal justice system

This report captures the voices, experiences and reflections of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women with experience of the criminal justice system. This report draws on the findings from three focus groups facilitated by Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk, and Women in Prison in September and October 2016. The aim of this work was to better understand the experiences of BAME women within the criminal justice system.

Agenda: the alliance for women and girls at risk, and Women in Prison (WIP), Jane Cox and Katharine Sacks-JonesEurope & UK2017

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Access to Justice, Legal Advocacy, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & GirlsToolkits & HandbooksDeveloping Legislation on Violence Against Women and Girls

This 2011, Developing Legislation on Violence Against Women and Girls publication by The Advocates for Human Rights, covers the guiding principles, frafting specific legislation on Violence against Women and Girls and advocating for new laws or the reform of existing laws.

The Advocates for Human Rights, UNIFEMGlobal2011

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LGBT Rights, Rights & Religion, Women's Human RightsAcademic PapersPolicymaking in a 'Christian nation': women's and LGBT+ rights in The Bahamas' 2016 referendum

This article focuses on the experience of the gender equality campaign, focusing on the voice and role of the LGBT+ community, opposing legal authorities, and combating the harmful ideas put forth by fundamentalist and conservative elements in the Christian church over a two-year period.

Alicia, WallaceCaribbean2017

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Gender Equality, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportPressing for progress: Women's Human Rights and gender equality in 2018

This report represents the response of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (the EHRC) to the UK Government’s eighth periodic report to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.

Equality and Human Rights CommissionGlobal2018

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Violence Against Women & GirlsReportRecommendations for action against gender-related killing of women and girls

This booklet aims to raise awareness among criminal justice practitioners, policy and decision makers, as well as United Nations staff and civil society. It presents the recommendations and the tools and assistance offered by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), UN-Women, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to implement them

OHCHR, UN Women, UNFPAGlobal2015

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Gender Equality, Human Rights, Sustainable Development Goals SDGsReportUnfinished Business: The pursuit of rights and choices FOR ALL

This annual State of the World Population report for 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of UNFPA. It assesses the progress in the attainment of rights during this period but also the challenges that remain.

UNFPAGlobal2019

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Legal Advocacy, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportSex Discrimination Law Review

The report, which is the first of its kind, calls for a number of specific changes to the legal system. These include strengthening the laws on sexual harassment at work to protect women from harassment by third parties, making ‘up-skirting’ an offence, making misogyny a Hate Speech & Hate Crime, making any breach of a domestic abuse order a criminal offence and extending protection from pregnancy discrimination to 6 months after maternity leave ends.

Fawcett SocietyEurope & UK2018

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Domestic Violence, Legal Advocacy, Violence Against Women & GirlsReportA framework to underpin action to prevent violence against women

The framework contained in this document draws together contemporary knowledge and practice in violence prevention. Its focus is on addressing the root causes as well as risk and protective factors associated with violence against women and girls.

UN WomenGlobal2015

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Discrimination, Gender Equality, Women's Human RightsLaws Standards & CasesEuropean Parliament Resolution on experiencing a backlash in Women's Human Rights and gender equality in the EU

This resolution adopted by the European Parliament in February 2019 assesses the backlash in Women’s Human Rights and gender equality in the EU. It notes the various international and regional standards that outline the internaitonal standards for gender equality and its concern over the backlash to the progress that has been made.

European ParliamentEurope & UK2019

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Gender Equality, Women's Human RightsOtherWomen in Politics: 2020

The “Women in politics: 2020” map, created by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women, presents global rankings for women in executive, government, and parliamentary positions as of 1 January 2020. It shows all-time highs for the number of countries with women Heads of State and/or Heads of Government, and for the global share of women ministers, parliamentary speakers, and parliamentarians. Still, 25 years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which set the international target for reaching gender balance in political decision-making, women are underrepresented across all levels of power.

UN WomenGlobal2020

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Domestic Violence, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportReport of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences on online violence against women and girls from a human rights perspective

This report was submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 32/19. In accordance with the mandate’s priorities (see A/HRC/32/42), the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Dubravka Šimonovi?, analyses online violence and violence facilitated by information and communications technology (ICT) against women and girls from a human rights perspective

Manjoo. R, Special Rapporteur on Violence against WomenGlobal2018

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Anti-Discrimination Law, Legislative Reform, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportThe impact of the African Charter and the Maputo Protocol in selected African states

This book assesses the impact and effectiveness of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Charter) and the Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol) in 17 African countries, namely Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe

Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)Africa2016

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Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsReportGender equality: Women’s rights in review 25 years after Beijing

Marking the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action, as well as the first time that progress on the implementation of the Platform is reviewed in light of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this report takes an integrated approach to reporting on progress, gaps, and challenges related to the advancement of gender equality and women’s rights. It uses striking data to examine six themes that link the Platform’s critical areas of concern and the Sustainable Development Goals.

UN WomenGlobal2020

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Legal Advocacy, LGBT Rights, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsReportGender Perspectives on Torture: Law and Practice

This volume is a compilation of articles and essays submitted by global experts, activists, scholars, and practitioners, invited to reflect and expound upon on the diverse contexts women, girls, and LGBTI persons experience violence, often in the form of torture and other ill-treatment.

Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, Washington College of LawGlobal2018

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Gender Equality, UN Treaty Bodies & Rapporteurs, Women's Human RightsReportBackground Note on Gender Equality, Nationality Laws and Statelessness 2019

This note by UNHCR assesses nationality laws and legislative reform of nationality laws and the impact on gender equality.

UNHCRGlobal2019

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Gender Equality, Intersectional Discrimination, Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, Women's Human RightsReportSpotlight on SDG11: Harsh realities: Marginalized women in cities of the developing world

This analysis, based on data from 59 low- and middle-income countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, Central and Southern Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa, finds that women and their families bear the brunt of growing income inequality and failures to adequately plan for and respond to rapid urbanisation. The data show that in 80 per cent of countries analysed, women are overrepresented in urban slums among those aged 15 to 49. At the root of this phenomenon are gender-based inequalities that limit women’s access to education, secure and durable housing, and asset ownership.

Ginette Azcona et al, UN WomenGlobal2020

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Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Monitoring / Evaluation & Learning, Violence Against Women & GirlsToolkits & HandbooksHow to design projects to end violence against women and girls

This toolkit was developed by UN Women’s Pacific Regional Ending Violence against Women Facility Fund (Pacific Fund), nd funded by the Australian government in response to requests by stakeholders for practical, user-friendly materials and resources that would help them design and implement successful projects to end violence against women and girls.

Australian Aid, UN WomenGlobal2015

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Economic Impact of Equality, Women's Human RightsReportLimits of gender equality: Poor, uneducated Mozambicans less likely to see improvement

This AfroBarometer report analyses and discusses how though a majority of Mozambicans believe that gender equality has been reached in regard to education, work, and land, and give the government good marks on promoting opportunities for women – poor and less educated individuals are less likely to perceive any progress on gender equality.

Afrobarometer, Sadhiska Bhoojedhur and Thomas IsbellAfrica2019

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Intersectional Discrimination, Minorities & Protected Groups, Women's Human RightsBriefing Note, Briefing NoteLeaving no one behind: Access to social protection for all migrant women

Social protection is a universal human right and a key element of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. While this right unequivocally applies to migrants, irrespective of migration status, migrant women in particular often remain excluded. Against this backdrop, this policy brief discusses the barriers that migrant women face in accessing social protection and provides recommendations for States to meet their obligation to overcome these, particularly in relation to health care, maternity protection and essential services for victims and survivors of violence. It points to a range of positive actions that can be taken, including the creation of a supportive legal and regulatory framework, the design and implementation of policies and services that are responsive to the needs of migrant women and the separation of service provision from immigration enforcement activities.

Laura Turquet and Inkeri von Hase, Michael Stewart-Evans, UN WomenGlobal2020

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Human Rights Defenders, Legal Advocacy, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksWomen’s Rights Advocacy Toolkit

This advocacy toolkit provides women’s rights advocates with the tools and knowledge to ensure they can take full advantage of the opportunity that the SDGs offer to galvanise gender transformative change by 2030. It provides an overview of the commitments made through the SDGs, identifies key areas for action, and provides guidance on developing a tailored advocacy strategy.

WomankindGlobal2011

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Economic Impact of Equality, Women's Human RightsReportWork for a brighter future

This report argues for a human-centred agenda for the future of work. Namely; increased investment in people’s capabilities, increased investment in the institutions of work and increased investment in decent and sustainable work. Among these investment needs, it calls or a transformative agenda for gender equality.

Global Commission on the Future of Work, International Labour OrganizationGlobal2019

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Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, Women's Human RightsReportKey barriers to women’s access to HIV treatment: A global review

This global review takes place during a turning point in the HIV epidemic, when an increasing focus is placed on strategic investments in health. This review is informed by a gender-responsive and human rights–based framework to explore the micro-, meso-, and macro-level factors that impact women’s experiences of treatment availability and their decision-making processes around its uptake. Findings presented in this report address the interplay of structural factors that affect women’s overall access to health and resources, such as poverty, economic security, decision-making power, and stigma and discrimination. The most frequently cited barriers included actual and/or fear of violence, stigma and discrimination, treatment side effects, low treatment literacy, gender roles and care responsibilities, lack of access to and control over resources, dismissal, fear of disclosure or of HIV-related employment refusal, and other barriers.

Athena Network, AVAC, Salamander Trust, UN WomenGlobal2017

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Access to Justice, Discrimination, Minorities & Protected Groups, Violence Against Women & GirlsAcademic PapersCaste-based crimes and economic status: Evidence from India

Crimes against the historically marginalised Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC and ST) by the upper castes in India represent an extreme form of prejudice and discrimination. This paper examines whether changes in relative material standards of living between the SCs/STs and upper castes – as measured by the ratio of consumption expenditures of SCs/STs to that of upper castes – are associated with changes in the incidence of crimes against SCs/STs.

S., SharmaAsia2015

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Human Rights Defenders, Legal Advocacy, LGBT RightsToolkits & HandbooksSpeaking Out - Advocacy Experiences and Tools of LGBTI Activists in Sub-Saharan Africa

This toolkit looks at the experiences of activists in Sub-Saharan Africa and provides examples of good advocacy practice.

Amnesty InternationalAfrica2014

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Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Women's Human RightsReportAnnual Report Asia and the Pacific 2016-2017

In 2016 and 2017, as this report amply demonstrates, UN Women played an instrumental part in mobilising people to step up efforts to achieve gender equality and contribute to other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the 2030 deadline. Our efforts gave women more voice, more choice and greater safety; they included women most marginalised in their societies.

UN WomenAsia2018

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Discrimination, Hate Speech & Hate Crime, Minorities & Protected Groups, UN Treaty Bodies & RapporteursReportConcluding observations on the twenty-first to twenty-third periodic reports of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Concluding observations on the twenty-first to twenty-third periodic reports of United Kingdom of Great Britain andNorthern Ireland. The Committee considered the combined twenty-first to twenty-third periodic reports of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (CERD/C/GBR/21-23), submitted in one document, at its 2454th and 2455th meetings (CERD/C/SR. 2454, CERD/C/SR. 2455), held on 4 and 5 August 2016. At its 2473rd and 2474th meetings, held on 18 August 2016, it adopted the following concluding observations.

CERDEurope & UK2016

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Hate Speech & Hate Crime, LGBT RightsReportViolence against LGBTI Persons

This report by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights highlights their concern regarding the high levels of violence against LGBT people in the Americas and the lack of efficient response from states.

Inter-American Commission on Human RightsAmericas2015

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Economic Impact of Equality, Gender & Development, Women's Human RightsBriefing NoteThe gender gap in agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa: Causes, costs and solutions

Based on original research in five countries (Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and United Republic of Tanzania), this policy brief shows that gender gaps in agricultural productivity do not arise because women are less efficient farmers but because they experience inequitable access to agricultural inputs, including family labour, high-yield crops, pesticides, and fertiliser. Equalising women’s access to agricultural inputs, including time-saving equipment, and increasing the return to these inputs is therefore critical to close gender gaps in agricultural productivity. It also promises to yield important economic and social gains. Across the five countries, it could raise crop production by up to 19 per cent, boost agricultural and overall GDP, and lift hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty.

UN Women, Yana Rodgers and Haroon Akram-LodhiAfrica2019

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Hate Speech & Hate Crime, Legislative ReformReportIndependent Review of Hate Speech & Hate Crime Legislation in Scotland

The consultation sought views to inform the independent review of Hate Speech & Hate Crime legislation in Scotland, conducted by Lord Bracadale. The review considered whether changes needed to be made to the current laws; whether existing offences should be extended to cover other groups; and whether all Hate Speech & Hate Crimes should be brought into one area of legislation.  

Scottish GovernmentEurope & UK2018

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Human Rights Defenders, Legal Advocacy, LGBT RightsToolkits & HandbooksPolicy Advocacy Toolkit - How to Influence Public Policy for Social Justice and Gender Equality in Africa

This toolkit is aimed at assisting African civil society organisations to effectively contribute to and influence the development and implementation of public policy for social justice and gender equality and to challenge proposed laws and policies that undermine gender equality and human rights.

MenEngage, Sonke Gender Justice Network, UNDPAfrica2013

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Harassment, Violence Against Women & Girls, Women's Human RightsToolkits & HandbooksHandbook on Sexual Harassment of Women in the Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act , 2013

The Handbook is structured into six sections. The first section is an introduction and detail regarding the genesis of the Act, the second sets the context by defining the worplace and sexual harassment and impact of such behaviour, the third focuses on the key individuals and institutions involved in prohibition and prevention processes and their responsibilities, section four discusses the redressal mechanism followed by monitoring requirement in section five and important international frameworks and best practices on sexual harassment at the workplace in the concluding section.

Government of India, Ministry of Women and Child DevelopmentAsia2015

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