Ending Violence Against Women: From the Beijing Platform for Action to the Sustainable Development Goals

Posted on January 27, 2016 at 5:18 am

This booklet contains relevant sections of the principal international agreements over the past 20 years where countries have committed to responding to violence against women and girls. It also provides a summary of trends in national implementation of the Platform ...

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Engaging Men for Effective Activism against Sexual and Gender-based Violence

Posted on January 27, 2016 at 4:39 am

Men are becoming ever more visible as integral partners in tackling sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), holding themselves, peers and power-holders accountable for maintaining harmful gender norms that perpetuate violence. To maximise the potential of working with men to ensure ...

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The history and role of the criminal law in anti-FGM campaigns: Is the criminal law what is needed, at least in countries like Great Britain?

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 10:44 am

Reproductive Health Matters. Volume 23, Issue 46, November 2015, Pages 145–157. doi:10.1016/j.rhm.2015.10.001 Abstract The history of campaigns against female genital mutilation (FGM) began in the 1920s. From the beginning, it was recognised that FGM was considered an important rite of passage ...

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Female genital mutilation and cutting: a systematic literature review of health professionals’ knowledge, attitudes and clinical practice

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 12:16 pm

BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015, 15:32  doi:10.1186/s12914-015-0070-y Background The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 100–140 million girls and women have undergone female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C). FGM/C is an ancient cultural practice prevalent in 26 countries in Africa, the ...

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Hymen reconstruction as pragmatic empowerment? Results of a qualitative study from Tunisia

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 12:09 pm

Social Science & Medicine. Volume 147, December 2015, Pages 54–61. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.10.051 Highlights Provides qualitative data about why Tunisian women seek hymen reconstruction (HR). Women’s decisions reflect pragmatism in the face of pervasive gender injustice. Underscores the moral ambivalence felt by those seeking ...

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WHO Toolkit: Strengthening the medico-legal response to sexual violence

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 8:40 am

In the past 20 years, increasing attention has been paid to ending impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence in conflict-affected settings and to achieving assistance and justice for victims. It is acknowledged that this is an important part of the ...

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“We Want to Learn About Good Love” Findings from a Qualitative Study Assessing the Links Between Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Violence Against Women and Girls

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 2:42 am

This study was commissioned by Plan UK, assesses the extent to which Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) can have an impact on reducing violence against women and girls, and looks at examples of best practice. It also shares recommendations to civil ...

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Brief on Violence Against Sexual and Gender Minority Women

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 2:37 am

This Sector Brief provides guidance to help development professionals understand how VAWG affects programming in their sector on gender minority women, and offer suggestions for integrating VAWG prevention and response activities within each sector at the policy, institutional, and community ...

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Sexual & Gender-based Violence: Baseline Findings

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 11:36 am

The Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP) is a program for girls ages 10-19 in rural and urban Zambia that aims to find the best ways to improve their social, health, and economic resources. The program involves over 10,000 girls participating ...

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Minimum Standards for Prevention and Response to Gender-based Violence in Emergencies

Posted on November 24, 2015 at 11:31 am

Gender based violence is a life-threatening, global health and human rights issue that violates international human rights law and principles of gender equality. In emergencies, such as conflict or natural disasters, the risk of violence, exploitation and abuse is heightened, ...

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