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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Men’s violence against women and men are inter-related: Recommendations for simultaneous intervention

Posted on November 12, 2015 at 11:05 am

Social Science & Medicine. Volume 146, December 2015, Pages 249–256. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.10.021 Highlights Men perpetrate and are victims of interpersonal violence more than women. Masculine norms are at the root of most interpersonal violence perpetration. Youth violence and partner violence prevention is often ...

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Report of the Secretary-General on women and peace and security

Posted on October 22, 2015 at 10:29 am

The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 16 of Security Council resolution 2122 (2013), in which the Council invited me to commission a global study on the implementation of resolution 1325 (2000), highlighting examples of good practice, implementation gaps ...

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Violence against Women and Girls and Its Consequences on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Latin America and the Caribbean

Posted on October 22, 2015 at 10:08 am

Gender equality and the ability to fully exercise the human rights of women and girls, including the power to make decisions regarding their own bodies and live a life free of violence, is still a pending debt for most women ...

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Attitudes of Violence and Risk for HIV: Impact on Women’s Health in Malawi

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 9:49 am

Sexuality & Culture. December 2015, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 659-673 Abstract This study was designed to investigate the pathways that lead to HIV exposure, based on Malawi Demographic Health Survey data (2010). It examines the factors that correlate to gender violence in Malawi, ...

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Litigation (im)possible? Holding companies accountable for sexual and gender-based violence in the context of extractive industries

Posted on October 5, 2015 at 9:41 am

This paper highlights the possibilities for holding companies accountable before criminal or civil courts for sexual violence committed in the context of their activities in the extractive industries. Author: Anna von Gall

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UN set to change the world with new development goals – The Lancet

Posted on September 24, 2015 at 6:06 am

This report from the Lancet gives a good summary of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including arguments pro and con. The report also provides clarity on how the Health sector can engage with the SDGs and potential opportunities and threats.  Author: John ...

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Ending Violence Against Women and Girls: Programming Essentials, Monitoring & Evaluation

Posted on September 20, 2015 at 10:19 am

Obtain essential information and guidance for programming to address violence against women and girls, including: basics on the forms, prevalence and consequences; international frameworks; main challenges; main strategies for prevention and response; and a full module on monitoring and evaluation.  Quick ...

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Demographic Perspectives on Female Genital Mutilation

Posted on September 17, 2015 at 8:18 am

This report, the first such published by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), looks at FGM through the lens of population dynamics and the demographic dividend, based on current evidence and data. It offers quantitative information that both supports evidence-based ...

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Gender, SRHR and the Post-2015 Agenda

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 8:30 am

The process to formulate the post-2015 development agenda was unleashed upon the world in early 2013. In order to create an ambitious new global development agenda— which will influence national development strategies, global discourse, and purportedly, to be so transformational ...

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