As the UN General Assembly meets in New York this week, the Global Fund for Women joins its grantee partners and allies in demanding that the United Nations immediately call for a Commission of Inquiry into rape, torture and crimes against humanity in Burma.
Maya Mikdashi writes about the news coverage of the sexual assault on a female CBS reporter in Tahrir Square during the celebrations the day that Husni Mubarak resigned. This coverage has ranged from the disappointing silence of Al-Jazeera to the blatant racism of Fox News. >>>
HRAP’s comprehensive program of advocacy, networking, skills-building, and academic coursework provides advocates the opportunity to hone practical skills, develop a deeper understanding of human rights, and foster mutually beneficial relationships with organizations and individuals in their respective fields. Deadline for applications: November 19, 2010. >>>
Here you will find 2nd and 3rd summaries about the issues related to sexual, reproductive and women’s rights that were raised during the last Universal Periodic Review. They belong to the review of Spain, Lesotho, Kenya, Armenia (2nd Summary), Guinea-Bissau, Sweden, Grenada, Turkey, Guyana, Kuwait and Belarus (3rd Summary). >>>
This report, the first in Sida’s gender-based violence series, draws on an original case study, including extensive interviews with members of thearmed forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). By critically exploring and convincingly challenging existing stereotypes and narratives about sexual violence in conflict settings, the authors reveal the need for a nuanced understanding of SGBV, including its invisible victims. >>>
The first ever Review Conference of the International Criminal Court is being held from May 31 to June 11 in Uganda. The International Criminal Court has the potential to be a powerful tool in the struggle for gender justice - it has criminalized rape as a weapon of war and other atrocities that specifically target women and girls...Follow the Nobel Women's Initiative delegation, led by Nobel Peace Laureates Shirin Ebadi and Wangari Maathai, through video, blog posts, and daily updates from the review conference. >>>