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Understanding Gender Programming & Issues in Afghanistan, March 2014

BAAG's briefing paper was drafted ahead of our Getting it Right Gender Conference, held in London on March 26th & 27th.

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A glimmer of hope for victims of sexual and gender-based crime in Africa

For decades, women and girls in Africa have been victims of rape, sexual slavery and other brutal forms of sexual and gender-based violence. In a continent rife with various forms of conflict, such violence has frequently been used as a weapon of war.

The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) Draft Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes, released on 7 February 2014, ushers in new hope for addressing such crimes.

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Humanitarian assistance must include leadership by Solomon Island women

Posted Thu, 2014-04-10 16:44 by George Herming

The Pacific Island Forum’s Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Reference Group says leadership by women's groups in planning and delivery of humanitarian assistance can ensure the protection of women and girl’s rights during this state of natural disaster in Solomon Islands.

Their call is in line with existing gender commitments in the region, including the Pacific Regional Action Plan on Women Peace and Security and the Pacific Leaders’ Gender Declaration.

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World + 4 others
PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, Issue 1-2014

The first 2014 issue of the GPS Update features a report from a seminar at PRIO with Betty Bigombe, former chief mediator in the conflict between the Lord's resistance Army (LRA) and the government of Uganda. This issue also features reports from other recent events at PRIO and internationally, including; PRIO Researchers visit to project partner in DR Congo, a PhD course on Gender, Peace and Security organized by PRIO Researchers Inger Skjelsbæk and Torunn L.

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México: ACNUR organiza capacitación sobre violencia sexual e identidad de género

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, 31 de marzo 2014 (ACNUR) - Con el apoyo de ONUSIDA, funcionarios del ACNUR en México, así como de la Comisión Mexicana de Ayuda a Refugiados (COMAR), y de sus socios Sin Fronteras y Casa Refugiados, participaron en un taller de capacitación sobre violencia sexual y de género y orientación sexual e identidad de género en el contexto migratorio mexicano.

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The Gambia’s women demand a seat at the political table

By Saikou Jammeh

BANJUL, Mar 30 2014 (IPS) - The countdown to the Gambia’s 2016 general elections has begun with a rare move to bring together female politicians from across the divided political spectrum to ensure increased female representation.

This week, local women’s rights NGO Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (Gamcotrap) launched a campaign calling for political reforms to ensure the effective participation of women in all positions of political leadership.

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World + 2 others
Building Peace: Women, Men, and Peace

Report
Peace Direct

Women, Peace and Security

March 29 2014: Created and written for an audience not deeply familiar with peacebuilding, Building Peace gives voice to peacebuilders who work to create resilient, peaceful, and inclusive societies. The third issue - Women, Men, and Peace - explores questions of gender and peace through the first-hand realities of peacebuilders - both women and men - across the globe

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Analysis: Challenges of bringing more women into the Afghan justice sector

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IRIN

NEW YORK, 28 March 2014 (IRIN) - Better gender representation in the justice sector in Afghanistan will empower more women to take action against the men who abuse them. This is the reasoning of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), which released a report last week documenting the gains - and considerable challenges that still lie ahead - in bringing more women into key legal positions in the country.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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Women: Victims of conflict or agents of change?

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IRIN

Women are the biggest victims in natural disasters and conflicts, yet they are also the most resourceful. Thus, aid agencies should do more to develop women as agents for change and development.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the outcome of the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women

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UN Women

(New York) UN Women welcomes the outcome of the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The agreement represents a milestone toward a transformative global development agenda that puts the empowerment of women and girls at its centre. Member States have stressed that while the Millennium Development Goals have advanced progress in many areas, they remain unfinished business as long as gender inequality persists.

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Un nouveau rapport préconise les mesures à prendre pour réduire et éliminer les inégalités auxquelles les agricultrices doivent faire face en Afrique

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World Bank

WASHINGTON, le 18 mars 2014 - Lutter contre les inégalités dont les agricultrices sont victimes à maints égards en Afrique est crucial pour réduire la pauvreté, doper la croissance économique et nourrir une population toujours plus nombreuse, selon le rapport publié aujourd’hui par le Groupe de la Banque mondiale et l’organisation ONE.

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Un nouveau rapport du FIDA montre que les femmes rurales jouent un rôle essentiel pour tirer de l'adaptation des avantages économiques et sociaux

Rome, mars 2014 – En prévision de la Journée internationale de la femme, le Fonds international de développement agricole (FIDA) a publié aujourd’hui un rapport mettant en évidence comment les petites agricultrices parviennent à obtenir des bénéfices, tant économiques que sociaux, à condition qu’elles disposent d’outils appropriés pour pouvoir s’adapter au changement climatique.

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Un nuevo informe del FIDA pone de manifiesto que las mujeres del medio rural son fundamentales para aprovechar los beneficios económicos y sociales de la adaptación

Roma, marzo de 2014 – Con ocasión de la celebración del Día Internacional de la Mujer, el Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA) ha publicado hoy un informe en el que se destaca la función decisiva que desempeñan las pequeñas agricultoras para aprovechar los beneficios económicos y sociales cuando disponen de los instrumentos adecuados para adaptarse al cambio climático.

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Renforcer la capacité d’agir des femmes dans l’agriculture

Débat sur l’importance de l’égalité des sexes dans la sécurité alimentaire à l’occasion de la Journée internationale de la femme

7 mars 2014, Rome - Il est capital de réduire l'inégalité entre les sexes pour éliminer la faim et développer des systèmes alimentaires plus durables, a déclaré le Directeur général de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, à un colloque d'experts internationaux et de représentants des pays réunis à l'occasion de la Journée internationale de la femme aujourd'hui à Rome.

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Empowering women in agriculture

Reducing gender inequality is fundamental to eliminating hunger and developing more sustainable food systems, FAO chief said at International Women’s Day gathering in Rome.

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UN system in Afghanistan press release on the eve of international women's day

KABUL, 7 March 2014 – As the United Nations prepares to celebrate International Women’s Day, which falls on 8 March annually, the UN system in Afghanistan is marking the Day with a recommitment to its efforts to help improve gender equality and women’s empowerment.

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El empoderamiento de la mujer es clave para erradicar el hambre

La seguridad alimentaria mundial depende en gran medida de pequeñas explotaciones familiares en las que, en muchas regiones del mundo, las mujeres juegan un papel clave tanto como productoras como proveedoras de alimentos.

5 Mar 2014 - La seguridad alimentaria mundial depende en gran medida de pequeñas explotaciones familiares en las que, en muchas regiones del mundo, las mujeres juegan un papel clave tanto como productoras como proveedoras de alimentos.

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Greater efforts needed to curb sexual violence in Mogadishu

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IRIN

NAIROBI/MOGADISHU, 25 February 2014 (IRIN) - Sexual and gender-based violence is a major issue in Somalia, especially for internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in south and central Somalia. A Mogadishu-based NGO working to protect women and children, Save Somali Women and Children (SSWC), has recorded more than 2,000 survivors of sexual violence in Mogadishu since it was set up in July 2012.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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Widespread gender discrimination has triggered sexual and reproductive rights crisis

Report
Amnesty

Widespread and systemic gender discrimination in Nepal has led to hundreds of thousands of women suffering from a reproductive health condition that leaves them in great pain, unable to carry out daily tasks and often ostracized from their families and communities, Amnesty International said in a new report today.

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Peace talks on S. Sudan, Syria: Where are the women?

Rebels from South Sudan sent three women to Addis Ababa. But the government sent none. Syria talks in Geneva lack any women participants.

Read the full report on the Christian Science Monitor.