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29 May 2018 description

The long-term impact of explosive violence is known to be devastating, but is still relatively poorly understood. With civilian deaths from explosive weapons increasing each year, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) conducted research into the reverberating effects of manufactured explosive weapons, so as to better understand the long-term harm from such violence. Our findings are presented here in our report: ‘When the bombs fall silent‘.

01 Dec 2015 description
report CARE

How a school curriculum-based approach can work

16 Oct 2015 description

Two projects in Sri Lanka employed participatory approaches, bringing key stakeholders together and facilitating women’s involvement.

The North East Coastal Community Development Project aimed to improve sustainable livelihood and natural resource management in poor coastal communities, and Component B of the Tsunami-Affected Areas Rebuilding Project, which was designed to provide an emergency response to urgent post-tsunami reconstruction challenges.

16 Oct 2015 description

This case study documents key gender equality issues as well as key achievements and lessons from a project carried out in postconflict Sri Lanka as part of urgently needed reconstruction.

The Improving Connectivity to Support Livelihoods and Gender Equality project (JFPR 9143) sought to to improve connectivity and quality of life of conflict-affected and isolated poor communities in selected districts of the Eastern and North Central provinces of Sri Lanka, and supported the rehabilitation of over 290 kilometers of rural access roads.

10 Feb 2015 description

Displacement, whether due to conflict, natural disasters or development, not only directly and negatively affects those who are displaced, but also can have far-reaching effects on the culture and society as a whole. The objective of this study is to examine the impact of displacement, caused by both the civil war and the 2004 tsunami – on Sri Lanka’s dowry systems – and the subsequent consequences for women’s livelihoods, family life and social traditions.

17 Sep 2014 description
report World Bank

This report documents the dynamics of violence against women in South Asia across the life cycle, from early childhood to old age. It explores the different types of violence that women may face throughout their lives, as well as the associated perpetrators (male and female), risk and protective factors for both victims and perpetrators, and interventions to address violence across all life cycle stages.

11 Sep 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

New York, 11 September 2014 – According to a new UNICEF report released today there has been progress in the health and well-being of children in South Asia over the last 25 years, but glaring inequalities remain.

"More than 2 million children in South Asia die from preventable causes before their fifth birthday ever year and more than 35 percent of the region's children have chronic malnutrition,” said Karin Hulshof, Regional Director for UNICEF in South Asia.

09 Jul 2014 description

Investing in youth pays dividends, evidence from Sri Lanka shows

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Young people hold the keys to the future; unlocking their potential will lead to a better world for everyone. These facts are supported by mounting evidence from Sri Lanka, where UNFPA has worked with policymakers and other partners to support and empower youth.

15 Nov 2012 description

Additional Investments in Family Planning Would Save Developing Countries More Than $11 Billion a Year

Access to family planning is an essential human right that unlocks unprecedented rewards for economic development, says new UNFPA report

• 222 million women in developing countries have an unmet need for family planning
• Additional $4.1 billion in funding is needed to address current needs and those of the growing youth population

09 Feb 2012 description

We are pleased to share with you a new report Tapping the Potential of Displaced Youth: Guidance for Nonformal Education and Livelihoods Development Policy and Practice. Displaced youth have historically fallen through the cracks of humanitarian services and programming. This report synthesizes findings and recommendations from the multiyear (2008–2011), multicountry Displaced Youth Initiative, offering guidance on how to enhance nonformal education and livelihoods development opportunities for displaced youth.

12 Oct 2011 description


Geneva, Switzerland
28 November – 1 December 2011


Document prepared by the International Committee of the Red Cross

Geneva, October 2011


22 Sep 2011 description
report Human Rights Watch

Le Conseil des droits de l'homme des Nations Unies doit consolider ses récents succès

Les nouveaux États membres auront un rôle critique dans la réalisation des futurs progrès

22 Sep 2011 description
report Human Rights Watch

UN Human Rights Council: Build on Recent Successes New Member States Critical to Future Progress

New Member States Critical to Future Progress

22 Jul 2011 description
report GFDRR, World Bank


The East Asia region is highly prone to the impacts of natural disasters. Situated in the Ring of Fire, countries in the region are regularly hit by typhoons, earthquakes, floods, and other events. Natural disasters can have major impacts on the social and economic welfare of a population, and often pose serious obstacles in the achievement of sustainable social and economic development. Moreover, impacts from disasters are not uniformly distributed within a population and tend to disproportionately affect the poorest and most marginalized groups.

28 Apr 2011 description


The women whose works are presented in this publication are teachers, trainers, resource-persons and leaders—disaster recovery and development efforts should not reduce them to mere victims. disaster and development professionals, researchers, scholars and organizations partnering with grassroots women can use these case studies as examples, for ideas or for advocacy efforts.

25 Apr 2011 description

This report details the proceedings of the 4th Annual Convention of the Consortium of Non-Traditional Security Studies in Asia (NTS-Asia) that was held on 25–26 November 2010 in Singapore. As in previous years, the Annual Convention brought together all 20 NTS-Asia member institutes of NTS-Asia to take stock of salient non-traditional security (NTS) issues in the Asia-Pacific region. Topics that were discussed include climate change and security, food security, conflict prevention and resolution, global architecture and NTS, human rights and human security, and transnational crime.