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08 Apr 2011 description

India is a multiparty federal, parliamentary democracy with a bicameral parliament and a population of approximately 1.2 billion. The president, elected by an electoral college, is the chief of state, and the prime minister is the head of the government. India's constitution--the source of authority--provides the legal framework for the guarantee of human rights through its Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles. Under the constitution, the 28 states have a high degree of autonomy and have primary responsibility for issues of law and order.

31 Mar 2011 description

In October 2010, the groundbreaking UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (SCR 1325) celebrated its tenth anniversary. This publication, through the actual experiences of women peacemakers from diverse countries, explores why women remain so under-represented in peace processes, and identifies concrete options to expand women's contribution to peacemaking both quantitatively and substantively.