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01 Sep 2006 description
  1. In accordance with its multi-year programme of work for 2007-2009, the Commission on the Status of Women will consider "The elimination of all forms of discrimination and violence against the girl child" as its priority theme during its fifty-first session, from 26 February to 9 March 2007.
01 Sep 2006 description

During armed conflict, girls are subject to widespread and, at times, systematic forms of human rights violations that have mental, emotional, spiritual, physical and material repercussions. These violations include illegal detention with or without family members, abduction and forced removal from families and homes, disappearances, torture and other inhuman treatment, amputation and mutilation, forced recruitment into fighting forces and groups, slavery, sexual exploitation, increased exposure to HIV/AIDS, and a wide range of physical and sexual violations, including rape, enforced …

01 Nov 2001 description

Representing an international dialogue on the interconnecting issues of gender equality, environmental management, and natural disaster mitigation, this report analyses the following five themes:

- Victims? Heroines? Gender myths and realities in disasters
- Managing and using environmental resources in women's daily lives
- Coping with immediate and long-term challenges of natural disasters
- Exploiting the "window of opportunity" for social change following natural disasters