International Women's Day, 8 March 2016
Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it Up for Gender Equality and Zero Hunger
1) A WFP study in 32 African countries found that the enrolment of girls jumped by nearly 30 percent after the first year of school-meals programmes in their schools.
2) The number of hungry people in the world could be reduced by anything from 100 million to 150 million people if the gender gap in agriculture was closed by giving women farmers more resources. [FAO]
"Si nos unimos para aumentar la seguridad alimentaria de las mujeres, alimentamos la mente y el cuerpo de los miembros de comunidades enteras"
El texto a continuación es una declaración conjunta de los jefes* de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO), el Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA) el Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) y la Organización Internacional de Derecho para el Desarrollo (IDLO).
Si nous nous unissons pour renforcer la sécurité alimentaire des femmes, nous nourrirons aussi l'esprit et le corps des membres de communautés entières
"If we unite to increase food security for women, we also nourish the minds and bodies of whole communities"
Joint statement from the leaders*of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO).
IDLO Releases Global Report on Women's Access to Justice
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The law has let women down, says the report Accessing Justice released today by the International Development Law Organization.
The report says that all the barriers across the "justice chain" -legal, political, social, cultural and economic, whether in the formal or informal legal systems - need to be tackled to meet women's demands for justice.
Rome, Italy - 1 February 2012 - IDLO’s Director General Irene Khan warmly welcomed the Somali Prime Minister, H.E. Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, this morning at IDLO headquarters, where they discussed IDLO’s role in Somalia’s constitution–making process.
“It is a great pleasure to visit IDLO,” declared Prime Minister Ali. “This is a premiere institution that is supporting Somalia on its journey to peace and stability.”
Preface from the Director,
Programs Management Department
Rome, Italy – On December 1, IDLO launched the Community of Practice for Latin America (COPAL), an interactive web space for lawyers and activists to share information to improve legal services for people living with HIV and key affected populations. In Benin on 15 November the Justice Minister of Benin, Me Marie Elise Gbedo, launched the first booklet on HIV and the law in Benin (see photo).
This edited volume explores the relationship between traditional justice and legal empowerment. It discusses key aspects of traditional justice, including the rise of customary law in justice sector reform, the effectiveness of hybrid justice systems, access to justice through community courts, customary law and land tenure, land rights and nature conservation, and the analysis of policy proposals for justice reforms based on traditional justice.
This Manual considers international laws, standards and policies pertaining to five areas relevant to rehabilitation following a natural disaster: human rights, the rights of vulnerable groups, the rights of children, land and property management, and anti-corruption/funds management.