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30 Jun 2010 description

As the mandates of peacekeeping missions have become more and more complex, there has been an increasing recognition that a gendered approach to peacekeeping is essential to adequately respond to the needs of women, men, boys and girls who have been affected differently by armed conflict. The integration of gender into peacekeeping missions has taken two approaches: mainstreaming gender into the mandates, policies and practices of peacekeeping missions and increasing the number of women working in peacekeeping operations.

23 Nov 2009 description

[Santo Domingo, 23 November, 2009] Latin America and the Caribbean is a dangerous place for women. More than 50 percent of the women on the continent have been victims of some form of violence. In commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, UN-INSTRAW is launching a media kit on violence against women and human security in the region as well as a new study about gender and security sector reform in the Dominican Republic.

Gender-based violence is a threat to human security in the region and globally.

08 Mar 2009 description


For the first time in a post-conflict country, national governmental institutions, the United Nations, and civil society organizations have worked together to build an inclusive policy document for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325. On International Women's Day 2009, the Government of the Republic of Liberia, headed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, launches its national action plan on women, peace and security.

[Monrovia, Liberia - 8 March 2009]: Over …

09 Oct 2008 description

On the occasion of the International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction (8 October 2008), the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is launching the study: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Violence of Vulnerable Persons: Tropical Storm Noel in the Dominican Republic at UN-INSTRAW headquarters on 9 October 2008.

Tropical Strom Noel affected the Dominican Republic in October 2007, leaving around 79,728 …

09 Oct 2008 description

En la ocasión del Día Internacional para la Reducción de Desastres (8 de octubre 2008), el Instituto Internacional de Investigaciones y Capacitación de las Naciones Unidas para la Promoción de la Mujer (UN-INSTRAW) y el Fondo de Población de las Naciones Unidas (UNFPA) lanzan la evaluación: Salud sexual y reproductiva y violencia en personas vulnerables: La tormenta Noel en República Dominicana en la sede del UN-INSTRAW el 9 de Octubre de 2008.

La tormenta Noel pasó por la Republica Dominicana en Octubre de 2007, dejando unas 79,728 personas desplazadas, un centenar de comunidades …

02 Sep 2008 description

Despite the clear mandate of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security to increase the representation of women at all decision-making levels, they have been all but completely excluded from the ongoing peace- and State-building processes in Somalia.

31 Jul 2008 description

Africa has a long history of migration. Persistent economic instability, fragile ecosystems, cyclical drought patterns, and civil wars and other types of conflict have propelled people from their countries of birth. Currently, more than 16 million Africans are classified as migrants, and their numbers are increasing. In particular, South Africa has the largest number of foreign-born persons (excluding irregular migrants).

Southern Africa has the highest rates of HIV-infection in the world.

01 Jun 2005 description

This paper is INSTRAW's contribution to the current debate on the link between remittances and development. Its purpose is to present key elements for the development of a preliminary framework that will strengthen the understanding of the interrelationships between migration, gender, remittances and development and also serve as an entry point for future research and project proposals.

01 Mar 2004 description

The objective of this background paper is to use a gendered approach in examining the development financing strategies endorsed in the 2002 Monterrey Consensus. The paper seeks to identify what needs to be done to ensure that gender perspectives are incorporated in the follow up mechanisms to the conference as well as in the broader global effort for economic and gender justice, peace and the realization of human rights.

The paper is organized as follows: