Women's Rights

Female Genital Mutilation: Fact Sheet


iProbono is producing a series of fact sheets to provide basic information and clarify the law on some of the most serious concerns regarding violence against women and girls. The first fact sheet in the series is about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). While our fact sheets aim to provide a global perspective, the focus of…

UN Women Annual Report 2017-2018

UN Women,

The Annual Report documents UN Women’s work to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality around the world. It highlights some of the organization’s initiatives during the year and provides summary financial statements, a list of new programmes and projects, and contact information. The time is now! At a historic time when women’s activism is galvanized around…

Bringing justice close: an experiment in accessing justice with technology

Shreya Sen,

Legal empowerment enables poor and marginalized communities to be partners in development and decision-making. New technological tools are one type of innovation that helps legal empowerment groups reach difficult spaces. Nazdeek—a grassroots rights organization focusing on access to justice in India—has been working with tea plantation workers in Assam and slum dwellers in Delhi since…

El progreso de las mujeres en América Latina y el Caribe 2017

ONU Mujeres,

Este informe regional afianza nuestros conocimientos acerca de los cuellos de botella, los desafíos y las oportunidades para el empoderamiento económico de las mujeres en América Latina y el Caribe. También ofrece ejemplos de iniciativas que hacen realidad los derechos sociales y económicos de las mujeres. América Latina y el Caribe se encuentra en  una encrucijada de…

Acceso a la justicia para las mujeres víctimas de violencia en las Américas

Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH),

En este informe, elaborado por la CIDH, sobre la situación de las mujeres víctimas de violencia, se presenta un diagnóstico sobre los principales obstáculos que las mujeres enfrentan cuando procuran acceder a una tutela judicial efectiva para remediar actos de violencia. En el informe, la CIDH formula conclusiones y recomendaciones para que los Estados actúen…

Women, Food, Land: Exploring Rule of Law Linkages

International Development Law Organization ,

Women, Food, Land: Exploring Rule of Law Linkages provides an overview of the relationship between gender equality, food security and the rule of law. This report lays out a series of recommendations aimed at strengthening the synergies between the rule of law and gender equality within sustainable development programs to ensure food security for everyone….

Breaking the Silence on Gender-Based Violence in Zimbabwe: A Case Documentation on the UN Women Supported Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Project

Justice for Children (JCT), Women and Law in Southern Africa (WLSA) , Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association (ZWLA),

Justice for Children (JCT) in conjunction with Women and Law in Southern Africa (WLSA) and Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association (ZWLA) signed an agreement with UN Women to implement joint gender-based violence (GBV) project in three districts: Bindura in Mashonaland Central Province, Makoni in Manicaland Province and Beitbridge in Matabeleland South Province. In response to the…

Know Your Rights and Duties: The Law on the Elimination of Violence against Women

International Development Law Organization (IDLO),

This booklet aims to simplify and explain the Law on the Elimination of Violence against Women in Afghanistan. To increase understanding of the EVAW law, this booklet was published to inform members of the public, victims of violence, and legal professionals about the law in simplified form. This booklet explains the different crimes of violence…

Reporting on Sexual Violence: A Guide for Journalists

Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA),

This guide is intended to support the work of journalists in reporting sexual violence by providing insights into current trends, analysis of recent major news stories, resources to report on sexual violence with accuracy and sensitivity, sources for statistics and information as background to news stories, and contacts for local, state, and national experts on…

Gender-Based Violence Legal Aid: A Participatory Toolkit

ARC International,

This toolkit, produced by ARC International, includes three tools and a step-by-step process to help field staff design GBV services for adequate and appropriate response and prevention. This toolkit uses a participatory approach to both conducts a Preliminary Assessment of the given community and to design an Action Plan for that community. Humanitarian aid workers…

How One Experience in Bangladesh Advanced Women’s Rights Work in Myanmar

Posted by Nant Thi Thi Oo in Global Legal Empowerment Network, Women

The following is a blog by Nant Thi Thi Oo, a data entry associate with Namati’s program in Myanmar.    In November 2015, I had the chance to participate in a learning exchange hosted by Namati and the Bangladesh National Woman Lawyers Association (BNWLA). I was very grateful to be selected to go. The exchange focused…

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