Category Archives: Human Rights

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) today kicked off its 16th year announcing more than  US$8 million in grants to 12 local initiatives in 18 countries. In ten countries, funds will be used … Continue reading

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Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

The Global Protection Cluster officially launched new standards for child protection in humanitarian settings on October 29th, 2012. Background: In some countries up to 1 child out of 4 suffers from abuse, exploitation, violence and neglect. Between 500 million and 1.5 … Continue reading

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The Global Gender Gap Report 2012: persisting gender gap divides

The Global Gender Gap Report 2012 has just been released: it emphasizes persisting gender gap divides across and within regions… Based on the seven years of data available for the 111 countries that have been part of the report since its … Continue reading

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Stand with Malala on November 10th for girls’ education

The UN Special Envoy for Global Education declares November 10th a global day of action for Malala and 32 million girls more. On that day, one month following the assassination attempt, he will travel to Pakistan to deliver to President Zardari the million-plus … Continue reading

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The Missing MDG Target: Violence against Women

UN Women: Tragically, up to three quarters of women and girls worldwide experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime.  And the effect on the millions of girls and women who are abused is devastating — not just on them … Continue reading

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A girl with a book…

Still thinking of Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan, a schoolgirl recently shot by the Taliban after advocating education for girls in her blog… Hope she will recover. If you want to know more about her, you can take a look at … Continue reading

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“Largest global study on violence against women finds feminist movements hold the key to change”

“The Civic Origins of Progressive Policy Change: Combating Violence against Women in Global Perspective, 1975–2005” by MALA HTUN and S. LAUREL WELDON. A new study on violence against women conducted over four decades and in 70 countries reveals the mobilization … Continue reading

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