Category Archives: Women

All Girls Achieving and Learning: UNGEI Policy Advocacy Agenda

The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) just issued its latest policy advocacy agenda, available here: The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) is a multi-stakeholder partnership committed to improving the quality and availability of girls’ education and contributing to … Continue reading

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Violence against women: a problem of epidemic proportions around the world

“There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, never tolerable.” – United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon (2008, SG/SM/11437 WOM/1665)   This report, developed by the World Health Organization, the … Continue reading

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Promoting Equality for Women in Afghanistan

On July 18th, 2013, the U.S. Institute of Peace and U.S. Agency for International development hosted an expert panel, which discussed efforts made by multilateral actors within the U.S. Government and internationally, in ensuring a commitment to the empowerment of … Continue reading

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10 things men can do to prevent gender violence

Domestic violence and sexual abuse are often called “women’s issues.” But in this TED talk, Jackson Katz points out that these are intrinsically men’s issues — and shows how these violent behaviors are tied to definitions of manhood. A call … Continue reading

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Peace Operations in Africa: Lessons Learned Since 2000

More than 50 peace operations have deployed in Africa since 2000, including multiple African-led or hybrid African Union/United Nations initiatives. The frequency of these deployments underscores the ongoing importance of these operations in the playbook of regional and multilateral bodies … Continue reading

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Malala’s UN address: Education for all is the only solution

Malala Yousafzai marked her 16th birthday, on Friday, 12 July 2013 at the United Nations, by giving her first high-level public appearance and statement on the importance of education. Malala became a public figure when she was shot by the Taliban … Continue reading

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U.N. Security Council new resolution on conflict-related sexual violence

The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a new resolution on conflict-related sexual violence on June 24, 2013. Here is a statement by Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women: “UN Women welcomes the unanimous adoption of Security Council resolution … Continue reading

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Working to end gender-based violence at school: new report

Worldwide, 66 million girls are missing out on an education. This new Plan International report, A girl’s right to learn without fear,  focuses on one of the major barriers girls face: gender-based violence – sexual, physical and psychological –in and … Continue reading

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Girls’ Leadership Development In Action: CARE’s experience from the field

CARE recently published “Girls’ Leadership Development in Action” as a follow-on to the 2009 edition called, “The Power to Lead: A Leadership Model for Adolescent Girls” which outlined CARE’s approach to leadership development and the prioritization of girls. In this document, you will see … Continue reading

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One Billion Rising today: Ending Violence Against Women

A film by Eve Ensler and Tony Stroebel One billion women violated is an atrocity. One billion women – and men — dancing is a revolution. More information at http://www.onebillionrising.org ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN … Continue reading

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