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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Women's Participation in the Constitution-Building process
Many countries have, in recent decades, written or revised their constitutions, such as Afghanistan, Argentina, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ecuador, Egypt, Iraq, Mozambique, South Africa, Kenya, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tunisia and Zimbabwe, just...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
COIN, resilience, and a new approach to conflict: Interview with Victoria Fontan
Victoria Fontan is a Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the UN University for Peace in Costa Rica and author of “Decolonizing Peace” (2012) and “Voices from Post-Saddam Iraq” (2008). She is now undertaking her third PhD in the Department of...
Friday, February 14, 2014
Survey Report: Syria Peace Talks Fail to Engage Women
In partnership with the Center for Civil Society and Democracy in Syria, Inclusive Security conducted a survey of 110 women living and working inside Syria. The resulting report shows they overwhelmingly support the inclusion of women, and of civil...
Monday, February 10, 2014
Tunisia’s new Constitution: a breakthrough for women’s rights
Tunisia’s new Constitution has captured international headlines. It enshrines many rights for women and is step in the right direction, according to many Tunisians.  Sana Ben Achour, women’s rights activist and law student, stresses that this...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Tunisia's Ennahda and Ettakattol women MPs celebrate
Tunisia's new constitution could usher in momentous change for women, following the adoption of a clause which guarantees gender equality in legislative assemblies and for steps to be taken to protect women against violence, a first in the Arab...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Gender in the new Tunisian Constitution - UNDP Fact Sheet
The new Constitution of Tunisia was adopted by an overwhelming majority of the country’s National Constituent Assembly on Sunday evening, January 26 2014, and signed and promulgated in a ceremony at the Assembly on January 27 2014. It is a historic...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Tunisia's Ennahda and Ettakattol women MPs celebrate
Tunisia's new constitution could usher in momentous change for women, following the adoption of a clause which guarantees gender equality in legislative assemblies and for steps to be taken to protect women against violence, a first in the Arab...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Tunisia signs new constitution into law
The new constitution, seen as one of the most progressive in the region, guarantees equal rights for men and women. We invite you to read the full article published January 27, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014
Helen Clark, Top UN Official, Warns Against Syria Intervention At Women Of The Year Lecture
One of the UN's most senior leaders has warned against Western intervention in Syria, drawing on her experience as prime minister of New Zealand when she decided not to take the country to war with Iraq. Helen Clark, who was a Labour prime minister...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Tunisia enshrines gender equality in constitution
Tunisia’s constitutional assembly voted on Monday to enshrine equality between men and women in its draft constitution, safeguarding the country’s status as having the Arab world’s most progressive laws on women’s right. The text enshrining gender...
Friday, January 24, 2014
Gender-responsive Public Procurement
The Government of Iraq is in the process of drafting a public procurement law. This drafting phase provides an opportunity to incorporate specific incentives for women within the law. It is expected that with these provisions, Iraqi women’s...
Monday, January 20, 2014
Courage Under Fire: The Role of Women in Conflicts, Transitions and Security
The 8th Annual Harvard Women’s Law Association Conference Courage Under Fire: The Role of Women in Conflicts, Transitions and Security Friday, February 7, 2014  Harvard Law School ———— Register here! ———— For more information, visit http://www3.law....
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Women's rights top agenda as Egyptians vote on draft constitution
Egyptians were voting in a referendum on the country’s draft constitution on Tuesday and Wednesday, a document that would enshrine unprecedented gender equality for women. Since the so-called Arab Spring shook Egypt and the region to its foundations...
Monday, January 13, 2014
Referendum in Egypt
On January 14-15, 2014, Egypt will hold a constitutional referendum marking the first major step in the nation's most recent political roadmap outlined by interim President Adly Mansour following the removal of President Mohammed Morsi from power in...
Monday, January 13, 2014
Women’s Rights Under Egypt’s Constitutional Disarray
Egypt’s post-revolution constitution does not explicitly prohibit discrimination based on gender or religion. It only recognizes women’s domestic role within a family “founded on religion, morality, and patriotism.” Clerics will have the final word...
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
UN Women launched a Constitutional Database
UN Women launched a Constitutional Database (http://constitutions.unwomen.org) which for the first time examines constitutions through a gender lens, mapping the principles and rules which guarantee, deny, or protect the rights of women and girls...
Monday, January 06, 2014
Tunisia Gender Equality: National Assembly Approves Constitutional Article Giving Women Equal Rights
Tunis — Tunisia voted Monday to enshrine gender equality in its draft constitution, a key step towards safeguarding its relatively progressive laws on women's rights, with the ruling Islamists under pressure to compromise. "All male and female...
Friday, December 20, 2013
Mansour calls on women to participate in referendum in Egypt
Interim President Adly Manosur called upon Egyptian women to participate in the referendum on the draft constitution set to take place on 14 and 15 January 2014. In a conference organized by the National Council for women, Mansour’s speech which was...

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