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Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Report on Progress on Equality between Women and Men in 2010
This eighth report on equality between men and women describes developments towards gender equality in the European Union in 2010. Last year was a significant year for the European Commission’s work of advancing gender equality. We adopted a Women’...
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Constitution of South-Africa
Full text of the 1996 Constitution of South Africa.  
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Egyptian Women Lay Claim to Revolutionary Role
Women who have been joining the Egyptian protests to oust Mubarak minimize the risk that the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood could dominate a future government. If the revolution succeeds, they look forward to playing a part in the transition. We...
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Colloquium 2011 "Across Conflict Lines: Women Mediating for Peace"
Distinct from negotiators who advocate on behalf of a specific group, mediators don’t represent parties to a conflict. Track One mediators convene, structure, and organize negotiations, intervening when necessary to move the process forward. Track...
Friday, August 27, 2010
Kenya's New Constitution: A New Beginning for Reforming Governance and Development in Kenya
NDI is pleased to welcome Kenya's new ambassador, Elkanah Odembo, to Washington, D.C. Following the historic constitutional referendum on Aug. 4 Amb. Odembo will discuss the new constitution and its implications for democratic development in Kenya....
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Gender Equality and Good Governance : Improving Services for Women
To see details of the event please see the attached flyer.
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Assessing Legislation - A manual for legislators
It aims at providing the legislators with the necessary tools that would help them in assessing legislations and proposing them to promote social and democratic change in their countries. The guide highlights and discusses several important topics...
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Training Programme on Media and Peace-building 2009
According to the organisers of this training, Radio La Benevolencija HTF ("la Benevolencija"), this training programme draws on their work in the Great Lakes Region (Rwanda, Burundi, and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)) which applies...
Friday, June 12, 2009
SVRI Forum 2009: Coordinated evidence-based responses to end sexual violence
Sexual violence has long been neglected both as a public health problem and a violation of multiple human rights. Rape is a threat to global security, and constitutes a crime against humanity. No rape free societies exist today. Rape impacts on the...
Friday, May 29, 2009
Interactive Symposium: Somali Women - Stories of Challenges Advocacy for Peace
Moderation and Introduction: Ms. Afton Beutler - Worldwide Organization for Women.Speakers:1. Ms. Yakin Erturk - Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women2. Ms. Nadifa Osman - Somali & USA/Canada Researcher & Women's Leader3. Ms Amal Elmi...
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Albania: Law on Measures Against Violence in Family Relations
This law aims to prevent and reduce domestic violence in all its forms by appropriate legal measures. It also aims to guarantee protection through legal measures to members of the family who are subject to domestic violence, paying particular...
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Viet Nam: Law on Domestic Violence Prevention and Control
This Law regulates the prevention and control of domestic violence, protecting and assisting the victims of domestic violence. This Law was passed by the XII National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam at its 2nd plenary session on...
Friday, March 27, 2009
Translating CEDAW into Law: CEDAW Legislative Compliance in Nine Pacific Island Countries
This publication is divided into 10 chapters. Chapter 1 introduces and provides an overview of the indicators that have been developed and applied to assess CEDAW legislative compliance in the 9 Pacific Island countries. National constitutions and...
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Republic of Korea: Prevention of Domestic Violence and Victim Protection Act
The purpose of this Act is to prevent domestic violence and to protect victims of domestic violence in order to nurture and promote family health and safety in the Republic of Korea.
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Cambodia: The Law on The Prevention of Domestic Violence and The Protection of Victims
This law aims to establish a legal mechanism to prevent domestic violence, protect the victims and preserve the harmony within the households in the Kingdom of Cambodia.
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Bangladesh: The Prevention of Oppression Against Women and Children Act 2000
This Act was adopted in Bangladesh to outline punishments for sexual offense, women and children trafficking, causing death for dowry, sexual oppression and other sexual violence crimes.
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Australia: Victims Support and Rehabilitation Act
The Act was adopted in Australia in 1996 to provide support and rehabilitation for victims of crimes of violence by giving effect to an approved counselling scheme and a statutory compensation scheme.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Gender Mainstreaming in the Americas
This consolidated response highlights some of the important aspects and examples of mainstreaming gender into legislative frameworks in the Americas. Some of these include the creation of national machineries to promote gender equal policies, the...

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