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What Is ‘Femonationalism’?

Academic Sara Farris, author of In the name of women’s rights: the rise of femonationalism talks about the ‘instrumentalisation’ of migrant women in Europe by right-wing nationalists & neoliberals exploiting and mobilising issues of gender equality, particularly in campaigns against Muslims.

Thursday 20 July 2017

Promoting Women’s Participation in Peace Negotiations and Peace Processes

Recognizing that promotion & empowerment of women & support for women’s organizations & networks are essential in the consolidation of peace to promote equal & full participation of women & encouraging Member States, donors & civil society, to provide support in this respect.” (UNSCR 1888)

Friday 16 June 2017

Gendered Transitional Justice: Why it matters, how to do it

Using the Better Peace Tool’s four-part framework to realize inclusion in peace processes, the animation explores the various components of transitional justice and offers five practical steps to ensure a gender sensitive and inclusive process.

Friday 9 June 2017

Child marriage is a problem in the United States too

The minimum age of marriage, according to US law, is 18. There is a legal gray zone, however- every state allows marriages of children below 18 with parental or judicial consent.There is no legislation to raise the marriageable age bar or to ban child marriages in 38 states of the US.

Tuesday 6 June 2017

‘Perpetrators, Not Victims, Should Be Shamed for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence’

Survivors of sexual violence in war zones need to be recognized as legitimate victims of conflict and terrorism, and not blamed, stigmatized or shamed, the United Nations has said in an annual report to be presented to the Security Council.

Tuesday 30 May 2017

Disappearance of Daughters!

Nobel Laureate, Economist Amartya Sen, in way back 1990’s introduced the term “missing women”, showing a deficit in the number of women relative to the expected number of women in a region.

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Women for Change, international campaign for human rights in Afghanistan

On 9th of April 2017, COSPE , HAWCA (Humanitarian Assistance for the Women & Children of Afghanistan) and CSHRN (Civil Society and Human Rights Network) have jointly launched Women for Change.

Thursday 20 April 2017


We have witnessed progressive developments regarding the judicial investigation and prosecution of crimes of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), assumed that it exclusively concerns women & girls. But no!

Saturday 15 April 2017

Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes

International Criminal Court Policy Paper on June 2014 Table of Contents Use of Key Terms Executive Summary I. Introduction II. General Policy III. The Regulatory Framework (a) The Statute (i) Article 6 — Genocide (ii) […]

Saturday 15 April 2017

Guissou Jahangiri: La participation politique des femmes iraniennes au pouvoir, un chemin semé d’embuches

Guissou Jahangiri: Les élections présidentielles ainsi que celles des Conseils islamiques des villes et des villages auront lieu simultanément le 19 mai prochain en Iran. Ce sera la douzième fois que l’on élit un président, et la cinquième édition des élections des Conseils, 38 ans après la révolution dite islamique.

Wednesday 8 March 2017