Reports and manuals
Breaking the Barriers - Towards Women's Empowerment
I would consider the main message of this book is that in our society, women are still a marginalized group; domestic violence is very common, and it reflects the psychosocial ill health of the society; empowerment of women is very important to abolish it and legal measures, political will, education of women, change of attitudes of the community and contributions of people like Mary Chandy could facilitate this. Download the book 'Breaking the Barriers - Towards Women's Empowerment'.
Book on Mary Chandy, a pioneer, a true leader and Vice President of FOR India
Many women who have spent their whole life in peacebuilding, go unseen and unknown. This book acknowledges the leadership Mary Chandy gave to the cause of disadvantaged women and children and to FOR India. The basis of her nonviolent activism was her spiritual faith. It's a tribute not only to Mary but to several women leaders all over the world, who have shown us that it is possible to dream about a future wherein women can lead a life of sharing and participating in all issues which confront society. Please read the inspiring book on Mary Chandy's remarkable life, written by Dr. Suseela Mathew.
Crafting Human Security in an Insecure World
“Crafting Human Security in an Insecure World” was an international working conference convened by the
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice and the United Nations Development Fund for Women, with the
Global Justice Center, the Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of the Armed Forces and the United Nations
International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women from Sept. 24 to 26, 2008. Read the report
Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns
In February 2009 War Resisters' International (WRI) will launch its latest publication the “Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns”. It includes sections on how to plan strategic nonviolent campaigns, how to prepare for nonviolent actions, the connection between gender and nonviolence, a series of stories from the work in nonviolence from groups all over the world, a long list of practical training exercises, and a list of related resources. Read more
Gender and Peacebuilding resources
The Gender and Peacebuilding Working Group (GPWG) aims to translate the general international commitments that have been made on gender equality and peacebuilding into concrete actions and to promote the active participation of girls and women in peacebuilding.
Amnesty report on Congo
There is still a continuing physical and sexual abuse of women and children in the ongoing conflict in the province of North Kivu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to the new Amnesty International report, North Kivu: No end to the war against women and children.
Gender equality toolbox
The Danish Gender Equality toolbox is developed to facilitate and ease the translation of the international and Danish political commitments to gender equality into tangible results. The aim is to provide useful context, offer strategic directions and present good examples of how gender programming can achieve results on the ground in selected countries and sectors.
Campaign to end stoning in Iran report - Amnesty International
The punishment for adultery in Iran is execution by stoning. Amnesty International’s report calls for end to stoning and an end to the punishment of execution in any form for the crime of adultery.
Sexual violence in armed conflict: global overview and implications for the security sector
This report from Geneva Centre for the democratic control of armed forces demonstrates the horrifying scope and magnitude of sexual violence in armed conflict.
The full printed document can be obtained from DCAF: firstname.lastname@example.org
For the executive summary, click here
For more information on Geneva Centre for the democratic control of armed forces, please visit: http://www.dcaf.ch/index.cfm
Exploring the dimensions of masculinity and violence
This report documents CARE's work through the Western Balkan Gender-Based Violence Prevention Initiative looking at social constructions of masculinity and how those constructions lead to attitudes and behaviors toward women.
Women are often recognised as victims of war, but in the peace and reconstruction process their specific needs and their role, contribution and rights are usually overlooked. This paper gives examples and practical suggestions to integrate and implement UNSCR 1325 in the security sector.
Developing the Security Sector: Security for whom, by whom? Security Sector Reform and Gender
Claiming Rights, Claiming Justice: A Guidebook on Women Human Rights Defenders
By looking at the specific types of human rights violations affecting women human rights defenders because of their gender, this guidebook enhances understanding and awareness of the challenges faced by women defenders and serves as a tool to advocate for protection, redress and compensation measures.
Empowering Young Women to Lead Change
This is an easy to follow resource manual designed to enable young women to prepare and facilitate training on a host of issues, such as young women's leadership, economic justice, HIV and AIDS, human rights, peace, self esteem and body image, sexual and reproductive health and violence against women.
A training Manual
Grace, tenacity and eloquence: the struggle for women's rights in Africa
In Africa, women are fighting for their rights. And they are fighting with grace, tenacity and eloquence. In a rich variety of articles, this book consider topics such as: women and conflict, the impact of current US policies on women’s health in Africa, women’s rights in Islam, and the implications of the Jacob Zuma trial for women in South Africa.
Seeking protection from domestic violence, a handbook for victims and non profit organizations
This handbook from the Organization for security and co-operation in Europe (OSCE) explains what type of abuses is considered domestic violence by Albanian law, in Albanian society. The handbook aims to clarify how law can help an abused person further to protect oneself from further injury or even death by requesting the judge to issue protection against the abuser. Appendices to the handbook provide a list of counseling and sheltering services that help victims of domestic violence.
Women in Peacebuilding Resource & Training Manual
This manual covers traditional peacebuilding topics with a specific
focus throughout on how being female impacts peacebuilding.
It can be used as:
1) A guide for trainers conducting Women in Peacebuilding
workshops; 2) A participants’ handbook for women attending
Women in Peacebuilding Workshops, and 3) A reference book for those interested in learning
about the issues surrounding women in peacebuilding.
chapters 1 – 5, click
chapters 5 – 7, click
chapter 7 and appendix 1 – 4,
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Resources on aid effectiveness
This set of Primers shares critical information and analysis about the new aid architecture that has emerged as a result of the Paris Declaration (PD)-the donor-partner agreement designed to increase the impact of aid.
Gender and Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration
The paper highlights a number of critical issues in the discussion on gender and disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR). Apart from giving an impression of women’s participation in warfare, the paper analyses four key roles of women in (ir)regular armies, namely that of combatant, support worker, abductee, and dependant.
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