On 16 September 2014, the northern Syrian town of Kobane came under siege. Since then, 188,000 refugees are reported to have flooded into Turkey. This is an emergency which, like so much of the Syria crisis, revolves around issues of protection and gender. On Thursday 25 September, within the first week of the influx of refugees, CARE International led a multi-agency gender and protection assessment with partners, including IMC. Each agency brought its own skills, experience and knowledge to the assessment and ensured that we were able to assess the protection needs and concerns of the refugee population as well as conduct a rapid gender analysis to a high standard. the goal of this report and subsequent recommendations are i)to help support the work of multiple agencies in strengthening their response, and providing services in ways which respect the different needs of women, men, boys and girls; ii)to provide agencies with enough information to avoid doing harm and iii) to ensure that actors are able to mitigate risk of SGBV and other protection concerns immediately.
The present report focuses broadly on developments in the United Nations regarding violence against women, its causes and consequences, over approximately 20 years. The objective is to provide a snapshot view of these developments, including the expanding conceptualization of the theme of violence against women, its causes and consequences. The analysis of continuing challenges is underpinned by the work of the mandate as identified through thematic reports, country missions and participation in conferences and meetings. Due to limitations on the length of documents, developments at the regional and national level are not addressed in this report.
This report was undertaken by the Women’s Refugee Commission, with the support of the Government of Switzerland, to identify how the humanitarian community was integrating existing gender guidance across all sectors and whether gender was being dealt with centrally as an institutionalized way of working rather than peripherally. This report contains findings and recommendations.
This compendium was developed with the help of many individuals. At the request of the USAID East Africa Regional Mission with the Inter-agency Gender Working Group (USAID), MEASURE Evaluation developed this compendium in collaboration with a technical advisory group (TAG) of experts. The goal was to develop a set of monitoring and evaluation indicators for program managers, organizations, and policy makers who are working to address violence against women and girls (VAW/G) at the individual, community, district/provincial and national levels in developing countries. An extensive literature review was undertaken to document any indicators in the field that were already being used. A steering committee of experts met over a period of several months to select members of the TAG, develop a framework for the compendium and generate an initial list of indicators for wider input from the TAG.
More than four years of war have ravaged Syrian families and communities. Syrian women and girls are living through the most damaging conflict in the region’s recent history. Female refugees are sometimes subjected to sexual violence, and more frequently suffer from harassment and abuse. Delivering their children can be dangerous. They often lack access to prenatal and post-natal care and emergency obstetric care if they need it. For the women of Syria the process of reintegration and recovery at the individual and community level will be long and complex. This pictorial book documents the impact of the years of violence on Syrian women, girls, men and boys. The pictures and stories show how even small interventions may change lives. We have used alias names in some stories for protection purposes
The aim of this report is to contribute to the dearth of literature focusing on the gross violation of human rights through the practice of FGM. It also addresses the corresponding duties of governments under international human rights law. A human rights approach to FGM places the practice within a broader social justice agenda one that emphasizes the responsibilities of governments to ensure realization of the full spectrum of women’s and girls’ rights. In order to place FGM within a human rights framework, it is critical to know more about human rights law.
This is a companion guide to online training support of gender-based violence in emergency situations, directed by UNFPA. It was made in response to the enthusiasm of the humanitarian community, the formation of the designers decided to create an additional tool allowing participants to deepen the key concepts of the course. This guide transcribed the entire course online as well as new tools including: "Programs in Action" with examples of programs on the Gender Based Violence (GBV); "Land Voice" which chronicles the experiences of practitioners who have applied the concepts covered in this course; Finally "Think Local" contains short passages encouraging to think about how to implement the concepts defined by the course in the workplace. Additional questions were included on case studies to deepen certain concepts.
The Yemen country assessment on Violence Against Women was conducted framework of the United Nations pilot program for eliminate violence against women at all levels, initiated in 10 countries: Burkina Faso and Rwanda in Africa, the Caribbean, Jamaica, Paraguay and Chile for Central America, Fiji in the Pacific, Philippines for Asia, Jordan and Yemen in the Middle East, and Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia The assessment will emphasize the nature and extent of the following issues the forms of violence that exist, who the victims and perpetrators are, and what the consequences entail; the relevant policies and laws that exist; the stakeholders involved and their respective capacities; challenges and gaps in addressing Violence Against Women and the identification of priorities for interventions.
The document presents a Thesis about Forced Feminism: Women, Hijab and the One-Party State in Post-Colonial Tunisia. This Thesis is brought to you for free and open access by the Department of Religious Studies at ScholarWorks @ Georgia State University. It has been accepted for inclusion in Religious Studies Honors Teses by an authorized administrator of ScholarWorks @ Georgia State University.
This document presents a report prepared for the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women by the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) operating the SOS-TORTURE NETWORK. This report include Tunisia’s International Obligations, General Observations on the Status of Women in Tunisia, Violence Against Women in the Family, Violence Against Women in the Community, Violence Against Women Perpetrated by the State Agents and recommendations for reform of de facto practices and legislation aimed at reducing the incidence of violence against women in Tunisia.
More than Numbers presents an overview of the situation of Syrian women and girls. It provides an introduction to gender-based violence during emergencies, the forms of gender-based violence in Syria and neighbouring countries, the contributing factors and the impact it’s having on individuals, families and communities. It also includes a list of recommendations and challenges that may help in designing strategies and programmes to better address gender-based violence and influence changes of cultural norms
This document represents a paper about the situation of women in Saudi Arabia. The reform agenda has taken some important steps, even though it has not fulfilled all of the aspirations of women in Saudi Arabia. Saudi women, especially those who advocate for more reforms, acknowledge the progress in recent years. This has included more women in the job market, the opening of some spaces of study (i.e. law), the acknowledgement of female political participation and the opening up of new opportunities for women. While some argue that the changes introduced are insufficient, the social, economic, legal and even historical factors that create this marginalisation have been accumulating over the last few decades and cannot be changed overnight or simply by rapidly introducing a series of royal decrees. Recent developments related to all three factors discussed above signal the prospects for more changes to be made to the situation of women in Saudi Arabia
This document presents the concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on the third periodic report of Bahrain. The Committee welcomes the report in which its previous recommendations had been taken into account. It expresses its appreciation to the State party for its written replies to the list of issues and questions raised by the pre-sessional working group. It welcomes the oral presentation of the delegation and the further clarifications provided in response to the questions posed by the Committee during the dialogue.
This document presents the concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on the fifth periodic report of United Arab Emirates. The Committee expresses its appreciation for the initial report of the State party, although it does not fully comply with the Committee’s guidelines for the preparation of initial reports, lacks references to the Committee’s general recommendations, as well as some statistical data, and was overdue. The Committee also welcomes the State party’s written replies to the list of issues and questions raised by its pre-session working group and the oral presentation and responses to the questions posed by the Committee, which together provided further insights into the situation of women in the State party and the implementation of the rights contained in the Convention
This document presents the concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on the fifth periodic report of Jordan. The Committee expresses its appreciation to the State party for its report, which generally followed the Committee’s guidelines for the preparation of reports and for its written replies to the list of issues and questions raised by the Committee’s processional working group
This document presents the concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on the third and fourth periodic report of Algeria. The Committee welcomes the consolidated reports by the State party, which was detailed and generally complied with the Committee’s guidelines for the preparation of reports, albeit it lacked some specific sex disaggregated data. The Committee notes a participatory process in the preparation of the report, coordinated by the inter-ministerial working group and involving various ministries and national and local associations active in the field of human rights. However, there was neither any indication of whether or not the draft report was submitted to the Parliament nor any indication of whether or not there was any input by non-governmental organizations, despite the recommendation in this regard in the Committee’s previous concluding observations.
This document presents a report submitted by States parties under article 18 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women of Iraq. This report covers the period from 1998 to the end of 2010, that is the period of the fourth, fifth and sixth reports of the Republic of Iraq. To prepare this synthesis report, a sectoral commission was formed with broad representation from the relevant ministries
Ce document présente l’examen des rapports soumis par les États parties en application de l’article 18 de la Convention sur l’élimination de toutes les formes de discrimination à l’égard des femmes-Iraq. Le présent rapport couvre la période allant de 1998 à la fin de 2010, soit la période correspondant aux quatrième, cinquième et sixième rapports périodiques de la République d’Iraq. Pour établir ce rapport de synthèse, un comité intersectoriel a été constitué dans lequel tous les ministères compétents étaient largement représentés. Présidé par le Ministère des droits de l’homme, cet organe comprenait en outre des représentants des ministères suivants: affaires étrangères, affaires féminines (secrétariat d’État), travail et affaires sociales, éducation, enseignement supérieur et recherche scientifique, santé, Intérieur, finances et planification. Le Comité a en outre sollicité, et pris en compte dans le rapport, les vues des représentants d’autres institutions, ainsi que celles des représentants d’organisations non gouvernementales (ONG).
This document represents the Inter-Agency Emergency Standing Operating Procedures (SOPs). The SOPs describe guiding principles, procedures, roles and responsibilities in the prevention of and response to gender-based violence (GBV) and in child protection (CP) for those affected by the Syrian crisis living in urban contexts, camps and/or other settlements/collective centers. The SOPs have a focus on Syrian refugees, but include information on services for other refugees or the host population where available. Building on best national practices, they have been developed through an inter-agency consultative process with Jordanian governmental partners, UN agencies and national and international civil society actors working in GBV, CP and other key sectors .The SOPs detail the minimum procedures for prevention and response to GBV and for CP. They also present more comprehensive prevention and response interventions. They indicate which organizations and/or institutions are responsible for actions in the four main response sectors - health, psychosocial support, law/ justice and security. They are designed to be used together with existing resources related to prevention and response to GBV and CP
This document presents a list of issues an questions in relation to the initial report of Qatar. The initial report (CEDAW/C/QAT/1) indicates that organized civil society activity in the State party is a new phenomenon and that to date no women’s association has been formed in the State party (para. 45).1 According to the information before the Committee, there is no environment conducive to the establishment of non-governmental organizations in the State party, and national legislation imposes restrictions and heavy costs and therefore makes registration difficult for women’s-rights organizations. Please indicate whether the State party has plans to amend its national legislation to create an enabling environment conducive to the establishment of women’s-rights non-governmental organizations, which is important for the promotion of gender equality. Please indicate whether the report was adopted by the Government and presented to the Parliament