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How Venezuela’s Crisis Has Affected Women’s Lives

Situations of conflict and crisis are not gender neutral. Three areas in which women have been suffering the greatest in the Venezuela crisis: menstrual and sexual health, maternal and infant health, and gender-based violence.
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Mar 31, 2018
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Research, Analysis, Reports

“I Lost My Dignity”: Sexual and Gender-based Violence in the Syrian Arab Republic

Sexual and gender-based violence against women, girls, men, and boys has been a persistent issue in Syria since the uprising in 2011. Parties to the conflict resort to sexual violence as a tool to instil fear, humiliate and punish.
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Mar 8, 2018
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Research, Analysis, Reports

The Compendium: An Overview of Situations and Cases Before the International Criminal Court (ICC)

This report is a compilation of current data and information on the Situations before the ICC, including those under preliminary examination as well as an overview of every case brought before the ICC, with a particular focus on gender‑based crimes.
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Mar 26, 2018
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5 Countries Where Femicide Is At Its Worst And What We Can Do To Help

5 Countries Where Femicide Is At Its Worst And What We Can Do To Help
Femicide is a crime that discriminates. It is not just the murder of women, but the murder of women because they are women. In many cultures and societies, this violence has long been accepted and encouraged.
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Jun 19, 2015
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Advocacy, Campaigns

Million Women Rise (MWR)

Million Women Rise (MWR) believes that male violence against women and children is a global pandemic. Violence devastates the lives of women, our families, and our communities. It also threatens to undermine efforts to bring about sustainable development.
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Jan 21, 2018
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United Kingdom

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Policies and Guidelines

CEDAW General Recommendation No. 35 on Gender-based Violence Against Women

25 years after recommendation No.19 on VAW, this document complements and updates the guidance to States parties and elaborates on the gender-based nature of this form of violence.
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Jul 14, 2017
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Gender-based Violence in South Africa: What's Missing and How to Fix it

There is little fluctuation in the statistics reported annually by the South African Police Services. Without political will, a change in the sensationalism and narratives around the reporting of gender based violence nothing will change.
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Mar 25, 2017
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South Africa

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Data Collection

The Hidden Figures of Gender-Based Violence in Spain | Heinrich Böll Stiftung

The current political and social scenario demonstrates that inequality and violence against women is a structural problem that affects every society in the world, including Spain.
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Oct 13, 2017
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Spain
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Research, Analysis, Reports

A Gendered Analysis of Violent Deaths

Does the risk of violent death differ for men and women in conflict and nonconflict settings, and across regions and countries? Does it change over the course of a person’s life? And are women targeted because they are women? Is such violence gendered?
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Nov 24, 2016
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Research, Analysis, Reports

Gender Violence and International Relations | CIDOB

This issue 117 of Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals investigates the international roots, responses and patterns of violence against women, especially in Latin America.
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Dec 21, 2017

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Advocacy, Campaigns

Sisters Uncut

Every week in the UK, two people registered as women are killed at the hands of a partner or ex-partner. The cuts make it harder for people to leave dangerous relationships and live safely.
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Dec 14, 2017
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United Kingdom
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Data Collection

Harnessing the Power of Data for Girls: Taking Stock and Looking ahead to 2030 | UNICEF

Data tell us that the lives of girls today are better in many respects than those of preceding generations. Girls are now more likely to survive childhood, more likely to attend school and complete their education and less likely to be undernourished.
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Dec 4, 2017
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