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Gender Equality and International Law in Africa: The Role of Regional Economic Communities

March 23, 2023

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is prevalent in Africa, occurring in both public and private spheres during peacetime...

Toolkits & Manuals

Guide and Guidelines on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders in Africa

March 7, 2023

Women human rights defenders work tirelessly to uphold, promote, and secure the rights of women and girls and society as a wh...

Submissions

Testimony for the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Hearing on the ERA on 28 February 2023

February 27, 2023

Our Global Executive Director, S. Mona Sinha, submitted the below written testimony for the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judi...

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Words and Deeds: Sex Discrimination in Economic Status Laws

January 31, 2023

The 4th UN Conference on Women in 1995 was the birth of The Beijing Platform for Action, the most progressive blueprint ever ...

Submissions

Kazakhstan-Submission To The Human Rights Committee (HRC) 137th Session Dec 2022

January 24, 2023

Our joint submission details our concerns with regard to laws related to rape and other forms of sexual violence and procedur...

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Sexual Violence Laws In Eurasia: Towards a consent-based definition

January 23, 2023

This report examines legal provisions relating to sexual violence in five Eurasian countries – Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyr...

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Enhancing Policy Responses to Addressing Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (CSEA) in Kenya

January 12, 2023

Every year, over 400 million children around the world are exposed to child sexual exploitation and abuse (CSEA). Defined as ...

Toolkits & Manuals

Guide To Advocating For Women’s Rights Using International Human Rights Mechanisms

November 30, 2022

What is international human rights advocacy?  International human rights advocacy involves engaging with various UN mech...

Publications

Words and Deeds: Sex Discrimination in Violence Laws

November 23, 2022

The 4th UN Conference on Women in 1995 was the birth of The Beijing Platform for Action, the most progressive blueprint ever ...

Submissions

Russia – Submission To The Committee on the Rights of the Child (OHCHR) 94th Session October 2022

November 2, 2022

Our joint submission details concerns with regard to laws related to sexual violence and procedures and practices which effec...

Submissions

Kyrgyzstan – Submission To The Committee on The Rights of the Child (OHCHR) 94th Session Nov 2022

November 2, 2022

Our joint submission detail concerns with regard to laws related to sexual violence and procedures and practices which effect...

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Words and Deeds: Sex Discrimination in Marital Status Laws

October 11, 2022

The 4th UN Conference on Women in 1995 was the birth of The Beijing Platform for Action, the most progressive blueprint ever ...