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1. WorldWide links where Men are working to Stop Violence of Men Against Women ( The White Ribbon Campaign )

 

When it comes to the facts about women's lives, we don't need to focus on women's issues, do we? Nowadays, women and men are treated the same, right? Isn't the gender gap a myth? Don't women have equal rights already -- just like men? Aren't we guaranteed equal rights in the Constitution?

The answer to every single question above is 'no.'

As the following facts about women reveal, women's issues continue to matter because a huge gender gap exists in the U.S. And despite what many may think, we do not lead the world in gender equity for women. In fact, we're not even in the top ten.

Drawn from a cross-section of economic, social, and political concerns, these top 10 facts about women convey the enormity of the gap between men and women, and why focusing on women's issues and drawing attention to them is our best chance of closing the gap:

·         Women earn 78 cents for every dollar a man makes

·         Only 17% of the seats in Congress are held by women.

·         One out of every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.

·         One out of every six women will be sexually assaulted and/or raped in her lifetime.

·         Although 48% of law school graduates and 45% of law firm associates are female, women make up only 22% of federal-level and 26% of state-level judgeships.

·         Even in the 10 top paying jobs for women, females earn less than men; only one career -- speech pathology -- pays the same regardless of gender.

·         It's not any better at the top. America's top female CEOs earn, on average, 33 cents for every dollar earned by a male CEO.

·         There's nothing in the U.S. Constitution that guarantees women the same rights as a man. Despite attempts to add an Equal Rights Amendment, there is no guarantee of equal

rights for women in any legal document or any piece of legislation.

·         Despite previous attempts to ratify a UN treaty guaranteeing the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, the U.S. refuses to support an international bill of rights for

women signed by nearly every other nation on the planet.

·         The World Economic Forum's 2009 report on the Global Gender Gap ranked 134 countries for gender parity. The U.S. didn't even make the top 10 -- it came in at number 31.

 

2.  http://www.globalissues.org/article/166/womens-rights

3http://www.undp.org/women/

gender equality and women's empowerment in its four main areas of work: poverty reduction,   democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, and environment and sustainable development.

 

4.  http://www.un.org/rights/dpi1772e.htm

Women and Violence - Violence affects the lives of millions of women worldwide, in all socio-economic and educational classes. It cuts across cultural and religious barriers, impeding the right of women to participate fully in society.

 

5 http://genderandaids.org/

UNIFEM, in collaboration with UNAIDS, has developed this comprehensive gender and HIV/AIDS web portal to provide up-to-date information on the gender dimensions of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The site aims to promote understanding, knowledge sharing, and action on HIV/AIDS as a gender and human rights issue.

6. Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action also known as VDPA, was adopted by consensus at the World Conference on Human Rights on 25 June 1993 in Vienna, Austria as a human rights declaration. It draws attention to the importance of women's rights and the rights of the "girl-child"


Human Development Reports:

The Human Development Report is an independent report, commissioned by the UNDP, and is the product of a selected team of leading scholars, development practitioners and members of the Human Development Report Office of UNDP. It is translated into numerous languages and launched in more than 140 countries annually.

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Human Development Report 2009/10

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HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2000

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UNDP: Arab Human Development Report 2002-2005

24 Dec 2004 ... Arab Human Development Report, Subjects Covered, Arabic Version, English Version. 2002, Freedom, education and women's empowerment ...
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UNDP : Publications : National Human Development Reports

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The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) is the women’s fund at the United Nations. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies that promote women’s human rights, political participation, and economic security worldwide.

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UNIFEM Annual Report 2009–2010 (2010). The Annual Report documents UNIFEM's work to foster women's empowerment and gender equality around the world. ...
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Materials: Evaluation Reports - UNIFEM

Evaluation Report: UNIFEM's Work on Gender-Responsive Budgeting (2010). The evaluation, split into three sets of reports, provides critical lessons on what ...
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Progress of the World's Women: Previous Reports

View Previous Progress Reports. Launched in June 2000, Progress of the World's Women tracks global progress towards gender equality, aiming to inspire bold ...
www.unifem.org/progress/progress.html

 

Other Publications - UNIFEM

This report provides an account of an extraordinary set of 25 meetings held in the ... The evaluation, split into three sets of reports, provides critical ...
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National family health survey reports

State reports of the following states had been released and key findings disseminated in their respective state capitals as given below and the reports are now available online.

 

Crime against women ( National Crime Bureau )

 

 

http://www.un.org/womenwatch/

WomenWatch is the central gateway to information and resources on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women throughout the United Nations system, including the United Nations Secretariat, regional commissions, funds, programmes, specialized agencies and academic and research institutions. It is a joint United Nations project created in March 1997 to provide Internet space for global gender equality issues and to support implementation of the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action. Since 1997 the intergovernmental mandate has expanded, for example through the outcome document of the Twenty-third special session of the General Assembly in June 2000 and Security Council resolution 1325 of October 2000. The website now also provides information on the outcomes of, as well as efforts to incorporate gender perspectives into follow-up to global conferences.

 

http://www.womenwarpeace.org/

It provides information regarding the resolutions of United Nations Security Council's resolutions, that deal with women:

Resolution 1674

It specifically condemns sexual and gender-based violence, the recruitment of children into armed groups, the forced displacement of civilian populations, trafficking of women and children, and sexual exploitation and abuse.

Source: http://www.womenwarpeace.org/

Resolution 1612

It established monitoring and reporting mechanisms aimed at protecting children and documenting violations, which have led to the development of a name-and-shame list of armed groups who are known to use, recruit, kill, maim, or perpetrate acts of sexual violence against children.

Source: http://www.womenwarpeace.org/

Resolution 1325

It was unanimously adopted during the Namibian presidency of the UN Security Council in October 2000. It is a landmark legal and political framework that acknowledges the importance of the participation of women and the inclusion of gender perspectives in peace negotiations, humanitarian planning, peacekeeping operations, post-conflict peacebuilding and governance.

Source: http://www.womenwarpeace.org/

Resolution 1889

It was adopted in October 2009 with the aim of strengthening the implementation and monitoring of SCR 1325. It calls for the establishment of global indicators on SCR 1325, reiterates its mandate for increasing women’s participation and reinforces calls for mainstreaming gender perspectives in all decision-making processes, especially in the early stages of post-conflict peacebuilding.

Source: http://www.womenwarpeace.org/

UN Security Council resolution 1820

It was adopted in June 2008 to address the issue of widespread sexual violence in conflict, either when used systematically to achieve military or political ends, or when opportunistic and arising from cultures of impunity.

Source: http://www.womenwarpeace.org/

Resolution 1888

It strengthens the implementation of SCR 1820 through assigning leadership and establishing effective support mechanisms. It calls for the appointment of a Special Representative of the Secretary-General to coordinate UN efforts to address conflict-related sexual violence, as well as for the rapid deployment of teams of experts and advisors to situations of concern. SCR 1888 also calls for the inclusion of the issue of sexual violence in peace negotiations, the development of approaches to address the effects of sexual violence, and improved monitoring and reporting on conflict trends and perpetrators.

Source: http://www.womenwarpeace.org/

 

http://www.un.org/disarmament/HomePage/SSOD/

It is a website of United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) which was established in January 1998 as the Department for Disarmament Affairs which part of the Secretary-General’s programme for reform in accordance with his report to the General Assembly (A/51/950). UNODA provides substantive and organizational support for norm-setting in the area of disarmament through the work of the General Assembly and its First Committee, the Disarmament Commission, the Conference on Disarmament and other bodies. It fosters disarmament measures through dialogue, transparency and confidence-building on military matters, and encourages regional disarmament efforts; these include the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms and regional forums. It also provides objective, impartial and up-to-date information on multilateral disarmament issues and activities to Member States, States parties to multilateral agreements, intergovernmental organizations and institutions, departments and agencies of the United Nations system, research and educational institutions, civil society, especially non-governmental organizations, the media and the general public.



http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs//2010/note6273.doc.htm

This website contains the Press Release note no. 6273 which UN Commemorates First International Day against Nuclear Tests, Secretary-General Says: "We Must each Do Our Part to Build a Safer, More Secure World Today".


http://www.unis.unvienna.org/unis/pressrels/2006/unisinf153.html

It is a website of the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) in Vienna which is responsible for the development and production of information programmes and activities on the work of the United Nations. It disseminates materials produced by the Department of Public Information (DPI) at the United Nations Headquarters on all topics of the United Nations work programme. UNIS works closely with local media, governmental and non-governmental organizations and United Nations associations. Public inquiries at UNIS are handled by the reference library.


http://www.un.org/en/globalissues/women/

As the world’s only truly universal global organization, the United Nations has become the foremost forum to address issues that transcend national boundaries and cannot be resolved by any one country acting alone. To its initial goals of safeguarding peace, protecting human rights, establishing the framework for international justice and promoting economic and social progress, in the six and a half decades since its creation the United Nations has added on new challenges, such as climate change, international terrorism and AIDS. While conflict resolution and peacekeeping continue to be among its most visible efforts, the UN, along with its specialized agencies, is also engaged in a wide array of activities to improve people’s lives around the world – from disaster relief, through education and advancement of women, to peaceful uses of atomic energy. This website offers an overview of some of these global issues, and links to other resources where you can get additional information.

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/en/about_us.html

This is a website of The Permanent Forum which is one of three UN bodies that is mandated to deal specifically with indigenous peoples' issues. The others are the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous People and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous People.The Permanent Forum is an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council with a mandate to discuss indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights.


http://www.globalissues.org/article/166/womens-rights

This web site looks into global issues that affect everyone and aims to show how most issues are inter-related. There are over 550 articles on this site, mostly written by myself. The issues discussed range from trade, poverty and globalization, to human rights, geopolitics, the environment, and much more. Spread over these articles, there are over 7,000 links to external articles, web sites, reports and analysis to help provide credence to the arguments made on this web site.


http://www.unac.org/peacekeeping/en/pdf/academic_publication/chapter7.pdf

This website contains pdf which create global attention on gender considerations in peace and security contexts that has come a long way in the last fifteen years. In the early 1990s, it was quickly realized that contemporary armed conflicts increasingly targeted civilian populations. Women and girls, in particular, were found to endure unimaginable suffering during armed conflict. As a result, in 1995 “women and armed conflict” was identified as one of the critical areas of concern at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, prompting the adoption of gender-sensitive language within the field of conflict.


http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/EGUA-8AWLAY?OpenDocument

Fourth Text Recommended Will Have General Assembly Condemn Torture; Also Hears from General Assembly President, Concludes Debate on Refugees . The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) took action today on three draft resolutions — all adopted without a vote — that would have the General Assembly welcome the establishment of UN Women, declare 23 June every year International Widows' Day and condemn all forms of violence against women and girls. This website contains the sixty-fifth General Assembly session along with full report on 'UN Women', Condemning All Violence against Women, Establishing International Widow's Day.


http://www.unfoundation.org/press-center/press-releases/2010/bachelet-appointment-puts-women-girls-up-front.html

This is a website of The United Nations Foundation which links the UN’s work with others around the world, mobilizing the energy and expertise of business and non-governmental organizations to help the UN tackle issues including climate change, children’s health, peace and security, and poverty eradication. The United Nations Foundation is honored to work with you and the United Nations to foster a more peaceful, prosperous and just world.


http://www.internationalpeaceandconflict.org/forum/topics/un-trust-fund-to-end-violence

This website contains UN TRUST FUND TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ISSUES ANNUAL CALL FOR PROPOSALS. United Nations, New York — The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) launched its annual global Call for Proposals for programmes that support country-level efforts to end violence against women and girls. The criteria, eligibility requirements and application guidelines are available at www.unifem.org/untfevaw. The deadline for application is 20 January 2011.


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aum/message/20488?var=1

This website contains the list of all United Nations Women's Issues Groups. Within the United Nations System, there are three agencies working exclusively on gender and women's issues (Division for the Advancement of Women, International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women, and United Nations Development Fund for Wopmen), as well as a special advisor to the Secretary-General (Office of the Special Advisor to the Secretary- General on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women), and an inter-agency network of gender focal points (Inter-Agency Network on Women and gender Equality).


http://ukun.fco.gov.uk/en/uk-at-un/thematic-issues/DevelopmentandHumanRights/gender-entity

On July 2, the UN General Assembly unanimously decided to create a new agency for gender issues, the UN Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women, known as UN Women.  The new entity is the consolidation of the four existing agencies working on gender issues, the Division of the Advancement of Women (DAW), the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (OSAGI), and the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW). A single strong UN agency on gender equality and women's empowerment will provide stronger leadership, greater accountability and more resources to support women. This website contains allabout these agencies.

http://www.un.org/observances/days.shtml

This site contains information on United Nations days, weeks, years, decades and other observances, resolutions declaring them and links to events websites. United Nations observances are used to contribute to the achievement of the purposes of the UN Charter and promote awareness of and action upon, important political, social, cultural, humanitarian or human rights issues. They provide a useful means for the promotion of international and national action and stimulate interest in United Nations activities and programmes. For international years and decades the UN Secretary General takes action to establish preparatory process, evaluation and follow-up procedures. This site contains information on United Nations days, weeks, years, decades and other observances, resolutions declaring them and links to events websites.

http://www.ids.ac.uk/go/about-ids/annual-report

This is a website of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) which is a leading global charity for international development research, teaching, and communications. It was founded in 1966 and enjoys an international reputation based on the quality of its work and its commitment to applying academic skills to real world challenges. Its purpose is to understand and explain the world, and to try to change it – to influence as well as to inform. IDS hosts five dynamic research teams, eight popular postgraduate courses, and a family of world-class knowledge services.. These three spheres are integrated in a unique combination – as a development knowledge hub, IDS is connected into and is a convenor of networks throughout the world. The Institute is home to approximately 100 researchers, 40 knowledge services staff, 65 support staff and about 200 students at any one time. But the IDS community extends far beyond, encompassing an extensive network of partners, former staff and students across the development community worldwide.


http://www.unifem.org/attachments/products/UNIFEM_EVAW_Strategy_2009.pdf

This website contains United Nations Development Fund For Women's (UNIFEM) strategy which is focused on four priority areas and six cross-cutting strategies identified on the basis of UNIFEM comparative advantages; strategic entry points that hold promise for intensifying implementation and medium-to-longer-term results; and the need for attention to especially neglected issues and groups of women and girls. Under the overall theme of ending impunity and strengthening accountability, the Strategy‘s four pillars are centred on: furthering implementation of existing commitments and promoting upscaling; aligning informal and formal justice systems with international human rights standards; addressing rape as a tactic of warfare in conflict and post-conflict situations; and targeting primary prevention with key groups, especially men and young people. Some areas represent expansion of UNIFEM‘s ongoing work in advocacy, policy and legal reform, services and access to justice, while others reflect relatively new and emerging issues, such as incorporating violence against women and girls in leading policy and funding frameworks.

http://www.un.org/disarmament/HomePage/SSOD/

This website is related with the Un Office for Disarmament Affairs. It contains Un resolutions, conventions related with disarmament. The General Assembly has held three Special Sessions devoted to Disarmament (SSOD). There was SSOD-I in 1978, SSOD-II in 1982 and SSOD-III in 1988 (see links below). Only SSOD-I succeeded in producing a final document. All these documents are on this website.


http://www.unis.unvienna.org/unis/pressrels/2006/unisinf153.html

This website is related with the United Nations European Youth Leadership Summit. The summit will discuss ways to accelerate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through sport, culture and peace. It is organized by the United Nations New York Office of Sport for Development and Peace on behalf of the UN system and is hosted by the Government of Austria.


http://www.un.org/en/events/againstnucleartestsday/

This website cover knowldge regarding the International Day against Nuclear Tests. The 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly declared 29 August as the International Day against Nuclear Tests through the unanimous adoption of its resolution 64/35 on 2 December 2009. The Day is meant to galvanize the efforts of the United Nations, Member States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, youth networks and the media in informing, educating and advocating the necessity of banning nuclear tests as a valuable step to achieving a safer world. The Preamble of the resolution emphasizes “that every effort should be made to end nuclear tests in order to avert devastating and harmful effects on the lives and health of people …and, that the end of nuclear tests is one of the key means of achieving the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world.”


http://www.womenforwomen.org/events-supporting-women/international-womens-day.php

This website is related with International Women’s Day - March 8th 2010 which is an important day for women all around the world. On this day, all celebrate the strengths and achievements of women by taking part in Women for Women International’s Join me on the Bridge Campaign.

Thank you to everyone who came out to honor the resilience of millions of women survivors of war around the world, by attending the Join me on the Bridge campaign on International Women's Day: March 8, 2010.


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This website appreciate your interest in sponsoring a woman with Women for Women International. It further connect link to another website which consider Women International believes that when women are well, sustain an income, are decision-makers, and have strong social networks and safety-nets, they are in a much stronger position to advocate for their rights. This philosophy and our commitment to local leadership builds change and capacity at the grassroots level.


http://www.un.org/en/globalissues/women/

This website is related with global issues concerning women. UN support for the rights of women is also covered in it which began with the Organization's founding Charter. Among the purposes of the UN declared in Article 1 of its Charter is “To achieve international co-operation … in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion.”

 

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/en/about_us.html

This website is related with The Permanent Forum which is one of three UN bodies that is mandated to deal specifically with indigenous peoples' issues. The others are the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous People and the Special Rappoteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous People. The Permanent Forum is an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council with a mandate to discuss indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights.

 

http://www.globalaging.org/agingwatch/cedaw/index.htm

This website higlights the issues related witha ageing persons. Produced as a collaborative effort of nine aging organizations around the world, this report provides arguments and tools for engaging people across the globe in a discussion of the need for a UN Convention on the Rights of Older Persons. Overall view of the CEDAW is also covers in this website.

 

http://globalhealth.kff.org/Daily-Reports/2010/September/23/GH-092310-MDG-Summit.aspx

This is a website of Kaiser Family Foundation which is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. It serves as a trusted and independent expert voice in a U.S. health system dominated by commercial, political, and ideological interests; a place where people can turn for unbiased and non-partisan analysis, basic facts, and explanation of the biggest domestic and global health policy issues and public opinion shaping them. This is the role for which it is best known in the U.S.

 

http://www.unwomen.org/2010/07/statement-by-the-un-secretary-general-on-the-creation-of-un-women/

It is related with UN Women which was created by the United Nations General Assembly In July 2010 as the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It will merge and build on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system which focus exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

 

http://www.un-ngls.org/spip.php?article2709

On 2 July, in a historic moment, the UN General Assembly voted unanimously to the establishment of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment, to be known as “UN Women.” The resolution that establishes the new entity is part of a larger resolution on System-wide Coherence (A/RES/64/289), which is cover by this website.

 

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2010-07-02-un-womens-equality_N.htm

The resolution adopted by consensus by the 192-member world body will put four existing U.N. bodies dealing with the advancement of women under a single umbrella that will be known as "UN Women." Diplomats burst into applause when Assembly President Ali Abdessalam Treki banged his gavel signifying approval. The UNITED NATIONS — the approval of The General Assembly for the establishment of a single U.N. body to promote equality for women was contained in this website.


http://www.icn.ch/news/frequently-asked-questions-un-womens-agency/

This web link is related with UN Women's Agency. Poverty, inequitable relationships between men and women, poor access to health care, inadequate education, violence and a variety of social, economic, political and cultural factors adversely affect the health and well-being of millions of women and girls worldwide. It is well-documented that these issues have not been addressed and gender equity within the UN has not been achieved. This is simply not acceptable. Women’s marginal, lower status and unrealized potential punishes half the world’s population, but weakens us all.

 

http://www.naswdc.org/practice/intl/issues/women.asp

This link is related with The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) which is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 145,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies. The National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF) is a charitable organization created to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through the advancement of social work practice.

 

http://www.unescap.org/esid/GAD/Events/BeijingPlatform1999/fes-pap.pdf

This weblink is related with Report on Regional Workshop Towards Women's Political Empowerment . This report has been prepared by Dr. Gabriele Bruns, Women’s Project Manager, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Bangkok. The views expressed in this paper do not necessarily reflect those of the United Nations, or any of the Governments mentioned in the paper.

 

http://www.weforum.org/en/Communities/Women%20Leaders%20and%20Gender%20Parity/GenderGapNetwork/index.htm

This weblink is related with The World Economic Forum which is an independent, international organization incorporated as a Swiss not-for-profit foundation. We are striving towards a world-class corporate governance system where values are as important a basis as rules. Our motto is ‘entrepreneurship in the global public interest’. We believe that economic progress without social development is not sustainable, while social development without economic progress is not feasible.

http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/

This website is relaed to the Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW) advocates the improvement of the status of women of the world, and the achievement of their equality with men –as equal actors, partners, and beneficiaries of sustainable development, human rights, peace and security. Together with Governments, other entities of the United Nations system, and civil society, including non-governmental organizations, DAW actively works to advance the global agenda on women's rights, gender equality and the empowerment of women, and ensure that women’s voices are heard in international policy arenas.


http://www.un-instraw.org/migration/news/iii-virtual-discussion-on-gender-migration-remittances.html

It is a website of UN-INSTRAW which is a United Nations entity mandated to develop research and training programmes that contribute to the empowerment of women and the achievement of gender equality worldwide. Through alliance building with UN Member States, international organizations, academia, civil society, the private sector and other actors, UN-INSTRAW, Undertakes action-oriented research from a gender perspective that has a concrete impact on policies, programmes and projects; Creates synergies for knowledge management and information exchange; Strengthens the capacities of key stakeholders to integrate gender perspectives in policies, programmes and projects; and Builds a sustainable, transparent and efficient institution.

 

hhttp://www.unifem.org/

This link is associated with UNIFEM (part of UN Women) which is the women's fund at the United Nations, dedicated to advancing women’s rights and achieving gender equality. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies that foster women's empowerment. UNIFEM works on the premise that it is the fundamental right of every woman to live a life free from discrimination and violence, and that gender equality is essential to achieving development and to building just societies.

 

http://www.un.org/womenwatch/

WomenWatch is the central gateway to information and resources on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women throughout the United Nations system, including the United Nations Secretariat, regional commissions, funds, programmes, specialized agencies and academic and research institutions. It is a joint United Nations project created in March 1997 to provide Internet space for global gender equality issues and to support implementation of the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action. Since 1997 the intergovernmental mandate has expanded, for example through the outcome document of the Twenty-third special session of the General Assembly in June 2000 and Security Council resolution 1325 of October 2000. The website now also provides information on the outcomes of, as well as efforts to incorporate gender perspectives into follow-up to global conferences.

 

http://www.who.int/topics/womens_health/en/

It is a website of WHO which is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

 

http://www.who.int/gender/women_health_report/en/index.html

Despite considerable progress in the past decades, societies continue to fail to meet the health care needs of women at key moments of their lives, particularly in their adolescent years and in older age. These are the key findings of the WHO report Women and health: today's evidence tomorrow's agenda. This weblink cover the roport.

 

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs334/en/index.html

This link is related with facts of women health, Like On average, women live six to eight years longer than men globally: In 2007, women's life expectancy at birth was more than 80 years in 35 countries, but only 54 years in the WHO African Region; Girls are far more likely than boys to suffer sexual abuse; Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death among adolescent girls in high- and middle-income countries; Essentially all (99%) of the half a million maternal deaths every year occur in developing countries; Breast cancer is the leading cancer killer among women aged 20–59 years in high-income countries; Globally, cardiovascular disease, often thought to be a "male" problem, is the leading killer of women.

 

http://www.whofoundation.org/WhoWeAre/index.asp

This is a link of , The WHO (Women Helping Others) Foundation which was established in 1993 is committed to encouraging women everywhere to help others through community service; supporting organizations dedicated to the needs of women, children and families in crisis. Since its inception, the WHO Foundation has granted more than $3.8 million to other non-profit organizations supporting such issues as teen pregnancy, rape, education, homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse, and domestic violence. The W.H.O Foundation is a U.S. IRS code section 501(c)(3) Non-profit.


http://www.iwhc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3326&Itemid=548

This link is related with The International Women's Health Coalition's impact that is local and global. We leverage our work in two very different but critically linked worlds - international policy and local capacity - to change thinking, redirect funding and motivate action by people and institutions that can secure rights and health for women. We have worked in alliance with advocates and policymakers to influence the outcome of many major UN deliberations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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