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Mechanisms underpinning interventions to reduce sexual violence in armed conflict: A realist-informed systematic review

Published in 2018

Source: Conflict and Health

Sexual violence is recognised as a widespread consequence of armed conflict and other humanitarian crises. The limited evidence in literature on interventions in this field suggests a need for alternatives to traditional review methods, particularly given the challenges of undertaking research in conflict and crisis settings. This study employs a realist review of the literature […]

Countering Sexual Violence in Conflict

Published in 2018

Source: Council on Foreign Relations, US

Sexual violence in conflict is viewed as a security challenge with such violence leading to consequences that increase the costs of armed conflict, rendering its management more difficult. Combating conflict-related sexual violence merits a higher place on the U.S. foreign policy agenda. This discussion paper looks at understanding conflict-related sexual violence which varies widely in […]

Report of the Secretary-General on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

Published in 2018

Source: United Nations

The eighth annual Report of the Secretary-General on Conflict-related Sexual Violence (S/2017/249), submitted pursuant to paragraph 22 of Security Council resolution 2106 (2013), focuses on sexual violence as both a tactic of war and a tactic of terrorism. The report spans 19 country situations, covering the period of January to December 2016, based on cases […]

Gender Tool Box: Gender and Environment

Published in 2018

Source: Swedish International Development Agency (Sida)

This brief by Sida outlines an analytical framework that makes gender differences and power structures visible in environmental work and mobilising change acting on the basis of the analysis. A pre-requisite for achieving sustainable development is women and girls’ voice and agency: the right to interpret, influence and participate in environmental work on equal terms. […]

Gender, the Environment and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

Published in 2018

Source: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

This report looks at gender inequalities as they relate to food and nutrition security and to the agriculture, energy, water, fisheries and forestry sectors in the Asia-Pacific region. It captures the key messages and policy lessons that could guide policymakers, private sector leaders and other actors involved in the gender and environmental arenas.

Gender and Environment – Fast Facts

Published in 2018

Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

This 2-page fact sheet highlights the effect of environment on women in particular poor women who are the more vulnerable by longstanding inequalities that silence their voices and neglect their needs. Thus it is important to identify and address women’s needs, as well as promoting women as decision makers, which are critical elements to ensure […]

2018 Environmental Performance Index

Published in 2018

Source: Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, Yale University

This publication highlights the global metrics for the environment, ranking country performance on high-priority environmental issues. The summary meant for policymakers contains a snapshot of the 2018 EPI’s framework and results. The complete methods, data, and results — including for individual countries — are available online at epi.yale.edu.

Homophobic and transphobic violence

Published in 2018

Source: United Nations Human Rights

This 2-page fact sheet by United Nations Human Rights (UNHR) outlines reports on homophobic and transphobic violence in all regions of the world, ranging from aggressive, sustained psychological bullying to physical assault, torture, kidnapping and targeted killings. Sexual violence has also been widely reported, including so-called “corrective” or “punitive” rape, in which men rape women […]

Handbook on monitoring and reporting homophobic and transphobic incidents

Published in 2018

Source: ILGA Europe

The aim of this publication is to contribute to increased and better reporting of homophobic and transphobic incidents by providing tools and a methodology to document and report violence motivated by hatred against LGBT people in a systematic and factual manner. It is designed for LGBT and human rights organisations who intend to monitor the […]

What Are Girls’ Rights?

Published in 2018

Source: Plan International

This fact sheet highlights specifically on girls’ rights and that millions of girls continue to struggle to claim their rights. Despite the existence of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), international law overlooks girls, effectively rendering them invisible. Rarely […]