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Featured Articles

  • Judging Women
    By Stephen J. Choi, Mitu Gulati, Mirya Holman, & Eric A. Posner. 8 J. Empirical Legal Stud. 504-532 (2011).
  • Returning Home: Women in Post-Conflict Societies
    By Naomi Cahn, Dina Haynes and Fionnuala Ni Aolain. 39 U. Balt. L. Rev. 339 (2010). Reprinted from University of Baltimore Law Review, Volume 39. Copyright 2010 by the University of Baltimore School of Law.
  • Sustainable Development
    By Sandra Day O'Connor & Kim K. Azzarelli. 44 CORNELL INT’L L.J. 1 (2011). Copyright 2011 by the Cornell International Law Journal.

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Featured Reports

  • 2010 Trafficking in Persons Report
    The U.S. State Department's 10th annual Trafficking in Persons Report covers the status of efforts against human trafficking in countries around the world, including the United States, and highlights key trends in human trafficking.
  • Burnt Not Defeated
    Report by Campaign and Struggle Against Acid Attacks on Women (CSAAAW) on acid attacks in Karnataka, India.
  • CEDAW and Muslim Family Laws
    Report published by MUSAWAH for Equality in the Family on States' parties justifications for their failure to implement CEDAW with regard to family law and practices that discriminate against Muslim women.
  • Combating Acid Violence in Bangladesh, Cambodia, and India
    A Report by the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School, the Committee on International Human Rights of the New York City Bar Association, the Cornell Law School International Human Rights Clinic, and the Virtue Foundation.
  • Costing and Financing 1325
    Global Network of Women Peacebuilders report on the Resources Needed to Implement UN Security Council Resolution 1325 at the National Level as well as the Gains, Gaps and Glitches on Financing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda.
  • Global Gender Gap Report 2010
    Report published by the World Economic Forum presenting the scope of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress by providing benchmarks of national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria (2010).
  • He Loves You, He Beats You
    Report by Human Rights Watch documenting violence against women and girls by husbands, partners, and family members in Turkey, and the survivors' struggle to seek protection (2011).
  • Hidden in the Mealie Meal
    Human Rights Watch Report on the Zambian government's failure to meet its international obligations to combat violence and discrimination against women. The report documents abuses that obstruct women's ability to start and adhere to HIV treatment regimens, including violence against women and insecure property rights (2007).
  • Human Rights and Gender Equality in Health Sector Strategies: How to Assess Policy Coherence
    Report providing a tool to consider practical options and posing critical questions for policy-makers to identify gaps and opportunities in the review or reform of health sector strategies as well as other sectoral initiatives. Developed by the World Health Organization, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (2011).
  • In Pursuit of Peace
    Launched in tandem with the June 2010 Review Conference of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court; includes recommendations for improving gender sensitivity at the ICC, and particular statements by activists from DR Congo, Central African Republic and Uganda.
  • Lessons Learnt and Experiences Gained in the UNFPA Supported WPC Project on Addressing Sex Selection
    During a three-year project (2008-2011) in India, the WPC assessed the circumstances surrounding and methods to address growing sex selection in India. A systematic process was put into place to set up multiple local-level implementing partners to collect data; increase education and awareness; and launch and maintain programs to induce long-term change of the traditional practices that lead to sex selection.
  • Progress of the World's Women 2008/2009: Who Answers to Women?
    UN Women report presenting innovative measures states and international institutions are taking to increase accountability to women, focusing on politics and governance, access to public services, economic opportunities, justice, and the distribution of international assistance for development and security (2008).
  • Report on the Adoption of UNSCR 1960 (2010)
    UN Security Council Report on the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1960 (2010) requesting detailed information on suspected perpetrators of sexual violence during armed conflict.
  • Silence is Violence
    The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights exposes the abuse of women in Afghanistan, July 9, 2009.
  • Soldiers Who Rape, Commanders Who Condone
    Human Rights Watch Report documenting persistent sexual violence by the army in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the limited impact of government and donor efforts to address the problem (2009).
  • Staying Alive
    Lawyer's Collective of India Report evaluating the implementation of the Domestic Violence Act of 2005 in India.
  • The World's Women 2010: Trends and Statistics
    A United Nations report highlighting the differences in the status of women and men in eight areas – population and families, health, education, work, power and decision-making, violence against women, environment and poverty.
  • WHO Multi-country Study on Women's Health and Domestic Violence against Women
    Report by the World Health Organization documenting the prevalence of intimate partner violence and its association with women's physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health in 10 countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, Japan, Peru, Namibia, Samoa, Serbia and Montenegro, Thailand and the United Republic of Tanzania (2005).
  • Women in Prison in Argentina: Causes, Conditions, and Consequences
    Report by the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice and International Human Rights Clinic, University of Chicago Law School's International Human Rights Clinic, and the Public Defender's Office in Argentina finding that women and their families are disproportionately affected by the harsh penalties imposed for low-level drug offences in Argentina.
  • You Dress According to Their Rules
    Report by Human Rights Watch documenting acts of violence, harassment, and threats against women in Chechnya to intimidate them into wearing a headscarf or dressing more "modestly."

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