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Making laws real and accessible underlines efforts by judges in Tanzania

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tanzanian women High Court judges are training the judiciary to apply international women’s rights standards in their judgments and to protect survivors and witnesses of violence against women and girls. They are also engaging in awareness-raising efforts to improve the understanding of women’s rights and options for legal recourse. More

Q&A with H.E Khawar Mumtaz, Chairperson of the National Commission on the Status of Women, Pakistan

Monday, February 11, 2013

In light of Pakistan’s fourth periodic report to the CEDAW Committee in Geneva on 12 February, UN Women spoke to the recently appointed Chairperson of the National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW). The new and autonomous Commission became part of the constitution on 8 March, 2012. More

Historic Gain for Women in Pakistan as Women’s Commission Gains Autonomous Status

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

On 2 February 2012, the Pakistan Senate unanimously approved the “National Commission on the Status of Women Bill 2012″ to protect women's rights against every kind of discrimination. The new bill replaces the National Commission on the Status of Women Ordinance from 2000 and strengthens the Commission by giving it financial and administrative autonomy through an independent Secretariat. More

Breaking the cycle of violence and HIV in Liberia

Friday, December 2, 2011

“I was raped during the war by three men. I live with two stigmas: of rape and of HIV." In her statement, Benetta describes the situation of thousands of Liberian women. But what makes Benetta different is that she is breaking the silence around these difficult issues. More

Peru Passes Historic Law on Indigenous Peoples

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Government of Peru has taken a historic step for indigenous peoples by becoming the first country in Latin America and the Caribbean to pass a law requiring that indigenous peoples be consulted on and give their consent to any legislative or administrative measures that directly affect them. More

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