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Isis-WICCE Resource Hub’s Weekly Links [February]

This week we share  news, resources and opportunities for women, peace and security globally In Lebanon women’s rights groups want the government to abolish the law which  forces rape survivors to marry their attackers via  Women and Girls Hub. Want to Empower Women Worldwide? Give them access to contraceptives. Melinda

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Tackling the Remarriage of Half-Widows in Kashmir

Due to the prolonged conflict in Kashmir, since 1989, thousands of civilians have been killed in Kashmir. While most of the killings have taken place at the hands of security forces from unprovoked shooting, fake encounters, in custody and other methods due to the result of actions by the non-state actors and militants. A conservative

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Africa in Review 2016: Uganda Takes in Refugees

2016 was an eventful year for Africa and for the world, with important implications for U.S.-Africa relations. From continuing democratic consolidation and deepening trade ties in many countries to the shocking electoral defeat and standoff in the Gambia, to South Sudan’s escalating crisis, to the debates over the future of

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DRC: Public Letter from Women on the Political Accord

Some 50 women’s organizations from the DRC, Africa and the rest of the world call on President Kabila and other political actors to swiftly implement the 31 December agreement. (Full list of signatories and recipients below) 24 January 2017 Dear All Parties to the 31st December Political Accord, We, the undersigned

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Communicating for Social Intolerance to Violence against Women

“Happy Wife, Happy Life” “Be a Real Man” “Woman is Human”. The start of the year gathered actors committed to advancing women’s rights and social change including government representatives (Ministry of Gender Labor and Social Development, the Ministry of Health and Uganda National Police) as well as civil society (Isis-WICCE,

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IsisWICCE Resource Hub’s Weekly Links[January]

Happy New Year! This week we share  news, resources and opportunities for women, peace and security globally Beyond the Helpless Victim: Media Representation of Women in Conflict Zones: Despite the women’s participation in formal and informal peace  efforts, media reporting has continued to portray women as mere causalities and victims

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Our End of 2016 Message

Dear Friends, As we come to the end of 2016, it is a good time to look back at the year, to sincerely appreciate your support of our efforts, our achievements and look forward to what we still need to accomplish. Isis-WICCE has had to adapt to a changing landscape, including new trends in conflict, militarism

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Marking International Women Human Rights Defenders Day

As Uganda’s women human rights defenders increasingly tackle physical assault, malicious targeting, office break-ins, arbitrary detention, public backlash, resistance from opinion leaders and smear campaigns for addressing contentious issues such as land conflict or sexual minority rights; the political space, funding and support for women’s rights work continues to shrink.

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