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ISIS-WICCE RESOURCE HUB WEEKLY LINKS [August 2016]

This week, we share selected news, information and resources on SRH of women in rural Kenya, war time sexual violence in Sri Lanka and Burundi and the gender data gap in development statistics among others.

They smile through silent pain when they meet people and at night they cry when no one can see them enduring pain daily. Capital News uncovers the sad reality of women in rural Kenya who are grappling with diseases of ‘shame’.

As the war in Burundi continues, women’s bodies have become battlegrounds and rape is used as a weapon of war. Women and Girls Hub shares the horrifying stories of women survivors of rape.

The Sri Lankan government is currently designing transitional justice mechanisms to address human rights abuses connected to the three decade long war. Open Democracy takes a closer look at justice and accountability for war related sexual violence.

“We need to change the attitude that punishes women for their sexuality and rewards men for theirs. Read more of President Obama’s speech about feminism and gender equality struggles.

Counting what is countable and not what counts! Devex explores the importance of closing the gender data gap in development statistics.

As the world begins to implement Sustainable Development Goals, UN Women explains the need to embrace gendered pathways to achieving sustainable development goals.

Are you a feminist leader interested in building an organisation with a soul? This Guide provides the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of organisational leadership.

 

 

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