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Sexual violence in conflict – what use is the law?

Through conflict after conflict, sexual violence persists, not just as individual crimes but as a weapon of war, from the Balkans to the Congo, from Liberia and Sierra Leone to present day Iraq. It persists, says Madeleine Rees, the secretary general of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, because it’s effective.

Working to prevent it and cope with its effects is a dauntingly wide-ranging task, which entails tackling deep-seated attitudes at the core of societies, as well as the provision of medical help, emotional support and legal advice to the victims.

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Is current theorising on same-sex sexuality relevant to the African context? Ending 'Female Circumcision' in Practice and Name
7th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights
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Understanding & Addressing Gender Based Violence
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Organisational Change for Gender Equality: Practical Skills and Approaches
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Sex in Africa is More Diverse Than Gay-or-Straight
Same-sex practices are common throughout the African continent; it is the claiming of homosexual identity that remains widely forbidden. The question of what constitutes “sex” in Africa, and in particular same-sex sex, is still something of a blind spot.MORE
Ending 'Female Circumcision' in Practice and Name
An estimated 125 million girls and women--primarily in Africa--have had their genitalia cut, scraped, or sewn up. The lifelong cost of non-conformity can be high; even parents who question the practice feel pressured to subject their daughters to the rite.MORE
 

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Family Life and HIV Education for Junior Secondary Schools: Students' Handbook

Family Life and HIV Education for Junior Secondary Schools: Students' Handbook, 2nd Edition 
This handbook aims to empower young people with the knowledge and skills to live happy and healthy lives. It provides answers to many of the questions young people usually have about the physical and emotional issues they face during adolescence.download

Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective

Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective: Cases and Controversies 
This book offers a fresh look at significant transnational legal developments in recent years, examining key judicial decisions, constitutional texts, and regulatory reforms of abortion law in order to envision ways ahead.MORE INFORMATION

Addis Ababa Declaration on Accelerating the Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action

Addis Ababa Declaration on Accelerating the Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action
Addis Ababa Declaration is an outcome document of the 9th African Regional Conference on Women organised to review the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.download
 

"I Will Never Be Cut": Kenyan Girls Fight Back Against Genital Mutilation

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