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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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Senegal's Family Planning Challenge
The government of Senegal and its partners are ramping up efforts to make family planning methods available to women - and acceptable to highly religious and conservative communities. But deeply ingrained religious traditions, the looming threat of losing overseas development assistance, and a large youth population make their task far from easy.MORE
Sustainable Development Goals: Why Ending Child Marriage Should Be A Target
When you have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape the face of global development, you want to make sure you make the most of it. Curbing child marriage will reduce poverty and improve rates of nutrition, health and economic growth. It needs to be an explicit target in the SDGs.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

The African Regional Human Rights System

The African Regional Human Rights System
The publication narrates the origins of the African regional human rights mechanisms. It elaborates the normative framework and rights recognised in the regional human rights treaties in the region.download
 

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

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