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8 November 2005

Gendering Demilitarization as a Peacebuilding Tool - pdf (Vanessa Farr, BICC, 06/02)

This paper examines different gender ideologies and roles that operate in times of conflict and during demilitarization, and stresses the need to gender demilitarization processes in the interests of peace.
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Gross Violations of Women's Human Rights in Conflict and the Power of International Instruments to Address Gender-based Crimes
 
On 17 and 18 November 2005, the “Global Women's Court of Accountability” will bring together personal testimonies of survivors and witnesses, analyses by expert human rights defenders, and illumination of the international humanitarian agreements by a panel of judges and experts, in a mock tribunal to raise new voices for accountability and a more peaceful and just world.

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Zimbabwe: Girls rise up and sing about abuse” (Taurai Maduna, kubatana.net, 02/11/05)
 
In the midst of economic crisis, a group of Zimbabwean girls has come together to fight a silent war raging in their communities: the war on sexual abuse. They are armed simply with their voices and have produced an album Wake Up Girls – Child Sexual Abuse: Lets develop a culture of prevention, from which you can hear audio files accompanying this piece.
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16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence” is an international campaign calling for the elimination of all forms of violence against women. Participants chose the dates, 25 November - International Day Against Violence Against Women - to 10 December - International Human Rights Day - in order to symbolically link violence against women and human rights.

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