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A Capacity Building Toolbox for emerging CBOs and Youth Groups

Sunday, June 19, 2016

This toolbox is a selected set of 55 tools to support youth groups and emerging community-based organisations (CBOs) in building their capacities in six areas; gender-focused capacity (11 tools), leadership capacity (10 tools), management capacity (7 tools), action capacity (12 tools), innovation capacity (8 tools) and adaptive capacity (7 tools. It aims to support youth groups and emerging CBOs by proposing useful practical tools that can foster their capacities-organizational capacity to engage actively with gender equality and women’s empowerment issues. This knowledge brief was produced under the UN Women Men and Women for Gender Equality Programme, Arab States Regional Office, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). More

1st Issue Brief: Shari‘ah, fiqh and Islamic law (English)

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Shari‘ah, fiqh and Islamic law is part of a series of knowledge briefs for women’s rights activists to provide advocacy arguments and convey key ideas and concepts related to Muslim legal traditions in a simple and appealing way. The boundaries between some key terms such as Shari‘ah, fiqh and Islamic law are often blurred and confused in everyday language. This confusion contributes to gender inequality in modern family laws in ways that are detrimental to women. Attempts to reform state laws in the direction of justice and equality for women have been opposed by those who perceive them as going against Shari‘ah. It is essential to distinguish between these terms in order to set the divine and eternal apart from the human and temporal. This knowledge brief was produced under the UN Women Men and Women for Gender Equality Programme, Arab States Regional Office, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). More

Women’s Stories, Women’s Lives: Male Authority in Muslim Contexts

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Women’s Stories, Women’s Lives: Male Authority in Muslim Contexts outlines the findings and selected stories from Musawah’s Global Life Stories Project, through which researchers and activists documented the life stories of 55 women in nine countries. The Global Life Stories Project is a central element in Musawah’s ongoing and multifaceted research programmes aimed at producing new egalitarian knowledge from within Muslim legal tradition. The book was produced under the UN Women Men and Women for Gender Equality’ Programme, Arab States Regional Office, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs funded the research component. More

2nd Issue Brief- Muslim Family Laws. What Makes Reform Possible? (English)

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Muslim Family Laws. What Makes Reform Possible is part of a series of knowledge briefs for women’s rights activists to provide advocacy arguments and convey key ideas and concepts related to Muslim legal traditions in a simple and appealing way. Reform is often resisted on the grounds that Muslim family laws are divine and thus not open to change. Yet in reality change and reform have been inherent in Muslim legal tradition. Islamic legal theory is rich with concepts and tools that have been continually used in the past and that can pave the way for family laws that are more in line with contemporary Muslim realities, as well as with modern notions of justice which, in the course of the twentieth century, have come to include gender equality. This knowledge brief was produced under the UN Women Men and Women for Gender Equality Programme, Arab States Regional Office, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). More

Across Divides To Advance Women’s Rights Through Dialogue: Experiences From The Ground

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Search for Common Ground (SFCG) launched a one-year initiative, “Inclusive Dialogue within Women Rights Movements in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region,” in collaboration with UN Women in year 2016 aiming to identify the key divisions among women’s organizations, improve trust among groups, and develop strategies for collaboration. A policy report capturing the process, lessons learned and recommendations was produced under the UN Women Men and Women for Gender Equality Programme, Arab States Regional Office, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). More

No One Left Behind - Evaluating the SDGs with a Gender and Equity Lens Multi-stakeholder Meeting

Thursday, May 12, 2016

This report represents the conclusions of two sessions held in Tunis, Tunisia on 12-13 May 2016 with members of parliament, representatives of ministries / government bodies responsible for monitoring and evaluating the SDGS, women national machineries and evaluators from across the Arab States region. More

Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016 brings together human rights and economic policymaking, and provides the key elements for a far-reaching new policy agenda that can transform economies and make women’s rights a reality. Through solid in-depth analysis and data, this evidence-based report provides key recommendations on moving towards an economy that truly works for women, for the benefit of all More

Arab Women and Legalization

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The report is conducted by CAWTAR with support of different international organizations include, UNWOMEN. The report analyses the legal status of the women in more than 20 countries in the region. The report reviewed about 300 laws and compared it with the treaties signed by those countries. It tries to assess the translation of the commitments of each country into local laws and procedures. More

Arab Regional Synthesis Report on the Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action Twenty Years Later

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action calls on Governments, the international community and civil society, including NGOs and the private sector, to take strategic action in the following 12 critical areas of concern: poverty, education and training, health, violence, armed conflict, the economy, power and decision-making, institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women, human rights, media, the environment, and the girl child. More

Arab High-level Conference on Progress Achieved in the Implementation of the Beijing

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Ministers and Heads of national women’s machineries responsible for the advancement of women in the Arab region, participating in the Arab High-level Conference on Progress. Achieved in the Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action after 20 Years, which was held in Cairo on 2 and 3 February 2015 commit “Towards justice and equality for women in the Arab region". More

Spring Forward for women conference

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Within the framework of the Regional Programme for the Economic and Political Empowerment of Women in the Southern Mediterranean Region, the European Commission and UN Women organized an international conference at the European Parliament in Brussels on 5 and 6 November 2014. The conference brought together female parliamentarians from the Arab States region and members of the European Parliament and was hosted by the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee of the European Parliament. More

Combating domestic violence against women and girls: Policies to empower women in the Arab region

Friday, October 11, 2013

This study examines violence against women and girls in 18 Arab countries covered by both mandates of ESCWA and UN-Women, with particular focus on violence in the domestic sphere. The objective of the study is to generate evidence-based policy recommendations for Arab member countries in order to assist them in scaling up their commitment to combating violence against female population groups, especially in the domestic sphere, and to promote gender equality and enhance women’s empowerment in Arab societies. More

Voices of Women from Arab States

Monday, June 24, 2013

Qualitative studies about the women in the region and their success stories. The stories you are about to read are live testaments to the fact that indeed those are difficult times but they are also full of opportunities that generate in us the continuous commitment to the work we are doing, and to the struggle we so fondly take on. More

Regional Consultation for the Proposed General Recommendation on Women Human Rights in Situations of Conflict and Post Conflict contexts

Thursday, January 3, 2013

This report has been prepared in the context of the Regional Consultation with the civil society organizations for the Proposed General Recommendation on Women Human Rights in Situations of Conflict and Post Conflict contexts organized by the Regional Office of Arab States of UN WOMEN &The Committee on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women/CEDAW Committee. This report is a result of the work conducted for the situation analysis and during the regional consultation thanks to the efforts of all participants. It includes consolidated conclusions and recommendations agreed by consensus build among all presents with no reservation More

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