Abduction in Eastern Nigeria: A New Way of Undermining Women’s Rights
- This paper examines abduction as a violation of human rights under relevant international and regional human rights instruments. It is argued that this wave of profit-driven abduction violates women’s rights in eastern Nigeria, with particular focus on Abia State. The paper concludes with suggestions on how to improve responses to the abduction surge.
Disability, Feminism, and Eugenics: Who has the Right to Decide who Should or Should Not Inhabit the World
- This paper explores the implications of the resurgence of "new eugenics" as a philosophy underpinning modern reproductive practices from the perspective of the abuse and denigration of the rights in people with disabilities in general and women with disabilities in particular.
Funding a Women’s Movement Against Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo: 2004-2009
- This article is an in-depth study of the underlying causes of violence in the region and how Global Fund support has helped women’s groups to promote women's leadership, peace, justice, and respect for human rights.
Gender Mainstreaming: Can it Work for Women's Rights?
- This issue of a newsletter from AWID (The Association for Women's Rights in Development) debates how gender mainstreaming is understood, its impact, and what can be done about it.
Globalization of Prurience: The Internet and the Degradation of Women and Children
- This paper explores some key questions: How does the Web facilitate the production and dissemination of pornographic materials? How, and why, does pornography that depraves and corrupts unwary children, and exploits women, go untrammeled through the Web?
Investing in Women and Girls in Africa: Is ‘Smart Economics’ and Brand Aid the Appropriate Approach?
- This paper explores the potential impacts of a ‘Brand-Aid-smart-economics’ approach on some women in Africa and argues that it neglects to problematise several key issues. Notably, these development efforts 'instrumentalise' women and girls as vehicles of economically efficient dvelopment rather than autonomous subjects worthy of investment in the name of human rights and dignity.
Strengthening Spaces: Women's Human Rights in Social Movements
- This paper focuses on the intersections between social movements and women's human rights, exploring how different social movements understand and address women's human rights, and how women's rights advocates have built alliances with other movements.
Where Is The Money For Women's Rights?
- This report is the result of an ongoing action research initiative. It explores possible strategies for changing the existing funding landscape so that more resources are made available to women’s rights organizations.