Violence Against Women Monitor - August 2011

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Stop Violence Against Women Website

 

The Violence Against Women Monitor

A publication of The Advocates for Human Rights

 

August 2011

 

STOPVAW Website News

 

 

International and Regional News

 

National News

 

New Research

and Reports

 

Expertís Corner: Campus Sexual Assault in the United States

 

New Resource on Gender-Based Crimes at the International Criminal Court

 Afghanistan

New Report Shows High Rates of Discrimination Against Minority and Indigenous Women

Updated StopVAW page: Sexual Assault in Higher Education- Laws and Protocols

 

New Resource on Guidelines for Female Contraceptive Sterilizations

 Angola

UN Women Releases First Major Report

Updated StopVAW page: Date and Acquaintance Sexual Assault

 

 

 

 

 Azerbaijan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Bangladesh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Democratic Republic of Congo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 India

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Liberia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Myanmar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Nepal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Pakistan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 United Kingdom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 United States of America

 

 

 

Is your country in the process of drafting or amending a domestic violence law?

The Advocates for Human Rights provides commentary to laws and amendments on domestic violence upon request.

See examples of our Commentary on National Laws here.

To request commentary or to inquire further, please contact Cheryl Thomas at cthomas@advrights.org.

 


 

STOPVAW Website News

Expertís Corner

Campus Sexual Assault in the United States (More information)

Updated StopVAW Page: Sexual Assault in Higher Education- Laws and Protocols

As of August, 2011, in the Sexual Assault Law and Policy section, the page on Sexual Assault in Higher Education- Laws and Protocols has been updated. (More information)

Updated StopVAW Page: Date and Acquaintance Sexual Assault

As of August, 2011, in the Sexual Assault Explore the Issue section, the page on Date and Acquaintance Sexual Assault has been updated. (More information)

 

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International and Regional News

New Resource on Gender-Based Crimes at the International Criminal Court

Womenís Initiatives For Gender Justice has created a new resource to offer summaries and gender analysis of judicial decisions and other legal development at the International Criminal Court. (More information)

New Resource on Guidelines for Female Contraceptive Sterilizations

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics has recently taken a significant step in the fight against the ongoing human rights violation of forced and coerced sterilization of marginalized women. (More information)

 

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National News

Afghanistan

         Afghanistan: Banning Abusive Practices (More information)

         Afghanistan: Urgent Need to Tackle Human Trafficking (More Information)

Angola

         Angola: New Law Criminalizes Domestic Violence (More information)

Azerbaijan

         Azerbaijan: Number of Young Brides Growing (More information)

 Bangladesh

         Bangladesh: Protect Women Against Fatwa Violence (More information)

 Democratic Republic of Congo

         DRC: Congolese Troops responsible for Mass Rapes (More information)

 India

         India: Sex-Selective Abortions Increasing (More information)

 Liberia

         Liberia: Victim of FGM Wins Court Case (More information)

 Myanmar

         Press Release: Burma Army Gives Rapists Free Rein in Northern Shan State Offensive (More information)

 Nepal

         Nepal: Report Exposes Abuse of Tibetan Women (More information)

 Pakistan

         Pakistan: Newly-Approved Bill Aims to Prevent Acid Attacks (More information)

 United Kingdom

         United Kingdom: New Guidelines Created to Combat Female Genital Mutilation (More information)

 United States of America

         United States: Current Laws Not Sufficient in Protecting Native Women From Violence (More information)

 

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New Research and Reports

New Report Shows High Rates of Discrimination Against Minority and Indigenous Women

Minority Rights Group International released a report on July 3 that exposes the increased vulnerability of minority and indigenous women to a broad spectrum of violence and discrimination. (More information)

UN Women Releases First Major Report

UN Women has released its first major report, Progress of the Worldís Women 2011-2012: In Pursuit of Justice, which focuses on laws and systems that reinforce inequality between men and women. (More information)

 

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Subscribe to The VAW Monitor

The VAW Monitor is a free, monthly newsletter. Printable versions of The VAW Monitor are also available on the website at http://www.stopvaw.org/The_VAW_Monitor.html.

 

To subscribe to The VAW Monitor, please fill out the form provided at http://www.stopvaw.org/The_VAW_Monitor.html.

 

 

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About STOPVAW

 

The Stop Violence Against Women website (STOPVAW) is a forum for information, advocacy and change.  The Advocates for Human Rights developed this website as a tool for the promotion of women's human rights in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the former Soviet Union (FSU), Mongolia, and the U.N. Protectorate of Kosovo.  STOPVAW was developed with support from and in consultation with the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the Open Society Institute's Network Women's Program. This site addresses violence against women as one of the most pervasive human rights abuses worldwide. STOPVAW provides women's rights advocates with information and advocacy tools focused on ending the most endemic forms of violence against women in the region, including domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment and trafficking in persons.

 

Current staff members of The Advocates for Human Rights involved with the development of STOPVAW include: Mary Ellingen, Beatriz Menanteau, Rosalyn Park, Robin Phillips, and Cheryl Thomas. Current interns and volunteers include: Heather Goodlett, Katie Heaney, Katie Long, and Ami Schneider.

 

For more information about STOPVAW, please contact the Website Administrator at stopvaw@advrights.org.

 

 

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