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CMI Insight | Apr 2013
Hopes were high that the uprisings that began in 2011 across the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) that have come to be known as “the Arab ...
CMI Working Paper | Dec 2010
This paper gives an overview of the challenges which indigenous women in Latin America face in accessing both formal state justice and indigenous legal ...
Women's rights, Indigenous population, Justice, Latin America
Project | Jan 2009 - Dec 2011
There is broad agreement in international development on the higher incidence of women amongst the global poor and on the role that gender inequalities ...
Project | Nov 2003 - Nov 2006
The report review steps taken by the Musharraf government to combat honour killings through an examination of legal reforms in the years between 2003- ...
Honur killings, Pakistani plural legal traditions, Jirga, Sharia courts, the Hudood Ordinance, and the Zina laws, Asia: Pakistan
CMI Working Paper | Jan 2004
Pakistan has one of the highest incidences of honour killings in the world. This is a major human rights issue that has received little attention outside ...
Traditional culture, Honour killings, Pakistan, Asia: Pakistan
Project | Jan - Dec 2014
Women’s rights and obligations within marriage are one of the key components of family law and is a highly sensitive political area of intervention ...
CMI Brief | May 2016
Despite an increase in the number of countries that have adopted women’s caucuses in sub-Saharan Africa, there is still little empirical knowledge ...
women, caucus, legislation, Malawi
News | 8 Mar 2013
This year, Norway celebrates 100 years of women's suffrage. We mark this occasion with a brand new blog "Now me: on women's rights".
News | 30 Jun 2014
Reem Abbas is impatient. -We are always told that we have to wait. Building the nation needs to come first, women´s rights come second. The young generation of activists is tired of being told to wait, she says.
News | 30 Apr 2013
Afghan women's rights activists are caught in a squeeze between the expectations of Western donors, demands from Islamists and their own ambitions. Advocates fear rejection of all attempts to promote women's rights and are forced to make compromises.
Project | Dec 2009 - Dec 2012
This research project seeks to explore the relationship between legal pluralism – the multiple norms, institutions, practices and beliefs that characterise ...
Journal Article | Jan 2021
A popular uprising recently ousted Omar al-Bashir and his Islamist cronies from power after having ruled Sudan with an iron fist since 1989. Sexual abuse ...
Project | Jan 1996 - Jan 2000
An all too common effect of both short-term and long-term assistance is the creation of dependency among the beneficiaries The project investigate ...
Gender, displacement, post-war reconstruction, human rights, Afghanistan
CMI Insight | May 2016
Reform of family law is considered among the most difficult to achieve since it contests ‘the notion of women and children as property’. There ...
child marriage, marriage, family law, Malawi, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia
Project | Jan 2014 - Dec 2015
Violence against women has emerged as arguably the single most important focus for both gender programming and women’s rights activism in Afghanistan ...
Gender violence, justice system, Afghanistan
News | 7 Jul 2015
The Sudanese religious thinker and leader Al-Ustadh Mahmoud Mohamed Taha was a passionate advocate for gender equality. In 1945, he founded the Republican ...
Report in External Series | Nov 2014
Gender equality and women’s rights is a key priority for Norway’s foreign and development policy in general and in Afghanistan in particular. ...
Gender, development assistance, rural development, Afghanistan
News | 30 Nov 2011
The Sudanese government rejects ratification of CEDAW, the UN Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. They do this in the name of Islam.
News | 22 Mar 2013
The late Hugo Chavez proclaimed himself a feminist and opened up new arenas for women's activism in Venezuela. Poor women challenged their traditional roles as mothers and wives and took a collective step into the public sphere. Yet, their struggle is not so much about women's liberation from a Western feminist perspective as it is a fight for alleviating poverty and opening up new spaces for women's political participation.
News | 5 Jul 2016
In a new international project, researchers will study women and peacebuilding in Algeria, Nigeria, Sudan, South Sudan, and Somalia. The Carnegie Corporation ...
Algeria, Nigeria, Sudan, SOuth Sudan, Somalia