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CMI Brief | Oct 2016
Violence against women is widespread in Angola. This brief presents the main findings in a recent study of how violence against women is playing ...
women, violence, poverty, Angola, Luanda
CMI Brief | Aug 2016
All over the world, there are gatekeepers with the power to facilitate – or restrict – peoples’ access. We have studied the ...
women, politics, political parties, Malawi
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’. ...
child marriage, marriage, family law, Malawi, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia
CMI Brief | Oct 2016
A violência contra as mulheres é uma prática generalizada em Angola, pouco se sabendo ainda sobre a perceção ...
poverty, women, violence, Angola, Luanda
News | 19 May 2015
On 19 March, Farkhunda was lynched by an angry mob on the streets of Kabul. She had been falsely accused of burning the Quran. In a swift trial, four men were sentenced to death, eight to 16 years in prison. The Farkhunda trial is a statistical outlier. In Afghanistan, few men are punished for violence against women.
CMI Brief | Sep 2017
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is still a common practice in Sudan. Nine out of ten women have been subjected to this practice. In 2009, a ...
FGM, female genital mutilation, weak law, law, paper tiger, ARUSS, Sudan
Doctoral Thesis | Nov 2011
This thesis investigates the politics of competing Islamic gender ideologies in Sudan. Based on fieldwork conducted in greater Khartoum from ...
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 | 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 ...
Gender violence, justice system, Afghanistan
CMI Brief | Apr 2016
The 2014 election campaign in Malawi focussed on gender rather than facts. In this brief we argue that the campaign showed a strong, conservative, ...
election, Malawi, gender, Joyce Banda
CMI Report | Jan 2016
Saudi Arabia is often presented in Western media as the poster child of women’s oppression. It is the country where women are forced to ...
News | 25 Oct 2013
Ugandan women have organized themselves to the core of national politics. What lessons are there to learn from the Ugandan experience?
CMI Brief | Nov 2017
Latin America is the only region in the world where adolescent pregnancies are not decreasing. According to a recent article in the Lancet, ...
teen pregnancies, pregnancy, adolescent, pregnancies, sustainable development goal, Latin America, Argentina, Brazil, El Salvador, Peru, Colombia, Uruguay, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Panama, Ecuador
Family law reform in Sudan: competing claims for gender justice between sharia and women’s human rights
CMI Report | Dec 2017
This paper focuses on family law reform in Sudan-a country that has been in a state of perpetual conflict that stretches back long before its ...
human rights, women, family law, gender, Sudan
Project | Nov 2008 - Dec 2012
This PhD project is part of the RCN funded Violence in the Post-conlict State. A provisional abstract of the thesis is below This ...
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.
CMI Working Paper | Jan 2006
What are "ordinary" Palestinian women's views on women's rights? How do they perceive their own rights situation? The term "ordinary" in this ...
Women, Gender, Rights, Women's rights, Palestine, Middle East
Journal Article | Jan 2013
This article explores women's substantive representation in Sudan's National Assembly. It examines the extent to which female legislators in ...
Sudan Working Paper | Dec 2014
The armed conflict between the Sudan government and rebel groups in Darfur erupted in 2003. Escalating violence included sexual assaults on ...
Sexual violence, women, Darfur, Sudan
Journal Article | Jan 2015
This article offers some reflections on the efforts over the last decade to combat violence against women in Afghanistan through reforms of ...