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The Human Rights of Women in Syria


February 2021 This policy brief addresses the effects and consequences of systematic legal exclusion, social marginalisation, and the regime’s punitive practices in perpetuating Syrian women’s vulnerability and promoting their legal and societal exclusion.  It is based on a series of field consultations organised by Dawlaty and WILPF, in partnership with  Syrian feminist and women-led partner organisations working in Syria: Zenobia, Release Me, Nophotozone, Start Point, Syrian Women Survivors, and Damma. It concludes with pertinent recommendations to the international community, the UN, and actors developing and supporting gender-sensitive transitional justice mechanisms in Syria. English Arabic

Universal Periodic Review of Niger


February 2021 Niger will undergo its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in May 2021. This joint report that WILPF Niger and ONG Femmes, Actions et Développement submitted to the UPR Working Group provides analysis and recommendations on: ; early and forced marriage; girls’ right to education; women’s participation in political and public life; conflict prevention and the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. This report was developed in close collaboration with WILPF International. English French

Policy brief: Sexual Violence by Force of Arms Against Women in Syria


October 2020 The policy brief aims to present a feminist approach based on a gendered analysis of sexual violence crimes in Syria. This policy brief is a product of collaboration between ‘Dawlaty’ and ‘Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)’, as well as extensive and continuous coordination with Syrian feminist and women-led partner organisations working in Syria and in neighbouring countries to achieve justice within society. Those organisations are ‘Damma’, ‘Release Me’, ‘Start Point’, ‘Syrian Survivors’, ‘Nophotozone’, ‘Zenobia’, as well as ‘Women Now for Development’ English Arabic

Policy Brief: Bullets are Cheaper than Sugar


December 2020 This policy brief adopts a feminist lens in reviewing the existent UNSC framework on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda in the MENA region. It analyses the adequacy of existing measures and focuses on bridging its gaps and limitations. It is designed to serve as a tool for policy dialogue on the WPS agenda, to help identify the national WPS priorities and facilitate an exchange to take stock of the existence, effectiveness, and results of legislation, policies, institutions and programmes to address and advance WPS priorities. Download publication English  Arabic  

COVID-19 and Gender Justice: Feminists in MENA Defying Global Structural Failure


October 2020 This report highlights the compounded risks facing women’s rights and feminist organisations, and is designed to provide multi-disciplinary stakeholders and activists at both regional and international levels with a concrete set of recommendations to adopt inclusive and responsive policies, with the overall aim of advancing the stability and progress of feminist organisations, movements, and agendas in the MENA region. Download publication English Arabic

We Are Still Here: Mosulite Women 500 Days After the Conclusion of the Coalition Military Operation


August 2019 This report showcases how hard security measures adopted in Mosul disregard the human rights of the local civilian population, undermine local peacebuilding approaches, and inflict disproportionate impacts on Iraqi women and girls. The report is aimed at the Member States and international actors, as a means to urge them to understand the devastating impact military operations have on women and take lessons learnt on board as they set and implement future responses to conflicts in Iraq and the region. English   Arabic

First Committee Briefing Book 2018


October 2018 Published ahead of the 2018 UN General Assembly First Committee, this briefing book highlights a number of critical disarmament topics and suggests how governments can achieve progress. This briefing book provides a quick overview of the state of play on some of the most pressing issues that will be addressed at this year’s First Committee. It also outlines recommendations for governments from some of the key civil society groups working on these topics. Download publication English

Women’s Rights Beyond the Business Case – Ensuring Corporate Accountability


September 2018 This joint briefing highlights the importance of a gender-just binding international accountability framework for Transnational Corporations (TNCs), as an agenda in its own right and an integral part of broader efforts to achieve women’s economic empowerment and rights. This is a contribution by the #Feminists4BindingTreaty to the UN process for the drafting of a treaty on TNCs and other business enterprises. Download publication English

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