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Toolkit: Organisational Safeguarding Best Practices and Procedures

This toolkit aims to provide a resource for organisations that want to develop frameworks for the protection of their staff and stakeholders (which includes the communities in which they work) from exploitation, assault, harassment, bullying, and other abusive practices that include sexual, physical, verbal, and implicit abuse and discrimination. It [...]


The Correlation Between the Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons in Iraq and Rates of Violence Against Women

February 2021 As a result of rapid proliferation, small arms and light weapons (SALW) are now among the primary weapons used in conflicts, interpersonal violence and criminal activity around the world. This report seeks to understand and highlight the impact on women of the proliferation of firearms in Iraq, where [...]


Universal Periodic Review of Lebanon

January 2021 This joint submission for the UPR review of Lebanon, which took place in January 2021, highlights the continuing failure of the Lebanese government to implement UPR recommendations. The issues addressed include the gendered impacts of small arms proliferation, environmental issues, migrants domestic workers, and women’s economic and social [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]