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.
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.
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’
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.
This joint submission for the Universal Periodic Review of Libya was written by WILPF, along with Together We Build It (TWBI), Development Organisation To Support Youth And Women (DSYW), Alnour Women’s Organisation and I Am a Libyan Woman But My Child Is A Foreigner. The submission highlights concerns and recommendations on discrimination against women in law and in practice, child marriage, sexual and gender-based violence, equal employment, humanitarian needs and the impact of the conflict on economic and social rights, forced displacement, migrants and detention, targeting of women human rights defenders and journalists, women’s meaningful participation in the peace […]
What shall an international post-COVID-19 settlement look like? In this publication, six feminist principles for a post-COVID-19 recovery is being presented. Originally presented to the UN General Assembly, they are now compiled in this publication with the hope to bring new ideas, perspectives, and solutions forward.
This report is based on a series of global interviews, consultations, and meetings with feminist peace activists — the key actors who advocated for the adoption of UNSCR 1325. It documents their assessment of the past 20 years of implementation, and what more must be done to ensure women’s meaningful participation and prevent violence. The report finds that there are three primary challenges to progress on Women, Peace and Security: militarism and militarization; the patriarchal and political underpinnings of the agenda; and lack of accountability for implementation.
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.