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 intimate partner violence is common yet poorly recorded or examined. Six researchers focused on collecting information from a range of stakeholders in Iraq and KRI.
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 rights, illustrating the deteriorating political and economic situation and its impact on women and girls.
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.