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Gender Issues in INDIA

29 Mar

India


Population:
1.21 billion
Sex ratio:
0.94 male/female
Key Issues: 

Laws:

  • Police initiatives to introduce a more rights-based approach to women’s issues (gender training of their personnel and the Parivartan programme of the Delhi Police)
  • Government schemes for the girl child
  • Institutionalising safety of women and girls: the Delhi government initiatives
  • Changing policy into law – initial stages: sexual harassment at the workplace guidelines and child sexual abuse draft bill

Government’s responses:

  • Increase in women’s participation at all levels: social, economic and political
  • Awareness of women’s rights – by the State, civil society organisations, as well as the public at large
  • Gender budgeting and gender mainstreaming within State agencies and civil society organisations

Domestic Violence in Honduras

29 Mar

This video documents a programme in Honduras that is enlisting police officers in a broad-based struggle to address domestic violence.

Crimes Against Women in Burma

29 Mar

The International Tribunal held a mock trial on Crimes against women of Burma. Victims of rape, sexual violence, enslavement, trafficking and imprisonment, spoke up and took a stand for not just themselves but for the future generations of young women in Burma and everywhere else.

Gender issues in HONDURAS

29 Mar

Honduras


Population:
8.1 million
Sex ratio:
1.01 male(s)/female
Key issues:

  • violence against women
  • Rape (“public crime”)

Laws:

  • The Constitution of Honduras prohibits all forms of discrimination and federal legislation makes clear reference to equality for men and women.
  • feminist movement in Honduras grew significantly in the 1980s and 1990s, and paved the way for the adoption of several laws favorable to women.

Government’s responses:

  • National Women Institute