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Silent Palestinian Warriors

29 Mar

Women are the balancing core that keeps society functioning despite Israeli occupation and political infighting

Gender Issues in INDIA

29 Mar


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


  • 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

Forced marriages – vulnerable women in Krygzstan

29 Mar

In Kyrgyzstan, there are many issues making women vulnerable, such as crippling poverty, lack of education and forced marriages.

There are increased levels of domestic violence, rising numbers of women turning to prostitution, as well as many being trafficked for sex to keep their families fed.

However, a Kyrgyzstan Red Crescent programme is providing a lifeline for many women facing desperate situations, helping improve their social and economic positions.

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.

Gender Issues in KYRGYZSTAN

29 Mar


5.4 million
Sex ratio:
0.96 male/female
Key issues:

  • violence against women
  • forced marriage
  • traditional stereotypes / cultural norms
    • prevent women from fully exercising their rights to own property.
    • women are often refused credit because they are unable to offer sufficient guarantees.


  • Spousal rape is punishable under Kyrgyz legislation.
  • Article 3 of the Constitution of  Kyrgyzstan prohibits all discrimination on the grounds of gender, ethnic origin or religious belief.
  • Article 8 recognises the existence of certain discriminatory traditions or customary norms that are obstacles to gender equality in the country.
  • 2003 Law on Social-Legal Protection from Domestic Violence
    • designed to prevent, rather than penalise, such violence.