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Women's Rights


Violence Against Women: From Theory to Practice
Published: 2010

Organization: Lebanese American University
Project: Young Women Leaders Program


The presentation describes societal causes for gender-based violence in the Middle East, definition, reasons for silence, the role of education, why women stay and myths.


Building Knowledge, Understanding and Skills for Education and Action - Workshop 2
Published: 2006

Organization: Solidarity Center
Project: Building Working Women's Political and Social Participation in Jordan


This Educator's Notes and Curriculum Guide has information for seven sessions, including: social, economic and political timeline; understanding the global economy; and participatory education techniques. Each session includes goals, handouts, trainer's tips and more.


Building Skills for Empowerment - Workshop 1
Published: 2006

Organization: Solidarity Center
Project: Building Working Women's Political and Social Participation in Jordan


This Educator's Notes and Curriculum Guide has information for 14 sessions, including: social construction of gender, problem identification, legal rights, understanding power and empowerment. Each session includes goals, handouts, trainer's tips and more.


Women, Democracy and Human Rights
Published: 2010

Organization: American Near East Refugees Aid (ANERA)
Project: Empowering Women's Community Based Organizations in Jordan


This curriculum addresses the issue of human rights and democracy. It provides a historical summary of the development of human rights and the role of the United Nations in the development of women's rights.


Guide to Approaching Gender and Development
Published: 2010

Organization: Near East Foundation
Project: Community Involvement in Reforming Primary Education


This guide presents an overview of theories on gender and development, including historical and religious perspectives and references to Morocco.  The guide concludes with data collection and analysis methods for integrating gender into development approaches.


Hope for Hurting Families: A Guide to Co-Located Services in the Middle East
Published: 2011

Organization: Vital Voices Global Partnership


This manual focuses on establishment of Family Justice Centers (FJC), or Family Safety Centers, which provide services in one location for victims of family violence and their children. The manual includes lessons learned in Jordan and provides a road map for future Centers in the Middle East. Tips are provided for coalition building, strategic planning, getting buy-in, volunteers and more.

 

 


The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, OHCHR
Published: 2011

Organization: Additional Relevant Resources


This resource focuses on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), a multilateral treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1966. It commits its parties to work toward granting economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) to individuals. The ICESCR includes labor rights and the right to health, education and an adequate standard of living.

For more information on The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, please visit the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) at http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/cescr.htm.


The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), OHCHR
Published: 2011

Organization: Additional Relevant Resources


This resource reviews the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), a multilateral treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1966. The ICCPR commits its parties to respect the civil and political rights of individuals, including the right to life, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, electoral rights and rights to due process and a fair trial.

For more information on ICCPR, please visit the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/ccpr.htm


Arab Charter on Human Rights, League of Arab States
Published: 2011

Organization: Additional Relevant Resources


This resource focuses on the Arab Charter on Human Rights. The Charter was adopted by the Council of the League of Arab States in 1994 and affirms the principles in the United Nations Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenants on Human Rights and the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam.

For more information on the Arab Charter on Human Rights, please visit UNHCR at RefWorld http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/publisher,LAS,,,3ae6b38540,0.html.


The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), Council of Europe
Published: 2011

Organization: Additional Relevant Resources


This resource includes the text of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) (formally the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms). The ECHR is an international treaty that aims to protect human rights and fundamental freedoms in Europe.

For more information, please visit the Council of Europe at http://conventions.coe.int/treaty/Commun/QueVoulezVous.asp?NT=005&CL=ENG.


The Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, UN
Published: 2011

Organization: Additional Relevant Resources


This file includes the text of the United Nations Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, which was ratified by the United Nations in 1968.

For more information, please visit the University of Minnesota at http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/x4cnaslw.htm.


The Beijing Platform for Action, UN
Published: 2011

Organization: Additional Relevant Resources


This file includes the text of “Declaration and Platform for Action," which was addressed at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995 in Beijing, China. The Declaration aspired at achieving greater equality and opportunity for women.

For more information, please visit the United Nations (UN) at http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/beijing/platform/plat1.htm.


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), OHCHR
Published: 2011

Organization: Additional Relevant Resources


This file includes the text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. The Declaration consists of 30 articles, regional human rights instruments, and national constitutions and laws.

For information, please visit the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) http://www.ohchr.org/en/udhr/pages/introduction.aspx.

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