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    UN Security Council Resolution 1325 And Peacebuilding In Sierra Leone: An Impact Study

    The UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security is the outcome of over a decade-long advocacy and collaborative engagement between civil society, academics and policy actors to get the international community to recognize the plight of women and girls not only in conflict situations, but also in post-war reconstruction activities. The contents of the document are built on four pillars: participation, protection, prevention, and finally relief and recovery. This paper analyses the implementation of UNSCR 1325 in Sierra Leone’s post-war reconstruction and peacebuilding processes from the end of the war in 2002 to the tenth-year anniversary of the Resolution in 2010. The researchers found that there has been an increase in women’s representation in politics and public decision-making spaces, although there is still much work to be done in this regard. …

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    Wearing Platform Shoes: How the Platform for Action Changed our Lives, and how Women's Lives have Changed since the Platform for Action

    In this article Suzette reflects on her personal experience from being at the Beijing conference, and the study and work she has done since this time on the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action through the United Nations, NGOs and her active role in the global women’s movement. She looks at strategic ways the document could have been used in a policy context to lead global and national dialogue and draws from her PhD titled ‘Beijing - Transformation and feminist politics: From the personal to the international. She links the process of the Beijing Conference and Platform for Action back to the accountability within the UN itself, identifying opportunities lost through lack of clear commitment, planning and resourcing. She concludes by highlighting the importance of this event and document on the lives of women who were a part of the process and the value of a future NGO Forum for women for the global women’s movement. …

  • Research Project

    Brazilian Feminisms in the United Nations Arenas

    This research had the objective of investigating and analysing strategies of articulation – from local to global and back – of Brazilian feminisms, and the ensuing challenges, with a special focus on the global spaces created by the United Nations Organisations. This includes not only the influence of Brazilian feminisms and the participation of activists in international conferences, but also in specific commissions and committees, such as CSW (Commission on the Status of Women) and CEDAW (Commission on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women). As part of this project, Cecilia Sardenberg has participated in the 52nd, 53rd, 54th and 55th CSW meetings. …

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    Conceptualising Empowerment in Global Spaces and the Shaping of International Policies and Practice about Women

    This project explored the meanings and debates around women’s empowerment within and among sets of actors with a global reach, and how they are shaping values, ideas and policy actions (or absence of actions) on women’s empowerment. …

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    Development Gender and Empowerment 53.2

    This special issue of 'Development' picks up some of the contentions and contestations that have accompanied the uptake of 'women's empowerment' by the development industry. Contributors reflect on their own personal and political engagement with the term and what it has come to represent. …

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    Feminisms and Women’s Movements in Brazil - Issues and Challenges

    This ongoing study has been carried out by NEIM since the 1980s, focusing on feminisms and women’s movements in Brazil. It is the study that underpins the Pathways Latin America programme, in that the feminist movement has set the stage for the specific struggles and campaigns examined in the other projects. Pathways Latin America's research has been conducted from a feminist perspective, sustaining a “liberating empowerment” approach and, as such, their primary focus is on collective action as a pathway of women’s empowerment. …

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    Feminist Activists in Global Policy Organisations

    This project has identified and worked with feminist activists working within international development organisations that are shaping discourse and policy action – it explored their strategies and strengthened capacity to bring about change. …

  • Research Project

    Legal Reform and Feminist Activism

    This project researched the reforms that have been taking place in Egyptian personal status laws since 2000. The aim was to examine the unfolding reform story and what it entailed in terms of successes and challenges for women's rights activists in their pursuit of justice and equality in marriage and divorce rights, and for Egyptian women at large who seek legal redress in family courts. The focus of the study was on two aspects of the reform story: 1) the process of mobilising for the new laws, building alliances, choosing strategies, and making concessions, and 2) the implementation of the legal reforms in the new family courts that were introduced in 2004. …

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    Measuring the implementation of UN Resolution 1325

    This research aimed at monitoring and evaluating progress made so far on the implementation of UN Resolution 1325. So far the efforts undertaken by various organisations at implementing the Resolution have been geared towards popularising, sensitising and building human and institutional capacity on the resolution, but not a critical assessment of the gap between policy formulation and programme implementation. …

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    Negotiating Empowerment. IDS Bulletin 41.2

    This bulletin is devoted to exploring what empowerment means in the everyday lives of women in different situations and circumstances. …

  • News Item

    Commonwealth Women's Affairs Ministers Meeting

    Hazel Reeves from BRIDGE and Rosalind Eyben from Pathways reflect on the 8th triennial Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting (WAMM) held in Kampala from 12-14 June 2007. …

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    Conceptualising Empowerment

    The Global Hub research includes a one year project to critically review conceptual assumptions about women’s empowerment that are being globally developed and communicated and to examine the relation between these assumptions and evolving international policy and practice. Andrea Cornwall and Rosalind Eyben are leading this project that has three main elements (1) analysis of documentation (2) semi-structured interviews (3) two day opportunity to reflect for policy actors, practitioners and researchers. …

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    Gender and Peacebuilding Workshop

    As part of the Pathways West Africa research project monitoring and evaluating the implementation of UN Resolution 1325 in Sierra Leone, Hussainatu Abdullah took part in a training workshop on Gender and Peacebuilding in early July. International Alert in collaboration with Civil Society Peacebuilding Engagement Committee (CSPEC), Sierra Leone organised the joint monitoring and evaluation training and cross-regional learning workshop in Freetown, Sierra Leone on 8-9 July 2009. …

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    Gender Equality and Aid Effectiveness

    At the end of March 2007, Rosalind Eyben helped organise a workshop on gender equality and the Paris Declaration on aid effectiveness at the request of DFID’s regional office in SE Asia in Bangkok on behalf of a tripartite steering group, including the World Bank and UNIFEM. This complimented her global hub research into examining whether new international aid policy and practice is either a pathway or bottleneck for supporting women's empowerment. …

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    Gender Equality must be a Development Priority in its own Right

    Naila Kabeer and Jessica Woodroffe argue in this blog for The Guardian, that UN high-level panel consultations cannot ignore the importance of a dedicated gender target when looking for the next 'new idea' after the Millennium Development Goals.  …