On 18 December 1979, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. It entered into force as an international treaty on 3 September 1981 after the twentieth country had ratified it. By the tenth anniversary of the Convention in 1989, almost one hundred nations have agreed to be bound by its provisions. The Convention was the culmination of more than thirty years of work by the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, a body established in 1946 to monitor the situation of women and to promote women's rights. The Commission's work has been instrumental in bringing to light all the areas in which women are denied equality with men.These efforts for the advancement of women have resulted in several declarations and conventions, of which the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women is the central and most comprehensive document. ... [Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women ]
The Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights (LCWLR) believes that all women should have secure rights to and control over the land they use and the land they farm. The Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights champions women’s secure access to land by providing resources and training that connects policymakers, researchers, and practitioners around the world. We pilot innovative solutions to secure women’s land rights and educate development experts about the gap between customary and institutional law. Our program goal is to build capacity to promote approaches that strengthen and secure women’s land rights through: Strengthening women’s property rights in law and in practice in countries like Tanzania and Mozambique, while closing the gap between customary and formal law; Creating LandWise: A Women & Land Library that provides laws and other resources affecting women’s rights; Growing a two-year fellowship program that trains and mentors new legal professionals on securing property rights for women. ... [according to site editor's information]
Make Every Woman Count (MEWC) is a young African women-led organisation that promotes and advocates for the empowerment and rights of African women and girls. MEWC provide timely and accurate information, resources and tools to support and strengthen the work of African women’s rights advocates, African women's grassroots, organisations and activists. ... [according to site editor's information]
The WHRD IC is a resource and advocacy network for the protection and support of women human rights defenders worldwide. An international initiative created out of the international campaign on women human rights defenders launched in 2005, the Coalition calls attention to the recognition of women human rights defenders. ... [according to site editor's information]
Datenbank und Dokumentlieferdienst zu internationalen entwicklungspolitischen Themen.Angezeigt werden Zeitschriftenartikel, Zeitungsartikel, Bücher, Graue Literatur, Unterrichtsmaterialien und AV-Medien aus und zu Lateinamerika, Afrika, Asien und Europa. [Redaktion DBIS]
The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), an expert body established in 1982, is composed of 23 experts on women's issues from around the world.
The Committee's mandate is very specific: it watches over the progress for women made in those countries that are the States parties to the 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. A country becomes a State party by ratifying or acceding to the Convention and thereby accepting a legal obligation to counteract discrimination against women. The Committee monitors the implementation of national measures to fulfil this obligation. ... [according to site editor's information]
The website "Laenderkontakte.de" (country contacts) was created in 2004 on the basis of the publication "Handbuch für deutsch-internationale Beziehungen" (Handbook of German-International Relations), 1997. It is continuously updated and up to now has more than 40,000 entries (July 2011). The website is a directory of German and foreign agencies, liaison offices, information centres and the like in the field of politics, foreign trade, banks, cultural exchange, media, development cooperation, humanitarian aid, science and research, and tourism. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The SARW-project tries to monitor corporate and state conduct extraction and beneficiation of natural resources in the Southern African region, in particular assessing to what extent these efforts contribute to sustainable development. Besides, SARW also focuses on supporting research on this area as well as the relationship between resource extraction activities and human rights [according to the site editor's information, editorial staff ilissAfrica]....
The aim of the FIDH is to obtain effective improvements in the protection of victims, the prevention of Human Rights abuse and the prosecution of those responsible. It has four priorities
* Protecting Human Rights, assisting victims,
* Mobilising the community of States,
* Supporting local NGO's capacity for action,
* Raising awareness. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Institute of Economic Affairs Ghana (IEA) is Ghana’s Premier Public Policy Institute. Established in 1989 by a Ghanaian economist, Dr. Charles Mensa, the IEA was set up with a view to broadening the debate on public policy; engendering private sector led economic growth, and strengthening the pillars of democracy. Ultimately the IEA's work is informed by its vision – an economically viable and democratic Ghana, West Africa and ultimately Africa in which the rule of law prevails, the institutions of democracy are protected and respected and the rights and freedoms of the citizens are enjoyed by them. [According to the site editor's information]....