Globalization, Human Rights & Security

International organizations and multilateral financial institutions play important roles in advancing the status of women and girls worldwide. The United Nations and its agencies, such as the UN Development Program, UNICEF, WHO, UNFPA and others, have made strides in efforts to “mainstream” gender initiatives throughout their policies and programs. The UN General Assembly passed a resolution in September 2009 to unify the four main organizations for gender equality into one unified entity. The new agency will unite UNIFEM, the DESA Division for the Advancement of Women, the Office of the Special Advisor on Gender Issues, and INSTRAW under one roof. This move aims to strengthen international support for gender equality, reduce bureaucratic redundancies and inefficiencies as well as improve accountability a and oversight . There is also a call for increased participation by civil society in monitoring governments and international organizations to ensure that their respective programs are actually improving the lives of women and girls.

Critical Issue: Haiti: Gender Dimension of Humanitarian Relief Efforts

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By Nkiru Uzodi*On the morning of Thursday, November 4, I got to the UN Headquarters in New York after braving the heavy rain and fierce wind that...
January 15, 2010 posted by Linda BaschAs reports filter in from Haiti in the aftermath of Wednesday's catastrophic earthquake, it is difficult to...
December 4, 2009 posted by Kyla Bender-BairdYesterday, three fabulous NCRW interns* and I journeyed down to the concrete maze that is the United...
May 24, 2009 posted by admin Last year’s UN Security Council Resolution 1820 recognized sexual violence as a war crime. Its passage is often...

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