Conflict

Zimbabwe and Ghana: A tale of two countries

Zimbabwe and Ghana: A tale of two countries

16 November, 2017: There is a personal story I share with my children and staff by way of saying never be shy of conflict: no storming, no norming, no performing. Watching the military machinery roll down the gentle avenues of Harare in the country of my birth, Zimbabwe, I am reminded how I met my […]

November 16, 2017 Themes: Conflict | Constitutional and legal rights Programs: Gender & Governance

Communicating peace: Entertaining angels unaware

Communication rights and the ever more urgent need to construct a culture of peace are central to a vision of a world in which universal human values displace the accumulated weight of history’s tyrannies. Genuine communication is proposed as the only way to overcome the political, economic , social and cultural inequalities and violence that […]

Reproductive and mental health issues of women and girls under situations of war and conflict in Africa

Proceedings of an experts group consultation in Nairobi, Kenya 4-5 August 1994 sponsored by UNIFEM’s African Women in Crisis Umbrella Programme (AFWIC) and UNICEF ESARO.displaced and refugee women in situations of war and conflict have special needs for gynecological and maternal health care and mental health counselling to address the effects of sexual abuse, pregnancy […]

Are traditional midwives history?

This publication contains some insights from three conflict affected districts in Sri Lanka. It looks at the work of traditional midwives during conflict as well as traditional midwives treatment at child birth, the close dependence on the blessings of the goddesses and the basis of the skills acquired by traditional midwives. The support of their families […]

War in Uganda: Voices of women

Uganda Media Women’s Association undertook a study on women’s experiences during war and documented these findings in order to make people aware of what women have to endure during war. This is intended to act as a base to lobby for a peaceful end to conflicts. Human rights are guaranteed by international covenants and the […]

September 12, 2016 Themes: Conflict | Gender equality | Media Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

HIV/AIDS, Economics, and Governance in South Africa: key issues in understanding response: A review

The macro- economic impact of HIV and AIDS HIV and AIDS and democracy Issues of public policy  and administration Responses of non governmental and community organisations The economic impact of HIV in Africa The impact on industries and the workplace Cost of care and support Patents, pills and public policy

Reproductive rights: An unacknowledged casualty of conflict in Sri Lanka

This work looks at the recognition of conflict impact on health research and reproductive health in conflict and displacement settings.  Research was carried out in conflict affected districts in Sri Lanka addressing key issues in women’s reproductive health using a rights framework.  The life cycle approach was used looking at issues such age at puberty, […]

African Journal on Conflict Resolution

Articles include one on challenging structures through addressing gender based violence in mediation which looks at West Africa and offers suggestions as to which issues should be taken into account. A transformative peace process that includes women in post conflict planning could remove risks and transform cultural practices that constrain women’s participation. There is also […]

Gendering UN peacekeeping: Mainstreaming a gender perspective in multidimensional peacekeeping operations

This report is a compilation of research covering three main areas. The first is gender and organisation at the United Nations headquarters which is very male dominated and few women are employed; the second concerns the peacekeeping operations in the field. The number of women is very low in the military units but higher in […]

Transitions from war to peace in sub-Saharan Africa

This book is based on a study of the demobilization and reintegration of military personnel in Africaas well as supporting country studies. It provides a window on the complex political, economic and socio-cultural transitions that face many countries.