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Asian Women for a Culture of Peace - (UNESCO)
The documents presented in this publication - the Hanoi Declaration, the Asian Women’s Plan of Action for a Culture of Peace and Sustainable Development and the Report of the Conference – were developed and adopted by the participants.

Women and Bioethics - (UNESCO)
bioethics pub_en thumbnail.jpg(UNESCO publishing, 2000) This second book in the UNESCO Ethics series addresses the new forms of discrimination women face due to technological progress in biomedicine.

Partnership is power: women and men for gender equality; UNESCO's commitment to gender equality - (UNESCO - WGE)
“Gender equality, as it is now called, aims at giving all people the same opportunities to achieve self-fulfillment and to participate fully in the development of their societies. UNESCO, in common with all of the United Nations system, is actively engaged in mainstreaming the gender approach (known also as gender mainstreaming)…”
42 pages.

Towards a Women’s Agenda for a Culture of Peace - (UNESCO Publishing)
Women's agenda for CoP thumbnail.jpg(UNESCO, 1999) Issues and problems of women's roles in times of war and in times of peace and a review of peace and security policies and practices from the feminine point of view, as well as women's actions and initiatives for peace. It combines the visionary and the practical that has infused the ongoing flow through the years of the International Women's Decade and the 'Beijing Process'.

Manifesto : Towards a Gender-Inclusive Culture through Education - (Committee on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women)
CEDAW manifesto copy.jpg(UNESCO, 1995) Manifesto adopted by the Committee on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women at its 47th session in 1995.
The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and UNESCO reaffirm their belief in the universal value of education for a gender-inclusive culture worldwide…

Women in higher education management - (UNESCO-ED)
The writers of these essays are women who are vice-chancellors, presidents and senior managers of universities around the world.

Sexual exploitation and pornography - (UNESCO-SHS)
International Meeting of Experts on the Social and Cultural Causes of Prostitution and Strategies against Procuring and Sexual Exploitation of Women.

Human trafficking in Mozambique: root causes and recommendations - (UNESCO-SHS)
SHS9.bmpThis policy paper is intended to serve as a tool for advocacy and awareness- raising to fight human trafficking in Mozambique, with concrete recommendations to be implemented by a wide range of actors working to combat human trafficking in Mozambique including the government, international and local organizations.

Human trafficking in Nigeria: root causes and recommendations - (UNESCO)
SHS6.bmpThis policy-paper is a combination of the qualitative analysis of interviews with stakeholders in 2004-2005 with a critical review and analysis of available literature on human trafficking, especially of women and children in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Examining the Convention for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage, and the Declaration on Cultural Diversity - (UNESCO - SHS))
Article by Valentine Moghadam & Manilee Bagheritari. This paper seeks to explain why there is a need for attention to the human rights of women when implementing the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Universal Declaration of Cultural Diversity.

Women in Personal Status Laws: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria - (UNESCO - SHS)
SHS gender paper Irak copy.jpgBy Gihane Tabet, edited and supervised by Valentine Moghadam. The objective of this paper is to explain the legal system as it pertains to women's rights in the Middle East. The paper examines family laws and women's rights in the Middle East. The focus is on inequalities in marriage, inheritance, and nationality in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria. Sources of information are legal texts, government reports, reviews, and interviews. (UNESCO, 2005)

Breaking the mould: men's involvement in the quest for gender equity; a UNESCO-Rozan initiative - (UNESCO Islamabad)
SHS4.bmpIt is acknowledged that whilst women's roles and status have been widely debated over the last decades, men have been seen as the standard human being - the horm - and men's roles and positions have hardly been discussed and much less questioned…”
UNESCO 2005 - 34 pages

Key elements for Programming on the basis of CEDAW - (UNESCO - BSP/WGE)
(UNESCO, 2005) PowerPoint presentation by the Section for Women and Gender Equality of the Bureau of Strategic Planning at the training workshop on "Human Rights Based Approach to UNESCO Programming: Training for Resource Persons". 22 - 24 June 2005; Orléans, France

Empowerment of Women in Central Africa - (UNESCO- SHS)
Papers presented in the context of a regional consultation on women's role and participation in post-conflict reconstruction. Addis Ababa, 2005. Papers are available in original languages only (English and French)

Human Security and Women’s Insecurity: Debating Women’s Security in East Asia - (UNESCO)
SHS7.bmpThe contribution of Chaesung Chun during the International Conference on Human Security in East Asia, 16-17 June 2003, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

The Political role of women - (UNESCO Paris)
“How far do the facts square with the law? To what extent is the legal equality of the sexes accompanied by real equality? How far do women, in practice, exercise their recognized political prerogatives? It was in order to answer these questions that a survey was undertaken by UNESCO’s Department of Social Sciences, in 1952 and 1953, at the invitation of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. The present report describes the general results of that survey.”

The Changing social position of women in Japan - (UNESCO Paris)
The report aims to give a general view, mainly from the sociological standpoint, of the change in the position of Japanese women that has been taking place during the past 10 years (1950-1960.

Women in the new Asia: the changing social roles of men and women in South and South-East Asia - (UNESCO Paris)
It is an undeniable fact that almost the whole world has seen revolutionary changes in the status of women-politically, legally, economically, educationally. (…)What do these revolutionary changes amount to in practice?
This collection of studies tries to answer the question by describing the impact of the new public status of women upon the private, domestic lives of both sexes in the various countries of South and South- East Asia.





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