Feminist Reflections on Sexual Exploitation & Abuse in the Aid Sector

Извор: WUNRN – 01.09.2020

August 19, 2020 - Mendy Marsh, VOICE - Sarah McCook and Emma Fulu, The Equality Institute, Melbourne, Australia

While sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) in the aid sector have been the focus of numerous assessments, reviews and investigations, the problem continues unabated. This article examines how notions of aid worker altruism, and a related patriarchal culture of saving face in aid agencies, characterize organizational and public responses to SEA. At all levels, including senior management, aid workers are often inclined to ignore or hide the problem—including their own perpetration and abuses of power—for the sake of protecting their agencies’ reputations and their own positions.

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UN experts launch ground-breaking guidance on access to justice for people with disabilities

Извор: Висок комесаријат за човекови права при ОН – 28.08.2020

GENEVA (28 August 2020) – Lawmakers, lawyers, judges and prison officers today received much-needed support from UN experts to make sure people with disabilities can use justice systems around the world as easily as anyone else, in line with international standards.

The three UN bodies that deal with disability rights teamed up to issue the first-ever guidelines to help countries implement existing obligations to ensure effective access to justice for people with disabilities.

“The guidelines respond to the challenges that people with disabilities face in accessing justice on an equal basis with others,” said Catalina Devandas, UN special rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities. “Many barriers prevent that access. Just to name a few, court houses or police stations are often not accessible, or court officials and police officers may not think that those with disabilities can take part in legal proceedings or have the capacity to instruct a lawyer. We want to help countries dismantle obstacles and parallel systems that prevent access to the existing guarantees and rights by all people.”

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Protecting a Generation of Girls from Gender Based Violence through COVID-19 to Recovery

Извор: WUNRN – 31.08.2020

Direct Link to Full 18-Page 2020 Save the Children Publication

Beyond the Shadow Pandemic: Protecting a Generation of Girls from Gender-Based Violence through COVID-19 to Recovery

COVID-19 is exposing and exacerbating the existing inequalities that put girls at increased risk of gender-based violence (GBV).

This policy brief includes concrete recommendations for UN actors, donors, national governments, humanitarian actors, and the media to ensure that these risks are prevented, mitigated against, and responded to as an urgent priority through COVID-19 to recovery.

Beyond the Shadow Pandemic: Protecting a generation of girls from gender-based violence through COVID-19 to recovery

 

 

Cyberbullying Alert - Across Generations - Gender

Извор: WUNRN – 16.08.2020

by Zoe Rose - MAY 3, 2020

Cyberbullying is any form of communication that is aimed at hurting or embarrassing a specific target. From my personal experience, it has been often used in an attempt by the bully to raise themselves above their target and/or discredit the target.

Working within the cybersecurity field, I often provide awareness training focused on ‘demystifying hackers,’ which focuses on identifying the three types of hackers (black hat, white hat, and grey hat) along with classifying the motivations between. I’m not sure who, but someone very cleverly grouped black hat hackers’ (i.e. malicious actors’) motivations into three groups: riches, reputation and ruins. When it comes to cyberbullying, I feel that those motivations hold true, as well.

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Girls' Education: Impact Investment Needs to Focus on Girls' & Young Women's Transition from Education & Learning to Employment

Извор: WUNRN - 13.08.2020

Girls attend a computer class at a high school in Herat, Afghanistan. Photo by: Graham Crouch / World Bank / CC BY-NC-ND

Girls’ Education: How Impact Investing Can Help Girls Shatter the Glass Ceiling

In order to support female talent, all global stakeholders — including philanthropic entities, governments, and investors — need to develop intentional strategies at greater scale of impact that focus specifically on girls’ and young women’s transition from education and learning to employment.

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Poor Women Take the Strain as Climate Change Pushes Men to Leave Home - And Now, the Virus Complicates

Извор: WUNRN - 12.08.2020

The burden on women is increasing as they are left to take care of their children and land, while men who leave cannot provide consistent support. And now, the coronavirus impacts all!

By Naimul Karim

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As climate change drives men in Asia and Africa to abandon their farms and search for jobs further afield, women back home are getting little help to cope with harsher working conditions, putting their wellbeing at risk, researchers said on Monday.

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Gender-Responsive Approach to Global Economic Recovery - Industries Post-COVID-19

Извор: WUNRN - 11.08.2020

Green Growth Knowledge Platform

https://www.greengrowthknowledge.org/blog/industries-post-covid-19-gender-responsive-approach-global-economic-recovery

28 MAY 2020 - What most crises have in common is that they hit the most vulnerable and marginalized populations—among which women are disproportionally represented—the hardest. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women, especially those facing multiple forms of discrimination related to poverty, race or disability, is increasingly being documented.

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COVID-19 Pandemic & Its Impact for Victims & Survivors of Trafficking in Persons

Извор: WUNRN - 11.08.2020

The current COVID-19 outbreak has drastically affected the lives of millions around the globe. While health responses are a priority, concerns have emerged on the short and long-term impact that the pandemic and the measures taken to control it have and will likely have on the crime of trafficking in persons and its victims, including with respect to:

  • *Hindered access to healthcare for victims who may be more or less exposed to the virus;
  • *Exacerbating risks for already vulnerable groups of individuals, including women and girls, people on the move affected by travel restrictions, children at greater risk of family separation, as well as persons directly impacted by disruption of economic activities and reduced livelihoods options
  • *Decline in remittances, as well as disruptions to family and social safety networks;
  • *Increasing prevalence of sexual exploitation online and use of technology to facilitate criminal conduct;

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COVID-19 & Global Food Security - Gender

Извор: WUNRN - 11.08.2020

This new book compiles key insights and analysis on how the global pandemic is affecting global poverty and food security and nutrition, food trade and supply chains, gender, and employment, as well as reflections on how we can use these lessons to better prepare for future pandemics

Direct Link to Full 144-Pagr 2020 Publication

 

 

 

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