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Web Links for International Crimes Against Women

There are 24 sites catalogued in the category.
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Name: About Equality Now
Description: Equality Now was founded in 1992 to work for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women around the world. Collaborating with national human rights organizations and individual activists, Equality Now documents violence and discrimination against women and adds an international action overlay to support their efforts to advance equality rights and defend individual women who are suffering abuse. Through its Women's Action Network, Equality Now distributes information about these human rights violations to concerned groups and individuals around the world, along with recommended actions for publicizing and protesting them. The Women's Action Network is committed to voicing a worldwide call for justice and equality for women. Issues of urgent concern to Equality Now include rape, domestic violence, reproductive rights, trafficking of women, female genital mutilation, and equal access to economic opportunity and political participation.
Name: Amnesty International USA
Description: Amnesty International USA has a Human Rights Action network that works closely with women around the world and in the US. The web page has an activist focus, with information on various campaigns to support women's rights and a news letter that you can subscribe to. There is also updated information and articles on international crimes against women.
Name: CEDAW: Treaty for the Rights of Women
Description: The Treaty for the Rights of Women is the most comprehensive international agreement on the basic human rights of women. Created in 1979 as the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), it is an important tool for all those who seek to end abuses of women and girls, such as those committed by the Taliban in Afghanistan. The treaty commits ratifying nations to overcoming barriers to discrimination against women in the areas of legal rights, education, employment, health care, politics and finance. Like all human rights treaties, the CEDAW Treaty sets benchmarks within traditional enforcement mechanisms that respect sovereignty and democracy. In many of the 177 countries that have ratified the treaty, it has guided the passage and enforcement of national law. This website contains a summary of the treaty, the countries who have ratified it, US involvement, the history of the treaty, and how it has helped women around the world.
Contact: salbert@gfwc.org
Name: Center of Reproductive Rights
Description: The Center for Reproductive Rights is a non-profit legal advocacy organization that is dedicated to defending and promoting women's reproductive rights worldwide. There is information on the website related to international issues such as the forced sterilization of Roma in Slovakia and female genital mutilation.
Contact: info@reprorights.org
Name: Coalition for International Justice
Description: The Coalition for International Justice (CIJ) is an international, non-profit organization that supports the international war crimes tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, and justice initiatives in East Timor, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia. CIJ initiates and conducts advocacy and public education campaigns, targeting decision-makers in Washington and other capitals, media, and the public. Working with other non-governmental organizations in Washington and elsewhere, CIJ helps focus and maximize the impact of individual and collective advocacy. In the field, CIJ provides practical assistance on legal, technical, and outreach matters to the tribunals and other justice initiatives. CIJ has offices in Washington and The Hague, and contracted employees in East Timor.
Name: Female Genital Cutting Education and Networking Project
Description: Female genital mutilation is a problem which affects over 100 million women around the world. Female genital mutilation is done for reasons which include religion and economics on girls in various parts of Africa and the Middle East. This page will provide you with an introduction to female genital mutilation, what population groups practice FGM, and how widely practiced it is around the world.
Contact: contactfrm@frmgnetwork.org
Name: Human Rights Watch
Description: The Women's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch fights against the dehumanization and marginalization of women. Their goal is to promote women's equal rights and human dignity, by exposing and denouncing human rights violations and practices that subordinate women. The website contains yearly reports entitled "Overview of Women's Human Rights Developments" that can be accessed online. They also have links to thematic issues involving crimes against women, such as trafficking, and women in armed conflicts. There is a very helpful link to "related resources," which contains numerous online sources dealing with the issue of international crimes against women. There are additional links to publications, latest news, and international legal standards.
Name: International Center for Research on Women
Description: The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) was created in 1976 to fill the gaps in understanding the complex realities of women's lives and their role in development. Violence against women is an issue throughout the world. And in low- and middle- income countries, women are particularly vulnerable to family violence. Women's lack of decision-making power within the home, and their low social and economic status within the community, can severely limit their options for preventing and responding to abuse. ICRW and its partners work to educate and empower individuals, institutions and communities to end violence against women. ICRW activity in this area includes: understanding the social reasons behind violence against women; examining how incorporating male perspectives into education campaigns on domestic violence can change attitudes and behavior; increasing public awareness of domestic violence and human rights through education and the media.
Name: International Criminal Court (ICC)
Description: The website about the Rome Statute of the ICC that was entered into force on July 1, 2002. The tasked of the ICC is to try individuals who commit war crimes, including crimes against women in times of war or conflict. The site also provides links to related sites within the United Nations.
Name: International Red Cross
Description: This is the website of the International Red Cross on the influence of war and armed conflict on the lives of women. It includes perspectives on women as victims in armed conflict, as well as the role of women fighters. The site contains briefing papers and links on women and armed conflict.
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