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26 March 2021

(Arabic Version)

Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls - CSW65 Agreed Conclusions

12 March 2021

Issued by the Observatory on Gender-Based Violence crimes Against Women and Girls.

The most important statistics that result in the annual report for the year 2020 are as follows:

- The total number of crimes of gender-based violence against women and girls reached 415.

- The total number of murders of women and girls due to violence is 165.

- The total murders of women and girls due to what is known as (honor killings) are 14 crimes.

- 23 crimes in attempted murder.

- The total of suicide crimes for girls and women is 54 cases.

09 March 2021

About the Maputo Protocol

 

30 January 2021

This policy paper is developed within the process of preparing for Beijing +25, the Generation Equality Forum 2021. Given the pluralistic nature of the Arab region that is projected in the dynamics of the civil society and in view of UN Women’s commitment to participation and inclusivity, a series of policy papers on four gender thematic areas are prepared by the Arab States CSOs and Feminist Network to amplify the voice of civil society and feminist organizations and push forward the gender equality agenda.

30 January 2021

This report presents Lebanon’s civil society parallel report for Beijing +25 Conference. Given the pluralistic nature of Lebanon that is projected in the dynamics of the civil society and in view of UN Women’s commitment to participation and inclusivity, a parallel report is vital to give the key insights of civil society organizations working on the ground to complement, validate, and contradict where necessary the report submitted by the government.

22 May 2019

by Lina Abou Habib

In November 1994, I accompanied my feminist mentor, Dr. Maitrayee Mukhopadhyay, to an event which was probably the turning point of my ensuing feminist activism. Back then, the MENA region was preparing for what was to become the last UN Conference on Women which was held in Beijing in September 1995. The event was the regional Amman preparatory NGO Forum which was supposed to bring in the voices of civil society into the global UN IVth Conference on Women (subsequently referred to as the Beijing Conference).

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