The abuse of women during the police operations last May in San Salvador Atenco, which we document in this alternative report, demonstrates the gender-based violence that the Mexican State and its agents are capable of, using the justification of reestablishing the rule of law and social peace. This situation is not unique, but rather demonstrates a pattern of violence against women that is carried out by the Mexican State and enjoys total impunity. There are other similar cases of State violence against women, including those documented by Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) (46 pages, .pdf, for historical reference)
Although the promises made by the Georgian Republic in the aftermath of the Beijing conference are now starting to be fulfilled at a fast pace, after many years of inaction, much still remains to be done in order to advance womens rights and ensure gender equality in Georgia. Indeed recent measures have been taken with regard to domestic violence and trafficking in persons but they have not been extended to women victims of other types of violence (40 pages, .pdf, for historical reference).
Marie Mossi (ASADHO-RAF)and Mariana Duarte (OMCT), 2006
Alternative report prepared for the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women 36th session 7-25 August 2006
A web-based study of psychosocial resources and documents reveals that there is not a balanced representation of different positions and approaches to the issues on the Internet. While there is a large amount of literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on the web, very few documents and resources that present a cultural or community-based approach to psychosocial issues are available on the Internet. One of the reasons for this may be the unequal access to electronic resources and publications available to scholars who work within a trauma approach and those who do not. In order not to replicate the trauma bias that currently exists on the web in this guide, a number of articles, books, and papers that are not electronically available are reviewed here.
UN Prevent Genocide Rawanda, 2014
The victims of modern armed conflict are far more likely to be civilians than soldiers. According to UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict, the vast majority of casualties in todays wars are among civilians, mostly women and children. Women in particular can face devastating forms of sexual violence, which are sometimes deployed systematically to achieve military or political objectives.
The Tibetan Refugee Health Care Project is a non-political organization funded entirely by private donations. It was created in response to the dire and growing need for public health care for the Tibetan community-in-exile, living both in resettlement camps in India, and throughout the world, and to be a support for The Tibetan Government-in-exile, His Holiness The Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Department of Health. All projects are reported to them.