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UNICEF contributed to the organization of the discussion and resolution of the Human Rights Council on sexual violence against children. In collaboration with partners - the Special Representatives of the Secretary-General on Violence against View More

UNICEF contributed to the organization of the discussion and resolution of the Human Rights Council on sexual violence against children. In collaboration with partners - the Special Representatives of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children and for Children and Armed Conflict, the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Committee on the Rights of the Child and the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography – UNICEF continued to promote the two-year global campaign to promote universal ratification of the two Optional Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (OPSC) and on the involvement of children in armed conflict (OPAC) by 2012. The total number of State Parties to OPSC is 142 and the number of signatories is 118. The total number of State Parties to OPAC is 139 and the number of signatories is 128. UNICEF has provided support to the development of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women-Committee on the Rights of the Child joint general comment/recommendation on harmful practices.

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In October 2010 UNODC together with other members of the Inter-Agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons (ICAT), established by the UN General Assembly, launched the report: "An analytical review: 10 years on from the adoption of the View More

In October 2010 UNODC together with other members of the Inter-Agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons (ICAT), established by the UN General Assembly, launched the report: "An analytical review: 10 years on from the adoption of the UN Trafficking in Persons Protocol'"

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In 2009, the World Bank launched the study “Risky Business for Poor Women Traders in the Great Lakes Region”, and the results of the study were captured in a report in January 2011. It identified challenges, including harassment and physical violence View More

In 2009, the World Bank launched the study “Risky Business for Poor Women Traders in the Great Lakes Region”, and the results of the study were captured in a report in January 2011. It identified challenges, including harassment and physical violence against women, and opportunities for cross-border trade between the Eastern Democratic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda, and brought both national and regional technical and political recommendations to key stakeholders.

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As the result of the concluded program “Preventing and Combating Trafficking of Minors and Young Women from Nigeria to Italy” Phase 2, UNICRI adapted a centralized database - the software system SIDDA 2000 of the Italian National Anti-mafia Bureau View More

As the result of the concluded program “Preventing and Combating Trafficking of Minors and Young Women from Nigeria to Italy” Phase 2, UNICRI adapted a centralized database - the software system SIDDA 2000 of the Italian National Anti-mafia Bureau (DNA) on investigation and prosecution of trafficking cases, to the Nigerian legal framework and context. The new project aims at upgrading the software system SIDDA 2000 and expanding it to all 7 Zonal Offices..

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The UNESCO Office in Beirut launched in November 2010, in Lebanon, a study on school-related gender-based violence, expected to be completed in December 2011. The study is funded by the Government of Italy, and implemented within the framework of the View More

The UNESCO Office in Beirut launched in November 2010, in Lebanon, a study on school-related gender-based violence, expected to be completed in December 2011. The study is funded by the Government of Italy, and implemented within the framework of the project “Supporting Gender Equality in Education in Lebanon”, in close collaboration with the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs and the Ministry of Education. UNESCO continued to conduct research on violence against women and its activities to fight human trafficking in Africa.

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The UNECE Gender Statistics Database provides sex-disaggregated data on violence and crime indicators.

The UNECE Gender Statistics Database provides sex-disaggregated data on violence and crime indicators.

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UNDP and UNESCO supported the Gender Studies Institute (GSI) based at the Kabul University in Afghanistan to conduct a multi-province research on the nature and forms of gender-based violence within educational institutions in Afghanistan. The View More

UNDP and UNESCO supported the Gender Studies Institute (GSI) based at the Kabul University in Afghanistan to conduct a multi-province research on the nature and forms of gender-based violence within educational institutions in Afghanistan. The research was conducted in 2009 in three Afghan Universities (Kabul, Mazar, and Herat): (http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0018/001899/189969e.pdf).The findings and recommendations of the research were presented in October 2010 during an advocacy workshop with the Gender Studies Institute, the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health. The objective of the workshop was to raise awareness on gender-based violence among stakeholders and to adopt a Declaration with concrete recommendations to address gender-based violence.

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ECLAC, in coordination with the other Regional Commissions, has carried out the following activities to implement the interregional project “Enhancing capacities to eradicate violence against women through networking of local knowledge View More

ECLAC, in coordination with the other Regional Commissions, has carried out the following activities to implement the interregional project “Enhancing capacities to eradicate violence against women through networking of local knowledge communities”: a) A sub-regional meeting for South America was held in Santiago on 4 and 5 November 2010 to enhance the capacity of eradicating violence against women and collect information on the indicators recommended by the Statistical Commission, attended by representatives of several countries. b) A regional seminar to strengthen the use of administrative records on violence against women in the Caribbean was carried out in Trinidad and Tobago, with the participation of representatives from mechanisms for the advancement of women and producers of administrative data to promote arrangements on the construction of unified national registries. c) Expansion of the knowledge community that uses the protected wiki Confluence platform, especially the National Statistical Offices and National Women(registry available at http://wiki.cepal.org/) d) Construction of a public interregional website that disseminates the knowledge and tools produced by the five Regional Commissions and the Statistical Commission (available at http://www.eclac.cl/mujer/cepal/).

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In Indonesia, UNDP engaged with the National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) through the project “TARGET MDGs” to assist in building the capacity of all stakeholders to monitor progress on the attainment of the MDGs and human development, and View More

In Indonesia, UNDP engaged with the National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) through the project “TARGET MDGs” to assist in building the capacity of all stakeholders to monitor progress on the attainment of the MDGs and human development, and create a comprehensive database to be used for policy-related decisions. The partnership has introduced basic tools to assist BAPPENAS in developing a system that looks at gender analysis, as well as data and statistics on violence against women.

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In October 2010, UNICEF, the OHCHR and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children, supported by the Government of Sweden, organized a panel discussion on the promotion of better data and research to inform View More

In October 2010, UNICEF, the OHCHR and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children, supported by the Government of Sweden, organized a panel discussion on the promotion of better data and research to inform child-sensitive and effective laws, policies and action, where UNICEF presented the results of its forthcoming report on Child Disciplinary Practices at Home.

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