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Reversing Roles: Bringing men into the frame

Sandra Fredman 9th March 2013

On Tuesday 12 March, the fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57) turns its attention to the ‘equal sharing of responsibilities between men and women’. In anticipation of these discussions, Professor Sandra Fredman comments on recent European case law extending women’s parenting rights to men. It is now readily acknowledged that […]

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The Challenge of Human Security

Guest Contributor 8th March 2013

By John Bond OAM In September 2012 the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on Human Security, which it describes as ‘an approach to assist Member States in addressing widespread challenges to the survival, livelihood and dignity of their people.’  This indicates a growing global recognition that security is not just a matter of armies […]

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CSW57, MGDs and Gendered Poverty

Meghan Campbell 6th March 2013

One of the themes the delegates at CSW57 will be confronting over the next two weeks are the challenge of de facto achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for women and girls. As the first post in the OxHRH CSW57 themed post series, Meghan Campbell looks at the issue of gendered poverty and the […]

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Development and Conflict

Guest Contributor 5th March 2013

One does not need to look for long for examples of conflict impacting on development.  Take the case of Mali: a year ago, conflict in the north of the country and a military coup detailed two decades of constitutional government and development progress.  Elections were scheduled to be held in Mali a month after that […]

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