[16days_discussion] Fwd: Violence Against Women Monitor - January 2009

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> *Stop Violence Against Women Website <http://www.stopvaw.org/>*
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> Minnesota's New Domestic Abuse Strangulation Statute (More information 
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>   *Campaign for Girl Child Birth Registration*
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> <http://www.stopvaw.org/Campaign_for_Girl_Child_Birth_Registrations.html>)
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>   *Palestinians Join UN Agencies in Denouncing Honor Killings*
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>   *New Website for Women Affected by Cybercrime*
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> <http://www.stopvaw.org/Women_Affected_by_Cybercrime_Have_New_Website.html>)
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>   *A Rights-Based Approach to Fighting Sexual Exploitation of Children*
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> The World Congress III against Sexual Exploitation of Children and 
> Adolescents convened from 25-28 November 2008 in Rio de Janeiro, 
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>   Countries to End Violence Against Women*
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> The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women will award 
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> countries that are addressing gender-based violence. (More information 
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> ·          Making it Real - Implementing the Law Against Domestic 
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> ·          Roundtable Discussion about Draft Domestic Violence Law 
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> ·          Amnesty International Report on Violence against Women in 
> Armenia (More information 
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> ·          Quarrel with Injuries (More information 
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> ·          The Person Convicted of Sexual Assault Escaped (More 
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> Awareness of Domestic Violence (More information 
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> ·          Public Hearing on Draft Law on Domestic Violence (More 
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> ·          Be Careful Not to be Entrapped into Trafficking (More 
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> ·          Armenia: Anti-Trafficking Grant (More information 
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> ·          UNPFA Newsletter on Gender Based Violence in Azerbaijan 
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> ·          Cambodian Ministry Says Domestic Violence and Rape Are on 
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> ·          Cambodia -- Foreign Marriage Ban Lifted (More information 
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> ·          Salvadoran Women Protest Femicide on International Day 
> Against Violence Against Women (More information 
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> ·          UN Program to Combat Female Genital Mutilation Launched in 
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> ·          Women in Ritual Slavery in Southern India: Devadasi, 
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> ·          Iranian Court Upholds Stoning Death Sentence (More 
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> ·          Iraq: Increase in Honor Killings -- Assassins Hired (More 
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> ·          Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Works 
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> ·          Mauritania - Child Marriage Tradition Turns into 
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> ·          Violence Persists Against Women in Mexico (More information 
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> ·          Morocco's King Lifts Reservations to CEDAW (More 
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> ·          Nepalese Girls Trafficked into India (More information 
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> ·          Half of Amsterdam's Red-Light Windows Close (More 
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> ·           Nigeria: Child Brides - Broken Lives (More information 
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> ·          Norway to Adopt Law That Bans Purchase of Sexual Favors 
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> ·          Philippines: Two Human Trafficking Convictions (More 
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> ·          Philippines: Law Fails to Stem Domestic Violence (More 
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> ·          Sweden Increases Measures Against Rape (More information 
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> ·          OSCE Office in Tajikistan Conducts Course on Investigating 
> Human Trafficking Crimes (More information 
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> ·          Uganda to Criminalize Female Genital Mutilation (More 
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> ·          Britain's Forced Marriage Act Assists Bangladeshi Woman 
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> <http://www.stopvaw.org/Forced_marriages_a_global_scourge.html>)
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> ·          British Ministry Announces Forced Marriage Act is in Effect 
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> ·          U.S. Court Grants Preliminary Injunction Against Spyware 
> Product (More information 
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> ·          Texas, USA, State Department Report: U.S. Ranch Sect 
> Children Abused and Forced into Early Marriage (More information 
> <http://www.stopvaw.org/U_S_Ranch_Sect_Children_Abused_and_Forced_into_Early_Marriage.html>)
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> ·          United States: Congress Passes Trafficking Victims 
> Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (More information 
> <http://www.stopvaw.org/U_S_Trafficking_Victims_Protection_Bill_Ready_for_President_Bush_s_Signature.html>)
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> ·          In US, Intimate Violence Remains a Big Killer of Women 
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> ·          Same-Sex Domestic Violence: Harder to Get Help (More 
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> ·          Rhode Island, USA Workers Face Deportation to Abusers (More 
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> ·          Female Genital Mutilation Asylum Cases Forge New Legal 
> Standing in U.S. (More information 
> <http://www.stopvaw.org/Female_Genital_Mutilation_Asylum_Cases_Forge_New_Legal_Standing_in_U_S.html>)
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> ·          Focus on Disabled as Hidden Victims of Abuse (More 
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> ·          United States: Domestic Violence Programs to Receive 
> Federal Funding (More information 
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> The Federation of Women Lawyers Kenya and the International Women's 
> Human Rights Clinic at Georgetown University released a report in 
> October 2008 as a supplement to Kenya's latest periodic report under 
> the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 
> (ICESCR). Kenya ratified the ICESCR in 1976 but has created few of the 
> necessary domestic laws to bring the country into compliance. (More 
> information 
> <http://www.stopvaw.org/Report_Finds_that_Kenyan_Laws_and_Practices_Prevent_Women_from_Attaining_Economic_Social_and_Cultural_Rights.html>)
>
>
>   *New Report: Overcoming Domestic Violence*
>
> In December 2007, the Social Service Agency of the Protestant Church 
> in Germany's "Bread for the World" campaign released a report on its 
> international project, Overcoming Domestic Violence. The report 
> follows four years of research on the connections between domestic 
> violence, development work and social work, recognizing that domestic 
> violence threatens the very roots of society. (More information 
> <http://www.stopvaw.org/New_Report_Overcoming_Domestic_Violence.html>)
>
>
>   *Women's Network Releases First Domestic Violence Study in Kosovo*
>
> The Kosova Women's Network released the country's first study on 
> domestic violence, called /Security Begins at Home/. (More information 
> <http://www.stopvaw.org/Women_s_Network_Releases_First_Domestic_Violence_Study_in_Kosovo.html>)
>
>
>   *New U.S. Resource on International Child Abduction/Custody and
>   Domestic Violence*
>
> The University of Minnesota and University of Washington Schools of 
> Social Work, United States, have created a new online resource 
> concerning the relationship between domestic violence and 
> international child custody and child abduction issues. (More 
> information 
> <http://www.stopvaw.org/New_U_S_Resource_on_International_Child_Abduction_Custody_and_Domestic_Violence.html>)
>
>
>   *New Methodology for U.S. Government Count of Gender Crimes*
>
> The U.S. Department of Justice has revised its methodology for 
> tracking victims of violent crimes in order to better represent 
> gender-based crimes. (More information 
> <http://www.stopvaw.org/U_S_Government_Counts_Gender_Crimes.html>)
>
>
>   *Amnesty International Releases Report on Sexual Violence against
>   Girls in Haiti*
>
> Amnesty International (AI) released a comprehensive report on sexual 
> violence against girls in Haiti in late November of 2008. (More 
> information 
> <http://www.stopvaw.org/Amnesty_International_Releases_Report_on_Sexual_Violence_against_Girls_in_Haiti.html>)
>
>
>   *Violence Against Women Questionnaire to UN Member States*
>
> The United Nations' Secretary General sent a questionnaire in 
> September to all UN member states regarding violence against women. 
> The information compiled will be used for the violence against women 
> database, as mandated by General Assembly Resolution 61/143 of 2006. 
> (More information 
> <http://www.stopvaw.org/Violence_Against_Women_Questionnaire_to_UN_Member_States.html>)
>
>
>   *United Nations Development Programme Report on Women in Eastern
>   Europe and CIS*
>
> The United Nations Development Programme released a report on 
> "accelerated regional progress towards sustainable human development" 
> in Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. (More 
> information 
> <http://www.stopvaw.org/United_Nations_Development_Programme_Report_on_Women_in_Eastern_Europe_and_CIS.html>)
>
>
>   *Human Rights Watch Releases Report on Somalia*
>
> On 8 December 2008, Human Rights Watch released a report on the human 
> rights violations being committed in the ongoing conflict in Somalia 
> (More information 
> <http://www.stopvaw.org/Human_Rights_Watch_Releases_Report_on_Somalia.html>)
>
>
>   *UNFPA* Releases State of the World Population Report 2008
>
> In New York, United States on 12 November 2008, United Nations 
> Population Fund (UNFPA) released its annual State of the World 
> Population report. (More information 
> <http://www.stopvaw.org/UNFPA_Releases_State_of_the_World_Population_Report_2008.html>)
>
>
>   *New Website Addresses Overlap between Domestic Violence and Child
>   Abuse*
>
> "The Greenbook" seeks to improve the ability of advocates and systems 
> personnel to respond to cases of domestic violence.  Meetings on how 
> best to implement the Greenbook guidelines in various communities were 
> videotaped and are now available on a new website. (More information 
> <http://www.stopvaw.org/New_Website_Addresses_Overlap_between_Domestic_Violence_and_Child_Abuse.html>)
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> The Stop Violence Against Women <http://www.stopvaw.org/> website 
> (STOPVAW) is a forum for information, advocacy and change.  Minnesota 
> Advocates for Human Rights developed this website as a tool for the 
> promotion of women's human rights in the countries of Central and 
> Eastern Europe (CEE) and the the former Soviet Union (FSU), Mongolia, 
> and the U.N. Protectorate of Kosovo.  STOPVAW was developed with 
> support from and in consultation with the United Nations Development 
> Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the Open Society Institute's Network 
> Women's Program. This site addresses violence against women as one of 
> the most pervasive human rights abuses worldwide. STOPVAW provides 
> women's rights advocates with information and advocacy tools focused 
> on ending the most endemic forms of violence against women in the 
> region, including domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment 
> and trafficking in persons.
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> with the development of STOPVAW include Beatriz Menanteau, Angela 
> Bortel, Mary Ellingen, Mary Ellison, Mary Hunt, Rosalyn Park, Robin 
> Phillips, and Cheryl Thomas. Current interns and volunteers include 
> Katrina Viegas, Sara Wilkinson and Zoe Whaley.
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