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The archives of former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have been made available online via the website of the United Nations Archives and Records Management Section. Unlike the official documents of the United Nations, which are available through the Organization’s archives, these collections are comprised of internal working papers which offer insight into decision making processes. Typically, […]
A new teaching resource Endell Street – Women’s Military Hospital Project, focuses on the changing role of women from the 1900s to 1920, with a particular emphasis on women’s contribution to medical professions during World War One. It focuses on primary sources from the Women’s Library. More information on the Women’s Military Hospital is available […]
Pioneered by the OECD in 2009, this index has been updated for 2019 It covers 180 nations providing profiles and cross-country rankings classifying countries according to their level of discrimination in social institutions. Key themes are: family (child marriage/ divorce/ inheritance) physical integrity (violence/ reproductive rights/ Female genital mutilation) financial resources (access to land/ financial […]
An economic modelling tool designed by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) for understanding the effects of climate change on the economy. Users can simulate trajectories of climate change and their relationship to the economy building visualisations of impact on world maps. For instance suggest a carbon price to prevent high temperature anomaly and to […]
Discover Levenson digital archive launched. This free resource from a partnership between Kingston University, the National Archives and a number of charitable trusts provides free access to materials relating to the Levenson Inquiry. The starting point for the Inquiry was the revelation that News of the World reporters hacked the phone of 13-year-old murder victim […]
The United Nations observance of this day occurs every 10th December. The official website has related resolutions and news for 2018. Here are some recommended resources on human rights: Human Rights Documentation Initiative (HRDI) based at the University of Texas. This project provides access to documents and archived versions of key websites. They include a Rwandan […]
Covering the period 1970-1990. This resource from a women’s collective has a wealth of information. Of particular value are the activism newsletters including Toronto publications; Cayenne Rebel Girls’ Rag International Women’s Day Committee (IWDC) Newsletter. The website also has a wealth of pamphlets and books on social issues including day care, education and work. A […]
Just released, the annual flag ship report from the ILO which has data and supporting essays on trends. The feature this year is the Gender pay gap.
Oxfam have now gathered together reports, news and indicators on all aspects of their work on land rights on a new website. There are thematic subsections on women’s rights, indigenous groups and business and land. It is a good supplement to the FAO Gender and land rights database which has country profiles and general indicators.
This is based on 4 principles. R – that the Internet is based on human Rights O – that it is Open A – that it should be Accessible to all, and M – that it is nurtured by multi-stakeholder participation. Read the full text and debate on the website.