• Acting jointly on behalf of women? The cross-party women’s caucus in Malawi 

      Chiweza, Asiyati; Wang, Vibeke; Maganga, Ann (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 8, Report, 2016-05-01)
      Despite an increase in the number of countries that have adopted women’s caucuses in sub-Saharan Africa, there is still little empirical knowledge about how they operate and under which conditions they are most effective ...
    • Competing Perceptions of Women's Civil Rights in Sudan 

      Tønnessen, Liv (CMI Brief vol. 6 no. 4, Report, 2007-07-19)
      During the peace process in Sudan women were merely "guests at the table. The role permitted to women during negotiations was based on a perception of them as passive victims of war, not active players in politics and ...
    • Darfur crisis: The role of traditional leaders in dealing with violence against women 

      Takana, Yousif (CMI Sudan Working Paper SWP 2014:4, Working paper, 2014-12-15)
      The armed conflict between the Sudan government and rebel groups in Darfur erupted in 2003. Escalating violence included sexual assaults on women. Many women who have been raped live with a stigma, or are forced to get ...
    • Evaluation of Norway's Support to Women's Rights and Gender Equality in Development Cooperation 

      Jones, Nicola; Tvedten, Inge; Arbulu, Angelica; Pereznieto, Paola; Lindström, Johanna; Norbakk, Mari (Norad Evaluation Report 2/2015, Research report, 2015-06-01)
      Purpose of evaluation: This report evaluates Norway’s support to strengthening women and girls’ rights and gender equality through its development cooperation during the period 2007-2013. It assesses the extent to which ...
    • Family law reform in Sudan: competing claims for gender justice between sharia and women’s human rights 

      Nagar, Samia El; Tønnessen, Liv (CMI Report R 2017:5, Research report, 2017-12-01)
      This paper focuses on family law reform in Sudan-a country that has been in a state of perpetual conflict that stretches back long before its independence in 1956. The signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in ...
    • «Nowadays there are shoot-outs all the time». Women, children, and Police Pacification Units (UPPs) in Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro. 

      Strønen, Iselin Åsedotter (CMI Working Paper WP 2016:7, Working paper, 2016-09-01)
      Executive summary This CMI Working paper explores the implementation of the Brazilian government’s favela (shantytown) policing program, Unidades de Pacificacion Policiais (UPP) or The Pacifying Police Units, from ...
    • Pastoral Women in Town: The Case of the Migrant Fulbe in Sinja, Sudan 

      Osman, Elhadi Ibrahim (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2020:3, Working paper, 2020-11-01)
      The world has witnessed rapid urbanization and an increased number of women migrating in a phenomenon known as the femininization of migration. Urban areas are becoming extremely overcrowded and overburdened, putting ...
    • The Gatekeepers: Political Participation of Women in Malawi 

      Kayuni, Happy Mickson; Chikadza, Kondwani Farai (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 12, Report, 2016-08-01)
      All over the world, there are gatekeepers with the power to facilitate – or restrict – peoples’ access. We have studied the role of the chairpersons and secretaries of the political parties in Malawi, and their role as ...
    • Unfulfilled hopes. The quest for a minimum marriage age in Yemen, 2009–2014 

      Bang, Anne K. (CMI Report R 2016:3, Research report, 2016-05-01)
      The project Women’s Human Rights and Law Reform in the Muslim World seeks to map family and criminal law reforms in the period 1995-2015 in Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia ...
    • Violence against women in the context of urban poverty in Angola 

      Strønen, Iselin Åsedotter; Nangacovie, Margareth (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 16, Report, 2016-10-01)
      Violence against women is widespread in Angola. This brief presents the main findings in a recent study of how violence against women is playing out in the context of urban poverty. Faced with day-to-day challenges for ...
    • Violência contra a mulher no contexto da pobreza urbana em Angola 

      Strønen, Iselin Åsedotter; Nangacovie, Margareth (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 16, Report, 2016-10-01)
      A violência contra as mulheres é uma prática generalizada em Angola, pouco se sabendo ainda sobre a perceção que as mulheres têm deste fenómeno e como elas se relacionam com este problema. Este resumo, que resulta do projeto ...
    • Women and Legal Pluralism: Lessons from Indigenous Governance Systems in the Andes 

      Sieder, Rachel; Vivero, Anna Barrera (Journal of Latin American Studies, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-01-01)
      The shift towards legally plural multicultural and pluri-national citizenship regimes in the Andes formally recognised indigenous peoples’ community-based governance systems. These tend to emphasise participation, deliberation ...
    • Women in Local Government. A Potential Arena for Women’s Substantive Representation 

      Chiweza, Asiyati Lorraine (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 13, Report, 2016-08-01)
      Local government is an important avenue for getting practical experience in participating in politics before moving on to the national arena. Advocates of decentralisation argue that it opens up avenues for women to ...