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Tents set up at Alsabeen hospital in Sana’a Yemen for screening suspected cholera cases.

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The Women’s United Nations Report Network (WUNRN) launched a WUNRN-Shadow Report Learning Module. The document provides guidance on how to write WUNRN shadow reports on the status of women from the viewpoint of religion and traditions. This Module also posits tools and...

The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) published a practical guide on using CEDAW to secure women’s land and property...

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The Netherlands Helsinki Committee launched a publication, "The Human Rights Alternative Reporting Cycle". This publication outlines practical tips and tricks to strengthen the quality and impact of human rights alternative reporting to the United Nations. Steps of the Cycle...

The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women launched a toolkit for reporting to CEDAW on trafficking in women and exploitation of migrant women workers. The toolkit explores the main purposes of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (...

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) published "A tool for gender-sensitive agriculture and rural development policy and programme formulation" which consists of guidelines for ministries of agriculture and the FAO. The publication acknowledges...

The Centre for Civil and Political Rights published guidelines in the context of effective strategies for NGOs wishing to engage with the UN Human Rights Committee. The Centre for Civil and Political Rights has identified improving follow up action to the Concluding...

Amnesty International has released a publication on the process of shadow reporting. The document, "Holding Government to Account: A Guide to Shadow Reporting on Economic Social and Cultural...

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World Vision, in March 2013, made a submission to the pre-sessional working group of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR). The submission was made on the occasion of the consideration of a list of issues related to the second periodic report of...