Wednesday March 22, 2017

Equal access to justice in the case-law on violence against women before the European Court of Human Rights (2015) is a 2015 report, published by the Council of Europe.

"Persisting inequalities between men and women, gender bias and stereo-types results in unequal access of women and men to justice" -- Council of Europe Gender Equality Strategy, 2014-2017.

This publication explores the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights on violence against women in the aim of identifying obstacles which victims of rape, domestic violence and other ill-treatment encounter in their efforts seek protection and justice within the respective domestic systems of the member States of the Council of Europe.

(Source: Council of Europe)

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Tuesday March 21, 2017

1. Attacking the double burden of malnutrition in Asia and the Pacific

Malnutrition's causes and solutions at each stage of the human life cycle are discussed in a regional study on Nutrition Trends, Policies and Strategies and synthesized in this publication. The study aims to create a better understanding of ways to improve life span, quality of life, early cognition and life-long learning, and earning capacity of individuals and nations.

2. GrEEEn solutions for Livable Cities

Practical ways on how urban managers, development practitioners, businesses, and citizens can engage to make cities more livable by building on the city’s unique physical, social, cultural, economic and human resource assets.  The scale of urbanization in Asia today is unprecedented in urban history. Asia stands apart from other regions in terms of the absolute growth of the urban population as well as the number of densely populated megacities.

3. The Role of Community Colleges in Skills Development: lessons from the Canadian experience in developing Asia

The purpose of this book is to describe the Canadian approach to skills development, the success is achieved, and the implications of this success for policy toward skills development in Asian emerging economies.

4. Managing the Transition to a Low-Carbon economy: perspectives, policies and practices from Asia

The book assessed the low-carbon and green policies and practices taken by developed Asian countries, identifies gaps, and examines new opportunities for low-carbon green growth.

(Source: Asian Development Bank)

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Monday March 20, 2017

On March 8, 2017, Statistic Canada released "Women in Canada: a Gender-based statistical report". One of the chapters is focused on women and paid work.

A study by Statistics Canada was conducted comparing the income of women to that of men's and results show Canada is far from parity.

The Globe and Mail provided further analysis in their article "Who is minding the gap?"

(Source: The Globe and Mail)

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