Friday February 27, 2015

The IPU resolution on women's and children's health: an initial framework for accountability reporting is a 2013 report by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

This report highlights the results from the 1st review of parliamentary efforts in implementing the IPU resolution of April 2012: "Access to health as a basic right: the role of Parliaments in addressing key challenges to securing the health of women and children".

Participating Parliaments were mostly drawn from Africa where maternal and child death rates are highest, including 2 highly developed countries, including Canada.

(Source: Inter-Parliamentary Union)

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Thursday February 26, 2015

Quality of life in cities: perception survey in 79 European cities was published in 2013 by the European Commission and is available via the European Union Collection.

This Flash Eurobaromter was conducted at the request of the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy to get a snapshot of people's opinions on a range of urban issues.

Earlier surveys were conducted in 2004, 2006, and 2009. This survey included all capital cities of the countries concerned (except for Switzerland), together with between one and six more cities in the larger countries. In each city, around 500 citizens were interviewed.

A total of 79 European cities were used in this analysis. In addition to these, the surrounding areas of Athina, Lisboa, Manchester and Paris were analyzed. The report therefore refers to "83 cities", though a more accurate terminology would be "79 cities and 4 surrounding areas".

(Source: EU Bookstore)

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Which countries are the toughest against violence against women?

This map shows the spatial distribution of countries' overall level of VAW-related legal protections for the year 2010.

Statistics gathered are for 4 types of violence against women: Rape, marital rape, domestic violence and sexual harassment.

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(Source: Washington Post)

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