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GSP Recommends: Issue 17

GSP Recommends is a weekly round up of news, reports, recommended readings, videos and podcasts from our desk to yours. If you think something should be up here but isn’t, do write to us on with your recommendation and we will make sure to review it, engage with it, and add it up to one of our forthcoming lists.

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On our desk       

A Woman Peacebuilder’s Reflections on Beijing + 25 & The Generation Equality Forum (Read)

Serious Backlash Against Women’s Rights – Around the World (Read)

Jailed Iranian Activist Nasrin Sotoudeh Writes a Plea for Peace on International Women’s Day (Read)

It’s Hard to Practice Social Distancing, Get Food & Aid, if You’re a Refugee – Gender (Read)

Menopause – End the Taboo & The Silence (Read)

Eliminate Legal Discrimination Against Women to Advance Food Security & Nutrition (Read)

UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing – Report – Defence Against COVID-19 – Gender – Guidelines (Read)

Reports and Studies           

The Way to a Binding International Treaty on Violence Against Women (Read)

COVID-19: Who Is Protecting People (Women) with Disabilities? UN Expert (Read)

Countries Should Not Use Religious Beliefs to Justify Women & LGBT+ Rights Violations – UN Rapporteur (Read)

Continuities of Gendered Violence in Conflict, Making Political Economy Visible – Global South (Read)

News from around the world  

EU -“Sex Without Consent Is Rape: EU Countries Must Change Laws to State This Clearly” (Read)

Saudi Arabia – Women’s Rights Defenders Continued Arbitration & Judicial Harassment – Call for Release (Read)

Afghanistan – Taliban Insurgents Set Girls’ School Ablaze in Takhar (Read)

Four girls are raped every hour in Brazil, study finds (Read)

Scotland – Parliament Approves Free Sanitary Products for All Women (Read)

Iran – Continuing Judicial Harassment of Rights Defender Ms. Narges Mohammadi (Read)

Middle East – Reactions to the Coronavirus Outbreak in the Middle East – Gender (Read

Afghanistan – New Radio Station By Women, For Women (Read)

Greece – First Female Greek President Sworn In (Read

China – Ghost Marriages: A 3,000-year-old Tradition of Wedding the Dead Is Still Thriving in Rural China (Read


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