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Issue 34: GSP Recommends


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 info@gendersecurityproject.com with your recommendation and we will make sure to review it, engage with it, and add it up to one of our forthcoming lists.


Featured Image: Bertha Lutz, member of the delegation from Brazil to The San Francisco Conference, in the run up to the formation of the UN, addresses the meeting of Commission I, Committee 2, held on 15 June 1945, at San Francisco, United States (The San Francisco Conference, 25 April – 26 June 1945)

On our desk       

Why Do Women Make Such Good Leaders During COVID-19? (Read

Women in National Parliaments – IPU (Read)

Women Filmmakers on Freedom of Religion or Belief – Film Competition 2020 (Read)  

Reports and Studies    

Gender Responsive Public Services – Importance of Financing – Unpaid Care, Domestic Work + (Read)

Evicted by Climate Change (Read)

Women in Work Index 2020 (Read)  

COVID-19 & The Increase In Gender Based Violence & Discrimination Against Women – Experts Joint Call to Combat (Read

COVID-19 & Gender Equality: Countering the Regressive Effects (Read)


News from around the world     

Africa – ‘There Can Be No Empowerment Without Peace; and No Peace Without Gender Equality’ (Read)

Australia – Aboriginal Community-Led Success Against COVID-19 – Indigenous Response for Fewer Cases (Read)

Australia – Domestic & Family Violence – Developing an Evaluation Guide for Behavior Change Involving Perpetrators (Read

China – Chinese Feminist’s Reflections on the Surveillance State During the Pandemic (Read

Iran – Imprisoned Woman Rights Activist Says She & Her Cellmates Suffer from COVID-19 (Read)

Kyrgyzstan – App/Video to Educate on the Harms of Bride Kidnapping (Read)

Mexico – Domestic Violence & Femicide at Record Highs during the Pandemic (Read



Mexico City – Lawmakers Vote to Outlaw LGBT+ Conversion Therapy (Read)

Sweden – Major Increase in Rape Convictions after Change in the Law, Definition of Rape (Read

Thailand – Thailand could become the first Southeast Asian country to legalize same-sex civil partnerships (Read)

Venezuela – Women in Crises – UN Report of Criminal Control of Mining Area, & Gender Dimensions (Read)

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