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FOKUS – Forum for Women and Development – is a knowledge and resource center for international women’s issues with an emphasis on the spreading of information and women-centered development cooperation. FOKUS’ primary goal is to contribute to the improvement of women’s social, economic, and political situation internationally.

At this site you can find more information about FOKUS and FOKUS-projects around the world.


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    . 02.12.2014 Development for all? In June 2014, a report on gender equality and REDD+ was published by FOKUS. “Are we not seeing the women for all the trees?” is now available in English.
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    Photo: Lon&Queta / Flickr. 28.10.2014 Trial for sexual slavery opens in Guatemala Guatemala’s Court for High-Risk Crimes ruled to open trial against two members of the Army for sexual slavery and domestic slavery against women during the armed conflict.
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    . 06.10.2014 Human Rights Committee to review Sri Lanka On the 7th and 8th of October Sri Lanka will appear before the Human Rights Committee in Geneva for a review of their compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR...
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    . 11.06.2014 Women in Times of Transition: 1325 In Sri Lanka This briefing paper summarizes the Baseline Study carried out by FOKUS, which highlights the extent of participation of women in peace and security initiatives, both state and non state and the cha...
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    . 05.02.2014 Eradicating Violence against Women and the Role of the National Civil Police The book “Eradicating Violence against Women and the Role of the National Civil Police” is the product of a study initiated and financed by FOKUS and carried out by Luz Méndez Gutiérrez.
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    . 15.01.2014 UN Women: Press Release Conference of Syrian women, convened by UN Women and Netherlands, ends with strong recommendations for upcoming peace talks