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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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    Photo: Lakmin Jayathilake 17.08.2016 FOKUS Sri Lanka urging CEDAW committee to hold government accountable On July 25th, FOKUS Country Director in Sri Lanka Shyamala Gomez urged the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) to include issues faced by female heads of households...
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    Photo: Flickr / Mack Male 18.05.2016 National day and day against Homophobia The 17th of May is not just the Norwegian national day. It is also the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.
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    Photo: Flickr / xmascarol 11.02.2016 Organizations fear that human rights will be forgotten in Colombia FOKUS and 27 organizations ask peace negotiators in Colombia not to forget the plight of human rights when the peace treaty is signed.
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    Photo: FOKUS Sri Lanka 21.12.2015 Celebration of Resolution 1325 in Sri Lanka FOKUS Sri Lanka celebrated recently the 15th anniversary of UN Resolution 1325 on women, peace and Security. Artists presented peace building through visual art and theatre performances.
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    Photo: Mohamed Abed / AFP PHOTO 25.09.2015 Shades of hate threat women in Palestine Hate speeches is a direct invitation to commit crimes against a certain group of people. The history of the Israeli Palestinian conflict has a lot of this kind of speeches.
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    Photo: Sanchia Brown 10.09.2015 Still taboo with female heads of households in Sri Lanka Since the end of war the number of Female-Headed Households in Sri Lanka have risen, but their access to Economic, Social and Cultural rights are yet to be meaningfully addressed.