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    Diamonds and Human Security
    Research, education and advocacy to end the trade of conflict diamonds in Africa.


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    We'll Kill You if You Cry: Sexual Violence in the Sierra Leone Conflict
    Source: Human Rights Watch Date: 2003
    Presents evidence of horrific abuses against women and girls in every region of the country by the rebel Revolutionary United Front (RUF), as well as other rebel, government and international peacekeeping forces. Recommendations for action by government, the Special Court and the Truth & Reconciliation Commission.

    War-Related Sexual Violence in Sierra Leone
    Source: Physicians for Human Rights Date: 2002
    A population-based assessment of the prevalence and impact of sexual violence and other human rights abuses among internally-displaced persons (IDPs) in Sierra Leone.

    Double Standards: Women's Property Rights Violations in Kenya
    Source: Human Rights Watch Date: 2003
    This report recounts the experiences of women from various regions, ethnic groups, religions, and social classes in Kenya who have one thing in common: because they are women, their property rights have been trampled. The devastating effects of property rights violations including poverty, disease, violence, and homelessness harm women, their children, and Kenya’s overall development.

    Just Die Quietly: Domestic Violence and Women’s Vulnerability to HIV in Uganda
    Source: Human Rights Watch Date: 2003
    The human disaster of HIV/AIDS (human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome) has devastated the African continent, and disproportionately affects African women, who account for the majority of infected people in the sub-Saharan region.

    Women, War and Peace
    Source: Unifem Date: 2002
    The Independent Experts’ Assessment on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Women and Women’s Role in Peace-building.

    Gender and Sustainable Energy Issues in Africa: Perspectives for the World Summit on Sustainable Development
    Source: Energia Date: 2002
    This regional paper on gender and energy issues in Africa was prepared by ENERGIA for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), which was held in August-September 2002 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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