I am currently evaluating a pilot project working to provide clinical care to survivors of sexual assault in conflict zones. The pilot is underway in Burma. I don't know if I have any information that would be specifically helpful…"
"Also - check out Catherine Akurut's (sp?) forum question from a few months ago regarding sexual violence against men in armed conflict - some people have posted information that may be relevant to your study. "
"Hi, Stephanie! The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum had done a podcast series on the DRC and I am going to try to paste a link - look at #5 in the series from two women who have been doing work there and also they talk about sexual…"
Look at the website of Swedish Kvinna till Kvinna (women to women - not the same as the american org with the same name) www.kvinnatillkvinna.se They are supporting local women's organisations in conflict and post-conflict zones,…"
Dear All, I am currently assisting with a paper on strengthening prevention of conflict-related sexual violence (SV) with non-state armed groups (NSAGs). I am writing ask you if you have any recommendations on reference materials or individuals I might contact on this topic. Specifically, I would like to know of any lessons learned on developing /negotiating action plans with NSAGs and/or armed groups. Other topics of interest include engaging religious leaders in prevention of SV with NSAGs…See More
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Stephanie Chaban is a Consultant with the Ramallah office of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and is co-author of the DCAF report Palestinian Women and Security: Why Palestinian Women and Girls Do Not Feel Secure. She has researched issues affecting the lives of Palestinian women since 2006, particularly violence and insecurity, and has authored a number of reports and articles on the status of Palestinian women. She has a M.A. in Women’s Studies from San Diego State University.
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Middle East/North Africa, Palestine
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Consultant, 'Women and Security,' the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)
How many years professional experience do you have ?
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Capacity Building, Research
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
2011. Promoting Gender-Sensitive Justice and Legal Reform in the Palestinian Territories: Perspectives of Palestinian Service Providers. Journal of International Women’s Studies, Special Issue: Arab Women and Their Struggle for Socio-Economic and Political Rights, Vol. 12, No. 3, p. 150-167.
2011. The Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women: 2009-2010. Beirut: Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).
2010. Legal Reader on Laws Affecting Palestinian Women. Edited with A. Mashni. Geneva: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). [Arabic]. (Forthcoming in English, 2011).
2010. Palestinian Women and Security: Why Palestinian Women and Girls Do Not Feel Secure. Co-authored with R. Daraghmeh and G. Stettler. Geneva: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF).
2010. Violence against Palestinian Women and Girls: A Summary of Findings. (Fact Sheet). Ramallah: Palestinian Women's Research & Documentation Center – UNESCO.
2010. Jordan. The Encyclopedia of Motherhood. Andrea O’Reilly, (Ed.). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, p. 608-9.
2010. Lebanon. The Encyclopedia of Motherhood. Andrea O’Reilly, (Ed.). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, p. 644.
2010. Syria. The Encyclopedia of Motherhood. Andrea O’Reilly, (Ed.). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, p. 1189-90.
2009. Women and Education in Palestine: Is Education Improving the Status of Women? (Fact Sheet). Ramallah: Palestinian Women's Research & Documentation Center - UNESCO.
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