India's top court has ruled authorities should regulate the sale of acid, which is often used in attacks on women. But that's not enough, says Suneet Shukla, a campaigner with Stop Acid Attacks. Society needs to change.

Gender and Society Newsletter No. 15 - March 2014


Was Irène Joliot-Curie an engaged feminist? The question addressed by this article is twofold. As a chemist, physicist and laboratory researcher, she worked in a masculine profession and called herself a feminist. 

This paper is part of an overview of gender research framework performed during the 2000-2010 phase carried out by the Southern Institute for Sustainable Development (SISD) and sponsored by Rosa Luxemburg from the Federal Republic of Germany.

The Justice Index introduces a new approach to the assessment of the ongoing legal & judicial reform process. Based on prior surveys of access to justice as well as the development of local governance performance indexes in Viet Nam, the first empirical justice index on such a large scale was built in 2012 in order to create a quantitative tool that captures people’s opinion and assessment of state institutions’ performance, specifically in ensuring justice and fundamental rights. Simultaneously, this index gives stakeholders a chance to assess and monitor positive changes in law enforcement and rights’ protection in Viet Nam


The mission of school social work is to achieve quality education for all. Both girls and boys have their troubles in school, and school social workers must focus on the obstacles faced by all children and youth.

The opinions expressed in the report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations  in Vietnam, the  International Organization for Migration and any Vietnamese Government Agency

Migration is increasingly being acknowledged as an issue that needs a global approach and coordinated responses...