Global Women’s Leadership Project: SDG Fund Report

This is the third in a four part series highlighting Penn Law’s Global Women’s Leadership Project Database.  Each segment of this series will introduce a different aspect of this database.

The SDG Fund Report highlights Penn Law’s work with the SDG fund on implementing the United Nations agreed to agenda that integrates peace and sustainable development. this can be accessed through the options on the left side of the home page.

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The report will produced by the SDG Fund and its partners and will analyze how the private sector is affected by SDG 16 and how they can contribute.

The page includes links to different useful sites throughout the text such as the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

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The page also states the projects methodology and potential findings at the end.

The database can be accessed here.

Global Women’s Leadership Project: UN Women’s Family Law Database

This is the second in a four part series highlighting Penn Law’s Global Women’s Leadership Project Database.  Each segment of this series will introduce a different aspect of this database.

This segment features the UN Women’s Family Law Database which can be accessed through the home page of the Global Women’s Leadership Project website.

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The Family Law Project curates a collection of family laws around the world, identifies gaps in the data collection, and develops a mapping of the gender gaps in family laws.

It also features the database’s interactive research map.

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Finally the page features the project’s methodology and field researchers & student fellows.

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The Database can be accessed here.

Global Women’s Leadership Project: What is it?

This is the first in a four part series highlighting Penn Law’s Global Women’s Leadership Project Database.  Each segment of this series will introduce a different aspect of this database.

“The Global Women’s Leadership Project (GWLP) at Penn Law, developed under the auspices of Under Secretary General and Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, has created a clearing house of information on laws that govern women’s status in the family, as the first phase of the UN Women’s Family Law database.

The GWLP is one of the first efforts to map the panoramic sweep of laws that regulate a woman’s role in the family and society, including laws governing property, inheritance, custody, guardianship, marriage, divorce, residence, citizenship, domicile, age of marriage, guardianship, female genital mutilation (FGM), “husband obedience ” and sex-selective reproductive decisions. The first phase of the database covers the 54 African countries; the 19 civil law countries in Latin America and 32 states of Mexico; the 51 independent states of Europe; Israel; India; and Pakistan. The research on the Middle East is ongoing.”

This database can be accessed here. Below is a view of the homepage.

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From this site, users can also access a world map that outlines family law in various countries as it relates to women’s roles in the family.

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For convenient navigation there is also a list of the database’s featured content on the left side of the page.

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The Database can be accessed here.

May 2020 New Resources

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In May 2020, the Law Library added the following new resources to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

New Resources

While no new resources that were added to the Law Library’s collection this month, remember that there are a wide-variety of resources to help you with your studies. Electronic resources can be accessed through our “Electronic Resources: Databases, Journals, and Site” webpage. As a Texas Tech University student you also have access to the resources available through the main university library’s website. If you need additional resources you can also request items through ILL. All you need to do is sign-in using your eRaider and password and fill out the ILL form with information for the item you are requesting.

New Books

This month there are no new books to announce. We were not able to catalog or add new books while staff is working from home.

If you have any book or circulation questions, please contact the circulation desk at either 806-742-3957 or circulation.law@ttu.edu.

All electronic databases are available through the Library’s webpage, http://www.depts.ttu.edu/law/lawlibrary/index.php.

Library staff will be able to assist in locating and checking out any of these items or helping you contact the Librarian on call for questions about electronic resources.

 

Legal Responses to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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The UCLA School of Law Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library has compiled a timely guide (https://libguides.law.ucla.edu/coronavirus) to help locate legal responses to COVID-19.  According to the guide, “many units of government at all levels (federal, state, and local) have issued, and continue to issue, legal responses to the coronavirus epidemic, and some states have laws pre-dating the epidemic but that have become more relevant, such as quarantine statutes and requirements for paid sick leave.  This [sic] goal of this guide is to provide links to primary sources and high-quality summaries to these.”

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The federal materials provided in the guide include links to items published by various federal agencies as well as Public Laws about COVID-19.  While the major focus of the guide is on federal and California resources, there are sections dedicated to other state and local jurisdictions.

There is also a useful section that provides links to “Other Resources” that users might find educational.

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Among the Other Useful Resources is the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Kit from LexisAdvance and the COVID-19 Workforce Virtual Toolkit from the HHS.

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For assistance with locating further information on COVID-19, please contact the Law Library Reference Desk between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday via email or phone.

Email:  reference.law@ttu.edu

Phone:  806-742-7155