Global policy frameworks may feel a long way from the realities of women's lives. Yet these frameworks lay out fundamental rights and freedoms, and are an important tool for women's rights organisations to advocate for improvements in the lives of women.
It's been quite a week. Foreign Secretary William Hague has described the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict as an "important moment in history" and that he challenges anyone to hear the testimonies of survivors and not take up the cause to end sexual violence.
At first it didn't even occur to me to shave my head. Instead I most of my 21 inches inches off it, which were donated to The Little Princesses Trust to make wigs for kids with cancer, leaving just half an inch of hair.
Cutting off women's hair has often been used as a punishment in conflict or in prisons. For many women their hair is an important part of their identity. And the style that they choose to wear is an important expression of who they are.