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  • Dec 31 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Gender Equality

  Gender Equality S. Mubashir Noor 1232 words 31 December 2016 South Asia ASASIA 34 20 English Copyright © 2016. CMC Pakistan   Amid the chaos wrought by political instability and the rise of homegrown jihadist terrorism, Bangladesh finally has something to celebrate this year. In late October, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released its latest Global [...]

  • Dec 31 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Towards Safer Streets

  Towards Safer Streets Asna Ali 1205 words 31 December 2016 South Asia ASASIA 32 20 English Copyright © 2016. CMC Pakistan   There are still large parts of the world where the subjugation of women, their reduced status and reduced rights are a normal part of life. Millions of women do not have access [...]

  • Nov 09 / 2016
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Europe

Tras los acuerdos de paz, otra lucha para los indígenas

Colombia ha celebrado un referéndum tras la negociación con las FARC. Un proceso parecido al de Guatemala, hace 20 años. Sin embargo, las comunidades indígenas de los dos países se siguen enfrentando a retos considerables. Entre ellos, empoderar a su población, en especial las mujeres. Evitar la explotación del territorio por parte de las empresas. Y promover [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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Africa

The Chibok Girls Must Be Found aEUR” and Freed [Blog]

Apr 13, 2016 (International Crisis Group/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Muhammadu Buhari spoke out clearly when he took over Nigeria’s presidential seat from Goodluck Jonathan in May last year: “We cannot claim to have defeated Boko Haram without rescuing the Chibok girls and all other innocent persons held hostage by insurgents”. At that time, one year had [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Women and Development, Not Gender and Politics: Explaining ASEAN’s Failure to Engage with the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

While questions have been asked about whether ASEAN could, or even should, adopt the United Nation’s Women Peace and Security (WPS) agenda, this article is the first to ask why it has not done so already. ASEAN’s strong engagement with gender issues beyond the WPS agenda, together with the pressing need to address conflict and [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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Africa

South Sudan the target of Sudan”s war crimes

By Rape: a war tactic used by groups allied to the government of South Sudan. On March 11, the United Nations Human Rights Office released a report detailing the host of crimes specifically targeting women and children in South Sudan. “The High Commissioner’s report alleges crimes against humanity and war crimes,” said David Marshall, officer [...]

  • Jul 09 / 2016
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Chinese envoy calls for joint efforts to protect women, children in conflicts

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) — A Chinese envoy to the United Nations Wednesday called on the international community to make joint efforts to step up protection of women and children in conflicts. Terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State (IS) and Boko Haram were carrying out criminal activities such as human trafficking, which jeopardized the rights and interests [...]

  • Jul 07 / 2016
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Europe

At least 10,000 refugee children have ‘vanished into sex work and slavery trade’ after arriving in Europe

* Thousands of young migrants targeted by criminals and are now missing * Evidence some are being sexually exploited with communities in Europe * UNICEF claims 90,000 unaccompanied children in Germany and Sweden * British Government promised to take in more separated from families * For more on the refugee crisis visit www.dailymail.co.uk/refugeecrisis At least 10,000 refugee children have vanished [...]

  • Jul 07 / 2016
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Africa

Management of Burundi conflict has been disastrously ineffective – activist

Collins Mwai Nivyabandi (C) leads a group of women in a protest in Burundi. (Courtesy) It’s nearly a year since unrest started simmering in the neighbouring Burundi. The conflict has seen hundreds of thousands of Burundians fleeing their country, while at home, some hundreds have been killed.Calls for peace by activists are gaining international attention [...]

  • Jul 06 / 2016
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Europe

Lessons From the Cologne Assaults

The shocking mass sexual assaults against women in Cologne, Germany, on New Year’s Eve have provoked public fury, including a backlash against Chancellor Angela Merkel’s policy of welcoming asylum-seekers, who were among the suspects identified by authorities. To protect women and to ensure that Europe can maintain the political will to absorb millions of refugees fleeing [...]

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