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Stop The War on Children

A Palestinian family on the street in Beit Lahia in north Gaza. According to a new Save the Children report, 72 percent of child deaths and injuries across the world’s deadliest conflict zones are caused by landmines, unexploded ordinance, air strikes, ...

Women Human Rights Defenders Face Greater Risks Because of their Gender

By Masana Ndinga-KangaJOHANNESBURG, May 16 2019 – Does the name Ihsan Al Fagiri ring a bell? How about Heba Omer or Adeela Al Zaebaq? It’s likely that these names, among countless others, are not known to the average news consumer. But their ...

Citizenship & Growth: Inclusive Citizenship Laws Tend to Foster Economic Development

By Patrick Amir Imam and Kangni KpodarWASHINGTON DC, May 16 2019 – The notion of citizenship has evolved over time. Historically, allegiance was typically to an ethnic group or a feudal lord. With the birth of the nation-state in the 19th century ...

Cameroon Crisis “More Alarming Than Ever”

Minette (38) and her family fled their home in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions after their home was burned down. They have received some plastic sheeting and utensils from the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), and built a temporary kitchen at their ...

Frontex Mandate Expanded

Migrants picked up by the Greek coastal guard in the Mediterranean. The European Union plans to expand its armed border guards from 1,500 to 10,000 by 2027 to patrol its land and sea borders. Credit: Nikos Pilos/IPS. By Ida KarlssonBRUSSELS, May 16 ...

Unlocking the Power of Women

By Katja IversenNEW YORK, May 15 2019 – This June, thousands will flock to Vancouver for a global dialogue on how to accelerate progress for girls and women under the banner of power, progress and change. At the Women Deliver 2019 Conference, ...

Global Hunger Is Threatening Families Because of Climate Change

Droughts are not new to East Africa. However, abnormally high temperatures in the region are linked to climate change and proving deadly for livelihoods and livestock. Credit: Petterik Wiggers/Oxfam By Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, May 15 2019 ...

Internal Displacement “Deserves Visibility”

Gul Jan, 90, and her family fled their village in Ab Kamari district and went to Qala-e-Naw in search of drinking water and food during the 2018 drought in Afghanistan. When this photo was taken in 2018, she, her son Ahmad and her four grandchildren ...

“We Move from Job to Job and Earn from Feast to Famine”

An Urgent Need to Advance Peace

At the 2018 Stockholm Forum By Dr Marina CapariniSTOCKHOLM, May 10 2019 – Let us be blunt: the world is in crisis. Peace, human rights, our planetary ecosystem, and our systems of conflict management and global governance are under enormous strain. Global ...
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