Category Archives: Human Rights

Education Under Attack: 2014 Report

The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack just released a  study that identifies 70 countries where attacks occurred between 2009 and 2012, including 30 where there was a pattern of deliberate attacks: Education Under Attack 2014 is a global study that charts the … Continue reading

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Unlearning Violence: Evidence and Policies for Early Childhood Development and Peace

The World Peace Foundation is organizing an exciting conference on February 13 & 14, 2014, at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy – Tufts University.   There is no cost to attend, registration is filling fast: interested individuals can obtain more … Continue reading

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The State of the World’s Girls 2013 – “In Double Jeopardy: Adolescent Girls and Disasters”

Plan’s annual report on the world’s girls investigates what happens to adolescent girls in disasters, and how to better protect girls’ rights and well-being. Plan International just released the seventh report in its annual State of the World’s Girls series. In Double … Continue reading

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UN Education First Initiative one year on: Education cannot wait

Today, we are celebrating the first-year anniversary of the UN Global Education First initiative launched by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon in September 2012. Around the same time last year, over 20 government and global humanitarian, development and education leaders representing … Continue reading

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All Girls Achieving and Learning: UNGEI Policy Advocacy Agenda

The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) just issued its latest policy advocacy agenda, available here: The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) is a multi-stakeholder partnership committed to improving the quality and availability of girls’ education and contributing to … Continue reading

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Pillars of Peace: measuring factors that create peaceful societies

The Institute for Economics and Peace just released its latest report, Pillars of Peace. It provides a new conceptual framework for understanding and describing the factors that are associated with peaceful societies. The research is based on an analysis of over 4,000 … Continue reading

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Violence against women: a problem of epidemic proportions around the world

“There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, never tolerable.” – United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon (2008, SG/SM/11437 WOM/1665)   This report, developed by the World Health Organization, the … Continue reading

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