Category Archives: Peace

Children and Armed Conflict: annual report of U.N. Secretary-General

Created in 1998, the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (OSRSG-CAAC) recently released the 2012 Annual Report of U.N. Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict. The Office has secured political and diplomatic engagement of Member … Continue reading

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U.N. Security Council new resolution on conflict-related sexual violence

The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a new resolution on conflict-related sexual violence on June 24, 2013. Here is a statement by Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women: “UN Women welcomes the unanimous adoption of Security Council resolution … Continue reading

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Girls’ Leadership Development In Action: CARE’s experience from the field

CARE recently published “Girls’ Leadership Development in Action” as a follow-on to the 2009 edition called, “The Power to Lead: A Leadership Model for Adolescent Girls” which outlined CARE’s approach to leadership development and the prioritization of girls. In this document, you will see … Continue reading

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One Billion Rising today: Ending Violence Against Women

A film by Eve Ensler and Tony Stroebel One billion women violated is an atrocity. One billion women – and men — dancing is a revolution. More information at http://www.onebillionrising.org ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN … Continue reading

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A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education

A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education is a 28-minute movie that presents three stories illustrating the impact of human rights education respectively on school children (India), law enforcement agencies (Australia) and women victims of violence (Turkey). … Continue reading

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Remembering Howard Wolpe and looking ahead for the future of Burundi

On October 25th, 2011, Howard Wolpe passed away. For those who did not have a chance to know him, I can tell you he was and still is the source of inspiration for many peacebuilders and practitioners, in Africa, in … Continue reading

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Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

The Global Protection Cluster officially launched new standards for child protection in humanitarian settings on October 29th, 2012. Background: In some countries up to 1 child out of 4 suffers from abuse, exploitation, violence and neglect. Between 500 million and 1.5 … Continue reading

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UN Women Sourcebook on Women, Peace and Security

Cross-posted from UN Women This brief sourcebook is a collection of cutting-edge resources intended to raise awareness, provoke policy, support training, advocacy and share lessons learned on implementation of the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda, including the UN Security … Continue reading

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Stand with Malala on November 10th for girls’ education

The UN Special Envoy for Global Education declares November 10th a global day of action for Malala and 32 million girls more. On that day, one month following the assassination attempt, he will travel to Pakistan to deliver to President Zardari the million-plus … Continue reading

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650 million civilian arms: the global small arms and ammunition trade

Over 60 percent of all violent deaths are due to small arms and light weapons; more than three quarters of the world’s small arms lie in the hands of civilians, that’s over 650 million civilian arms… Small arms such as … Continue reading

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