Tag Archives: Fragile States

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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Peace Operations in Africa: Lessons Learned Since 2000

More than 50 peace operations have deployed in Africa since 2000, including multiple African-led or hybrid African Union/United Nations initiatives. The frequency of these deployments underscores the ongoing importance of these operations in the playbook of regional and multilateral bodies … Continue reading

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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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USAID Findings: Evidence in Youth Education in Crisis and Conflict

USAID just released its  latest research regarding international youth and education programming. Cross-posting from USAID: “Three new “State of the Field” reports summarize the findings of 122 unique studies and consultations with over 75 subject matter experts across three topics … Continue reading

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Working to end gender-based violence at school: new report

Worldwide, 66 million girls are missing out on an education. This new Plan International report, A girl’s right to learn without fear,  focuses on one of the major barriers girls face: gender-based violence – sexual, physical and psychological –in and … 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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Wartime Sexual Violence: new USIP report

This new USIP (United States Institute of Peace) report summarizes ten major misconceptions about wartime sexual violence, highlighting both advances and gaps in our knowledge. Drawing on social science research, it outlines for policymakers the current state of knowledge about wartime sexual … 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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New report: Impact of Economic Crisis on Girls and Young Women

This 2013 report by Plan International and ODI examines the continuing and deepening impact economic crisis is having on girls and young women worldwide. Long standing economic trends, entrenched gender inequality and austerity budgets have all left girls and their … Continue reading

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