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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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One month later… Malala Day: a global day of action for Malala and girls’ education

A month to the day that Malala Yousafzai was attacked by the Taliban, simply for insisting that she go to school, we are celebrating Malala Day: a global day of action to support the estimated 32 million girls worldwide who … Continue reading

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Gender in Peacebuilding: new International Alert report

To be effective, peacebuilders need to respond to the power dynamics and norms that influence peace and violent conflict at the household, community, national and international levels. This means that they need to be aware of the diversity of gender … 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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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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