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Malala’s UN address: Education for all is the only solution

Malala Yousafzai marked her 16th birthday, on Friday, 12 July 2013 at the United Nations, by giving her first high-level public appearance and statement on the importance of education. Malala became a public figure when she was shot by the Taliban … 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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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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“Women Count” Security Council Resolution 1325: Civil Society Monitoring Report 2012

The Global Network of women Peacebuilders (GNWP), a program partner of the International Civil society Action Network (ICAN), is a coalition of women’s groups and other civil society organizations from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, South Asia, West Asia, Latin … Continue reading

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Girls’ education in Afghanistan: 10 days left to support Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation

Razia Jan, founder of the Ray of Hope Foundation in Afghanistan, was recentely Named Top 10 CNN Hero for 2012. Among these ten, the person with the most votes will be named “CNN Hero of the Year,” and receive a $250,000 … Continue reading

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Pedagogies for Peace in Post-Conflict and Fragile States

The United States Institute for Peace (USIP) recently hosted an important discussion around Pedagogies for Peace in Post-Conflict and Fragile States. If you were not able to attend, the video of this event is available on USIP’s website and here: What kind … 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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