Tag Archives: Security

What Next For Afghanistan?

Afghans are getting ready to vote for their next president in a few hours. As David Loyn (BBC) reports, the Afghan election will see “the biggest security operation mounted in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.” The … Continue reading

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Women, Men, and Peace: new issue of the Alliance for Peacebuilding online publication

The Alliance for Peacebuilding just released the third issue of their free semi-annual online publication, Building Peace: A Forum for Peace and Security in the 21st Century. This last issue, Women, Men, and Peace, explores questions of gender and peace through the … 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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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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The Missing MDG Target: Violence against Women

UN Women: Tragically, up to three quarters of women and girls worldwide experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime.  And the effect on the millions of girls and women who are abused is devastating — not just on them … Continue reading

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