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Sexual Violence issues in the Kivu Province – Democratic Republic of Congo

By Lejla Bešić This article will present the ongoing issue of sexual violence against men during conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It will explain brief historical facts followed by the sexual violence issues men and boys encounter, including statistics and how the issues are being tackled. To understand how the civil wars …

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The Cost of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Education

By Melissa Philippou During the past year, the coronavirus pandemic has forced governments in 188 countries to temporarily close down their educational institutions, heavily disrupting the education and learning process of more than 1.7 billion students across the globe[1]. In commemoration of the International Day of Education, it is important to identify, analyse and evaluate …

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Raising Awareness of the Barriers Children with Disabilities face to Access Quality Education on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

By Melissa Philippou 3 December 2020 Today, approximately 15% of the world’s population, over 1 billion people, live with some form of disability[1]. Every year, the 3rd of December marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)[2], a day aiming to promote the wellbeing and rights of persons with disabilities and to raise awareness …

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Webinar on Ending Violence against Women: Protecting Gains in Times of Emergency

By Allie Kim On 23rd November 2020, UNWOMEN hosted a webinar on ‘ Violence against Women: Protecting Gains in Times of Emergency.’ This webinar was held in commemoration of the international day for the elimination of violence against women. The presentation given by three speakers summarises the recent analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on …

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UNDP Webinar on The Nexus between Masculinities and Femininities in Violent Extremism

By Allie Kim On 24th November 2020, the United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) hosted a webinar to discuss the gender perspective on preventing violent extremism(PVE). This event was in conjunction with the UNDP’s recent research titled ‘Conflicting identities: The nexus between masculinities, femininities and violent extremism.’ The session was composed of a diverse presentation from different …

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The lecture “Language as Catalyst and Barrier for Knowledge Transfer: Recent Development in Research & High Education held on the 5 th of March, 2020

By Azizat Sulaimon Azizat Sulaimon of the Women Empowerment Team of the Centre for African Justice, Peace and Human Rights and Her Excellency Dr. Heidemaria Gurer, Ambassador of Austria to the Kingdom of the Netherlands at Austrian Residence. I recently had the opportunity to attend the lecture and panel discussion titled  “Language as a Catalyst …

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WOMEN INCLUSION

The preamble of the Convention on the Elimination on all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) states: ‘Recalling that discrimination against women violates the principles of equality of rights and respect for human dignity is an obstacle to the participation of women on equal terms with men in the political, social, economic and cultural life …

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Women and World Development: Statistics

By Haniyat Bakare Mr. Andrew Mitchell, 2010-2012 Secretary of State for International Development of the United Kingdom said during the 2010 Annual Ministerial Review of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC): “Women and girls play a salient role in ensuring peace, security, sustainable development and to the overall achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).” …

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Empowering Women, Economically

By: Haniyat Bakare Economically empowering the citizens of any nation is vital in enhancing their welfare and ensuring the nation’s economic growth. Therefore, both men and women should be actively involved in their country’s economic activities.According to a research conducted by the United Nation’s Women (UN Women), women are mostly discriminated against and exploited. This …

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