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The African Union (AU) Establishes a Team to Investigate Allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) by the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)

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African Union

Mogadishu-October 17th, 2014: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has today authorized the deployment of an Investigation Team to look into allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) leveled against personnel of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) by Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a report titled “The Power these Men Have Over Us – Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by African Union Forces in Somalia” which was issued in Nairobi, Kenya on 8 September, 2014.

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Deuxième enquête démographique et de santé (EDS-RDC II 2013-2014)

Après la première enquête réalisée en 2007, la République Démocratique du Congo vient de terminer sa Deuxième Enquête Démographique et de Santé, confirmant ainsi son insertion définitive dans le programme international d’Enquêtes Démographiques et de Santé (Demographic and Health Surveys–Measure DHS). Cette deuxième enquête répond globalement aux mêmes objectifs que la première, à savoir produire des indicateurs fiables et à jour pour l’élaboration, le suivi et l’évaluation de la mise en œuvre des programmes et politiques sectoriels du pays.

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ACCORD/TfP co-ordinate Leadership Capacity Building and Strategy Formulation Workshop on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse for AMISOM

Sexual exploitation and sexual abuse (SEA) are fundamental violations of humanitarian and protection principles of civilians during armed conflict. While any violations or abuses of power are the responsibility of the individual, the deploying entity also has a responsibility to ensure that effective mechanisms are in place to prevent and address misconduct on the part of its personnel.

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Les femmes casques bleus formées sur la parité entre les sexes

Goma, le 1er octobre 2014. L’unité consultative militaire pour les questions sexospecifiques (Military Gender Field Advisory section), nouvellement créée au sein de la MONUSCO, a entrepris à Goma, au Nord Kivu, une série de formations sur les droits de l’Homme, la protection des enfants, l’équité entre les sexes ainsi que le code de conduite militaire, à l’intention des femmes casques bleus et du personnel féminin des Forces armées de la RD Congo (FARDC).

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World + 4 others
Q+A: How we help girls fulfill their potential

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Mercy Corps

Being a girl comes with a steep set of challenges, especially for girls growing up in some of the world’s toughest places. Gender inequality is apparent right from the start, and many girls never have the opportunity to go to school, earn an income or have a voice in their own lives or their communities.

All over the world, Mercy Corps is working to change that by supporting girls’ education, providing vocational training and working with communities as a whole to help them understand the value that women and girls bring to society.

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Prévention des violences basées sur le genre : l’ONUCI sensibilise les FRCI à Toulepleu

Une vingtaine d’éléments des Forces Républicaines de Côte d’Ivoire (FCRI) basés à Toulepleu dans l’extrême ouest ivoirien, ont pris part, jeudi 2 octobre 2014, à une séance de sensibilisation initiée par la division des Droits de l’Homme de l’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI).

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Planification de la résilience : réussites et échecs

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IRIN

BANGKOK, 1 octobre 2014 (IRIN) - Parmi les sujets abordés à l'occasion de la semaine du climat 2014, qui s'est tenue à New York du 22 au 26 septembre, on compte notamment le financement de villes résilientes, les actions des entreprises pour la résilience, la façon dont la collecte de données peut f

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Resilience planning – some do’s and don’ts

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IRIN

At the end of the 2014 World Climate Week in New York City, IRIN looks at some of the successes, failures and pitfalls in resilience planning.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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Liberia + 4 others
Humanitarian crisis in West Africa (Ebola) - Gender Alert: Sept 2014

A new IASC Gender Alert explains why women and girls are vulnerable to epidemic outbreaks in West Africa and highlights program priorities to ensure a gender-integrated response.

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Humanitarian crisis in Iraq - Gender Alert: September 2014

Since the outbreak of conflict in Mosul in June 2014, a combination of armed opposition groups including Baathists, members of the former regime/military, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or IS), have taken control of large areas of the Iraqi provinces of Ninewa, Salah Al-Din and Diyala. These include the cities of Mosul, Tikrit, Tal Afar, Beiji, Quayyara, Sinjar, Suleiman Bek, Rashad, Hawijah, Riyadh, Fallujah and Saqlawiyah.

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Papua New Guinea + 5 others
ECHO Factsheet – The Pacific Region – September 2014

Key messages

  • The Pacific region is frequently hit by natural calamities such as floods, earthquakes and cyclones. Pacific countries rank among the highest in casualties and people affected per inhabitant.

  • Promoting and enabling active participation of both women and men in training, planning and decision-making for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and emergency response is crucial for reducing vulnerability to natural calamities in the Pacific.

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Raising ambition for climate action, women lead the way

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UN Women

Focus will be on women’s participation and partnerships that can catalyse climate justice.

(New York, 18 September 2014) On the eve of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit, more than 130 women leaders will gather in New York to demonstrate their commitment to ambitious and gender-sensitive climate action.

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MPs commit to act on gender and eliminate inequality

Over 40 Asia-Pacific parliamentarians meeting in Manila, Philippines have committed to eliminate inequality and protect the rights of women through a strong assertion of human rights in every aspect of development.

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Ratification of UN Convention on Ending Women’s Discrimination an Important Step for South Sudan

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CARE

JUBA, South Sudan (11 September 2014) — International aid organisation CARE International has welcomed the decision by South Sudan’s parliament to ratify the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.

The Convention, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1979, defines what constitutes discrimination against women, and commits UN member states to setting up an agenda for action to end such discrimination. The Convention was formally ratified by South Sudan’s National Legislative Assembly last week.

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UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs: Rapporteur’s Report 2014

Abstract This report provides highlights of UNHCR’s 2014 Annual Consultations with NGOs, which brought together some 482 representatives from around the world, representing 250 different NGOs, UN and international organizations from 82 different countries, of which 56.4% of these NGOs were national NGOs and 43.6% were international NGOs.

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Why gender disaster data matters: ‘In some villages, all the dead were women’

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Guardian

Data on the 2004 tsunami found that women were more affected than men. It’s time to recognise gender in disaster response

Philippa Ross in Suva

Disasters triggered by climate change are not blind to gender and age. They affect men and women, the old and the young, very differently. Sex and age are some of the most powerful indicators of how individuals will experience a disaster: who survives and who dies. Despite this, we have worryingly little data on the issue.

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ACCORD trains SADC military, police and civilians in mediation, negotiation and gender in peace support operations

The Training for Peace Programme at ACCORD (TfP/ACCORD) participated in the Exercise AMANI Africa II Pre deployment Courses. This participation contributes to the adequate preparation of the civilians, police and military officers from Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region who will take part in the Continental Field Training Exercise (FTX).

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Jordan + 1 other
RRP6 Jordan Partner - Un Ponte Per Factsheet, July 2014

Mission

Un Ponte per (UPP) is a non-governmental humanitarian organization for international solidarity working in Middle East since 1991, right after the Gulf War. In more than 20 years UPP, in strong connection with local civil society organizations, has organized relief work and promoted cooperation projects in the fields of health, education, recovery of cultural heritages, water and sanitation, psycho-social support, aware-ness and advocacy for human rights.