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23 May 2016 description
report CARE

22 May 2016 ISTANBUL: As the world’s first ever humanitarian summit begins, CARE International warns that neglecting gender differences will make life-saving assistance less effective in humanitarian emergencies. Properly addressing the various needs of women, girls, boys and men can be fully achieved only by involving women and girls in the planning and delivery of assistance.

20 May 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

Executive Summary

In the immediate af termath of the earthquake on 25th April 2015, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in coordination with the Ministry of Health and Population, the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, and many other partners, reached out to the most vulnerable population in the 14 mostaffected districts to deliver SRH services, with a special programme for adolescents, and to prevent and respond to GBV.

20 May 2016 description

SG/SM/17759-OBV/1615-PKO/577

SECRÉTAIRE GÉNÉRAL COMMUNIQUÉS DE PRESSE

Vous trouverez ci-après le message du Secrétaire général de l’ONU à l’occasion de la Journée internationale des Casques bleus des Nations Unies, célébrée le 19 mai:

18 May 2016 description

The Asia Pacific is the most disaster-prone region in the world. Each year, the region experiences a full range of disasters, from earthquakes and volcanic eruptions to extreme weather events such as typhoons, floods and drought.

18 May 2016 description

SG/SM/17759-OBV/1615-PKO/577

SECRETARY-GENERAL
PRESS RELEASE

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, “Honouring Our Heroes”, observed on 29 May:

17 May 2016 description
report Plan

(LONDON) – Leading international rights, development, civil society and private sector organisations are launching a new data and research partnership to monitor and drive progress on gender targets in the Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the Global Goals.

17 May 2016 description

Iraq - IOM Iraq’s recently released report “A Gendered Perspective: Safety, Dignity and Privacy of Camp and Camp-like Settings in Iraq” provides insight into the situation of displaced Iraqis and the differentiated impact of displacement on women, girls, men and boys.

14 May 2016 description

This edition is dedicated to the subject of prevention – in terms of health and security – for people working in peacebuilding missions. For these experts involved on the ground, both physical and mental factors are important to maintaining a healthy balance between work and free time, and to carrying out missions successfully. This edition also looks at the issue of gender within the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine and the experience of the OAS in demobilising the different armed groups in Colombia.

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13 May 2016 description

By Margareth Sembiring

Synopsis

The 2005 Hyogo Framework for Action has called for a gendered approach in disaster risk reduction efforts. Despite being frequently battered by climate-related disaster events, countries in Southeast Asia remain rather slow in mainstreaming gender in their disaster management policies and action plans.

Commentary

12 May 2016 description
report Miraya FM

The government has launched a national action plan on UN Security Council Resolution 1325.

The resolution adopted in 2000 calls for adoption of a gender perspective in conflict management, conflict resolution and sustainable peace.

The 5 year national plan, that runs till 2020 recognizes the protection of women and girls and their participation in peace processes.

Awut Deng Acuil, the Minister of Gender and Child and Social Welfare says the plan, reflects the government’s seriousness in standing with women.

09 May 2016 description

Sector Progress

Since January, more than 19,000 women, girls and boys, including those at risk or survivors of violence, participated in activities, which provided opportunities for social workers to engage them on women’s and children’s rights, and peer-to-peer emotional support. Survivors were able to regain confidence in themselves, recreate social and support networks with others, feel less isolated.

07 May 2016 description
WHAT DOES GUN VIOLENCE HAVE TO DO WITH THE WOMEN, PEACE & SECURITY AGENDA?

Six months ago, the Global Study on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) was launched at thefifteenth anniversary of UNSCR 1325.

06 May 2016 description
report Guardian

Isabella Lövin

The author is Sweden’s minister of international development cooperation

In Sweden, where the government regards reproductive health as central to gender equality, International Day of the Midwife is seen as cause for celebration

In the mid-18th century, the maternal mortality rate in Sweden approached 900 deaths for every 100,000 births. A hundred years later, the introduction of professional midwives had contributed to the rate being pushed down to 230. Today, four women die per 100,000 live births.

21 Apr 2016 description
report UN Women

by Aleta Miller

A Category 5 cyclone pulls root crops out of the ground long enough to fill the holes beneath them with water so that whatever hasn’t been scattered rots; it sends flash floods and storm surges roaring through villages, sweeping away people and their belongings; it turns villages into piles of debris and roofing iron into a deadly weapon.

20 Apr 2016 description
report UN Women

On 25 April 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, followed by another powerful 7.3-magnitude quake on 12 May. In the ongoing response to the earthquakes in Nepal, UN Women has worked side-by-side with government, UN OCHA and other UN agencies, and women’s groups to highlight the distinct needs of women and girls, and to promote their role as meaningful participants in eventual recovery, reconstruction and development. As we approach the one-year mark since the earthquakes, a spotlight on Nepali women and girls, their stories and their solutions.

15 Apr 2016 description
report African Union

By Justice Lucy Asuagbor, Commissioner, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa

THE MAPUTO PROTOCOL

08 Apr 2016 description
report Guardian

Shunned by their communities and unable to work, female survivors of Ebola in Guinea face profound hardship as they try to care for their families

By Billie Adwoa McTernan in Kissidougou

With dusk descending, Fanta Condé and Mariam Touré arrive in the village of Fermessadou, in southern Guinea.

Read the full article.

07 Apr 2016 description
report Mercy Corps

Hunger: It’s not a new problem for many countries in Africa.

While food is a basic necessity for human life, the reasons why millions of people go hungry are complex.

Crops are failing in **Ethiopia** due to dry weather conditions caused by El Nino, leading to the worst drought in a decade and triggering a hunger crisis that is affecting 10 million people.

01 Apr 2016 description
report Radio Okapi

Jeunesse Avertie, une organisation sans but lucratif regroupant les jeunes de tous les horizons et œuvrant dans divers domaines, vient de publier le recueil des textes juridiques nationaux et internationaux ratifiés par la RDC pour lutter contre les violences sexuelles.

Ces deux recueils permettront de mieux faire connaître au grand public les différents textes réprimant de manière directe et indirecte les violences sexuelles basées sur le genre et de répondre au besoin de connaissance des textes en la matière.