Protection and Human Rights

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02 Aug 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

UN: Act to Empower Women in Conflicts

Enable Political Participation, Improve Services for Rape Victims

(New York) – The United Nations and member countries should tackle problems that women in armed conflict endure around the world, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. This year marks the 15th anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325, a landmark resolution on women, peace, and security, which the Security Council will debate in October 2015.

02 Aug 2015 description

Communiqué de presse commun du ministère de l'intérieur du Royaume-Uni et de la France.

Mme Theresa May, ministre britannique de l’intérieur et M. Bernard Cazeneuve, ministre français de l’Intérieur, se sont entretenus aujourd’hui à Londres de la crise migratoire. Les deux ministres ont discuté de l’agenda européen pour les migrations et de l’approfondissement de la coopération européenne sur la crise migratoire en Méditerranée, et de ses conséquences à Calais et à Coquelles.

02 Aug 2015 description

The Home Secretary met French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to reaffirm their joint commitment to tackle illegal migration.

Both Ministers attended a UK/France government meeting yesterday (Tuesday 28 July) on illegal migrants making the journey across the Mediterranean to get to Europe.

They discussed the European Agenda on Migration and wider diplomatic collaboration to resolve the migration challenge in the Mediterranean, which is contributing to the situation in Calais and Coquelles.

01 Aug 2015 description

August 1, 2015 is the 5th anniversary of the entry into force of the Oslo Convention banning the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster munitions. Despite the clear success of the convention, which 117 countries have signed, cluster munitions were still being used in conflicts in 2015.

31 Jul 2015 description

In 2015, the TfP Programme celebrates 20 years of partnership and cooperation with the AU, UN, RECs, RMs and African countries in building civilian and police capacity. In this Special Issue of Conflict Trends, we reflect on the programme’s impact and identify best practices and lessons that can help the programme – and others working in similar projects in Africa and beyond – learn from the TfP experience.

31 Jul 2015 description
report Oxfam

These updates cover emergencies Oxfam is currently responding to around the world, although please note they don’t intend to be comprehensive.

Maghreb & Middle East

Yemen crisis

Since the scale up of the conflict in March, nearly 25,000 additional people are going hungry each day in Yemen as the blockade and fighting restrict food, fuel and other vital supplies. One in two people – nearly 13 million people – are now struggling to find enough to eat, and half of them are on the brink of starvation.

31 Jul 2015 description

Description: In 2014, significant flows of migration to, through and from the Middle East and North Africa continued unabated. Ongoing conflict, economic stagnation, and political turmoil were main drivers of migration, though motives for movement remain complex. Irregular migration – especially for vulnerable or under-protected people such as unaccompanied minors, women and sexual minorities – exposed migrants to an array of risks as they attempted to attain physical safety and economic stability.

31 Jul 2015 description

30 July—July 30th marks World Day against Trafficking in Persons. Since 1997, IOM has provided approximately 70,000 people with humanitarian, medical, legal, and migration support. Since the beginning of 2015, IOM has assisted over 4,250 people around the world, many of whom have been fleeing conflict.

31 Jul 2015 description
report UN Security Council

7469th Meeting (AM)

Prime Minister of Jamaica Says Traditional Notions of Peace, Security No Longer Applicable in Interconnected World

Transnational crime, illicit exploitation of resources, climate change, natural disasters and other factors that threatened small island developing States must be addressed globally and in the context of international stability, speakers today stressed in an all-day open debate in the Security Council.

30 Jul 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 30 2015 (IPS) - This October will mark the 15th anniversary of the adoption of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325. The landmark resolution on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) recognises not only the disproportionate impact armed conflict has on women, but also the lack of women’s involvement in conflict resolution and peace-making.

30 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Despite the continuous development of the Latin American and Caribbean region, violence against children, especially against girls, is still prevalent. Most of the times violence against children goes unnoticed, unheard, or even unreported, impacting children for life. Only a small proportion of acts of violence, exploitation and abuse are reported and investigated, and few perpetrators are held accountable.

Facing these grim realities, we want to understand the role of the telecommunications industry, particularly mobile operators, in ending violence.

30 Jul 2015 description
report IRIN

LONDON, 30 July 2015 (IRIN) - The news is dominated by wars and unrest in places like Syria, Iraq and Ukraine, but there are dozens of other conflicts around the globe just as devastating that get far less media attention.

Next Monday, IRIN will launch the first instalment of a series on the world’s forgotten conflicts. Our package of stories, films and graphics will look in-depth at the situation in South Kordofan in Sudan, Casamance in Senegal, and the border states of southern Thailand.

30 Jul 2015 description
report Caritas

Cáritas. 30 de julio de 2015.- Ante le celebración, hoy 30 de julio, del Día Mundial contra la Trata de Personas, Cáritas Española llama la atención sobre la violación de derechos humanos que para millones de personas en todo el mundo supone esta denigrante forma de esclavitud moderna, que se estima que es el segundo negocio ilegal más lucrativo a nivel mundial.

30 Jul 2015 description

Posted by Tahalia Barrett on Wednesday, July 29th 2015

Picture this: A farmer in Nigeria needs to plow her field, but does not have laborers to do it. Using her mobile phone, she sends an SMS message, and within days, a tractor arrives. She can now plow her field 40 times faster than manual labor, and at one third of the cost. And the tractor owner earns a profit as well.

30 Jul 2015 description

Author: Mr. William Lacy Swing
Location: Switzerland
Position: Director General, The International Organization for Migration

When disaster strikes, the humanitarian community rushes to respond. We mobilize resources, activate response mechanisms, send doctors, search and rescue teams, logisticians, counsellors, engineers, equipment, tarpaulins, food, medicine and water. All the paraphernalia of an emergency response, swings into action, to conflict zones, natural calamities, or man-made disasters.

30 Jul 2015 description

This book seeks to critically examine the challenges of fragility and security in West Africa, along with the factors of resilience. It seeks to investigate key drivers of conflict and violence, and the way in which they impact the countries of the subregion. Along with emerging threats and challenges, these include the challenge of youth inclusion; migration; regional imbalances; extractives; the fragility of political institutions and managing the competition for power; security; and land.

29 Jul 2015 description


Scoping study to examine knowledge of CPMS 14 among child protection and juvenile justice practitioners

Children are always among the most vulnerable in an emergency. Emergencies both exacerbate pre-existing protection concerns and create new ones. In times of crisis, girls and boys face increased risk of all forms of violence and exploitation.

One potentially life-saving area of child protection that remains poorly understood and underfunded in humanitarian contexts is justice for children.

29 Jul 2015 description

An International Security Threat

As extremist groups in the Middle East and North Africa perpetrate sexual violence against women as part of their campaigns to further their interests and propagate fear, scholars are reaching a deeper understanding of the ways in which sexual violence, before, during, and after conflict, arises from a complex pattern of political, military, social, and economic factors. International actors can draw from this work to craft responses that better assist survivors and hold perpetrators accountable.