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Child Brides, Global Consequences- How to End Child Marriage

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How to End Child Marriage
Authors: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, and Lynn S. ElHarake

Overview

Child Brides, Global Consequences is a collection of two previously published CFR Working Papers on child marriage: "High Stakes for Young Lives" and "Fragile States, Fragile Lives."

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Polio this week as of 31 July 2014

  • In Pakistan, three new cases have been reported, including one from Balochistan. It is the first case in this province since October 2012. However, four positive environmental samples were collected in 2014 from Quetta, Balochistan, the most recent of which on 20 June. This case is linked to these positive environmental samples, suggesting local circulation of WPV1 this year in this area.

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Improving nutrition through agriculture

Nearly 25 per cent of children under 5 are chronically malnourished. In South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, home to three quarters of these children, the figure is 40 per cent.

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The Challenges of Climate Change: Children on the front line

As evidence of the increase in greenhouse gasses mounts, children continue to be ignored in high level climate negotiations.

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EU Strategy on Citizen Security in Central America and the Caribbean

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European Union

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

"The Council endorsed the annexed Strategy on Citizen Security in Central America and the Caribbean, drawing on the Joint Communication of the Commission and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy "Elements for an EU strategy on public security in Central America and the Caribbean" (ref. JOIN (2014) 21 final/2; 10108/1/14 REV1).

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Oxfam Annual Report & Accounts 2013/14

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Oxfam

Last year was highly challenging for Oxfam. We responded to 27 devastating emergencies, including a humanitarian crisis of staggering proportions in Syria, and supported the efforts of millions of hard-working people facing the injustice of poverty.

All that we do is only possible because of the contributions of our supporters, volunteers, activists, partners, staff, and the communities we work with around the world. Read our Annual Report to find out how we did it.

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11 Mitos sobre la Desnutrición en América Latina

Es un concepto erróneo frecuente considerar que el hambre y la desnutrición son la misma cosa. Es cierto que ambas están relacionadas, pero existen diferencias significativas entre las dos. Con la ayuda de la Alianza Mundial para Mejorar la Nutrición (GAIN, por sus siglas en inglés), esperamos poder romper con este concepto. Siga leyendo para conocer más sobre los 11 mitos más comunes al igual que datos sobre cómo el PMA está luchando contra la desnutrición en América Latina.

1. MITO: La desnutrición es lo mismo que el hambre.

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Global emergency overview snapshot 22 - 29 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Treating Cerebral Palsy in Developing Countries

Cerebral palsy is one of the most common health conditions Handicap International sees in babies and young children around the world. The Center for Disease Control estimates that about 1 in every 323 children has cerebral palsy.

This congenital disorder usually results from brain damage that occurs before or at birth or within the first few years of a child’s life. Symptoms vary but may include poor muscle tone, stiff muscles, uncontrolled movements, poor motor skills, and sensory problems. About a third of cases involve cognitive difficulties or epilepsy.

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Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, on the first-ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July 2014

28 July 2014

The trade in and exploitation of human beings through trafficking is one of the gravest violations of human dignity that exist. The purposes of trafficking in persons range from forced and bonded labour to various forms of sexual exploitation, forced marriages, removal of organs and other contemporary practices similar to slavery.

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Gender and Climate Change: Guidance Note

This guidance note outlines how climate change can impact men and women differently and identifies important ways in which gender roles can strengthen mens and women’s capacity to adapt to changing climate-related risks. As gender equality is an ongoing commitment of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the note proposes steps for helping Red Cross Red Crescent colleagues to be climate-smart and gender sensitive in their programming.

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Why toilets are essential for growing healthy children

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Guardian

New research shows sanitation is linked to stunting. Lawrence Haddad explains how toilets can improve child growth

Lawrence Haddad

Approximately 160 million children under the age of 5 are stunted. This means they are failing to grow well and lack of height can be a marker of a whole range of developmental setbacks including cognitive impairment.

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UNMAS Annual Report 2013

In 2013 UNMAS made the world safer. Whether it was through spearheading humanitarian mine action in Afghanistan and Mali, assisting United Nations deployment in the Central African Republic, completing the landmine survey of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, attaining agreements to demine in the West Bank or building secure weapons storage facilities in Libya, the lead United Nations entity on explosives hazards saved lives.

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Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations - July 2014

New guidelines stress increasing key populations’ access to HIV services

Countries need to remove legal and social barriers that prevent many people from accessing services for HIV testing, treatment and care, according to new WHO guidelines.

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Strong Girls, Powerful Women: Program Planning and Design for Adolescent Girls in Humanitarian Settings

In most countries, adolescent girls face disadvantages compared to their male peers in family roles, divisions of labor, and access to resources because they are female and young. Even before conflicts erupt or natural disasters occur, adolescent girls’ transition from childhood to adulthood is shaped by rigid expectations that have negative implications for their access to health services, schooling, and other life-shaping opportunities.

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AIDS 2014: addressing the needs of people who have lived with HIV for more than 20 years

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UNAIDS

With the AIDS epidemic having entered its fourth decade, and given the wider availability of life-saving treatment, there is now a growing number of people who have been living with HIV for 20 years or more. Some have been born with the virus and are surviving into adulthood, while others are members of an ageing HIV population. According to a panel discussion that took place on 22 July at AIDS 2014, much more must be done to include the needs and concerns of both groups in a comprehensive AIDS response.

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No hay tiempo que perder: Datos recientes de UNICEF demuestran la necesidad de tomar medidas urgentes contra la mutilación genital femenina y el matrimonio infantil

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LONDRES/NUEVA YORK, 22 de julio de 2014 – El Gobierno del Reino Unido y UNICEF acogen hoy la primera Reunión Cumbre sobre las Niñas, con el objetivo de cosechar el apoyo que permita eliminar más rápidamente la mutilación genital femenina y el matrimonio infantil, dos prácticas que afectan a millones de niñas en todo el mundo.

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Why civil registration matters in conflict and post conflict situations

Monica Sanchez Bermudez and Laura Cunial

Civil documentation is a priority area for NRC’s ICLA programmes. Registration with civil authorities allows for individuals to receive birth and marriage certificates, national identity cards, and other important civil documents.

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Austria helps children in war zones

Vienna, 22 July 2014 – Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz made the commitment vis-à-vis EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva to dedicate 250,000 euros for humanitarian schooling projects to help children in war zones. One billion children currently live in areas where armed conflicts are part of everyday life; 300 million of them are younger than five years. They need help urgently.