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26 Jan 2017 description


  1. Editor's Note
  2. Gender, peace, and security at 16: Some entry points for enhanced thought and leadership
  3. Financing for women, peace and security
  4. Reaching higher: Women liberators and gender
  5. Beyond numbers: Gender and UN peacekeeping
  6. Comment garantir la paix à travers la réduction des inégalités ?

Editor's Note

11 Dec 2012 description
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  • Food, goats & cash for assets in Kenya

  • SMART anaemia analysis in Bolivia

  • Cross-sectoral approach to Konzo in DRC

  • Food security in Afghanistan

  • Early warning system in Somalia

  • Integrating IYCF support in Ethiopia

  • Mitigating soil salinity effects in Bangladesh

24 May 2012 description

UNESCO’s global partnership for girls’ and women’s education addresses two main areas requiring increased attention – secondary education and literacy. It seeks to introduce progammes aimed at stemming the dropout of adolescent girls in the transition from primary to secondary education, as well as focus on scaling up women’s literacy programmes through stronger advocacy and partnerships.

One year after the launch of the Partnership last May, three projects funded by private partners are making good progress.

05 Jan 2012 description

Catholic News Service reports once again from the frontlines of the East Africa food crisis, this time focusing on the drought’s impact on women.

NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) — The year 2011 was not good for women such as Joan Ochieng. Just about everything was a struggle.

“We were not treated fairly,” the Nairobi resident and single mother said of life in 2011, noting the many pressures, including spiraling food prices that caused her and her family of four children and one grandchild to often go to bed hungry.

31 Oct 2011 description

This issue of Africa Informs covers disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities in Sub Saharan Africa at regional, sub regional and national level. It is intended to provide an advocacy platform, targeting regional and sub-regional fora, in order to increase the understanding and knowledge of DRR.

This issue includes:

27 Oct 2011 description

By Jaron Vogelsang | October 25, 2011

The ongoing famine and food crisis in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia has fallen out of the headlines. But it continues to have devastating effects on communities. The international community is still responding to the crisis, but resources are limited. Most relief efforts are focusing on the regions of Somalia where the famine has resulted in a rising death toll and a refugee crisis.

Communities that are experiencing food crises in northern Kenyan are falling through the cracks of the international response.

12 Jul 2011 description
report CARE

(Dadaab, Kenya, July 12, 2011) - Female refugees fleeing conflict and hunger in East Africa are facing another threat: rape and sexual violence. According to UNHCR reports, the numbers of sexual and gender-based violence cases have quadrupled: 358 incidents reported from January until June 2011, in comparison with 75 during the same period in 2010. At CARE’s reception centre in two of the refugee camps numbers have more than doubled. In the first six months of this year, since the refugee influx began, 136 cases have been documented, compared to 66 in the same period in 2010.

08 Apr 2011 description

Kenya is a republic with a population of approximately 40 million. It currently has a strong president and a prime minister with unclearly defined executive powers. There is a unicameral national assembly. In 2007 the government held local, parliamentary, and presidential elections. Observers judged the parliamentary and local elections to be generally free and fair. In the presidential election, the incumbent, President Mwai Kibaki, was proclaimed the winner by a narrow margin under controversial circumstances.