Human trafficking is the exploitation of human beings through forced labor or slavery, or commercial sexual exploitation. It occurs both across and within national borders and can affect men, women, and children. Although the global and regional impact of trafficking is difficult to measure, data do show that it is on the rise in many areas and that women and girls are particularly vulnerable.
N'Djamena, Chad | AFP | Saturday 5/1/2016 - 03:42 GMT
by Valérie LEROUX
With US and European support, African states threatened by Boko Haram are out to smash the militant Islamist group terrorising the region -- but a coordinated response is required if they are to succeed.
A regional offensive launched early last year against the group by Chad, and Nigeria under new President Muhammadu Buhari has seen Boko Haram driven out from numerous towns and villages that it controlled in northeastern Nigeria.
Kathmandu – March 25, 2016: 25 Members of Parliament from 13 countries from the Asia-Pacific Region, gathered together on 22-23 March, 2016 in Kathmandu, Nepal, to discuss the importance of designing and implementing laws and policies to promote accountability and accelerate collective efforts both nationally and sub-regionally for ending early, child, and forced marriage.
Kathmandu – March 21, 2016: A new report by the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) titled Parliamentary Good Practices for Effective Implementation of Laws and Policies for Prevention of Child Marriage will be released on 22 March 2016 at the South Asia Parliamentarians’ Meeting on Child Marriage in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Kinshasa, RD Congo | AFP | samedi 26/09/2015 - 20:44 GMT |
Le Parlement de Kinshasa pourrait étudier dans les mois qui viennent une proposition de loi fixant les modalités d'organisation du référendum en République démocratique du Congo, a-t-on appris samedi de sources concordantes.