Many Groups Likely to Close Despite Growing Need for Services
(Beirut)—The following statement was issued by eight nongovernmental organizations, including Human Rights Watch, on June 2, 2017, concerning Egypt’s repressive new law to regulate nongovernmental groups:
Un Ponte per … (UPP) is an Italian NGO which has been present in Iraq since 1991. Initially called Un ponte per Baghdad, since its establishment UPP has worked closely with local civil society organizations in order to promote solidarity initiatives in favor of Iraqi people who suffered from the war. Among its first interventions in the country were emergency projects, health care, educational and cultural programs and other projects that aimed to recover the cultural heritage, support civil society and defend human rights, with a special focus on the protection of detainees.
Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA)
Sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) violates universally recognized international legal norms and standards and has always been unacceptable behavior and prohibited conduct for humanitarian workers. It brings harm to those whom the UN and humanitarian agencies are mandated to protect, and jeopardizes the reputation of these agencies and their ability to provide protection.
Worldwide, more than 700 million women alive today were married as children. But the phenomenon of child marriage, defined as a formal marriage or informal union before age 18, is a reality not only for girls, both for men as well.
“Water is a source of life”, how many times we have heard this sentence? While drinking, while washing our clothes, cleaning our houses. Now, during summer time, with the big heat under which people are living, this sentence is much more important. Especially for the ones living in difficult conditions, forced to leave their houses and to find refugees in Kurdistan Region of Iraq.