Thursday 6 December 2018, Ramallah – To commemorate the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence, the Representative Office of Canada to the Palestinian Authority and UN Women organized a 16 Days of Activism event in Ramallah today, inviting women survivors of violence, singer Bashar Murad, and hip hop group DAM, as part of the Haya: Eliminating Violence against Women joint programme launched in May this year.
Home, the most dangerous place for women, with majority of female homicide victims worldwide killed by partners or family, UNODC study says
25 November - Around 87,000 women were killed around the world last year, some 50,000 - or 58 per cent - at the hands of intimate partners or family members. This amounts to some six women being killed every hour by people they know, according to new research published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) today.
Area under opium poppy cultivation decreased by 20% since 2017 but remains at very high levels
The total opium poppy cultivation area in Afghanistan was estimated at 263,000 (242,000 – 283,000) hectares in 2018, a 20% or 65,000 hectares decrease compared to the previous year. It is the second highest measurement since the beginning of systematic opium poppy monitoring and recording in 1994. The level of 2018 exceeds the third highest level of 2014 by 17% or 39,000 hectares.
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Presentación del Informe de Monitoreo de Territorios afectados por Cultivos Ilícitos en Colombia (2017)
Los cultivos de coca llegaron a la cifra histórica más alta: 171.000 hectáreas
El incremento respecto a 2016 es de 25.000 hectáreas