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18 Oct 2018 description

Faced with the resurgence of all too familiar migration-management challenges, the European Union has a habit of returning to a familiar set of policy proposals. European policymakers have again raised the idea of shifting the processing of asylum seekers and irregular migrants outside EU borders, with some proposals floated this summer describing the creation of “disembarkation platforms” in North Africa to deal with those intercepted while crossing the Mediterranean.

18 Oct 2018 description

Sherine El Taraboulsi-McCarthy

Global counter-terrorism measures have had adverse implications for financial access for local NGOs in the West Bank and, particularly, Gaza. Local organisations are not able to access funds via formal banking channels because of de-risking measures, with crippling effects on the Palestinian non-profit sector.

18 Oct 2018 description

Stuart Gordon, Alice Robinson, Harry Goulding and Rawaad Mahyub

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18 Oct 2018 description

Kabul Citizens Vote to Strengthen Democracy and Reform, Despite Lacking Trust in the Process: AREU Research Finds

KABUL, October 18 2018: In a study conducted through interviews and focus group discussions (FGDs), the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) found that many Kabul citizens plan to take part in the upcoming elections despite their general distrust of the electoral process and the Independent Election Commission (IEC), pessimism toward former MPs and political parties and the overall deteriorating security situation.

18 Oct 2018 description
report Christian Aid

We are deeply saddened by the scale of abuse which has affected both communities and staff across the aid sector.

Ongoing action is being taken to safeguard better the people we support and staff from abuse, exploitation and sexual harassment of any kind. We take the issues of safeguarding extremely seriously and have worked to provide a safe and trusted environment for all those connected to us, for a number of years.

18 Oct 2018 description

Executive Summary

The impacts of a warming world are affecting food production in every corner of the globe. From shifting rainfall patterns and growing seasons, to more frequent and extreme droughts and floods, to increasingly severe pest and disease outbreaks among crops and livestock, farming as we know it is under attack.

17 Oct 2018 description


The recent influx of South Sudanese refugees into Uganda has reignited debate about the country’s refugee policy and, with it, discussions on the extent to which the “Ugandan model” can be implemented in other countries in Africa and around the world. Given the growing numbers of refugees globally, and the momentum surrounding the global compact on refugees and the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), these are vital discussions.

17 Oct 2018 description
report Berghof Foundation

By Anita Ernstorfer

Suggested Citation: Effective approaches to preventing violent extremism: a peacebuilding systems perspective. In: Berghof Dialogue Handbook on Transformative Approaches to Violent Extremism. 2018.

Dealing with violent extremism (VE) has emerged as a central framework of analysis and policy-making in most Western and non-Western government agencies. It is also heavily shaping the programming of non-governmental agencies, not least due to the availability of related funding lines.

16 Oct 2018 description

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / BY: Fred Strasser

Bloodshed in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala must be addressed on every front—like an epidemic disease.

16 Oct 2018 description

The overall levels of political violence remained relatively static in the South and Southeast Asian regions over the last few weeks, whereas the number of reported fatalities increased significantly last week. The overall levels of demonstrations decreased across the region, especially in Pakistan and India.

16 Oct 2018 description

Executive Summary

In mid-2016, the conflict in South Sudan spread into the southern region of Equatoria, which borders Uganda. Officials registered 600,000 South Sudanese refugees crossing the border into northern Uganda between July 2016 and April 2017. Bidibidi settlement, in Uganda’s Yumbe district, was opened in August 2016 to accommodate some of this refugee flow. By December 2016 the settlement was closed to new arrivals as the largest refugee settlement in the world.

16 Oct 2018 description
report Save the Children

New report highlights alarming lack of oversight of Afghan child returns from Europe

As EU leaders prepare to meet in Brussels this Thursday to discuss migration, a new report from Save the Children reveals that European states returning thousands of children and adults to Afghanistan are failing to provide appropriate reintegration support. In particular, children are being returned to a dangerous environment where they face threats including violent attacks and recruitment by armed groups.

14 Oct 2018 description

Are gender stipulations and women’s inclusion lagging behind?

Gindele, Rebecca; Madhav Joshi; Louise Olsson; Jason Quinn; Elise Ditta & Rebecca Méndez (2018) Implementing the Final Colombian Peace Agreement, 2016–2018, GPS Policy Brief, 1. Oslo: PRIO.

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• As we approach the 20-year anniversary of the first UN Security Council Resolution on Women, Peace and Security, implementing peace agreements in a manner that considers both men’s and women’s security and forwards women’s inclusion remains a key challenge.

13 Oct 2018 description

How national legislation and policies fall short of international human rights standards, and the urgency to change the situation


12 Oct 2018 description

USA: Catastrophic immigration policies resulted in more family separations than previously disclosed

The US government has deliberately adopted immigration policies and practices that caused catastrophic harm to thousands of people seeking safety in the United States, including the separation of over 6,000 family units in a four-month period more than previously disclosed by authorities, Amnesty International said in a new report released today.

11 Oct 2018 description
report Save the Children

International Day of the Girl: If all girls completed secondary school, more than 50 million child marriages could be prevented

Fifty million child marriages could be prevented by 2030 if all girls around the world finished secondary school, new analysis by Save the Children reveals.[i]

The critical role that education plays, and will continue to play, in reducing child marriage rates has been outlined in a new briefing, Working Together to End Child Marriage.