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01 May 2016 description

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NGOs and faith groups to Obama & Putin: Hope is crumbling on your watch, save Syria’s ceasefire "Violence across Syria has escalated alarmingly, reportedly claiming a life on average every 25 minutes in the past 48 hours. We cannot stand by in the face of this catastrophe. Global NGOs and faith groups demand that President Barack Obama and President Vladimir Putin immediately use their personal diplomatic engagement to save what remains of the Cessation of Hostilities (CoH) agreement.

03 Feb 2016 description

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Five years into a conflict that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, conditions confronting civilians in Syria continue to deteriorate, particularly for children and youth. Warring parties continue to violate UN Security Council resolutions and international humanitarian law by deliberately and wantonly attacking civilians and civilian infrastructure, including homes, markets, schools and hospitals leaving a deadly legacy of Unexploded Ordnance.

26 Feb 2015 description
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(26 February 2015) – Six months have passed since a ceasefire on 26 August 2014 ended over seven weeks of fighting between Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip. As UN agencies and international NGOs operating in Gaza, we are alarmed by the limited progress in rebuilding the lives of those affected and tackling the root causes of the conflict.

The Israeli-imposed blockade continues, the political process, along with the economy, are paralyzed, and living conditions have worsened.

15 Jul 2014 description

Continued military operations are compounding a health care crisis in Gaza, with hospitals ill-prepared to meet the critical needs arising from a wide-scale emergency right now. The signatory organizations are calling for an immediate ceasefire, noting that all parties must respect international humanitarian law and abide by their obligations to protect civilians from harm.

01 Dec 2005 description
report Kvinna Till Kvinna

Almost all societies have obstacles for women participating fully as actors in politics, civil society and in their daily lives. When threats to women's security are not recognised and measures are not taken to ensure they are, women become marginalized.

In this report the Kvinna till KvinnaFoundation highlights security threats faced by women in conflict areas
divided into four separate chapters:

01 Jan 2004 description
report Kvinna Till Kvinna

As a guide to the practicalities to rebuilding, conflict resolving and other peacebuilding activities, this report provides a model for women's participation at various stages and levels of the peace process. The model is divided into three stages:

- During conflict,
- During peace negotiations,
- During the rebuilding process.

Drawn on numerous examples of women's efforts in peace-building and reconstruction, the handbook is intended as a tool for people working in areas affected by war and armed conflict and in the peace and rebuilding process.