Bossaso, 17 October 2017 - Canab Mumin Farax fled Mogadishu 16 years ago at the height of the civil war that was triggered by the collapse of the Siad Barre regime. Today she lives with her family in a temporary settlement camp in the Puntland city of Bossaso.
La RDC compte 1 087 000 filles de dix ans en 2016 qui représentent 2,3% de la population totale.
Ces adolescentes sont les rescapées des enfants de 0 à 5 ans qui ont échappé à la mortalité infantile et juvénile due aux causes évitables telles que les infections respiratoires aigües, les maladies diarrhéiques, le paludisme et la malnutrition.
Save the Children has a global Gender Equality Policy that mandates promoting gender equality and the empowerment of girls and women, a policy that is grounded in both the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. This report focuses on the furthering of gender equality in Bangladesh, which ranks 111 in the Gender Inequality Index (Human Development Report, 2015).
By Tharanga Yakupitiyage
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 18 2017 (IPS) - While many often focus on wealth disparities, economic inequality is often a symptom and cause of other inequalities including women’s access to sexual and reproductive health.
By Siddharth Chatterjee, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Kenya. Follow him on twitter: @sidchat1
NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17 2017 (IPS) - Poverty is a blight, and one that disproportionately affects sub-Saharan Africa. It is a vast and complex issue whose tentacles reach into many areas, including climate change, sustainable development and–crucially–global security. The link between poverty and violent extremism is compelling, and means that if we want to address extremism, we must fight inequality too.
By Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General & Deputy Executive Director of UN Women
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 17 2017 (IPS) - This year marks the 25th anniversary of the declaration of 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty by the United Nations General Assembly. Under the theme “Answering the Call of October 17 to end poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies,” this year’s commemoration reminds us of the importance of inequality, dignity, solidarity and equal voice in the fight to end poverty everywhere.
Les écarts de richesse se sont creusés de façon disproportionnée. Des milliards de personnes restent bloquées en bas de l’échelle, privées de leurs droits fondamentaux et sans espoir d’une vie meilleure, tandis qu’en haut, les ressources et les privilèges croissent à un rythme effréné. Le monde s’éloigne ainsi un peu plus chaque jour de la vision d’égalité exprimée dans la Déclaration universelle des droits de l’homme.
En el mundo actual, la disparidad en la distribución de la riqueza ha aumentado de manera alarmante. Miles de millones de personas se mantienen en los quintiles más pobres, con lo que se vulneran sus derechos humanos y se truncan sus posibilidades de una vida mejor. En el extremo opuesto, los recursos y privilegios crecen a un ritmo desenfrenado que aleja al mundo del ideal de igualdad consagrado en la Declaración Universal de Derechos Humanos.
In today’s world, gaps in wealth have grown shockingly wide. Billions of people linger at the bottom, denied their human rights and prospects for a better life. At the top, resources and privileges accrue at explosive rates, pushing the world ever further from the vision of equality embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
YEMEN: The man-made humanitarian crisis in Yemen continues to deteriorate. Driven by widespread food insecurity, an unprecedented cholera epidemic and continuing violence, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance has increased by two million to 20.7 million, including 9.8 million who are in acute need. About 17 million people are food insecure – a 21 per cent jump over 2017 HNO estimates – 6.8 million of whom are severely food insecure.
Close to half a million refugees from Myanmar are in urgent need of assistance as they have either witnessed or experienced gender-based violence, warns the international aid organization CARE.
This Operations Update communicates adjustments within budget lines, with no change in the overall budget of CHF 12,763,504. The adjustments consider human resource needs and that major parts of food, health and WASH components of the Revised Plan of Action – which is available via this link – have been covered by various partners through bilateral arrangements with BDRCS. In addition to adjustments within budget lines, the number of families to be provided with emergency shelter assistance has increased from 15,000 to 20,000.
Blog Post by Rachel Vogelstein and Jamille Bigio
Last week, the United States government enacted the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017, which was signed into law by President Trump on October 6. The bipartisan act will strengthen efforts to prevent, mitigate, and resolve conflict by increasing women’s participation in negotiation and mediation processes.
Here are three things to know about this new law:
It recognizes the critical link between women’s participation and peace
By Lakshmi Puri, UN Assistant Secretary-General & Deputy Executive Director of UN Women
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 13 2017 (IPS) - The 16th of October marks World Food Day, a reminder to the international community of the criticality of treating food security as a 21st Century priority if sustainable development, peace and security and the realisation of human rights are to be achieved.
UN personnel are working to ensure that the views of both men and women are included in all planning processes for the Mission in South Sudan so it can support steps to better protect women and girls from violence and increase the role of women in the peace process.
Working Paper No. 209
Authors Pearl-Martinez, Rebecca Publication date 13 Oct 2017 DOI 10.21201/2017.0889 ISBN 978-1-78748-088-9
RAUTAHAT, Nepal – Flooding in southern Nepal this August affected over a million people, displacing tens of thousands. The destruction was widespread in Rautahat District, where 20-year-old Priyanka Singh lives.
Despite being forced from their homes in the disaster, Ms. Singh and her friends decided to take action to help their fellow villagers.
Delivering humanitarian response that meets the needs of women, girls, boys and men remains a priority for all UN Agencies and their partners. This guidance provides a checklist of essential actions for ensuring equitable participation and fair distribution of humanitarian action at each stage of the Humanitarian Program Cycle (HPC).