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Surviving the First Day – State of the World’s Mothers 2013 #Vaw #Womenrights

From the Report…………….. “…….Each year, 3 million newborns die, making up nearly half (43 percent) of the world’s under-5 child deaths. And yet almost all newborn deaths originate from preventable and treatable causes: we already have the tools available to… Continue Reading →

Kofi Annan: Africa plundered by secret mining deals

 Under-pricing deprives Africa of much-needed money, the report says BBC Tax avoidance, secret mining deals and financial transfers are depriving Africa of the benefits of its resources boom, ex-UN chief Kofi Annan has said. Firms that shift profits to lower… Continue Reading →

#India- Mobile Gender Courts ? #Vaw #Rape #delhiGangrape

Mobile Gender Courts: Delivering Justice in the DRC Can mobile gender courts’ swift justice tackle impunity in the DRC’s remote regions?  | 30 JULY 2012 – 12:03PM | BY LILY PORTER Kamombo, South Kivu. Photograph by Radio Okapi. Since 1996, as many as500,000 people… Continue Reading →

Commemorate World Day Against the Death Penalty #mustshare

  The Advocates Post By Rosalyn Park | 10:20 am Our graphic design volunteer, Cuong Nguyen, and I pondered the scribbles on our notepads, stumped. We were charged with developing this year’s poster forWorld Day Against the Death Penalty. World Day on… Continue Reading →

UN adopts historic ‘land grab’ guidelines

In recent years large-scale acquisitions of farmland in developing countries have caused concern 11 May 2012 Last updated at 15:23 GMT,  BBC NEWS The United Nations has adopted global guidelines for rich countries buying land in developing nations. The voluntary rules call… Continue Reading →

Congolese women graduate from inaugural rape survival class

By Faith Karimi, CNN Jan 29 (CNN) — An inaugural group of Congolese women graduated Saturday from a gender violence survivors program in the nation’s east, where armed rebels roam the hills and rape residents. Eastern Congo residents — including… Continue Reading →

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