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Blame The Men Not The Clothes

Blame The Men Not The Clothes

Kemiyondo Coutinho was born in Kampala to Ugandan parents, Sheila and Alex Coutinho. She has been writing and acting since age of 17. In 2001, when she was 13 years old in 2001, she joined the United World College of Waterford Kamhlaba, South Africa and graduated in 2007. She moved to Portland, Oregon in the […]

Liberia Joins African Union Peace and Security Council

Liberia Joins African Union Peace and Security Council

The African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) on Monday, March 26, inducted Liberia as member of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) for a two-year term. Liberia was elected to the Council during the 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union, which convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in January 2018. This is the first […]

Books Donated TO IDPs Are Being Repackaged And Sold

Books Donated TO IDPs Are Being Repackaged And Sold

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) on Monday announced the arrest of a suspect at a motor park in Borno State allegedly trying to divert books and other educational materials donated to schools in the state by the United Nations. The agency said it had also intercepted the diversion of cartons of assorted […]

More Than 7.8 Million People Need Emergency Food Assistance In Ethiopia

More Than 7.8 Million People Need Emergency Food Assistance In Ethiopia

Some 7.88 million people need emergency food assistance in 2018, National Disaster Risk Management Commissioner Mitiku Kasa said. Speaking at the launching the 2018 Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan (HDRP) document jointly produced by the government and humanitarian partners today, he said the figure is based on the Multi-Agency Meher assessment results. “The total resource […]

Aung San Suu Kyi The Voice, Loud And Clear

Aung San Suu Kyi The Voice, Loud And Clear

Three Nobel Peace Prize winners sent a stark message to fellow laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday: Bring an immediate end to the massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, or face prosecution.  Iran’s Shirin Ebadi, Yemen’s Tawakkol Karman and Northern Ireland’s Mairead Maguire are on a week-long humanitarian trip to Bangladesh, which now hosts some […]

A Screening System Must Be In Place To Catch Sexual Predators – Kevin Watkins

A Screening System Must Be In Place To Catch Sexual Predators –  Kevin Watkins

The head of Save the Children called on Monday for a global screening system for the aid sector to keep sexual predators out of humanitarian operations and said Interpol should be involved. Chief executive Kevin Watkins likened the sexual exploitation crisis which has engulfed the aid world to the 2008 financial crisis and urged charities […]

World Social Justice Day – Migrant Workers On The Move

World Social Justice Day – Migrant Workers On The Move

Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or […]

Workers On The Move: The Quest For Social Justice

Workers On The Move: The Quest For Social Justice

The International Labour Organization unanimously adopted the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization on 10 June 2008. This is the third major statement of principles and policies adopted by the International Labour Conference since the ILO’s Constitution of 1919. It builds on the Philadelphia Declaration of 1944 and the Declaration on Fundamental […]

Women Fight For A Voice And Space In Civil Society

Women Fight For A Voice And Space In Civil Society

The space for civil society organizations is shrinking around the world, with particular impacts on women activists and human rights defenders who face additional barriers due to their gender or sexual orientation. Civil society organizations (CSOs) and activists from around the world convened in Fiji over the last week to tackle some of the world’s […]

Draining Low-Income Schools

Draining Low-Income Schools

It’s bureaucratic jargon with a name seemingly calculated to cure insomnia. But a new analysis reveals that the real-life effect of those two words is shortchanging public-school students in poor neighborhoods nationwide by nearly $9 billion per year—the difference between the substandard education they’re getting now and the quality one enjoyed by their affluent peers. […]

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