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UN Refugee Agency Urges Israel to Halt Forced Relocation Of African Asylum Seekers

UN Refugee Agency Urges Israel to Halt Forced Relocation Of African Asylum Seekers

The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday appealed to the Israeli Government to not forcibly send Eritrean and Sudanese refugees or asylum seekers to sub-Saharan Africa. This appeal came after some 80 cases were identified in which people relocated by Israel risked their lives by taking dangerous onward journeys to Europe. “Feeling they had no […]

International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The theme for 2017 is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.” The theme […]

Kenya Women Having Fewest Children In East Africa

Kenya Women Having Fewest Children In East Africa

Kenyan women are having the lowest number of children in East Africa, translating to smaller family sizes compared to their counterparts in Burundi and Uganda, which are leading the region’s child bearing race. A newly released report shows that Kenya’s fertility rate — average births per woman — has stagnated at 3.9, or about four […]

UN Moves To Protect South Sudan Civilians After Years Of Criticism

UN Moves To Protect South Sudan Civilians After Years Of Criticism

United Nations peacekeepers in South Sudan are moving more aggressively to protect civilians caught in the country’s four-year civil war, after years of criticism for failures that led to the sacking of the mission’s military chief last year. This year, the U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has rescued aid workers and U.N. staff during […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Saratu’s Wish

LOUD WHISPERS: Saratu’s Wish

Saratu could not stop staring at the lady who was speaking. She was not sure what her name was, because people kept calling her different things. Some called her ‘Her Excellency’, some addressed her as ‘Madam’ and some called her ‘Dr’ or ‘Hajia’. She thought she heard the name ‘Amina’ but she was not sure. […]

400 Women Gain Skills On Conflict Management

400 Women Gain Skills On Conflict Management

United Nations women empowerment program has trained 400 rural women on conflict management aimed at equipping the female gender on proactive measures in tackling insecurity. This was made possible through the Christian Women for Excellence and Empowerment in Nigeria (CWEENS), says the Project officer CWEENS, Ms Noro Nature. Nature who spoke yesterday at the UN […]

Liberia: Women, Children Organization Holds Training

Liberia: Women, Children Organization Holds Training

The Organization for Women and Children (ORWOCH) is expected to hold a one-day training of female aspirants and CSOs at the YWCA today. The training is being supported by OXFAM with funds from the Government of Netherlands and will be held under the theme: “Enhancing Women’s Capacity as Right Holders to become Change Agents in […]

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day

Since 2008, World Sickle Cell Awareness Day has been held annually, in order to help increase public knowledge and raise awareness of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and the struggles sufferers and their families go through. The date was chosen to commemorate the day on which a resolution was officially adopted by the General Assembly of […]

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

On 19 June 2015, the United Nations General Assembly (A/RES/69/293) proclaimed 19 June of each year the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, in order to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence, to honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the world […]

World Day Against Child Labour

World Day Against Child Labour

The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. Each year on 12 June, the World Day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of […]

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