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Plummeting breastfeeding rates in East Asia “alarming” -expert

May 3, 2012

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03 May 2012 12:29Source: alertnet // Thin Lei Win A baby sleep in a hammock inside a temporary house built after the 2004 Tsunami at Lok Kruet village, in Aceh Besar April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Beawiharta By Thin Lei Win BANGKOK (AlertNet) – Faced with plummeting rates of breastfeeding – a “natural vaccine” – East Asia […]

The real cost of human trafficking

February 25, 2012

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Posted on 24 February 2012Deborah CowanWVoN co-editor Human trafficking and the buying and selling of human beings has been happening since the earliest of times. But it seems that trafficking is not just the most horrific human rights abuse of modern times, it’s also big bucks for those who deal in the exploitation and misery […]

UN report on sexual violence during conflict singles out worst offenders

February 24, 2012

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Special Representative Margot Wallström presents the Secretary-General’s report on conflict-related sexual violence to the Security Council. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine 23 February 2012 – The annual United Nations report documenting conflict-related sexual violence around the world today for the first time names some of the military forces, militia and other armed groups that are suspected of […]

How Gender Values Point the Way for a More Effective U.N.

February 21, 2012

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By Alisa Clarke* Mexican women say “We are not spoils of war”. Credit:Daniela Pastrana/IPS NEW YORK, Feb 20, 2012 (IPS) – A growing list of U.N. Security Council Resolutions acknowledges the importance of gender in processes for peace. Resolutions 1325, 1820, 1888, 1889 and 1960 note that women continue to be marginalised in peace negotiations […]

Women’s education ‘smartest global investment,’ Ban tells World Economic Forum

January 27, 2012

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at event for the Every Woman, Every Child initiative. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe 26 January 2012 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called today on business leaders attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to increase their investment in women’s education and health to ensure their well-being and encourage their participation in the […]

Women’s education ‘smartest global investment,’ Ban tells World Economic Forum

January 27, 2012

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at event for the Every Woman, Every Child initiative. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe 26 January 2012 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called today on business leaders attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to increase their investment in women’s education and health to ensure their well-being and encourage their participation in the […]