Global conflicts increasing sexual violence and hindering education

Global conflicts intensify and new ones are seemingly erupting daily it causes one to look at the civilians, of the majority of which are women and children, who are caught in the crossfire’s.  Displacement and trauma from the daily terrors of conflict leave irrefutable scars on their victims, however the increasingly violent nature of many [...]

How conflict, disaster and trauma affect children and the need for education

Children are indisputably the most victimized by that of armed conflict as well as natural disasters, and the long-term impact which is has on their development is profound. It is that heavy impact that can often become a parent’s worst nightmare as they work to help their children recover from trauma. A child woken each [...]

Bangladesh bans mobile phone use by school teachers

Bangladesh authorities Imposed a ban on use of mobile phones use by school teachers in class rooms. In one of the best practices, the disadvantaged children’s organized Child Parliament in a study in 2010 found that 75 percent of the school teachers speak on the phone, suspending lessons of their students. Similarly a year before [...]

UJ’s Curious Israel Boycott

I’m afraid I do not get the rationale behind the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) recent decision to sever ties with Israel’s Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Of all of the boycotts to conduct, deciding to target the very institutions where some of the most vibrant dissent against Israeli policy is likely to occur seems counterproductive. [...]

Importance of Madarsas in the education of Muslim children: difficulties and solutions in context of 9-11

Setting out the programme of the meeting on the importance of Madarsas in the education of Muslim children: difficulties and solutions in context of 9-11, held at Paradkar Bhavan, Varanasi, Mr. Asif Javed Khan, district coordinator- EU-PVCHR project of “Reducing Police Torture against Muslims at the Gross-root level by Engaging and Strengthening Human Rights Institutions” [...]

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