UN allows for sanctions in Somalia against violators of children

In a press statement issued, on Tuesday, 2 August 2011,  United Nations Special Representative for the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy stated that she welcomed the decision by the UN Security Council made earlier that week, which allowed for sanctions against Somalia earlier that week. “Starting today, in Somalia, if you kill, [...]

Poll ranks Afghanistan the most dangerous country for women

The Democratic Republic of the Congo was previously touted at the worst place in the world to be a woman and while they have since dropped from first place according to a new survey, this is no time for celebration for the DRC or their successors to one of the worlds least coveted titles, Afghanistan. [...]

The DRC’s up-hill battle to fight gender-based violence

The continued use of sexual violence to terrorize women and girls in many countries across the globe, has continued despite many efforts in recent years to bring light to these horrendous gender-based crimes. Therefore women and girls remain trapped living in daily fear, as the numbers of rape victims continuously rises, becoming a common feature [...]

Friday Roundup

Just a whole lotta stories clogging my internet tabs: Both First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have Africa trips pending in the next few days. This is great, and both trips have clear policy implications. You know what would be even better? If we started to get some sense of a [...]

Tyranny in Uganda

Is it possible that an opposition leader in any given nation state is a criminal? I think we can all answer in the affirmative. Yes, it is certainly possible that in any given country an opposition leader might well be a criminal. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves Share on [...]

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