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Displaced and stateless women and girls face heightened risk of violence amid coronavirus pandemic
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Sunday, 19 April 2020
Displaced and stateless women and girls face heightened risk of violence amid coronavirus pandemic
As COVID-19 continues to take lives and change communities around the world, the virus is also creating massive protection risks for women and girls forced to flee their homes, a top official at the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Monday, stressing that global protection staff are on high alert and adapting life-saving support programmes for those subject...
 
Women and girls still vulnerable to HIV due to gender inequality: UNAIDS
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Thursday, 26 March 2020
Women and girls still vulnerable to HIV due to gender inequality: UNAIDS
Gender discrimination and violence, as well as “huge” gaps in education, are among the factors why women and girls remain vulnerable to HIV, according to the U...
 
International Women’s Day: Gender equality benefits everyone
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Thursday, 26 March 2020
International Women’s Day: Gender equality benefits everyone
The benefits of gender equality are not just for women and girls, but “for everyone whose lives will be changed by a fairer world”, the chief of UN Women said ...
 
UN Population Fund sounds alarm over dire situation facing women and girls in Syria, as 10th year of
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Thursday, 26 March 2020
UN Population Fund sounds alarm over dire situation facing women and girls in Syria, as 10th year of
The UN sexual and reproductive health agency UNFPA, is expressing increasing concern about the women and girls trapped in Syria’s dire and escalating humanitar...
 
South Sudan: UN official welcomes release of women and children abducted by armed group
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Thursday, 06 February 2020
South Sudan: UN official welcomes release of women and children abducted by armed group
The expert leading UN efforts to stamp out sexual violence committed during wartime has welcomed the release of 78 women and 50 children by an armed group in S...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
  • Erdo?an?s Pyrrhic victory
    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.