Perhaps the most inspiring session for me came towards the end of the two days and was entitled ‘Bring back our girls – the forgotten victims of conflict’... We heard the CEO of International Alert, Harriet Lamb, and Victoria Nyanjura - who was kidnapped by the Lord’s Resistance Army at 14 and spent nearly 8 years in captivity - speaking about the barriers and issues that girls and women often face when they escape from conflict situations.
Marking the 15th anniversary of the women peace and security agenda, the letter signed by 254 organizations across 55 countries calls for Member States to provide details of the progress made in meeting political, financial and political commitments made during last year's High Level Review of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000).
As a 6 year-old, Mr Ban and his family had to flee their home; "life was miserable". Mr. Ban spoke earnestly about how some of his earliest memories were being provided with food and medicine by UNICEF, and books and education by UNESCO.
Ever since the young school girl was shot by the Taliban in 2012, Safe World for Women has followed this story closely. It was a great privilege, therefore, to be invited to attend a private pre-launch screening of the film ‘He Named Me Malala’ in London earlier this year.
The charity 'Doctors of the World' reports appalling conditions for migrants in and around Calais... one of the most outwardly ostensible issues is a lack of understanding of the asylum rules in the UK and France, which is in turn hindering the provision of key aid to the migrants....
The notion that irregular migration is first and foremost a threat to international peace and security rests on very shaky ground.
How to report abuse & sexual harassment on Safecity Google map. The description is to guide users who do not have a good mastery of this online service and how it works – or those who might encounter difficulties submitting their story.
People with disabilities face many barriers to political participation, and many choose not to participate in politics because issues that concern them are often ignored and/or they feel that they have limited power to influence change and decision-making.