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Category: gender

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On militarism: In the wake of the coronavirus, are we ready to redefine ‘security’?

23/06/2020.environment

COVID-19 has brought light to the connections between the environment, health, livelihoods, economies, food systems, personal safety, communities and political stability – and how a shock to one can send ripples throughout the rest. Last autumn, a report compiled at the request of UN Secretary-General António Guterres raised the alarm on the “very real threat [...]

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On the frontline of war, Yemeni women are building peace

27/04/2020.conflict.#Yemen

The lived experience of those most affected by war, and those working hardest to end it, has led to a tangible understanding that without women, there can be no just peace in Yemen. It was the third year of the war when Muna Luqman heard of a conflict over water in Al-Haymatain, a remote area [...]

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What will it take for Canada to confront its femicide crisis?

14/11/2019.conflict.#Canada

Canada is often perceived as amongst the safest countries in the world, but when you zoom in, rhetoric of a peaceful Canada depends on who is looking - and from where - and whose experience of violence matters As civil society, activists, governments and the United Nations hail 2020 a critical year for advancing women’s [...]

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Kurdistan Authorities, NGOs Struggle to Cope With Influx of Anbar Refugees

10/03/2014.conflict

KALAR, Kurdistan Region – An hour after giving birth in Iraq’s war-torn Anbar province, 16-year-old Heyan Hussein was bundled into a vehicle with her newborn baby and whisked north to the city of Kalar in the Kurdistan Region, the only peaceful portion of Iraq which has become a last haven for tens of thousands of [...]

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