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Time for tough action to stop sexual exploitation by UN peacekeepers

“Gentlemen, there are no bad soldiers, only bad officers”, said Napoleon Bonaparte to his military staff after they complained that the poor quality of soldiers was inhibiting success on the battlefield.

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European Development Days: Working towards the Sustainable Development Goals

A leading forum on development and international cooperation, this year’s European Development Days (EDD) will focus on the agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals – a set of 17 targets to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda.

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The Art of Covering Up in Somaliland

HARGEISA, Somaliland – Amid the hustle and bustle of downtown Hargeisa, Somaliland’s sun-blasted capital, women in various traditional Islamic modes of dress barter, argue and joke with men—much of it particularly volubly. Somaliland women are far from submissive and docile.

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Undress for redress: The rise of naked protests in Africa

Jun12

“Women give life and so to put the most private symbols of motherhood into the public arena is to negate that life and to say those in power are dead to society.”

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Menstrual Hygiene Gaps Continue to Keep Girls from School

Around the world girls are struggling to stay in school when their menstrual hygiene needs are forgotten or ignored, yet the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and education sectors have remained reluctant to address the issue.

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A Dangerous Life If You’re Gay – Malawi’s Homophobic Legislation

Failure by the government to come up with a clear-cut stance on homosexuality is endangering the lives of gays and lesbians in Malawi.

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