Monthly Archives: October 2013

UNESCO chief deplores murder of Somali journalist

  UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today denounced the murder of Somali television journalist Mohamed Mohamud, who was gunned down in the capital, Mogadishu.   “I … Continue reading

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DISPATCH 29 October 2013 Breaking the Wall of Silence, Women and Girls in Morocco Open Up about Adolescent Pregnancy

Najat and another young girl recount their experiences as adolescent mothers in Morocco in an effort to raise awareness about the challenges of adolescent pregnancy. They are wearing masks to remain anonymous and avoid stigma. Photo © UNFPA/Morocco – RABAT, … Continue reading

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David Sievers – Avaaz.org To Me Today at 5:12 PM More than 1 million people have joined and pressure is growing — Police Inspector General Kimaiyo even broke his silence and responded directly to our tweets. On Thursday we’ll deliver the petition directly to his office. Let’s ramp up the campaign before then – forward this to everyone you know!

Dear friends across Kenya, 16-year-old Liz was gang rapedso brutally that she is now in a wheelchair. But instead of arresting the attackers the police got them to cut the grass, and then set them free! Women’s groups are calling on us … Continue reading

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Hay’adda Mama Asha Foundation oo deeq gaarsiisay Qoysas ku barakacay Fatahaada Webiga Gobolka Shabeellaha Dhexe

Hay’adda Mama Asha Foundation ayaa qoysaskii ku barakacy fatahaadda webiga shabeell ee magaalada Jowhar ee xarunta gobolka Shabeellaha dhexe ayaa deeq gaarsiisay, kuwaasoo dhawaan ka barakacay fatahaada wabiga shabeelle uu ka sameeyay deegaanno ka tirsan gobolka Shabeellaha dhexe. Deeqda la … Continue reading

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UN Women ad series reveals widespread sexism

A series of ads, developed as a creative idea for UN Women by Memac Ogilvy & Mather Dubai, uses genuine Google searches to reveal the widespread prevalence of sexism and discrimination against women. Based on searches dated 9 March, 2013 … Continue reading

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In India, special trainings and all-women peacekeeper units tackle sexual violence – See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2013/10/in-india-all-women-peacekeeper-units-tackle-sexual-violence

Officers from 16 countries, including, Cyprus, Ghana, India and Tajikistan received training on how to respond to sexual violence in conflict areas. “If you were a UN peacekeeper in a conflict country, what would you do if you came across … Continue reading

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Somalia journalists beaten, radio stations taken off air – union

Monday, October 28, 2013   Somali security agents stormed and shut down two radio stations, beat and detained reporters, and impounded their equipment, their union said.   The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) said the raid in Mogadishu on … Continue reading

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