Today girls face greatest impacts under global conflict

Today girls face greatest impacts under global conflict

“Conflict can take away everything. But it can never take away your knowledge,” – Young refugee and education activist To help raise awareness on challenges that children affected and uprooted by conflict face in accessing school, UNICEF has been working with Muzoon Almellehan, a 19-year-old Syrian refugee and education activist. Human Rights News – United […]

Angela Merkel: The triumph of Europe’s Iron Lady

Angela Merkel: The triumph of Europe’s Iron Lady

Daniel Johnson – Telegraph – Thursday, 3 November 2011 (originally published 28 Oct)  She’s been patronised and ridiculed – but Angela Merkel’s quiet diplomacy has won the euro a reprieve. Helmut Kohl once patronised her as “mein Mädchen” (“my girl”); Nicolas Sarkozy sneers at her privately as “la Boche” (the French equivalent of “Jerry” or “Kraut”); […]

UN sex violence envoy chides council on Libya texts

UN sex violence envoy chides council on Libya texts

Patrick Worsnip – Reuters news Africa – Friday, 15 April, 2011 UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. special envoy on sexual violence in conflict chided the Security Council on Thursday for failing to mention it in two recent resolutions on Libya, despite having made the subject a priority. In a speech to the council, Margot […]