By Rob Malley, President and CEO of International Crisis Group, 2 January 2018 From North Korea to Venezuela, here are the conflicts to watch in 2018 It’s not all about Donald Trump. That’s a statement more easily written than believed, given the U.S. president’s erratic comportment on the world stage — his tweets and taunts, his cavalier disregard of... Read More About 10 Conflicts to Watch in 2018 »
Hold Your Peace , a film by the Women Peacemakers Program, highlights how responses to terrorism have, in practice, squeezed women’s rights organisations and their defenders between terror and counter-terror. As a direct and indirect result of these rules, women activists are increasingly facing NGO restrictions, have lost cri tical access to resources, as well as the... Read More About As a last action of Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) they share their documentary Hold Your Peace »
The 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will take place from 12 March to 23 March 2018 at UN Headquarters in New York. The deadline for registration is 27 January 2018. This year’s priority theme is “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.” The review theme is... Read More About 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) - 12 March to 23 March 2018 at UN Headquarters in New York »
15 December 2017 - FIDH Statement - On the fifth anniversary of the enforced disappearance of Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, we, the undersigned organizations, express outrage at the Lao government’s failure to independently, impartially, effectively, and transparently investigate Sombath’s disappearance, reveal his whereabouts, and return him to his... Read More About Laos: Five years on, 122 organizations worldwide demand to know: “Where is Sombath?” »
For the second year in a row, the total number of global deaths from terrorism has declined. There have been 22% fewer deaths from terrorism since the peak of terror activity in 2014. There were significant declines in terrorism in four of the five countries most impacted by terrorism - Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. Collectively these four countries recorded... Read More About Released: Global Terrorism Index 2017 »
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