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  1. Palestinian Children, the True Victims of the Conflict

    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 15 (IPS) - Over 700 West Bank children were detained by Israeli military forces between 2012 and 2017, with 72 percent of them enduring physical violence after the arrest, according to Defense for Children International Palestine (DCIP).  

  2. Along with Peace, Eritreans Need Repression to End

    Wednesday, August 08, 2018

    ROME, Aug 08 (IPS) - Laetitia Bader is a senior Africa researcher at Human Rights Watch"Military service was the only prospect on my horizon -- I didn't want that," a 20-year-old Eritrean who fled the country last year told me. "My dad had spent his whole life in military service."

  3. Farmer-Herder Conflicts on the Rise in Africa

    Monday, August 06, 2018

    MINNESOTA, United States, Aug 06 (IPS) - Juliana Nnoko-Mewanu is a women's rights researcher at Human Rights Watch who has done extensive work on land rights issues.Violent clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria's Middle Belt in June reminded me of a smelting hot afternoon a year ago.  I was sitting in my living room watching a herder grazing his cows in my yard in the small town in southwestern Cameroon where I live.

  4. Winds of Change on Kenya’s Northern Borders

    Monday, August 06, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 06 (IPS) - Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.Previously characterised by belligerence, based on competition for resources, the border regions of Eastern Africa can sense the blissful wind of peace approaching.

  5. After Elections, Hard Work Starts for Zimbabwe’s Civil Society

    Friday, July 27, 2018

    HARARE, Zimbabwe, Jul 27 (IPS) - Teldah Mawarire is a campaigns and advocacy officer with global civil society alliance, CIVICUS.

    For many Zimbabwean voters, casting their ballots on July 30 is sure to be a somewhat surreal experience. For the first time since the country's independence, the ever-present face of Robert Mugabe will not be staring back at them on the ballot paper.

  6. Peace & Equal Political Participation of Women in the DRC

    Friday, July 27, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 27 (IPS) - Justine Masika Bihamba is President of Synergie des Femmes, a women's organization based in Goma, DRC, and partner of global women's group Donor Direct Action.

    I am a women's human rights defender and President of Synergie des Femmesa platform of 35 organizations working for the improvement, promotion, defense, respect and protection of women's rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

  7. Silence from Judiciary Increases Self-Censorship, Pakistan's Journalists say

    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    ISLAMABAD, Jul 26 (IPS) - Aliya Iftikhar* is Asia Research Associate at the Committee to Protect Journalists. When it comes to the military and the judiciary, Pakistan's journalists are "between a rock and a hard place," Zohra Yusuf, of the independent non-profit Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, told CPJ.

  8. Building Peace in Societies Affected by Small Arms

    Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 24 (IPS) - Izumi Nakamitsu is UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs & Jean-Pierre Lacroix is UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations.

    From children living in fear of cattle rustlers in South Sudan to families fleeing violent armed groups in the Central African Republic, trafficked small arms are devastating livelihoods and displacing communities.

  9. Pakistan and the World Need Inclusive Conflict Prevention

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    ISLAMABAD, Jul 20 (IPS) - Flight Lieutenant Quratulain Fatima is a policy practitioner working extensively in rural and conflict-ridden areas of Pakistan with a focus on gender inclusive development and conflict prevention. She is a 2018 Aspen New Voices Fellow.

    Last week, 200 people were injured and 131 died in a suicide bombing in Mastung, Baluchistan. This attack was second most deadly since the 2014 Army Public School Attack in Peshawar, KhyberPukhtunkwah, which killed 144 people. This recent attack was one of three in 72 hours related to the country's upcoming elections on July 25.

  10. Support of Influential World Leaders Not Enough to End Rohingya Crisis

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    DHAKA, Jul 19 (IPS) - Despite having the strong support of influential global leaders, Bangladesh has ‘missed' the opportunity to mobilise the world's superpowers and place pressure on Myanmar to allow for the repatriation of the Rohingya refugees.

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