May 15th, 2014

Women’s Participation in the Nagorno-Karabakh Peace Process

The historically Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh was placed under Azerbaijani rule by Stalin in the 1920s as part of his ‘divide and rule’ strategy....

May 6th, 2014

Conflict in South Sudan: how does it affect women?

Often the abuses that women and girls face during conflicts are ignored and under reported, especially when it comes to sexual violence, due to fear of social stigma and punishment....

April 25th, 2014

Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month

What Is Genocide? After WWII, in which an estimated 6 million people perished during the Holocaust, world leaders were determined to ensure that a massacre of that scale would never occur again....

April 16th, 2014

Friends and Freebies – Live Below the Line Challenge

I got some stern looks when I told people that I’d had free meals at work and dinner with friends a couple of times last week....

April 11th, 2014

The Rise of Fundamentalism in Nigeria

  Nigeria has long been home to people who subscribe to different religious beliefs. Yet, in recent years the conflict between the different religious groups, especially Christians and Muslims, has become increasingly violent and more frequent....

April 9th, 2014

Crisis in South Sudan

  South Sudan is the world’s youngest state. After its independence in 2011, the South Sudanese people hoped their new country would have a brighter future, and could move forward from the long-term conflict and marginalisation they faced as part of the Republic of Sudan....

March 17th, 2014

The PAORINHER project in northern Uganda

Uganda is facing an HIV/ AIDS crisis, with a national average of 7.2% of the population testing HIV positive. Nowhere is this problem more acute than in the Agago District, where 11% of the population have tested positive for HIV, many of whom are young children....

March 7th, 2014

International Women’s Day: Remember the Devadasi

On the 8th March 2014, women worldwide come together to celebrate International Women’s Day, promoting women’s rights and equality....

March 5th, 2014

Women’s Struggle in East Timor

“In East Timor, 80 % of men and women believe that a husband is justified in beating his wife for a specific reason, such as neglecting children, arguing or burning food.”   East Timor, also called Timor Leste, is one of the poorest countries in the world....
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