New app for women’s safety launched in India

New app for women’s safety launched in India

In a first of its kind women-friendly initiative, a mobile phone safety app was launched in Odisha, India to help women in distress. The app, ‘Mo Saathi’ (which translates More...

Is the Egyptian state using sexual torture against women?

Is the Egyptian state using sexual torture against women?

Four years ago, Cairo was a giant billboard for human rights; the words “freedom”, “justice” and “dignity” were graffitied across the city, with the high hopes of More...

Colombia – Landslide cause emergency in Salgar (Antioquia) Flash Update No. 1 (18/05/2015)

Colombia – Landslide cause emergency in Salgar (Antioquia) Flash Update No. 1 (18/05/2015)

At least 48 people have died due to a landslide in the municipality of Salgar (Antioquia), northern Colombia. On 18 May, heavy rains caused the overflowing of the river Liborina, More...

Live Q&A: how can the sustainable development goals do more for girls?

Live Q&A: how can the sustainable development goals do more for girls?

“The millennium development goals [MDGs] did not address the root causes of poverty, most especially women’s inequality, which made it impossible for the goals to be truly More...

WHO–Kuwait partnership to help the people of Syria

15 May 2015, Damascus – After 4 years of conflict in Syria, over 50% of the population does not have access to safe drinking- water and proper sanitation. The innumerable More...

Talking about girls rights over lunch with the Queen

Talking about girls rights over lunch with the Queen

  17-year-old Tania Akhter was preparing for her final year college exams when life had a pleasant surprise to offer. A More...

Britain’s newborn princess’ name evokes British royal history (+video)

Britain's newborn princess' name evokes British royal history (+video)

London — It’s a name that immediately evokes British royal history: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Prince More...

Fostering a Sense of Belonging Key in Preventing Youth Violence Fostering a Sense of Belonging Key in Preventing Youth Violence

What do violent street gangs in the United States and Central America and extremist groups in...

blog pictures Six measures to make the better regulation project work

Guest blogpost from Pavel Telicka, Vice-President of the European Liberals and Democrats for Europe in the...

What can we learn from a great example of high speed policy response to the Nepal Earthquake? What can we learn from a great example of high speed policy response to the Nepal Earthquake?

For a while, I’ve been arguing that policy wonks need to grab the windows of opportunity...

Bringing Home the Victims of Human Trafficking

Bringing Home the Victims of Human Trafficking

According to estimates, more than 20 million people around the world are living as modern-day slaves – many More...

British court acquits doctor charged with country’s first FGM offense

A doctor charged in Britain’s first prosecution for female genital mutilation has been acquitted. “A jury deliberated for less than half..

Boko Haram at a glance

The conflict in Nigeria has taken the lives of thousands of men, women and children, many at the hands of armed..

Colombia – Landslide cause emergency in Salgar (Antioquia) Flash Update No. 1 (18/05/2015)

Colombia – Landslide cause emergency in Salgar (Antioquia) Flash Update No. 1 (18/05/2015)

At least 48 people have died due to a landslide in the municipality of Salgar (Antioquia), northern Colombia. On More...

‘Death everywhere’: War crimes and human rights abuses in Aleppo

Syria’s ‘circle of hell’: Barrel bombs in Aleppo bring terror and bloodshed forcing civilians underground Sheer terror and unbearable suffering has..

Yemen: Escalating Conflict Flash Update 24 | 4 May 2015

Daily Key messages Conflict, insecurity and shortage of fuel continue to hinder the delivery of urgently needed assistance to displaced families..
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Unesco Director-General denounces killing of Mexican journalist Armando Saldaña Morales

“I condemn the murder of Armando Saldaña Morales and call on the authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into this murder,”..
Greece draws on IMF emergency fund to repay debt

Greece draws on IMF emergency fund to repay debt

Athens has been forced to tap into an emergency account with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to make a multi-million-euro debt..
Syria Regional Crisis Response Update 87

Syria Regional Crisis Response Update 87

More than half a million Palestine refugees are directly affected by the conflict in Syria. The UNRWA response aims to preserve..