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August 19, 2016

Education and Transitional Justice: Opportunities and Challenges for Peacebuilding

"The contribution that education can make to peace depends not only on measures such as the physical reconstruction of schools, the reincorporation of young people into the education system, and...

August 18, 2016

Are gender-transformative evaluations in conflict situations different from similar evaluations in other settings?

Author: Ranjani K Murthy, August 18 2016 - Gender-transformative evaluations seek to assess impact of policies, programmes and projects on transforming gender and other social relations.  These...

August 17, 2016

"You runaway": the challenges of research in South Sudan

Author: Trish Doherty, August 17 2016: Writing from Juba, Research Manager Trish Doherty explains the importance of conducting research in conflict-affected countries like South Sudan – despite the...

July 27, 2016

When the skill of questioning is listening: interviewing refugees in Europe

Author: BBC Media Action Research Editor Katy Williams, July 26 2016 - Having recently undertaken the perilous journey from Damascus to Berlin, researcher and filmmaker Reem Karssli – now seeking...

July 26, 2016

Sawa Shabab (Together Youth) Radio Drama Series

Sawa Shabab (Together Youth) is a peacebuilding radio drama series aired by nearly 30 local stations across all states of South Sudan. The radio drama follows the daily lives of young South Sudanese...

July 7, 2016

Communication in Sierra Leone: An Analysis of Media and Mobile Audiences

"Sierra Leone has seen notable changes to the mobile and media landscape, but accurate, up-to-date, nationally representative data about how people use and access media and mobile phones has not been...

July 5, 2016

Reporting on Torture

"Through accurate reporting, journalists can increase awareness of the universal prohibition of torture and of the challenges that may be preventing survivors from obtaining justice. Journalists can...

June 24, 2016

Understanding the Information and Communication Needs among IDPs in Northern Iraq

"The key finding of the assessment is that displaced people in northern Iraq live in an information vacuum which is hindering their ability to cope with the catastrophe in which they find themselves...

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2015 Human Rights Day: Our Rights, Our Freedoms Always…

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Author: PSAf Executive Director Lilian Kiefer, December 9 2015 - Human Rights Day, which is observed internationally every year on 10 December, reminds us of our responsibility to promote and protect human rights for all. In the same way every individual is entitled to all human rights, every one of us also has a responsibility to respect, promote and protect the human rights for all.

100 women interview their president

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Author: BBC Media Action blogger Bidhya Chapagain, December 7 2015 - I met Bidhya Devi Bhandari - Nepal's first female president - a while back while presenting an episode of Sajha Sawal (Common Questions), a weekly TV debate show giving communities in Nepal a chance to question their leaders. Since our names are the same, she teasingly suggested that I should be her mitini (name sister in Nepali).

HIV and AIDS: A global health success story?

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Author: BBC Media Action's Sophia Wilkinson, December 3 2015 - December 1st is World AIDS Day (WAD), a time when people across the globe wear their red ribbons to raise awareness about HIV and for people to show their solidarity with and support for people living with HIV. It’s also a chance to remember the 39 million people who have died across 40 years.

For me, WAD is an opportunity to reflect on the great strides that have been made in overcoming this condition and to take stock of what needs to happen next.

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Our Call to the UN Solutions Summit

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Author: Eve Sullivan of the Parents Forum, December 3 2015 - Because our instinct to put children first is strong, we often ignore our own needs as parents. Even the Sustainable Development Goals, several of which* relate to family, do not mention parents or parenting. When will policymakers, practitioners - when will we all - recognize parenting and family life education as our collective blind spot?

Open Jirga: national identity in Afghanistan

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Author: Shirazuddin Siddiqi of BBC Media Action, December 3 2015 - When a TV debate show was filmed at the tomb of one of Afghanistan's founding fathers it was clear how much a sense of 'place' is interlinked with 'identity'.

Not even a mosquito flapped its wings, as Afghans would say to describe a completely empty place, in and around one of the most sacred sites in southern Afghanistan.

Empowering Families: Parenting Education Is Essential

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Author: Eve Sullivan of the Parents Forum, December 3 2015 (originally posted in April 2014) - Here I am, recovering from jetlag after a nearly 14-hour flight back to the U.S. from Doha, Qatar where I attended a fascinating international conference on family policy.

16 Days of Activism: Access to education can minimize gender based violence

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Author: Mamoletsane Khati, December 3 2015 - Education is a fundamental human right that is provided for and supported in various international and regional human rights conventions and treaties that most of our southern African countries have ratified.

Love9: Cambodia's youth show returns

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Author: Rithy Lomorpich (Yuki), November 24 2015 - Red carpet, flashing cameras and glamorously dressed people - no, it's not the Oscars, but the launch of the second series of Love9, a hugely popular TV show addressing sexual and reproductive health issues for young Cambodians through discussion and drama. To welcome the new series, I joined four members of the Love9 cast at one of the biggest cinemas in Phnom Penh for its first screening.

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From "gangster" to grocer

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Author: Hoda Hersi, November 24 2015 - "I used to be a gangster", explains Abaas, a first year student at a university in Mogadishu and now the proud owner of a grocery store.

Abaas used to live a life of crime on the streets of Mogadishu. To escape the streets he thought only of how he could accumulate enough money to migrate. If successful, his perilous route would have taken him through the vast, dry deserts of Sudan and Libya, and seen him smuggled across dangerous seas to a new life in Europe.

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Statement by UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

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Author: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, November 20 2015, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November: Across the world, violence against women and girls remains one of the most serious - and the most tolerated-human rights violations, both a cause and a consequence of gender inequality and discrimination.

Its continued presence is one of the clearest markers of societies out of balance and we are determined to change that.

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May 18, 2016

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May 17, 2016

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