Author: Tan Copsey, November 15 2013 This week the Climate Asia team are travelling to Warsaw where negotiators from around 190 countries are meeting to try to advance steps towards a global climate agreement.
Author: Lilian Kiefer, November 29 2013 The media is always awash with reports of children being abused at homes, at schools or in other parts of their communities.
Author: Alpha Kamara, November 13 2013 "Justifying rape because of the way a woman dresses is like justifying armed robbery because of poverty and hunger." So spoke Mustapha Bai Attila, the Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs in Sierra Leone, on a recent episode of our radio debate programme Tok Bot Salone (Talk About Sierra Leone).
Author: Fiona Ledger, November 6 2013 Building the capacity of production staff within the organisation - and in other organisations - is a key activity for BBC Media Action. But when the workshop is over, will the training stick? What can happen all too often is what I call 'teflon training'. It provides a pleasant break from work but slides away as soon as the trainees are back at the grindstone, leaving no mark.
Author: Rana Tassawar Ali, November 18 2013 Child marriage is defined as any marriage involving a person below the age of 18 years. Child marriage is a widespread phenomenon in Pakistan. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Innocenti Research Center, 37 per cent of Pakistani women get married before reaching the age of 18 years.
Author: Esfandiar Adena, November 5 2013 On 6 November, Tajikistan will elect its president. The run-up to the election has proved a milestone for social media networks in the country – with fierce political debate taking place online and opposition leaders using social networks to call for a boycott of the election.
Author: Jawahir Habib, November 14 2013 "Anytime where you have areas with complex emergencies where health systems deteriorate, where immunisation levels deteriorate, children are much more vulnerable to diseases such as polio," Oliver Rosenbauer, World Health Organization
Author: Karen Wespieser, October 29 2013 If you mention Tunisia to most people in the UK, they'd probably think of two very different things: the country which sparked the Arab Spring after protests in December 2010 and a holiday destination for those eager for winter sun. On my visit to the country last week, I experienced a combination of both.
Author: Jawahir Habib, November 13 2013 "Lucky are the people of Yugoslavia and Somalia as the world's eyes rest on them. Condemned are the people of Juba … It may be a blessing to die in front of a camera - then at least the world will get to know about it. But it is painful to die or be killed, without anybody knowing it." Hand-written letter smuggled out from the besieged Southern Sudanese town of Juba, August 1992.
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