(Redress) – International human rights organisation REDRESS has released a new report, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Peacekeeping Operations: Improving Victims’ Access to Reparation, Support and Assistance. The report is published ahead of a High-Level Meeting convened by the UN Secretary-General on combating sexual exploitation and abuse in peacekeeping operations that will take place on 18 September 2017 at […]

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(NRC) – The education situation in DR Congo is alarming, with 7.4 million children out of school across the country. Despite this, only 4 per cent of humanitarian funds have been received for education, 9 months into the year. “The dire education funding situation puts many children at risk of illiteracy, and puts them at […]

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(Child Soldiers International) – Millions of children around the world will head back to school this week, but there are many others who will not and thousands who will be soldiers not students this September. The prospect of getting ready for a new school year – preparing pencil cases, books and backpacks – will be a […]

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(International Justice Monitor) – Following a one-month break, Bosco Ntaganda has resumed testimony in his own defense at the International Criminal Court (ICC), denying knowledge of the existence of child soldiers among the Congolese militia forces trained by the Uganda government. Under cross-examination by prosecution lawyer Nicole Samson, Ntaganda stated that Ugandan authorities were in charge […]

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(PassBlue) – Haunted by accumulating reports of sexual exploitation and abuse of women and girls by United Nations peacekeepers and others attached to UN missions around the world, Secretary-General António Guterres is taking the bold, unprecedented step of asking all governments to sign a compact pledging to prevent and stop these violations. The compact is voluntary and bears […]

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(UNICEF) – Around the world, conflict is exacting a devastating toll on millions of children. With increasing frequency, children are being deliberately and indiscriminately attacked and denied life-saving humanitarian assistance in breach of international humanitarian law. On World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, join the United Nations and its partners in standing together to demand that children […]

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(UNICEF DRC) – Since August 2016, the region of Tanganyika, covering about 500.000 km2, has been the scene of confrontations between two communities: the Twa (Pygmies) and the Luba (Bantu). Besides the political and economic devastating consequences, this intercommunity conflict has been harshly affecting children’s schooling. Furthermore, the children – boys and girls – have been […]

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