by Thomas W. Lippman Imagine hearing news that North Korea was planning to organize an international conference on criminal justice reform, or being invited by Cuba to a conference promoting political freedom. The likely reaction would be incredulity, followed by laughter. Well, those conferences are imaginary, but here’s a real one: a “Global Conference on
Reflecting on the slogan zero new HIV infections, zero HIV-related discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths.
Language has always mattered in the AIDS epidemic. From the outset, stigma was fuelled by blaming phrases like “gay plague” or “African disease”. As early as 1987, sociologist Paula Treichler called AIDS an epidemic of signification, noting [...]
Débutons une conversation sur les condition de vie des millions de femmes vivant avec le VIH et qui sont aussi les survivantes des violences sexuelles en République démocratique du Congo (RDC).
La violence sexuelle à l’égard des femmes et filles dans la RDC est largement rapportée dans la presse, les rapports gouvernementaux, onusiens, et académiques.
Geert Cappelaere is UNICEF’s Representative to Sudan
For over two years 165,000 children in conflict zones of Blue Nile and South Kordofan in south eastern Sudan have been under fire; with little food and clean water, few schools and some have been forced to dig out small shelters in caves to flee the [...]
Chiara Frisone is a Communication Consultant at the UNICEF Africa Service Unit in South Africa
Two weeks ago I met Jeanne and Hubert Mwangaza in a poor suburb of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where I was on a video assignment with UNICEF. Hubert could not wait to tell me – on camera – [...]
As always with rich reports like these, there is too much valuable info to squeeze into one article, so I’m making use of this space to draw [...]
With a community radio reporter and a team of doctors, Knight Health Fellow Mercedes Sayagues visits five rural clinics in the remote Mueda district, Cabo Delgado province, Mozambique.
By Somali Cerise, Gender Project Coordinator, OECD Development Centre
What is holding back women and girls from reaching their full potential? Social institutions – defined as laws, social norms and practices – play a powerful but often invisible role in determining women and girls’ access to opportunities, resources and power. A girl who is [...]
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