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    The UN Leaves Women’s Rights Defenders in the Cold

    by  • March 20, 2015 • 1 Comment
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    For all its words about human rights and women’s issues, the United Nations has so far given lukewarm political support to defenders of gender rights worldwide — particularly women who defend women’s rights, a dangerous occupation in many regions. These women generally work in challenging circumstances, and their hard-won victories, by their own accounts,...

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    An elephant in its natural habitat in the Kariba area of Zimbabwe, August 2014. TRISHULA PATEL

    For Elephants in Zimbabwe, a Deeply Troubling Present and Future

    by  • March 17, 2015 • 
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    HARARE, Zimbabwe — Elephants across the African continent face poaching, loss of habitable land and food supplies and culling. When World Wildlife Day was marked this month, the United Nations General Assembly discussed wildlife crime across the globe, including the threat to elephants, which are declining in number throughout Africa. Here in Zimbabwe, they...

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    Minding Your Pronunciations and Protocols at That ‘Women’s Conference’ [Video]

    by  • March 26, 2015 • 
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    Extremism event. LAURA E. KIRKPATRICK

    CLICK ON ARROW TO PLAY VIDEO At the UN, an all-female panel talks about women's stories of tackling violence and extremism, held by Peace Is Loud, the Norwegian government, Overseas Press Club of America and International Civil Society Action Network. VIDEO BY LAURA E. KIRKPATRICK Are you wondering what happened at that “women’s conference...

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    Middle-Income Countries May Hold the Key to Ending Global Hunger

    by  • March 25, 2015 • 
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    To the ever-expanding archive accumulating over recent years on how to make global development policies more effective, a venerable research organization has added a novel proposal. In a report published in March, the International Food Policy Research Institute suggests that looking at food-exporting rich countries as the key to ending hunger and malnutrition worldwide,...

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