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    Sri Lanka’s Big Tourism Push Could Entrench Sinhala Nationalism

    by  • May 2, 2016 • Asia, Poverty • 1 Comment

    Tamil women with images of family members who disappeared during the Sri Lanka civil war at a protest in Jaffna, August 2013. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/CREATIVE COMMONS

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Seven years after the end of its civil war, tourism in Sri Lanka continues to...

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    Advocates for Besieged Children Say Collaboration Is Essential

    by  • May 1, 2016 • Africa, Asia, Child Soldiers, Middle East • 

    Former child soldiers, including 147 boys and 5 girls, were reunited with their families in eastern Congo.

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyGrim images from the small world of children are multiplying. Little bodies adrift in the Aegean and Mediterranean seas....

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    At UN, Momentum Is Gaining to End Modern-Day Slavery and Human Trafficking

    by  • April 11, 2016 • Asia, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Poverty, Sustainable Development Goals, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Women's Issues • 1 Comment

    Mira Sorvino and Yuri Fedotov

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyExperts on human trafficking and slavery are calling for strong involvement by the private sector in tackling the enormous...

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    As Acid Attacks Rise Against Women, Laws Help to Deter Such Assaults

    by  • February 29, 2016 • Asia, Gender-Based Violence, Women's Issues • 1 Comment

    An acid-attack survivor is used to demonstrate in a workshop the importance of stretching and burns care. ACID SURVIVORS TRUST INTERNATIONAL

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyPHNOM PENH — Acid is increasingly becoming a personal weapon of choice, especially against women. In the last 15...

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    Finding True Power for Women and Girls: The UN Goals’ Toughest Task

    by  • October 27, 2015 • Africa, Asia, Education, Sustainable Development Goals, Women's Issues • 

    Girls and women may have a large focus in the UN's new development goals, but they also have a long way to go toward equality. Here, a girl in Agadez, Niger. JOE PENNEY

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyChallenged by the staggering agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to abolish most of the world’s ills within...

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    Repression of Civil Society in Cambodia Reflects an Alarming Global Trend

    by  • October 11, 2015 • Asia, Human Rights • 

    Protesters rallied in Phnom Penh this summer to vent frustration over a new law restricting civil society. ©LICADHO

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyPHNOM PENH — Accused of organizing an “insurrection” last year, nearly a dozen Parliament ministers from the political opposition...

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    Can New UN Goals Put an End to Filthy Air in Beijing and Delhi?

    by  • August 17, 2015 • Asia, Climate and Environment, Health and Population, Sustainable Development Goals • 1 Comment

    View of Delhi

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyRemarkably after a yearlong effort by environmental health advocates, air quality has been embedded in the new set of...

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    Freed From Extreme Poverty, but Left Out of the Middle Class

    by  • August 3, 2015 • Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Latin America, Poverty • 

    Tajikistan is one of the few countries in the world that made the leap from tktkt. PETTERI KOKKONEN/UNDP

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyWhen the final assessment of what the Millennium Development Goals achieved was released on July 6, the United Nations...

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    The World’s 10 Oldest Nations by Population and the Implications

    by  • April 22, 2015 • Asia, Health and Population, Women's Issues • 1 Comment

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    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyMisao Okama celebrated her 117th birthday on March 5 surrounded by her family, which included great-grandchildren, and congratulatory government officials....

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    The Controversial Cambodian-Australian Refugee Deal Hits Snags

    by  • April 21, 2015 • Asia, Human Rights, Myanmar, Refugees, UN Agencies • 

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    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyPHNOM PENH — A controversial $40 million deal signed between the Australian and Cambodian governments last September to resettle...

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