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    How Trauma Therapy Can Help to Reduce Cycles of Violence

    by  • April 26, 2016 • WORLDVIEWS • 
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    A Malian soldier gestures to his comrades during fighting with Islamists in Gao, February 21, 2013. French and Malian troops fought Islamists on the streets of Gao and a car bomb exploded in Kidal on Thursday, as fighting showed little sign of abating weeks before France plans to start withdrawing some forces. JOE PENNEY

    ÉCHENEVEX, France — While psychological trauma affects perhaps as many as 500 million victims worldwide, and adversely impacts human and social development on a massive scale, its most devastating — but least suspected — effect may well be the potential for peace. How? Because people who have been traumatized by violence or abuse could...

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    Colombia Needs to Take a Gendered Approach to Make Peace Last

    by  • January 18, 2016 • WORLDVIEWS • 1 Comment
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    WASHINGTON, D.C. — While most combatants in Colombia’s conflict have been men, women’s participation in the construction of peace is badly needed for peace to be sustainable. When the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 1325, mandating the full, equal participation of women at peace talks, it was an attempt to bridge the gap...

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    From the Congo to the UN: ‘Hear the Cries of Women and Girls’

    by  • December 31, 2015 • WORLDVIEWS • 
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    Julienne Lusenge, a Congolese, founded women's groups in her country to help women and girls recover from years of conflict and to inform them about their rights.

    In the developed world, women fought and struggled to gain their rights and eventually created a space in which these rights could be expressed. Violence does indeed occur in the developed world, but it cannot be compared to what is happening in countries that are plagued with persistent, systematic conflict. Women in the developed...

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    Keeping LGBT Rights Active on the UN Agenda

    by  • December 8, 2015 • WORLDVIEWS • 
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    Several major breakthroughs in the promotion of the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people have occurred through United Nations mechanisms. From the worldwide multimedia Free & Equal campaign to LGBT-related resolutions and reports in the Human Rights Council to the public support of such figures as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon...

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    Gender Equality Gaps Across Borders Tell a Disturbing Story

    by  • November 18, 2015 • WORLDVIEWS • 
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    Women in Bamako, the capital of Mali.

    Achieving gender equality is a commendable goal and has been incorporated in the 17 recently adopted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Gender equality, however, should not be used to detract from efforts to improve the equality of women and men across countries rather than just inside countries. Indeed, differences between men and women in...

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