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1 July 2020

She counts: a simple truth to end harmful practices against women and girls

In a village in remote far-western Nepal, Rachana Sunar fought her father’s plans to marry her off when she was barely 15, pursuing higher studies instead. Today she’s an internationally renowned advocate fighting child...

18 May 2020

Older people’s rights and dignity must be protected amid COVID-19 pandemic

Older people’s rights and dignity must be protected amid COVID-19 pandemic By Alanna Armitage Across Europe, from Spain to Serbia, care homes for older people have become hotspots of COVID-19 infections. According to the World Health Organization, residents of long-term care facilities account for up to half of coronavirus

7 May 2020

Standard operating procedures adopted in Tajikistan are being used to better address GBV during the Covid-19 pandemic

Standard operating procedures adopted in Tajikistan are being used to better address GBV during the Covid-19 pandemic Past evidence and initial trends suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic may have already - and will likely continue to - exacerbate incidents of gender based-violence (GBV) particularly for women and girls. Already

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