In many parts of the world, weapons are easy to obtain and armed violence is pervasive as a result of the poorly regulated international trade in conventional arms
Next year will be crucial for the UK’s international development policy. With the UK in the G8 chair and David Cameron co-chairing a UN committee that will oversee the setting of new global development goals, the UK once again has an opportunity to shape international action against poverty.
One organisation is working to document, highlight and publicise sexualised violence in Syria.
As Obama nears the end of his first term as President, Chris Pleasance says he has done little to live up to the terms of the Nobel Peace Prize. Instead, his is a legacy of continued war, questionable drone strikes and pandering to hawkish neocons.
We are sitting around watching the Syrian crisis, while evil is allowed to flourish. Dr. Sima Barmania tells us why this is unacceptable, and has a conversation with one of Assad’s old teachers, Dr. Mousa Al Kurdi.
AreclorMittal, the sponsors of Anish Kapoor’s “Orbit” at the London 2012 Olympic Games, has been accused of not letting the survivors of Bosnia’s Omarska death camp, now a mine, memorialise their dead. In doing so, they are playing into the hands of nationalists who deny or manipulate the past.
Every three seconds around the world, a girl under the age of 18 is forced into marriage.
Odd Future have done me a favour. I was watching “Rella”, the new video by the Californian rap outfit, and there it was, at 1:22: a smack delivered to a woman’s face so hard that her head snapped to one side.
In a move indicative of the US’s unwavering support for Israeli policy, the Obama administration has announced that US funding will be withdrawn from USECO the cultural and educational agency of the UN (United Nations) following the Palestinians’ successful bid to join the branch of the UN.
Here we go again. As military operations wind down in Iraq and the consistent trickle of casualties in Afghanistan are over-shadowed by the thousands drowned in Japan and the hundreds battered in Northern Africa, the anti-war protesters need a new hook from which to hang their banner. So, in the name of shouting loudest, reasoned [...]
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