263 million #children and #youth are out of #school from #primary to upper #secondary

Some 263 million children and youth are out of school, according to new data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). This is equivalent to about a quarter of the population of Europe. The total includes 61 million children of primary school age (6-11 years), 60 million of lower secondary school age (12-14 years), and the first […]

Sustainable Development Goals

One of the main outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference was the agreement by member States to launch a process to develop a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will build upon the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post 2015 development agenda (click here for information on different work streams). It was decided […]

Closing Gender Gap in Education

Empowering adolescent girls and young women through education is the aim – and the name – of a programme launched in New York today by UNESCO, UN Women, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Bank. Announced by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde […]

Rape in Somalia: Women and ‘Double Victimisation’

Patrick Mugo Mugo Institutional Filiation: Aljazeera Television Producer (F/L), Eastern and Horn of Africa, Nairobi Bureau and also Conflict and Policy Researcher at Horn and Eastern Africa UN’s-mandated University Graduate with Masters of Arts in Media, Peace and Conflict Studies (2012) Contacts; [email protected],@PMugoMugo , www.mugomugo.com .   Abstract: Rape is crime that ought to be punished and […]

Increasing Women and Community Knowledge About Gender Issues and their Capabilities to End VAW in Sudan

Huwayda Mohamed Ibrahim Projects designer and developer at Consultancy office at Sudan [email protected] .   Women are still suffering from marginalization, different types of violence, exclusion and social injustice especially, in the rural areas and from the sense of superiority they are being treated with, in the conservative societies. The vast majority remain suffering under […]

2013 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award: Sister Angélique Namaika

Inspirational Congolese Nun Wins UN Refugee Agency top Honour UNHCR Announces 2013 Nansen Refugee Award Laureate Geneva, 17 September, 2013 – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today announces that this year’s winner of the Nansen Refugee Award is a Congolese nun who has helped hundreds of female rape and […]

Interview with “Mama” Hawa Aden Mohamed, 2012 Nansen Refugee Award

Resource: 2012 UNHCR/F.Juez Javier Collado Ruano: Dear readers, it is a big pleasure present Ms. “Mama” Hawa Aden Mohamed: a Somali humanitarian, educator and women´s rights advocate which won the 2012 Nansen Refugee Award. Ms. “Mama” Hawa is a big activist which solidarity showed us many valuable lessons in peacebuilding activism. السلام عليكم(Salaam Aleikum) Ms. “Mama” Hawa, thank you very much for accepting our invitation in […]

Education on the Frontline. By Irina Bokova.

    Article by Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO for Global Education Magazine “Education on the Frontline” January 2013 . . . . Official photo, Director-General, Irina Bokova – There are today 28 million primary school-age children, and as many or more young people, living in conflict areas and denied the chance to learn. This […]

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Culture of Peace and Non-Violence

Spanish Version (Versión castellano) The United Nations, a respected world body and forum for global issues, including peace and security, is once again a leader in pressing societies for the establishment of initiatives promoting reconciliation. The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization acting as the lead UN agency, is promoting the International Decade for a Culture of Peace […]

A Race to the Future

Woroud Sawalha at the 2012 Olympic Games in London Ruth Marjalizo: Hello everybody from Nablus, West Bank. Today, I am going to interview Woroud Sawalha. As you might know, she was the first female representing Palestine in the London Olympic Games 2012. Assalamu ‘alaikum Woroud, thank you so much for being with us while you are busy with your exams. […]

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