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Information from AIDS Accountability International on the African Regional Conference on Population and Development: Harnessing the Demographic Dividend: The future we want for Africa.

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Exploitation and Trafficking of Women: Critiquing Narratives During the London Olympics

The report has been commissioned to inform the Central America Women's Network (CAWN) work around the role of civil society and the media in shaping public understanding of the different forms of exploitation experienced by women, in particular migrant women, in the context of major sporting events. 

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Rights Should be Central to Post-2015 Development Agenda

Despite progress in recent years, the overall impact of development efforts has been diminished by the neglect of human rights, including their omission from the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, said Human Rights Watch. A new Human Rights Watch report shows that a lack of focus on human rights leads to exclusion, discrimination, and inequality.

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African CSO and Youth Statements on ICPD Beyond 2014

The African Civil Society Organization (CSO) and Youth statements on ICPD Beyond 2014 presented to the Africa Conference on Population and Development Experts Meeting, Harnessing the Demographic Dividend: The Africa We Want, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013: The Multiple Dimensions of Food Security

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013 presents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets. 

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New App to Strengthen Women's Human Rights

To make the texts and content of international agreements, UN resolutions and other documents relating to women's human rights more easily accessible, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and the Swiss Centre of Expertise in Human Rights (SCHR) have developed a new app for smart phones and tablets.

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The Gender Dynamics of Trade and Investment and the Post 2015 Development Agenda: A Developing Country Perspective

The paper attempts to enunciate some of the gender-related impacts of international trade and investment mainly in the context of developing countries.

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UN Security Council Resolution 2117

We are pleased to share with you Resolution 2117 (2013) adopted by the Security Council at its 7036th meeting, on 26 September 2013 which notes the significance  of small arms and light weapons as the most frequently used weapons in the  majority of recent armed conflicts.

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U.S. Abortion Funding Restrictions Harm Women Both In the United States and In Developing Countries

The Hyde and Helms amendments, which restrict the use of federal funds for abortion services under domestic programs and in foreign assistance, respectively, are harmful to women in myriad ways, according to two new Guttmacher policy analyses. The articles discuss recent and potential future steps to soften some of the impact of these restrictions, but conclude that, to protect the health and redeem the full human rights of women in the United States and overseas, all restrictions on U.S. abortion funding and insurance coverage must eventually be repealed.

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113 Countries Commit to Stop Rape in Conflict with Historic Declaration at UN

The stately UN Conference Room was packed yesterday as diplomats, government officials, women's rights advocates, and other members of civil society gathered to mark the introduction of a new pledge to end rape in war: "The Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict." 

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