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Inside Israel’s campaign to deport tens of thousands of African migrants

  African migrants from Eritrea and elsewhere could face indefinite detention if they choose to stay. EL AVIV, Israel — Father Tesfayohanns Tesfamariam has always prayed his way through the darkest days. Growing up in Eritrea — a small East African country run by one of the world’s most brutal dictatorships — he prayed to […]

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‘Unequal Realities’ Hold Back Rural Women, Says UN On Eve of Women’s Confab

  In the run up to International Women’s Day on March 8, the United Nations is renewing its call for concrete actions to address the plight of rural women who make up over a quarter of the world population yet are being left behind in every measure of development. The theme of this year’s International […]

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U.S. Gun Violence Draws Scorn in China as a Human Rights Issue

  HONG KONG — A newspaper controlled by the Communist Party of China criticized the United States for its high level of gun violence, calling it hypocritical that a country that condemns others over human rights violations is failing to stem such slaughter at home. The opinion column in The Global Times, which is run […]

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How Removal of Immigrant Fathers Harms the Sexual Health and Wellbeing of their daughters

  By        :           Kate Coleman-Minahan, University of Colorado College of Nursing, Goleen Samari, University of California San Francisco U.S.-born Mariela, now 31, described her Mexican immigrant father as “an awesome dad.” But he was deported when she was 11 years old, just beginning her adolescent years. After her mother remarried, Mariela described her new stepfather as […]

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How the global women’s movement shaped the UN international development agenda

  Amid conservative backlash against women’s rights, how did feminist advocates ensure that the sustainable development goals focused on gender equality? Women’s rights are under attack around the globe, with progress threatened in many countries. Yet feminist organisations continue to fight back, mobilising and forming new alliances. At this challenging moment, much can be learned […]

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