Tuesday, January 25, 2022
A closer look at gender gaps in education and beyond
Human Rights

A closer look at gender gaps in education and beyond

A closer look at gender gaps in education and beyond By Stefan Kapferer, OECD Deputy Secretary-General ©OECD Observer/David Rooney 2000 “In a world in search of growth, women will help find it, if they face a level playing field instead of an insidious conspiracy.” Christine Lagarde, managing director of the…

Holding Up The Sky

Following their successful summit of Mt Everest in 2008, seven Nepali women are on a mission to climb the seven highest peaks on seven continents, hoping to inspire women and girls all over the world to pursue the impossible.  In March 2013, they were joined by three African women –…

What refugees really think of aid agencies

A refugee in Lebanon describing her feelings towards aid agencies. LONDON, 5 March 2015 (IRIN) – Aid agencies are partial, unaccountable and potentially corrupt, and they fail to meet refugees’ most pressing needs.These are just some of the criticisms emerging from a series of new focus groups with refugees and others who…

Daily News 05 / 03 / 2015

Completing the Internal Energy Market: €100 million released to connect European energy networks Today the Commission is opening the annual call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) to help finance key trans-European energy infrastructure projects. €100 million will be made available for projects aimed at ending energy isolation,…

Congo calls for unity to defeat Boko Haram "scourge"
Human Rights

Congo calls for unity to defeat Boko Haram "scourge"

5 Mar 2015 Listen / Civilians in north-eastern Nigeria search for Boko Haram suspects. Photo: Obinna Anyadike/IRIN High-level diplomacy continued Thursday at the UN in Geneva at the UN’s Human Rights Council, with Congo adding its weight to the call for West African states to unite against Boko Haram separatists.…