Peace & Democracy

 
Press Conf IPU and UN Women
 

/ Politics

10 Apr 2014

 

A growing number of women in parliament indicate an encouraging trend towards equality

 
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/ Justice, Peace & Democracy

01 Apr 2014

 

Brazil’s police and military have begun evicting illegal ranchers and loggers from land belonging to the Awá, one of the world’s most endangered tribes

 
Tunisian President Marzouki gestures after signing the country's new constitution in Tunis
 

/ Politics

05 Mar 2014

 

Significant advances for women are among a catalogue of new rights for citizens, in what is being widely received as the most progressive constitution in the Arab world

 
Abandoned ship used by migrants in Lampedusa
 

/ Peace & Democracy

10 Feb 2014

 

After 300 Eritrean asylum seekers lost their lives in a disaster at sea, a group of individuals came together to create a pact that aims to change the way we think about migration

 
Final march/manifestation finale, Genève 2010
 

/ Justice, Peace & Democracy

17 Dec 2013

 

Global efforts to abolish the death penalty are making strong headway with just 1 in 10 countries conducting executions last year, according to Amnesty International

 
(c) Flickr member communitiesuk LOWRES
 

/ Peace & Democracy

02 Dec 2013

 

80% of countries around the world have increased gender equality since 2006

 
Iran-US-main LOW_RES
 

, / Peace, Peace & Democracy, Politics

27 Nov 2013

 

Iran has agreed to temporarily suspend its nuclear programme in exchange for the relaxation of sanctions, which could boost its stagnant economy by $7bn

 
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/ Peace & Democracy

26 Nov 2013

 

A new UN resolution means women will be given greater consultation during peace talks and calls for funding to promote women’s leadership

 
Waris Dirie speaking at the launch (c) Krankenhaus Waldfriede
 

/ Health, Justice

15 Nov 2013

 

Somali-born activist and former model Waris Dirie launches pioneering new centre in Berlin

 
African woman crop LOW_RES
 

/ Politics

01 Nov 2013

 

When genocide tore through Rwanda in the early 1990s, women endured a particularly tough struggle. But in September, Rwanda elected a parliament with 64% of seats held by women – more than in any other country in the world

 
Elephant
 

/ Justice

18 Sep 2013

 

Travelling circuses in England will be banned from using wild animals under new government proposals

 

Political prisoners freed in Myanmar

 
 

/ Peace & Democracy

10 Sep 2013

 

New president frees a further 73 political prisoners, but activists say peaceful protesters are still regularly arrested and jailed

 
(c) Flickr member torbakhopper_CROPPED_LOW_RES
 

/ Peace

04 Sep 2013

 

War has 'not existed for the majority of human history,' say anthropologists

 
York mosque
 

/ Peace & Democracy

09 Aug 2013

 

The murder of Lee Rigby in Woolwich this year sparked waves of anti-Muslim hate crime around the country, but many mosques are taking it in their stride, determined to show the world that they preach messages of love

 
Human Rights Centre
 

/ Peace & Democracy

07 Aug 2013

 

Groundbreaking training centre for protesters, developed in response to the use of social networks in the Arab spring, opens in Florence

 

Child soldiers in Sierra Leone: national rehabilitation programme launched

 
 

/ Peace & Democracy

25 Jun 2013

 

Eleven years after the civil war ended in Sierra Leone, a nationwide drive has been launched to combat the military recruitment of child soldiers and rehabilitate those affected by the past

 
Celebrating Sanctuary
 

/ Peace & Democracy

13 Jun 2013

 

Nine in ten people accept that Britain is now a multicultural country and 70% are in favour of multiculturalism, according to a recent poll.

 

We should celebrate the peace that’s all around us

 
 

/ Peace & Democracy, Positive Perspective

06 Jun 2013

 

The UK is getting more peaceful, but it’s not just the absence of violent crime that we should recognise

 
Cardiff
 

/ Peace & Democracy

06 Jun 2013

 

Violent crime and homicide rates have fallen significantly over the past ten years, making the UK a more peaceful place to live

 
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/ Peace & Democracy

28 May 2013

 

The UK has become the first country outside Asia to ban discrimination towards Dalit, the so-called ‘untouchables’ at the bottom of the Hindu caste system