Young women say lack of opportunities as biggest barrier to politics

YOUNG women in Australia are reluctant to pursue a career in politics and feel being a woman and having to care for children are the biggest barriers to becoming a politician.

Funding shortfalls threaten education for children living in conflict and disaster zones

FUNDING shortfalls are threatening education for millions of children caught up in conflicts or disasters, UNICEF said today, July 7, ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg.

Five-fold increase in refugee children traveling alone since 2010

THE global number of refugee and migrant children moving alone has reached a record high, increasing nearly five-fold since 2010, UNICEF said today in a new report. At least 300,000 unaccompanied and separated children were recorded in some 80 countries in the combined years of 2015 and 2016, up from 66,000 in 2010 and 2011. ‘A Child is a Child:...

Five million Syrian refugees have now fled civil war: Oxfam

AFTER six years of brutal conflict the five millionth Syrian refugee fled their country overnight to seek safety – the total now equivalent to a quarter of the country’s pre-war population. Oxfam and three Syrian organisations have called on the international community to recommit support to Syrians forced to flee. Oxfam Australia’s Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “Considering the success...