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Afghanistan: UN Should Ensure Women’s Full Role in Talks

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Women should have full participation in the talks between Afghan government officials, opposition political leaders, and the Taliban under United Nations auspices, Human Rights Watch said last week. Human rights advocates in Afghanistan have raised concerns that women and victims’ organizations will be sidelined in the talks, tentatively scheduled for April 16, 2021, in Istanbul. Senior UN officials – notably Secretary-General António Guterres, Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed, the secretary-general’s personal envoy on Afghanistan, Jean Arnault, and the special representative for the secretary-general on Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons – should make a public commitment to fully include women in the main talks, and not only in…

Adani links to Myanmar military exposed in new report

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Ties between Adani and the Myanmar military have been revealed in a new report from human rights and activist groups.  Most in Australia are familiar with the name ‘Adani’, with their Carmichael coal mine at the centre of a years-long battle by environmental groups across the country. Now, a joint report by the Australian Centre for International Justice (ACIJ) and Justice For Myanmar has revealed ties between Adani Ports, a subsidiary of the Indian multinational conglomerate Adani Group, and the Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC), which is operated by the Myanmar military.  Leaked documents show that Adani Ports paid tens of…

Myanmar: suspension of security assistance welcome, but more needs to be done to protect human rights

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Amnesty International Australia today [8th of March, 2020] welcomed the suspension of security assistance with Myanmar in the wake of the military coup on February 1, and called for further targeted multilateral sanctions against senior officials. “The Myanmar military has a well-documented history of violence and grave human rights violations. Amnesty commends he Australian government for finally suspending its ties with Myanmar’s security forces,” Amnesty International Australia National Director, Sam Klintworth said. Following Amnesty International’s 2018 report detailing Myanmar’s atrocity crimes against the Rohingya, the Australian government imposed targeted sanctions against five military officers, omitting eight others, including Commander-in-Chief Min…

Celebrating Women in Ocean Conservation and Science

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International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions, achievements and challenges of women around the world. Women play an integral role in furthering ocean research, conservation and policy. More than half of undergrad marine science degrees today are awarded to women, and women make up the majority of biology graduate students around the country. In 2018, women made up more than half of all law school students. From the halls of Congress to regional fisheries management councils to local beach cleanups, women are leaders in the fight for a healthy ocean. It wasn’t always this way—for centuries many…

Travelling does more than exposing you to new culture

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European Geopolitics and how it affects the whole world?

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Thousands of people on street celebrate the football victory

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Celebrate the festival of colors in Alba Mons

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See how peacekeeping forces work in Tempe Terra

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Why auto companies are following the lead of Tesla?

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