Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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“Miracle Doctor” Denis Mukwege wins Sakharov Prize

“Miracle Doctor” Denis Mukwege wins Sakharov Prize

22 October 2014 – Denis Mukwege Mukengere was announced the winner of Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2014. He won Europe’s top human rights prize for helping gang rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The now 59-year-old Congolese gynaecologist is the founder and medical director of the Panzi... Read more

Fighting sexual violence in South Sudan

Fighting sexual violence in South Sudan

22 October 2014 - Sexual violence is increasingly marking the continuing conflict in South Sudan. Howev... Read more

Not all boats head for Europe

Not all boats head for Europe

21 October 2014 – The UN refugee agency reported with a total of 215 deaths a sharp increase over 2014 ... Read more

Using a boat and a bucket to cope with a flood

Using a boat and a bucket to cope with a flood

20 October 2014 – “Human rights are currently under greater pressure than they have been in a long whil... Read more

Traded, trafficked, trapped

Traded, trafficked, trapped

18 October 2014 - In each case, human tragedies, broken hopes and destroyed plans for a better lif... Read more

An urgent global problem that demands an urgent global response

An urgent global problem that demands an urgent global respo…

17 October 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the international community to turn pledges i... Read more

The fight against poverty must leave no one behind

The fight against poverty must leave no one behind

17 October 2014 – Poverty levels in the world have declined significantly in the last two decades as at... Read more

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