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Women's rights after Bonn
Dec 07, 2011 The recently concluded Bonn Summit will add a new thrust to the inclusion of women's rights in Afghanistan's peace process, hopes Zohra Moosa of ActionAid.
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More needs to be done on internal security front: Indian PM
Aug 17, 2012 PM Manmohan Singh has said the recent blasts in Pune were a reminder that more needed to be done to improve internal security although success has been witnessed on this front in many areas.
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Bangladesh works for justice
Oct 16, 2012 Following rioting against its Buddhist people, the Bangladesh government is showing its resolve to do justice to the country’s minority.
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Mothers unite to save their sons
Oct 03, 2008 Indian Muslims today live in fear of being branded as terrorists. Traumatised by either their sons turning to militancy or being subjected to victimisation by law enforcers, the mothers of Muslim youth are coming together not just to share their grief but also to fight for justice.
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Nobel peaceniks sowing seeds of non-violence
Nov 16, 2009 In a discussion held recently in India’s national capital, Nobel Peace Prize winners emphasised on the need for peace in today's world. They felt that that if the humanity wants to reap the harvest of peace and justice, there is a need to sow seeds of non violence, reports Swapna Majumdar.
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Index indicates declining global peace
May 27, 2011 Published by the Institute for Economics & Peace, Global Peace Index 2011 reveals that the world had become less peaceful for the third year in a row. The index emphasises that terrorism continues to be a threat for global peace.
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Defying protests, Kashmir votes
Nov 18, 2008 Undeterred by chilling weather and amid the boycott call by Muslim separatists, Kashmir voted yesterday in the state assembly elections. For many casting the ballot was the best way to seek better governance as against those who see polls as no substitute for a referendum on independence.
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South Asian Women's Day focuses on regional peace
Dec 01, 2008 A public event in the Indian capital marked the South Asian Women’s Day by calling for peace in the region. Condemning the recent Mumbai terror attacks, activists and youth came together to speak on the need to stand united against divisive forces and social injustice.
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Sri Lankan army offensive pushes Tamil Tigers
Jan 04, 2009 The Sri Lankan army's capture of the northern town of Kilinochchi marks a new phase in the fighting between the security forces and the Tamil Tiger rebels. As the troops continue their offensive eastward, the loss of the town will test the rebels’ resilience and strength.
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Sri Lankan women for role in peace efforts
Feb 05, 2009 As Sri Lanka heads towards a defining moment in resolving the ethnic conflict, women’s groups are pressing for more meaningful roles in the peace process. In a memorandum submitted to the government recently, they have urged for greater representation and protection of their rights.
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Peace deal in Pakistan evokes mixed reactions
Feb 18, 2009 Locals have welcomed the peace agreement reached between Pakistan government and Taliban insurgents in Swat Valley to implement Sharia law. Critics however say it is a complete surrender to the Islamic fundamentalist forces and sets a dangerous precedent.
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As war draws to a close, peace eludes Sri Lanka
Feb 18, 2009 Sri Lanka's ongoing military offensive against the rebels is all set to clinch a decisive victory. For many though, it would require more than a battlefield conquest to redress old grievances and resurrect the island nation.
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Pakistani citizens in India advocate peace
Mar 04, 2009 A peace delegation from Pakistan, currently on a visit to India, has described terrorism as common enemy of people in both the countries. The 12-member delegation has urged that governments of both India and Pakistan should adopt zero tolerance approach towards religious extremism.
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UN peacekeepers need to be sensitive to environment
Mar 17, 2009 At a gathering of military and civilian aid experts in Nairobi, the stress was on the need to adopt sustainable management practices in relief operations by peacekeeping missions. Many violent conflicts in last 60 years have been fuelled by the exploitation of natural resources, says a UNEP report.
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Economic reforms and peace in Burma
Aug 20, 2010 United States Institute of Peace report Can Economic Reform Open a Peaceful Path to Ending Burma’s Isolation? points out how Burma’s economy could provide a viable entry point for effective international assistance to promote peace. The study finds engagement of the international community significant for national reconciliation.
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Report on safeguarding women in conflict
Nov 02, 2010 The NGO Working Group on Women Peace and Security (NGOWG) has launched its NGOWG monthly action points report: Mapping Women, Peace and Security in the UN Security Council The report critically analyses the performance of the UNSC on the implementation of resolutions related to women, peace and security issues.
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Peace may cost the rights of Afghan women
Aug 02, 2010 As the Afghan government, NATO forces and Taliban progress to negotiate peace in the region, women find themselves trapped in an ‘all-lose’ situation. They express a range of fears, from political to domestic, in districts where the Tabilan returns to power.
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"Feel our pain", appeals Kashmir
Sep 23, 2010 People of Kashmir expressed their desperation for stability in the region to an all-party delegation headed by the Home Minister, Dr. P Chidambaram. Wary of a three month long unrest in the valley, they urged the government to address the issue in a humanitarian way.
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Afghanistan: Talks with Taliban still at embryonic stage
Oct 08, 2010 The Afghan government is reportedly holding talks with Taliban to chalk out a negotiation for peace. This has sparked hope in the country which is exhausted by war of nine years now but a solution still doesn't seem imminent.
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Afghanistan will not know peace without its women
Oct 29, 2010 In a recent report, women in Afghanistan have voiced their discontent on their marginalisation in the ongoing “peace process”. The Talibanisation of Sharia law and the ongoing war has proved to be detrimental for their free movement and hence, their overall development.
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Women, peace and security in South Asia
Nov 01, 2010 An international conference on conflict resolution and peace building measures in the South Asia was held in New Delhi. Experts from various South Asian countries present at the conference emphasised the need to place women at the heart of any peace process.
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Inspired by Gandhi, British diplomat's wife retraces Dandi march
Nov 22, 2010 Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's principles of equality and Satyagrah, wife of the British High Commissioner in India, Jill Beckingham, has started a 17 day walk to Dandi to retrace the historic march. She seeks to raise funds for several NGOs on varied causes like disability, education and tribal development.
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Italians march for peace and development
May 26, 2010 The 18th edition of the Perugia-Assisi Peace March saw a hundred thousand people participating in the call for a better Italy. People mobilised around issues of poverty, reconstruction, human rights, peace and better governance for all round development.
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World has become less peaceful
Jun 11, 2010 The Global Peace Index 2010, the only study to quantify global peacefulness suggests that the world has become less peaceful consecutively for the second year. South Asia sees the greatest decrease in peacefulness and Middle East has shown improvements.
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Leaked papers reveal a crippling Middle-East peace process
Jan 25, 2011 The exposure by Al-Jazeera and London's Guardian newspaper of a huge cache of documents detailing Palestinian accounts of a decade of peace negotiations with Israel could deal a lethal blow to US efforts to get a credible process back on track, according to experts.
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Securing women's rights a pre-condition for any peace process, experts say
Mar 01, 2011 The progress on resolution 1325 of the UN Security Council which aims at combating gender based violence and promote their equal status has been sluggish. Experts believe that securing the rights of women is central to materialise any peace process and therefore have called for greater participation of men in the fight against gender imbalance.
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Egypt ends four year blockade on Gaza
May 26, 2011 Egypt will permanently open its Rafah border crossing into Gaza beginning Saturday. The move opens doors for medical care, education and livelihoods for Gazans, first time in four years.
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Arab uprisings underlie global peace decline
May 27, 2011 The world is less peaceful than last year due to rising conflicts between people and their governments in the Middle East, says the 2011 Global Peace Index. The index attempts to measure peace in 153 nations against a range of determinants including education, democracy and transparency.
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East Jerusalem: Seeking peace through marching in concert
Jul 19, 2011 For the first time in 20 years, Israelis and Palestinians marched together in conflicted territory of East Jerusalem carrying seeds of peace. With huge support from Israelis, the march endorsed statehood and independence for Palestinians at UN General Assembly.
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Nobel Prize proves women’s role in democracy, peace
Oct 10, 2011 Human Rights Watch has hailed the role of women in democracy and sustainable peace process by applauding the winners of Nobel Prize 2011. The prize is shared by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman for promoting women’s rights.
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