02 September 2014
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WHO issues roadmap to stop Ebola transmission

The WHO has issued a roadmap to guide and coordinate the international response to the outbreak of Ebola in west Africa. The roadmap aims to stop ongoing Ebola transmission worldwide within 6-9 months while managing the consequences of any further international spread.

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01 September 2014
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The Power of Numbers

I’ve just been reading the findings of a research programme that concludes that the whole MDGs exercise has been plagued by negative (if unintended) consequences, and that these are a result of the whole process of setting goals and targets (so the post2015/SDG process is likely to go the same way). Have I got your attention?, writes Duncan Green.

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29 August 2014
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Stop making excuses for sexual violence: repeal harmful laws

Today we look at women’s human rights and the discriminatory principles underpinning some laws around the world. For example, in Algeria and Tunisia, the law allows rapists to walk free if they marry their victim—if she’s aged under 18. Others make the severity of punishment for rape dependent on whether the victim was a virgin.

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28 August 2014
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SADC: Address Members’ Rights Issues

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) should address human rights violations among its member states as part of measures to improve the lives of its people, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said before the start of the 34th Summit of Heads of State and Government of SADC.

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27 August 2014
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Fragile States, Fragile Lives: Child Marriage Amid Disaster and Conflict

Weakened institutions, lack of economic opportunity, and increased occurrence of sexual violence and assault—already identified as drivers of child marriage—are exacerbated during armed conflict and natural disaster.

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26 August 2014
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Judicial Experimentation and Public Policy: A New Approach to the Right to Education in Brazil

Should judges interfere with the enforcement of public policies implemented by the executive? If yes, what would the best way to do so? Today we look at this question within the context of education for children in São Paolo, Brazil

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