What You Should Know: SDG5

In February 2017, the Spanish company Memondo Network’s information and entertainment portal, 'Cribeo’, made a video about the current situation of women around the world; in Sierra Leone, 90% of women suffer genital mutilation while early forced marriage and underage preganancy are both common. In Saudi Arabia women cannot go out without their husbands, nor speak with a man who is not part of their family. In South America, the rates of domestic violence and women murdered by their partners are a great cause of concern. In India, a woman is raped every half an hour. In Thailand you can buy a sex slave for just 100 pounds and 90% of human trafficking victims are women and girls. In Russia, i

Leading up to Yemen: The Forgotten People

This post is part of the Pathways to Peace Seminar Series. Registration for Yemen: The Forgotten People is now open. ‘Yemenis are not starving, they are actively being starved first by their own warmonger leaders, and second by the foreign states which feed this war with weapons and ammunition and allow the blockade of food and fuel’ The conflict Since uprisings began in Yemen in 2011, the UN has been actively engaged in helping find a peaceful solution to the conflict. The 2011 uprisings led to the formal departure of Saleh, and his replacement by his former Vice President Hadi. During the transition period between 2012 and 2014, the Huthi movement allied with their former enemy Saleh and b

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