Education

22.11.2014

Campaign Kit on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons

Campaign Kit on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons

IPPNW has produced a new Campaign Kit on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, presenting the essential facts about their medical, environmental, and humanitarian effects in clear, simple, and accurate language.  “This important new tool will help ICAN campaigners and other abolition activists make a compelling and irrefutable humanitarian case for banning and eliminating nuclear… »

14.11.2014

Bangladesh: Social Entrepreneurship contest at BUET

Bangladesh: Social Entrepreneurship contest at BUET

On yet another hartel (strike) day in October this year (2014) in Dhaka, BUET campus was abuzz with the excitement of formally clad youth, many with anxious dispositions, all eagerly making last-minute adjustments to presentation files on their laptops and going over their presentation notes for the final time. It… »

27.10.2014

Mobile Training Van Makes a Difference to Street Children in Thailand

Mobile Training Van Makes a Difference to Street Children in Thailand

  Human Wrongs Watch A bright colored van filled with educational materials and staffed by trained outreach workers is beginning to make a difference in the lives of street children in Pattaya, Thailand. The van – a mobile training unit donated by UNODC to the NGO Child Protection and… »

24.10.2014

Is It Possible to Eradicate Poverty Amid ‘Pronounced Increases’ in Global Inequality?

Is It Possible to Eradicate Poverty Amid ‘Pronounced Increases’ in Global Inequality?

Human Wrongs Watch Amid pronounced increases in global inequality, the United Nations marked the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October 2014 with calls to accelerate efforts in eliminating poverty in all its forms.     “Entrenched poverty and prejudice, and vast gulfs between wealth and… »

22.10.2014

In Sierra Leone, Getting Back to School – on the Airwaves

  Human Wrongs Watch With schools closed throughout the country as a result of the Ebola epidemic, Sierra Leone is bringing the classroom into students’ homes through the use of educational radio broadcasts. © UNICEF Sierra Leone/2014/Romero | Moalem Siseh, 17, writes on a blackboard to help teach… »

18.10.2014

No Time to Mourn

No Time to Mourn

  Human Wrongs Watch ‘After losing her mother to the Ebola virus, a girl in Sierra Leone must raise her younger brother and sister on her own – and hold on to her own hope of returning to school.’   By Anne Boher, Kenema, Sierra Leone, 16 October 2014 –… »

18.10.2014

“I bought a mattress and health insurance” – Rural Rwandan Farmer

“I bought a mattress and health insurance” – Rural Rwandan Farmer

Human Wrongs Watch ‘Through Farmer Field Schools, more than 350 farmers have learned about nutrition, modern agricultural techniques and business skills while creating cooperatives and pooling savings.’ Kigali, Rwanda, October 2014 (UN Women)* – On a sunny Tuesday in the Nyaruguru district of Rwanda’s South Province, 75 women and… »

18.10.2014

Liberians in US Face Worsening Stigma

  Human Wrongs Watch By Philippa Garson, New York, 17 October 2014 (IRIN)* — Africans living in the US from the three Ebola-affected countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, are under enormous pressure trying to help their families and ravaged communities back home. And they face an additional challenge:… »

16.10.2014

Launch of UN Youth Advisory Panel in Bangladesh

Launch of UN Youth Advisory Panel in Bangladesh

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has asserted that young people are indispensable in the United Nations efforts to “eradicate poverty, contain the spread of disease, combat climate change and achieve the Millennium Development Goals” and has called on UN member states to “increase their investments in young people… »

10.10.2014

An Additional 1.4 Million Teachers Needed to Achieve Universal Primary Education by 2015

An Additional 1.4 Million Teachers Needed to Achieve Universal Primary Education by 2015

Human Wrongs Watch Investing in teachers is urgently needed to provide the best possible opportunities for millions of children, youth and adults worldwide, the heads of various United Nations agencies on  5 October 2014 said in a joint statement marking World Teachers’ Day.   “An education system is only… »

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