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Building capacity for pro-poor responses to wildlife crime in Uganda

Building capacity for pro-poor responses to wildlife crime in Uganda | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
A project to build capacity for pro-poor responses in Uganda through learning more about the interactions between wildlife crime and poverty
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Is development becoming a toxic term? - The Guardian

Is development becoming a toxic term? - The Guardian | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Development used to be a battle against deprivation and dependence. Nowadays, argues Nick Dearden, it’s more about supporting the liberalisation of markets
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Obama's State of the Union 2015 Transcript (Full Text) and Video - New York Times

Obama's State of the Union 2015 Transcript (Full Text) and Video - New York Times | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
This is the transcript of President Obama’s State of the Union address, as transcribed by the Federal News Service.
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Nigeria's prospects for defeating Boko Haram look bleak - The Guardian

Nigeria's prospects for defeating Boko Haram look bleak - The Guardian | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Army corruption, troop mutinies, alienated citizens and a lack of political will are among reasons that militants continue to thrive
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Research team shapes future of combat rations - United States Army (press release)

Research team shapes future of combat rations - United States Army (press release) | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The Consumer Research Team at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center has posted an online questionnaire that will help the center's Combat Feeding Directorate determine the direction it will take with future operational...
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War in Iraq: Sexual violence used as weapon - The Kingston Whig-Standard

War in Iraq: Sexual violence used as weapon - The Kingston Whig-Standard | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The Islamic State has taken over large swaths of Iraq and Syria and aims to establish a caliphate or radical Muslim state across the Middle East, extending all the
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Zimbabwe Teens Take Government to Court Over Marriage Age

Zimbabwe Teens Take Government to Court Over Marriage Age | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The Southern African nation of Zimbabwe has long been known as a “hot spot” for child marriages. The United Nations says that as many as 31 percent of Zimbabwean girls are married befor...
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Human Development Index (HDI) | Learning and Ce...

Human Development Index (HDI) | Learning and Ce... | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
"This map shows Human Development Index (HDI) for 169 countries in the World. The HDI is a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education, and standard of living for countries worldwide.
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Over the last five years (2009-2013), the European audiovisual groups lost 5.3% of their global market share

Over the last five years (2009-2013), the European audiovisual groups lost 5.3% of their global market share | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Over the last five years (2009-2013), the European audiovisual groups lost 5.3% of their global market share.

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Rising to the challenge of Africa's urban future

Rising to the challenge of Africa's urban future | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Brand South Africa media service. Comprehensive coverage of South Africa for journalists, editors, broadcasters, bloggers and more, including a free image library with photos in high resolution.
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Dispatches: What Really Happened in Baga, Nigeria? | Human Rights Watch

Dispatches: What Really Happened in Baga, Nigeria? | Human Rights Watch | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Since January 3, Boko Haram militants have attacked –almost on a daily basis –the area surrounding Baga, a fishing settlement on the shores of Lake Chad in Nigeria’s northeast Borno State.
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AWOL Mugabe blames Mnangagwa for Zimbabwe's problems

AWOL Mugabe blames Mnangagwa for Zimbabwe's problems | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The captain has deserted the ship midway through the long haul voyage.
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Mujuru brother bid to be MP blocked - New Zimbabwe.com

Mujuru brother bid to be MP blocked - New Zimbabwe.com | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
New Zimbabwe.com Mujuru brother bid to be MP blocked New Zimbabwe.com OUSTED VP Joice Mujuru's brother Lloyd Mugari's wish to replace his sister as MP for Mt Darwin West went up in smoke Tuesday as he was blocked from standing with the Zanu PF...
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A study on the state-of-the-art of e-Infrastructures uptake in Africa

A study on the state-of-the-art of e-Infrastructures uptake in Africa | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Palgrave Communications, Published online: 20 January 2015; | doi:10.1057/palcomms.2014.7
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Single Sadc visa ‘will boost tourism’

Single Sadc visa ‘will boost tourism’ | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Single visa for all Southern African Development Community countries would go a long way to promoting tourism in the region, says SAIIA
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Record numbers of women going to university, according to UCAS

Record numbers of women going to university, according to UCAS | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
A record number of women started university courses in September - with the result that the gap between male and female acceptances for places is at it its highest level ever, according to the first official analysis of the latest intake into...
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Zanu PF infighting: Moyo calls Mutasa national security threat

Zanu PF infighting: Moyo calls Mutasa national security threat | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
National threat or a threat to ZANU pf.

Zanu PF infighting: Moyo calls Mutasa national security threat http://t.co/MAGttalaFF
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Zimbabwe Slapped with Sanctions Over Elephant Kidnapping

Zimbabwe Slapped with Sanctions Over Elephant Kidnapping | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
RT @Watch4Zeus: .@RebuildZimbabwe #Zimbabwe inhumane #elephant captures harms tourism #SaveAfricanAnimals http://t.co/4Xbne4rWNQ http://…
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Experiences and Attitudes Towards Evidence-Informed Policy-Making Among Research and Policy Stakeholders in the Canadian Agri-Food Public Health Sector - Young - 2014 - Zoonoses and Public Health -...

Experiences and Attitudes Towards Evidence-Informed Policy-Making Among Research and Policy Stakeholders in the Canadian Agri-Food Public Health Sector - Young - 2014 - Zoonoses and Public Health -... | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
New article on how to enable evidence-informed policy in Agri-Food Public Health. See Young et al. http://t.co/DmIipY3caM
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South Sudan: African Union should publish Commission of (...) - FIDH (press release)

South Sudan: African Union should publish Commission of (...) - FIDH (press release) | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The African Union (AU) should immediately publish the report of the AU Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan, said Amnesty International, Community Empowerment for Progress Organization, FIDH (the International Federation for Human Rights), and the...
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Development, information and social connectivity in Côte d'Ivoire

Understanding human socioeconomic development has proven to be one of the most difficult and persistent problems in science and policy. Traditional policy has often attempted to promote human development through infrastructure and the delivery of services, but the link between these engineered systems and the complexity of human socioeconomic behavior remains poorly understood. Recent research suggests that the key to socioeconomic progress lies in the development of processes whereby new information is created by individuals and organizations and embedded in the structure of social networks at a diverse set of scales, from nations to cities to firms. Here, we formalize these ideas in terms of network theory—namely the spatial network of mobile phone communications in Côte d’Ivoire--to show how incipient socioeconomic connectivity may constitute a general obstacle to development. Inspired by recent progress in the theory of cities as complex systems, we then propose a set of tests for these theories using telecommunications network data and describe how telecommunication services may generally help promote socioeconomic development.


Development, information and social connectivity in Côte d’Ivoire
Clio Andris and Luis MA Bettencourt

Infrastructure Complexity 2014, 1:1  http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40551-014-0001-4


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UN criticises Switzerland over children’s rights - SWI swissinfo.ch

UN criticises Switzerland over children’s rights - SWI swissinfo.ch | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Switzerland ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child almost 20 years ago, but UN experts say considerable ...

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Recently in the Jura a Psychiatric facility was closed due to gross human rights violations but no one has been persecuted though the facility was closed down for six months. CRPD prohibits forced psychiatric interventions under Articles 12, 14, 17 and 25. The authority of the CRPD in this regard is also recognized by the Special Rapporteur on Torture, who has recognized that forced and non consensual psychiatric interventions and detention may amount to torture and ill-treatment.  The Rapporteur disallowed the defense of "therapeutic necessity" as a justification for forced or non consensual interventions, recognizing that acts of torture may be masked by "good intentions" of health professionals.  People with psychosocial disabilities have a right to maintain their physical and mental integrity as a fundamental right of personhood.  Forced and non consensual administration of mind-altering drugs, electroshock and psycho-surgery are acts of violence that penetrate deeply into the structure of a person's consciousness, brain, body and self.  The purpose of such interventions is always discrimination, since it is based on a judgment that some kinds of human emotion, consciousness and self-presentation are "wrong" and cannot be allowed to exist. We have to ask, What is the status of international human rights law in the domestic courts and tribunals, when it conflicts with domestic law?  How can courts and tribunals best give effect to the CRPD/CRC  standards in their jurisdiction?
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Doing Business In China: Political Chess Game I - Forbes

Doing Business In China: Political Chess Game I - Forbes | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Doing business in China – like anywhere – requires mutual respect, understanding and trust. Doing business in China also takes place within a context of inter-governmental politics.
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Dabengwa planned to assassinate VP - Zimbabwe Focus

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has made sensational claims that a cabal of Zapu officials led by ex-intelligence supremo Dumiso Dabengwa decided to kill him in Zambia in 1962 after falsely accusing him of insulting the late Joshua Nkomo.
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Mujuru's deafening silence - The Zimbabwean

Mujuru's deafening silence - The Zimbabwean | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
From October to December, Grace Mugabe repeatedly attacked Joice Mujuru, who seemed content in her position of human punching bag.
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