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Colombia’s female FARC fighters wage a new war, for gender parity

Colombia’s female FARC fighters wage a new war, for gender parity

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 7, 2017 0

When Angie Rios, 27, left to join communist rebels as a teenager, she told her mother never to change her phone number.

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Briefing: Inside Kenya’s troubled elections

Briefing: Inside Kenya’s troubled elections

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 17, 2017 0

More than a week after Kenya’s general elections, the opposition continues to dispute the results, but rather than calling for further protest action on the streets, it’s taking its challenge to the Supreme

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Turkey-Kurd feud distracts from Islamic State fight in Syria

Turkey-Kurd feud distracts from Islamic State fight in Syria

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 2, 2017 0

A flare-up of Turkish-Kurdish violence in northern Syria threatens to undercut the US-backed campaign by Kurdish fighters against the so-called Islamic State in Raqqa, the extremist group’s main stronghold in the country.

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Kony’s killers – are child soldiers accountable when they become men?

Kony’s killers – are child soldiers accountable when they become men?

December 5, 2016 0

The trial of Dominic Ongwen, a senior member of the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army, opens on Tuesday before the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Many horrors will be recounted, but the case

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The failure in Fallujah

The failure in Fallujah

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 28, 2016 0

As the Iraqi military announced (not for the first time) that it had finally routed the so-called Islamic State in Fallujah, the city’s former residents can be forgiven for not breathing a collective

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Burundi power struggle outlasts diplomatic flurry

Burundi power struggle outlasts diplomatic flurry

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 2, 2016 0

There’s been a flurry of high-profile visits to Burundi designed to find a settlement to the political crisis but little evidence yet that anything has been achieved.   First came UN Security Council

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Peak youth – seizing the moment

Peak youth – seizing the moment

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 25, 2014 0

LONDON 25 November 2014 (IRIN) - We have accepted the concept “peak oil” - the point where oil production goes into an irreversible decline. Now we are being asked to contemplate that we

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Unnoticed conflict quietly shatters Pakistan lives

Unnoticed conflict quietly shatters Pakistan lives

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 19, 2014 0

ISLAMABAD 19 February 2014 (IRIN) - In a classroom in a private school in Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital city, a group of fifth graders doing their history lessons are adamant when asked a question

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