Tunisia passed a law to combat violence against women on July 26, while Jordan abolished the use of marriage to avoid rape prosecutions on August 4.
IPS World Desk
Smugglers pushed 300 migrants from boats off the coast of Yemen; many are feared dead or missing by the UN migration agency.
The past three years have seen a nearly 600% increase in the number of potential sex trafficking victims arriving in Italy by sea.
Migrant workers continue to face major obstacles to lodging and resolving complaints, finds the UN International Labour Organization’s new study on migrant workers in South-East Asia.
“This is the third season in a row that families have had to endure failed rains – they are simply running out of ways to cope,” the FAO said.
Record temperatures bring with them more drought, food insecurity, famine and massive human displacements.
Testimonies from residents of war torn cities like Mosul and Raqqa confirm the horrors that the new International Committee for Red Cross report shows – nearly 50% of the total civilian casualties reported worldwide come from Iraq, Syria and Yemen.
According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, nearly 66 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes last year as a result of persecution, violence and human rights violations.
Close to 1.2 million refugees need resettling globally, but only 93,200 places in resettlement countries are expected to become available this year.
Climate-smart agriculture involves pursuing sustainable productivity increases while implementing climate adaptation strategies and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.