Syrian Women in Jordan Face Economics of Survival

Prepared by their culture to stay home with the children, single female heads of household are ill-equipped for refugee life in the cities of Jordan. Survival sex, domestic violence and early marriage are all part of the coping effort. Amman, Mafraq and Ramtha, JORDAN (WOMENSENEWS)--Salwa Eqta has two mattresses and a small collection of pots that she cannot use because her home has no kitchen or running water. One mattress she used to share with husband, before he went back to Syria. The other mattress is for her twin daughters, Rawan and Rana,…Read more
Joining the Dots – Regional Research

Joining the Dots – Regional Research

Exploring the economic empowerment of women in conflict affected areas combining UNSCR 1325, CEDAW, BPFA and MDGs To download the document click -> Joining the Dots Gender equality and women’s economic empowerment are essential to achieve effective and sustainable development; to foster vibrant economies and to promote peace and security.  It is important to recognize the unique contributions women can make as countries emerge from economic crisis, especially in conflict and disaster affected societies. We take this opportunity to share with you the findings of an Asia Pacific regional research inquiry conducted collaboratively…Read more

The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security Report of the Secretary-General

The present report provides an update on the activities of the United Nations in Afghanistan, including significant humanitarian, development and human rights efforts, since my previous report of 13 September 2012 (A/67/354-S/2012/703). It also provides a summary of key political and security developments and regional and international events relating to Afghanistan Open PDF Report hereRead more

Syria: Rebels Could Resort to Chemical Weapons Provocation

Andrei AKULOV | 17.12.2012 Multiple reports have appeared recently revealing that the US and its allies attack against Syria is imminent. A new propaganda story is getting more and more coverage today. According to unconfirmed reports, citing Western intelligence agencies, Syrian technicians are already loading artillery shells and airborne munitions with unconventional agents. They say that chemicals used to produce sarin gas, a deadly nerve agent, were being loaded into bombs some time ago. US President Barack Obama has stated a number of times that the movement or use of chemical weapons inside…Read more