8 Apr, 2016

UNDP graphic novel sheds light on issues affecting Roma women

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From UNDP in Europe and Central Asia  A short graphic novel released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is drawing attention to the multiple forms of discrimination faced by Roma women in the Western Balkans. Coinciding with International Roma Day, Daria: A Roma Woman’s Journey tells the story of a woman and her family living

8 Apr, 2016

Youth employment needed, “to pull out the roots of extremism”: World Bank Group President Jim Young Kim

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From World Bank World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim emphasized the importance of youth employment to sustainable development and combating violent extremism in his speech, "Development in a Time of Global Interdependence," delivered at an event in Berlin, Germany.  Read his full remarks here.  Excerpt from Kim's speech: ... But most worrying for us is the slow recovery

8 Apr, 2016

Engaging men to prevent violence against women and girls in Vietnam

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From UNWomen Asia and the Pacific 26-year old Tran Van Chuong frequently awoke to the telltale sounds of his neighbor’s wife being beaten by her husband. Their arguments would start quietly but escalate quickly as his neighbor turned to physical brutality, leaving his wife sprained and scraped. This was not an uncommon problem in their urban

8 Apr, 2016

German-funded DAFI scholarships give young refugees hope and an education

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UNHCR Shehab, a 22-year-old Syrian student, poses proudly in front of a statue of Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, at the entrance to Haceteppe University in Ankara. A refugee from the city of Aleppo, he is in the second year of a health sciences degree course and is the recipient of a German-funded