Items filtered by date: December 2017

Women Solidarity Incorporated (WOSI) said it is disappointed that women and girls are still being subjected to inhumane and gruesome treatment in the name of tradition or culture in the country.

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Johannesburg — Access to health is a human right. The Constitution of the World Health Organization states that "the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being".

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JUBA/NAIROBI, December 15, 2017 - South Sudan is in the throes of a tragedy for children that affects more than half the child population - victims of malnutrition, disease, forced recruitment, violence and the loss of schooling - UNICEF said in a report released today.

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Banjul, le 13 décembre 2017 - L'Institut des droits de l'homme et du développement en Afrique (IHRDA), en collaboration avec la magistrature gambienne, organise un cours de recyclage de deux jours pour les magistrats de la Gambie, avec accent sur l'application du droit international des droits de l'homme dans la pratique judiciaire.

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Banjul, 13 December 2017 - The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA), in collaboration with the Gambia Judiciary, is organizing a two-day refresher course for Magistrates in the Gambia, with focus on the application of international human rights law in judicial practice.

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Africa Wide Movement for Children (AMC) - Une Afrique dans laquelle chaque enfant vit dans la dignité

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Africa Wide Movement for Children (AMC) - An Africa in which every child lives in dignity

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017 10:01

How do traumatic experiences influence children?


December 12, 2017 - Raija-Leena Punamäki, PhD, is a psychologist and professor at the University of Tampere, Finland. Punamäki’s basic research question concerns how traumatic experiences—especially those related to family and maternal trauma—influence the parent-infant relationship, in addition to the infant’s emotional and cognitive development. In an interview with the Jacobs Foundation she explains how maternal prenatal exposure to weapons-related heavy metals influences child development.

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Addis Abeba, novembre 2017 - Le Conseil des gardiens de l’Africawide Movement for Children (AMC), élu le 1er octobre 2016 lors de la Réunion générale annuelle de l’AMC, s’est réuni à l’occasion d’une réunion de réflexion qui s’est tenue ici à Addis Abeba pour discuter des progrès réalisés au cours de l’année écoulée et des projets pour 2018. La réunion portait aussi sur la révision de documents clés : la Constitution de l’AMC et son Plan stratégique pour la période 2018-2020.

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Tuesday, 12 December 2017 08:20

The Africawide Movement for Children (AMC)

Addis Ababa, November 2017 - The Africawide Movement for Children (AMC) Board of Custodians, elected at the AMC Annual General Meeting (AGM) on October 1st, 2016, held a reflection meeting here in Addis Ababa to deliberate on progress in the last one year and plans for 2018. The meeting also focused on the revision of key documents: The AMC Constitution and Strategic Plan for the period 2018-2020.

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