More women killed in gender violence than armed conflicts in parts of Asia – expert

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by Beh Lih Yi | @BehLihYi | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Friday, 13 October 2017 11:28 GMT

In India over 8,000 women are killed every year over dowry disputesBy Beh Lih Yi

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Gender-based violence is emerging as one of the deadliest forms of violence in Asia and it has killed more women than armed conflicts in some parts of the region, an expert on conflict said on Friday, calling for more attention to the issue. Tiếp tục đọc “More women killed in gender violence than armed conflicts in parts of Asia – expert”

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Eight of the ten countries with the highest levels of displacement and housing loss are in South and Southeast Asia

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Disasters make 14 million people homeless each year – UN

by Adela Suliman | @adela_suliman | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 12 October 2017 22:00 GMT

Eight of the ten countries with the highest levels of displacement and housing loss are in South and Southeast Asia

LONDON, Oct 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – About 14 million people are being made homeless on average each year as a result of sudden disasters such as floods and storms, new figures show. Tiếp tục đọc “Eight of the ten countries with the highest levels of displacement and housing loss are in South and Southeast Asia”

The Trump Administration is Leaving the UN Agency That Promotes Freedom of the Press

UN Dispatch

The Trump administration formally announced today that is is withdrawing from UNESCO, the UN’s scientific and cultural agency.

The US will downgrade its embassy there to an observer mission.

This is the rationale they gave.

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