Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Sudan
  • Global Europe
  • Migration and Integration

Sexual violence against refugees goes on: Europe can and must act to end it

Women asylum-seekers leave conflict zones seeking refuge from acute threats, including wartime rape. But Europe is no haven from sexual violence. The media and non-governmental organisations report how refugees in Europe face threats of sexual violence along migration routes, at ports of entry, at transit sites, in detention, and in reception centres. Perpetrators include smugglers,… Read article ›

  • Global Europe
  • Security Europe

Safe zones give Europe a chance to rebuild Syria

The manifest dreadfulness of the Syrian crisis requires the international community, and particularly Europe, to look at options to invest in Syria. This does not include the drain of Syria’s brightest and best to advanced countries around the world, something that would condemn Syria to terminal and irreversible decline. The ‘humanitarian safe zone’ concept recognises… Read article ›

New York– Waving signs and holding banners bearing the slogan “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality and Women’s Rights”, thousands snaked through midtown Manhattan on 8 March in a collective show of solidarity for the global women’s movement. Thousands sang, chanted and rallied for gender equality during a march to mark International Women’s Day.

Photo: UN Women/J Carrier

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  • Counterpoint
  • Security Europe

Radical or rational? Why Europe needs strong feminist policies to sustain peace and security

We are living through a time of rupture and paradox. Ground-breaking global commitments on science, sustainable development, climate protection and human rights collide with rising global inequalities, recurrent famine and historically high human displacement. Tolerance and equality are increasingly being met with racism and misogyny. Frighteningly, we have seen a marked increase in militarisation and… Read article ›