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Sudan: Mass Rape by Army in Darfur

Feb 11, 2015

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2015 - Sudanese army forces raped more than 200 women and girls in an organized attack on the north Darfur town of Tabit in October 2014, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) should take urgent steps to protect civilians...

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EU ‘burying heads in the sand’ as hundreds more migrants die at sea off Italy

Feb 11, 2015

Feb. 11, 2015 - The European Union and its member states must hang their heads in shame following reports this morning that as many as 300 migrants are believed to have died in the high seas off the Italian island of Lampedusa, said Amnesty International.

“This new tragedy realizes our worst fears about the end...

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Drug cartels, terrorist financing risk and sanctioned regimes also on HSBC’s books under Lord Green

Feb 11, 2015

Feb. 11, 2015 - The HSBC tax scandal shows that UK law needs to be changed so that senior bankers are held criminally responsible when they oversee their institutions repeatedly breaking the law, said Global Witness in a new briefing today.

In addition to recently leaked documents said to reveal how HSBC’s Swiss arm helped...

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No Jobs on a Dead Planet: Trade Unions Join the Transition to a Greener Economy

Feb 11, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. Feb. 10, 2015 - Can the need to protect the environment be reconciled with the desire to safeguard jobs? Labor markets will shift to fit the demands of a greener economy as resources shrink and the climate changes. But with 38 percent of workers worldwide employed in carbon-intensive sectors like fossil fuel...

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New global ‘ratings agency’ ranks the 500 institutions with power to end deforestation by 2020

Feb 11, 2015

OXFORD, UK, Feb. 11, 2015 - On the heels of a year marked by bold zero deforestation commitments the first ever comprehensive ranking of the powerbrokers that control the global supply chains that drive over half of tropical deforestation finds that only a small minority are equipped to tackle this problem. Deforestation and...

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Great Barrier Reef at risk of becoming dumping ground

Feb 10, 2015
Great Barrier Reef at risk of becoming dumping ground

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A map of female genital mutiliation rates globally

Feb 6, 2015

LONDON, Feb. 6, 2015 - The UN estimates that over 140 million girls and women across the world have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), a term that covers a ranges of procedures, from trimming the clitoral hood, to removing almost the entire genitalia and partially sealing the vaginal opening.

To mark International Day of Zero...

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World Future Council calls on world leaders to step up action to eradicate female genital mutilation

Feb 5, 2015

LONDON/HAMBURG, Feb. 5, 2015 - In a powerful joint statement, 37 members of the World Future Council are calling on governments to step up action to end the widespread violation of women and girls’ human rights. As the world marks the annual International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation on February ...

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100,000+ Canadians ask National Energy Board to include climate change when reviewing the massive Energy East pipeline

Feb 4, 2015

CALGARY, Feb. 2, 2015 - More than 100,000 messages from people across Canada were hand delivered today to the National Energy Board's (NEB) office in Calgary demanding climate change be included in the NEB's review of the Energy East tar sands pipeline. With participation from 350.org, Leadnow.ca, the Council of Canadians, Greenpeace & Avaaz,...

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Only two-thirds of donations to Ebola crisis have reached affected countries

Feb 4, 2015

Feb. 3, 2015 - As of Dec. 31, 2014, pledges to the Ebola outbreak reached at least $2.89 billion, yet only around two-thirds ($1.9 billion) has actually reached affected countries, finds a report published by The BMJ this week.

"These delays in disbursements of funding "may have contributed to spread of the virus and could...

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