The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an annual international campaign that started on 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day. The campaign aims to raise awareness about gender-based violence as a human rights issue at the local, national, regional and international level.
Following on from the recent World Health Organization conference on health and climate in Geneva, two blog posts on the complexities of development in the Indian Sundarbans and the fight against Ebola in Africa highlight the links between the two sectors.
The collection provides links to the latest high quality research and commentary dealing with the origins of the conflict, profiles of the major combatants and analysis of the international political and humanitarian response. It also lists some of the key organisations, news sources and social media channels covering the crisis.
Analysis of high profile movements over the last three decades suggests that, ultimately, nonviolence is an effective means of enabling lasting democratic change.
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Heteronormativity - the assumption that heterosexuality is the norm and any other form of sexual desire, expression or relationship is abnormal or wrong - has many potential implications for international development.