Concern over rape and sexual violence in Libya

displaced woman with undernourished baby in Libya

displaced woman with undernourished baby in Libya

The UN’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict says women in Libya have been suffering at the hands of men, as fighting in the North African country continues. Margot Wallström calls it the latest in a long list of examples of sexual abuse endured by women in conflict situations around the world.

Young, ambitious, and living with high unemployment

Samar Samir Mezghanni

Samar Samir Mezghanni

Even before the unrest which swept through North Africa and the Middle East, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was warning that several countries including Tunisia needed to undertake major reforms to address joblessness. The unemployment rate there is estimated at over 13 per cent, but it’s thought to be much higher among the young.

Governments must recognize stillbirth as public health issue, WHO says

Every year at least 2.6 million stillbirths occur according the World Health Organization (WHO). The agency is urging governments around the globe to recognize it as a major public health issue. While stillbirth rates are highest in developing countries, the WHO says no country remains no nations is immune. This report initiated by the WHO is published within a special series in The Lancet Medical Journal.

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