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HIV among MSM in the Middle East and North Africa
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Men who have sex with men (MSM) bear a disproportionately higher burden of HIV infection than the general population. The objective of this review is to demonstrate the evidence on the epidemiology of HIV among MSM in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The paper notes that MSM in the MENA are a largely hidden population because of a prevailing stigma towards this type of sexual behaviour, thereby limiting the ability to assess infection transmission patterns among them.

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R2P@10: what lessons for South Africa and Africa?
F. Mabera / Institute for Global Dialogue, South Africa, 2015
2015 marks ten years since more than 150 world states endorsed the principle of the Responsibility to protect (R2P) at the 2005 World Summit. The concept of ‘R2P’ emerged from the 2001 Report of the International Commissio...
Women and Girls Safe Spaces - A guidance note based on lessons learned from the Syrian Crisis
M Maglietti; J Miquel / United Nations Population Fund, 2015
The creation of women and girls safe spaces (WGSS) has emerged as a key strategy for the protection and empowerment of women and girls affected by the Syrian crisis. This document provides an overview of what safe spaces are and what ...
Jerusalem: A City on Edge
This report, comprising the testimonies of 25 women living in Palestinian communities in East Jerusalem, sheds light on some of the personal stories behind the headlines. Undertaken as part of the project “Protect the Rights and...
Common futures: India and Africa in partnership
Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, 2015
Africa with its 54 countries is over ten times the size of India but has roughly the same population -- just over one billion people. The demographic structures are also very similar. In India more than fifty percent of the population...
Chinese agricultural investment in Africa: motives, actors and modalities
L. Jiang / South African Institute of International Affairs, 2015
The agricultural link between China and Africa can be traced back to the late 1950s when China started to provide agricultural aid to Africa. Agricultural aid has remained an integral part of Chinese African aid and constitutes a sign...
China–Africa co-operation beyond extractive industries: the case of Chinese agricultural assistance in West Africa
E. Santi; M. Weigert / South African Institute of International Affairs, 2015
Traditionally focused on extractive industries, China’s co-operation with Africa is moving towards greater diversification, as African economies themselves diversify and new needs and opportunities arise across the continent. We...
Learning by doing: China–Africa co-operation and state learning
L.S. Jordan / South African Institute of International Affairs, 2015
The view that ‘Africa should learn from China’s development’ has been expressed throughout Africa, from the chairperson of the AU through senior government officials to analysts, scholars and ordinary citizens. China...
Africa’s smallholders adapting to climate change: the need for national governments and international climate finance to support women producers
C. Pettengell / Oxfam, 2015
The policy briefing calls outlines the need for national governments and international climate finance to support women producers and to scale-up resourcing and effective use of adaptation finance. Women smallholder produc...
Which firms create the most jobs in developing countries?: evidence from Tunisia
B. Rijkers; H. Arouri; C. Freund / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015
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Arab spring protests and women’s labor market outcomes: evidence from the Egyptian revolution
N. El-Mallakh; M. Maurel; B. Speciale / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2015
In many countries in the world, women lag behind men in several education and labour market outcomes; this is particularly true in the Arab World. This paper focuses on Egypt, where former presidents Hosni Mubarak and Mohamed Morsi we...
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