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    Initial Assessment Report: protection risks for women and girls in the European refugee and migrant crisis

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 2016
    Not since World War II has Europe seen such massive movements of refugees and migrants fleeing from armed conflict, persecution, and pervasive sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Almost one million people arrived through the Mediterranean between January and November of 2015, the vast majority of which came through Greece, and often via Turkey.
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    Global overview 2015: people internally displaced by conflict and violence

    Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, 2015
    Since the end of the Cold War, changing geopolitical forces and the rise of non-state armed groups (NSAGs) have radically reshaped the nature and scale of the internal displacement of people around the globe. At the end of 2014, armed conflict had caused approximately 33 million people to leave their home and find refuge in a different part of their country.
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    Working effectively in conflict-affected and fragile states

    Department for International Development, UK, 2010
    In recognition of the challenges of working effectively in conflict-affected and fragile situations, including insecurity, weak state capacity, difficult political environments and acute humanitarian crises, the OECD-DAC developed a series of Principles for Good International Engagement in Fragile States and Situations in April 2007 to complement the commitments set out in the Pa
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    Meet the Nigerian woman taking on Boko Haram

    2015
    In December 2013, former radio journalist-turned-civil society activist Hafsat Mohammed was on a public mini-bus when it was attacked by Boko Haram insurgents in northeastern Nigeria. After ordering the passengers off the bus, the insurgents opened fire, killing five, and taking two women hostage in their pick-up truck.
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    Social media as instrument of global mobilisation: a textual analysis of the 'bring back our girls' campaign

    2015
    The abduction of over 200 female students from Chibok in April, 2014, by the outlawed Boko Haram insurgents attracted global condemnation which went viral on social media.
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    Education and building legitimacy during conflict

    Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2015
    Education in fragile and conflict affected states has begun to attract considerable international attention as a result of security and governance concerns.
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    Delivering education during conflict

    Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2015
    Education is important for children’s wellbeing, development and future prospects, as well as for a country’s peace, stability and economic development; and is often a priority for those directly affected.
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    How can humanitarian responses to health adequately take gender into account?

    ReBUILD Consortium, 2015
    The period just after conflict is a time of turmoil when social norms are in a state of flux, donor funds are available and there is often a political will for change. A window of opportunity for reform in public sector institutions can open, offering a chance to “build back better” in health and gender equality more broadly.
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    Rebuilding health systems in conflict-affected states: Mozambique

    ReBUILD Consortium, 2015
    Mozambique health system reconstruction supports the conclusion that the reconstruction of health systems is mainly “gender blind”. Policy-makers in Mozambique have not adequately considered the role of gender in contributing to health or addressed women’s and men’s different health needs.
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    Rebuilding health systems in conflict-affected states: northern Uganda

    ReBUILD Consortium, 2015
    This case study examines whether health system reconstruction in northern Uganda has promoted equality and created a health system that is gender equitable. Measuring the health system against the World Health Organization’s six health system building blocks, the case study highlights that northern Uganda needs a post-conflict recovery plan which is sensitive to gender concerns.

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