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- Document2015In 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.Document
Social media as instrument of global mobilisation: a textual analysis of the 'bring back our girls' campaign2015The 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.DocumentGovernance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2015Education in fragile and conflict affected states has begun to attract considerable international attention as a result of security and governance concerns.DocumentGovernance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2015Education 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.DocumentReBUILD Consortium, 2015The 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.DocumentReBUILD Consortium, 2015Mozambique 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.DocumentReBUILD Consortium, 2015This 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.DocumentReBUILD Consortium, 2015Sierra Leone is almost at the bottom in the Human Development Index, ranking 180th out of 187 countries. There is significant gender inequality where a mere 23% of women are literate, half the rate among men, while domestic violence is widespread.DocumentReBUILD Consortium, 2015This case study highlights that despite the challenges in integrating gender equity concerns into the health system in Timor-Leste, overall, the reform of the health system since conflict ended has benefited women’s health. In some areas, Timor-Leste has achieved some key targets, for example the proportion of births attended by a skilled health worker and contraceptive use.DocumentInternational Organization for Migration, 2015With recent climatic and environmental changes occurring all across the globe, adaptation has been in the front line of development policies.