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Children of the Drug Trade: A Case Study of Children in Organised Armed Violence in Rio De Janeiro

> 7Letras, Rio de Janeiro, 2003, 245 p.,pdf

This study was conceived following Viva Rio’s participation in a number of international seminars and events that dealt with the involvement of children in war and major armed conflict. Through this participation, Viva Rio became aware that the role of children and adolescents participating in the territorial disputes of drug factions within Rio de Janeiro has more in common with the lives of ‘child soldiers’ in war situations than with the lives of traditionally defined gang members found in (...) read

date of on-line publication : 18 December 2007



Education for All - Global Monitoring Report

A mid-term assessment of where the world stands on its commitment to provide basic education for all children, youth and adults by 2015. What education policies and programmes have been successful? What are the main challenges? How much aid is needed? Is aid being properly targeted? Read the report : read

date of on-line publication : 11 December 2007


Social Watch Report 2007

The Social Watch Report 2007 entitled “In dignity and rights. Making the universal right to social security a reality” will be launched at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in New York, in the context of the United Nations High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development to be held from October 23 to 24 at United Nations Headquarters. The Hearings with the civil society will precede de HLD, and are scheduled for October 22. The 2007 Report provides an overview of social security systems (...) read

date of on-line publication : 14 November 2007


Survival International

Progress can kill

> How imposed development destroys the health of tribal peoples

Across the world, from the poorest to the richest countries, indigenous peoples today experience chronic ill health. They endure the worst of the diseases that accompany poverty and, simultaneously, many suffer from ‘diseases of affluence’ - such as cancers and obesity - despite often receiving few of the benefits of ‘development’. Diabetes alone threatens the very survival of many indigenous communities in rich countries. Indigenous peoples also experience serious mental health problems and (...) read

date of on-line publication : 16 October 2007


The right to housing

> Part of a series of the Human Rights Programme of the CETIM, 2007, 60 pages.

The right to adequate housing is a universal right, recognized at the international level and in more than one hundred national constitutions throughout the world. It is a right recognized as valid for every individual person. In spite of this right, the homeless, the inadequately housed, and the evicted are more and more numerous in the cities and the countryside across the planet. More than 4 million persons were evicted from their homes between 2003 and 2006.1 In today’s world, some 100 (...) read

date of on-line publication : 16 October 2007


Basic Principles and Guidelines on Development-based Evictions and Displacement

Full report of the Special Rapporteur Miloon Kothari. This summary by Habitat International Coalition. I. SCOPE AND NATURE The obligation of States to refrain from, and protect against, forced evictions from home(s) and land arises from several international legal instruments that protect the human right to adequate housing and other related human rights. In addition, and consistent with the indivisibility of a human rights approach “(n)o one shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful (...) read

date of on-line publication : 26 September 2007


Philippine : has land reform changed land ownership concentration?

> Philippine Institute for Development Studies , 2007, 12 pages

Possession of vast lands is a major representation of wealth in the Philippines - a privilege enjoyed largely by the ruling class since the colonial era. This ownership of huge tracts of land has resulted in numerous political, social, and economic inequalities. This edition of Development Research News addresses these disparities. The authors argue that the cause of failed land reform policies lies in the authorities having ignored the evasion tactics of landowners. These tactics have (...) read

date of on-line publication : 25 September 2007


Human Rights Watch

European Union : Managing Migration Means Potential EU Complicity In Neighboring State’s Abuse Of Migrants and Refugees

Human Right Watch denounces European Union’strategy on immigration policy which consist to take away migrants et refugees outside european territories read

date of on-line publication : 1 August 2007


Amnesty International

Zimbabwe between a rock and a hard place - women human rights defenders at risk

The human rights situation in Zimbabwe has been deteriorating rapidly since 2000. Human rights violations are taking place in a context characterised by a fast-shrinking economy that is being accelerated by government policies. Those policies, particularly on land reform and forced evictions, have contributed significantly to reducing the entire population’s capacity to obtain access to their rights to food,(1) health, education and housing. Zimbabwean women, who are active in dedicated (...) read

date of on-line publication : 26 July 2007


Global warming will worsen refugee problem: experts

Governments and aid agencies worldwide are already straining to cope with 10 million refugees whose plight is in danger of being obscured by debates over a far greater wave of economic migrants and people escaping climatic chaos, say experts on World Refugee Day. The number of people displaced by global warming could dwarf the nearly 10 million refugees and almost 25 million internally-displaced people already fleeing wars, oppressive regimes, civilian conflict and lawlessness, said (...) read

date of on-line publication : 26 June 2007

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