Sexual and reproductive health services must be not just "youth-friendly" but also “male- and female-friendly" and "youth participatory" so that young men and women gain access to the information and services they need and want, agreed adolescents who attended a workshop in Lomé, Togo..
This year has seen Saudi Arabia execute 82 people so far, according to new research by the international human rights organisation Reprieve – which suggests the Kingdom is on course to behead twice as many prisoners as last year.
International development agency Christian Aid has launched a new framework outlining one of its ‘priority approaches’ to tackling poverty – building the resilience of women, men and children in poor and marginalised communities.
Following “extensive” consultations with Yemeni leaders and regional partners, the UN Special Envoy for Yemen has announced that parties to the conflict have agreed to a nation-wide cessation of hostilities beginning at midnight on 10 April, in advance of the upcoming round of peace talks, scheduled for 18 April in Kuwait.
The World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, has strongly condemned a series of lethal terror attacks carried out in Brussels as “wicked and indiscriminate” and calls for prayers for those affected.
Observing International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the World Council of Churches has spoken of the power of its member churches in their collective work to overcome racism, a work that brings hope in spite of today’s serious challenges worldwide.
One of the world’s largest PR and advertising firms is facing questions over the work it has carried out on behalf of the Saudi Government, amid concerns that the Kingdom may be planning to execute more people sentenced to death as children for attending protests.
Top United Nations officials have called on leaders to attend the World Humanitarian Summit in May and make concrete commitments to enhance gender equality, as women and girls are “central” to humanitarian action.
Christian Aid has warned that unless the European Union takes greater action in response to the scale of the refugee crisis, more people will risk their lives in order to leave Greece, where some 40,000 people are currently stranded.
Africa is one of the biggest continents in the world, and also has wide disparities between the poor and rich in access to water, according to reports from the United Nations and other independent groups.