“Survivors deserve a safe and secure pathway home or safe passage elsewhere. We must support efforts to focus on humanity, and overcome political and cultural divisions. We must not only imagine a better future for women, children and persecuted minorities, we must work consistently to make it happen – prioritizing humanity, not war,” said U.N. Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad.
While the #MeToo movement has captured international attention, women have mobilized mass movements on women’s rights around the world in the past year at a scale never seen before.
In 2017 alone, over 300 Human Rights Defenders across 27 countries were killed, double the numbers from 2015. Almost 85 percent of the recorded murders were concentrated in five Latin American countries: Colombia, Brazil, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.
“The way forward is the full realization of reproductive rights, for every individual and couple, no matter where or how they live, or how much they earn." - Natalia Kanem, United Nations Population Fund
The release of a groundbreaking report has left the international community reeling over very real, intensified impacts of climate change which will hit home sooner rather than later. So what now?
The number of hungry people increased to over 820 million in 2017 from approximately 804 million in 2016, levels unseen for almost a decade. Reversing years of progress, global hunger is on the rise once again and one of the culprits is clear: war.