Yvette Lundy: French Resistance member who survived Nazi camps dies at 103

BBC news 3 nov.2019 Yvette Lundy, a well-known member of the French Resistance and a Nazi concentration camp survivor, has died at the age of 103. Authorities said she died on Sunday in the northern French town of Epernay. Ms Lundy supplied fake papers to Jewish families, men fleeing forced labour, and escaped prisoners of …

Cynthia Cockburn obituary

Academic, feminist and peace activist who explored the themes of masculinity and war, and gender and technology Cynthia Cockburn’s argument that gender-as-we-know-it plays an important part in perpetuating war has practical implications for movements for demilitarisation Known for her research and activism in the field of gender, war and peace-making, Cynthia Cockburn, who has died …

SYRIA – UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF ATTACKS ON SYRIA’S SCHOOLS

As a result of attacks against schools, hundreds of teachers have been killed, scores have left the country, and many others simply no longer show up for work. Damaged transportation infrastructure makes it difficult to even get to school, and frequent arrests of students and teachers who do make it and are believed to be …

Women in Palestine Face Violence & Political Exclusion

The first female Palestinian activist to address the UN Security Council, Randa Siniora, speaks out over women’s political marginalisation and domestic abuse. By Rebecca Ratcliffe – 26 Oct 2018 Women are being shut out of Palestinian politics and excluded from peace talks, according to Randa Siniora, the first female Palestinian campaigner to address the UN …