The International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in conflict was held on the 19th June. Read what Angelina Jolie said about this in a 2016 LSE event. United Nations statements Official website Official resolution establishing the day in 2015. 2018 Report of the Secretary-General on conflict-related sexual violence (S/2018/250) Illustrated version Closing the […]
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Future of Business Survey is a source of information on small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Launched in February 2016, the monthly survey – a partnership between Facebook, OECD, and The World Bank – provides timely information on how firms with a digital presence assess the current state and future outlook of their business, the main challenges they face […]
Just released by UNODC, the first report on the nature and impact of the smuggling of migrants. It includes infographics and data on numbers and routes plus profiles. It also has data on fatalities.
Only 2% of children have the critical literacy skills they need to tell if a news story is real or fake
According to the final report from the Commission on Fake News and the Teaching of Critical Literacy Skills which was established by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Literacy and the National Literacy Trust. Almost two thirds of teachers surveyed felt this was increasing anxiety and effecting wellbeing in children. Results cover primary and secondary age […]
According to the latest report released this week by the Treasury Committee, there is. It revealed a “pyramid” model at financial firms, where the proportion of women to men dwindles as pay rates and seniority increase. Download the full report from the website.
Top 100 influential people for 2018 New from Apolitical: their list of the 100 most influential people in gender policy around the world. Drawing on nominations from dozens of gender equality experts and leading organisations in the field it aims to celebrate influential men and women working to achieve equality. Why are women not appointed […]
This new visual atlas has just been released by the World Bank It has charts and articles based on the 17 SDGs taken from the World Development Indicators. Topics covered include poverty, gender equality, education, and climate justice.
The EU has launched a general information portal for the public. Privacy International EDRI, Bits of Freedom and others are launching an EU-wide awareness raising campaign about the GDPR, available in eight different languages which is designed to educate users.
…according to the latest report from the Local Government Association. The House of Commons also released the report: House of Commons Health Committee Childhood obesity: Time for action. It includes reviews of recent reports, evidence from stakeholders and consideration of such factors as labelling and junk food advertising to children. The official data used for measurement […]
29th May is UN International Day of Peacekeepers. On the 70th anniversary view a list of those who died in 2017 and explore other free resources. The main UN peacekeeping website describes the role and where peacekeepers are currently operating. It includes data on deployment, personnel and fatalities. Other useful resources include: Year in Review […]