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NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Civil war in South Sudan is generating unseen levels of domestic violence, according to a study released today showing a reported increase in the brutality and frequency of assaults.  Tens of thousands of people have been killed and a third of the East African country’s 12 million residents have been forced to…
International leaders met in Davos, Switzerland, at the annual World Economic Forum to discuss global issues, with a focus on this year’s theme of "Responsive and Responsible Leadership."  The International Rescue Committee (IRC) works with people affected by conflict and disaster across the world. They understand the value of strong leadership and equality. By empowering local people, particularly women and girls, lives…
I was half way across the world from my family in the Philippines when Typhoon Haiyan wreaked havoc two years ago. As a Filipina citizen it was hard to see the footage; to hear my family talk about the devastation and the people they couldn’t get in touch with. In some ways it was even harder knowing what was going…

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