Archive for August 17th, 2022

17/08/2022

Leif Eiriksson Peace Award 2022 to Johan Galtung

Human Wrongs Watch

By Thor Magnusson | Mirpuri Foundation – TRANSCEND Media Service*

From the Peace 2000 Institute and Mirpuri Foundation

The award was presented on 8 July 2022 by Thor Magnusson from the Peace 2000 Institute through the Mirpuri Foundation at the Lisbon Opera House, Portugal. 1,400 people attended.

Johan Galtung, a professor of peace studies, dr hc mult, is founder of TRANSCEND International and rector of TRANSCEND Peace UniversityHe was awarded among others the 1987 Right Livelihood Award, known as the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize.

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17/08/2022

Afghan Refugees, Medical Visitors Bemoan Treatment in Pakistan

Human Wrongs Watch

PESHAWAR, Aug 15 2022 (IPS)* – Afghan refugees living in Pakistan face a host of problems, ranging from seeking medical treatment to shelter, business, police harassment and violence. Many of those affected have been there for four decades.
Action taken against stall-owners at the Refugees Bazaar in Peshawar. Afghan refugees say they are unfairly targeted by the authorities. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPS

Action taken against stall-owners at the Refugees Bazaar in Peshawar. Afghan refugees say they are unfairly targeted by the authorities. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPS

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17/08/2022

Amid Gruelling Violence and Economic Collapse, Women and Girls in Haiti Need Urgent Support

Human Wrongs Watch

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti 16 August 2022 (UNFPA)* – As Haiti’s economy teeters on the brink of collapse and essential services crumble, residents of the capital Port-au-Prince are caught in a horrifying crossfire of surging gang violence, with rising accounts of murders, kidnappings, rape and forced displacement.

Amid gruelling violence and economic collapse, women and girls in Haiti need urgent support
Distributions of dignity and maternity kits begin in the Cité Soleil area of the capital Port-au-Prince, as gang violence over recent months has jeopardized women and girls’ already limited access to essential health services. Ⓒ UNFPA/Jhunie Laura Ganeme
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