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Myanmar rejects reports army killed Rohingya fleeing Rakhine conflict | Reuters

A girl sells food at the internally displaced persons camp for Rohingya people outside Sittwe in the state of Rakhine, Myanmar, November 15, 2016. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

By Antoni Slodkowski | YANGON Myanmar’s government on Friday rejected accusations by minority Rohingya Muslims that the military has killed residents fleeing the conflict in the northwest of the country, in which at least 86 people have been killed so far and up to 30,000 displaced. Hundreds of Rohingya are trying to escape the military crackdown after a recent escalation ...

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Women waging peace | Harvard Gazette

After “the women of Liberia got to the [negotiating] table, we’ve had 10 years of peace," Julia Duncan-Cassell (standing), Liberia’s minister of gender and development, told a Harvard Kennedy School audience. Among the panelists were moderator Swanee Hunt (from far left), Sabrina Saqeb (not seen), Wafa Bugaighis, Rajaa Altalli, Ja Nan Lahtaw, and Sofi Ospina. (Katherine Taylor/Harvard Staff Photographer)

At a packed John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School recently, six female leaders discussed how they’re waging peace and promoting inclusiveness in their war-ravaged nations. Moderator Swanee Hunt, the Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy and former U.S. ambassador to Austria, facilitated a compelling discussion of how peace is a core women’s issue and why women need roles in resolving national conflicts.

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MYANMAR: No more child soldiers? | IRIN Asia

Cases of forced enlistment and falsifying ID records are well documented in Myanmar, which is why a government plan to halt the recruitment of child soldiers, while discharging those under the age of 18, is being welcomed. A UN task force – headed by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and including international NGOs World Vision and Save the Children – ...

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