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Will Pope Mention Rohingya? | Daily HRW Brief

This week marks the first time a pope will visit Myanmar and the big question is: will he mention the ethnic cleansing campaign by the army in the country against the Rohingya Muslims in public and during conversations with leaders Aung San Suu Kyi and General Min Aung Hlaing? Source: Will Pope Mention Rohingya? Daily Brief

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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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