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 Photo story - The Women of Darfur
Ms. Fatima Essa, a resident of the Abu Shouk camp for displaced persons in El Fasher, North Darfur, is pictured weaving a food cover from palm leaves. Ms. Essa earns a living and supports her family by selling handcrafted items. Photo by Hamid Abdulsalam, UNAMID.
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UNAMID Acting Head participates in Darfur negotiations between Government and non-signatory movement
Addis Ababa, 24 November 2014 — The African Union-United Nations Acting Joint Special Representative and Joint Chief Mediator a.i. for Darfur, Abiodun Bashua, participated in the opening session of the negotiations between the Government of Sudan and non-signatory Darfuri movements in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 23 November.
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Darfuri women discuss implementation of UNSCR 1325
More than 140 women representing the five states of Darfur participated in a Global Open Day forum on the UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 organized by the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) in El Fasher, North Darfur. The event that took place on 20 November 2014 was held under the theme “Women count for peace.”
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UNAMID Acting Head visits East and South Darfur states
The Acting Joint Special Representative (JSR) of the African Union – United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and Joint Chief Mediator a.i., Abiodun Bashua, visited Nyala in South Darfur and El Daein in East Darfur from 18-20 November, as part of his regional tour to follow up on coordination and cooperation between the Mission and the states' authorities to achieve peace in Darfur.
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 News features
The Displaced Children of Darfur
Like thousands of other children in Darfur, 11-year-old Faiha Abdulgader and two of her siblings have spent all their lives in camps for internally displaced people (IDP). They were born in the Abu Shouk camp for displaced persons, located on the outskirts of El Fasher town in North Darfur. Her parents, along with innumerable other families, fled the Tawila area in North Darfur following the outbreak of the conflict in 2003.
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Enhancing the Protection of Women and Girls in Darfur
More than a decade since the fighting broke out, the situation in Darfur continues to be characterized by a lack of human security. Displaced women and girls are perceived to be at greater risk than other conflict-affected populations as their insecure living conditions render them susceptible to sexual and gender-based violence as well as physical assault, harassment, intimidation, extortion, and so forth.
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 Daily Activities
East Darfur Nomadic School Receives Educational Materials
On 18 November 2014, UNAMID and UNICEF presented school materials to Bekhela Elementary School in a nomadic community located some 105 kilometers south-east of El Daein town, East Darfur. The handover was conducted in the presence of Mr. Hammad Banani, Director, Nomadic Education, Ministry of Education, East Darfur and the local community. Items presented included desks and chairs, school bags and stationery. The activity was part of efforts to support education in the region.
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UNAMID Organizes Global Open Day Session on Women, Peace and Security
On 17 November 2014, more than 100 women representing the state government, parliamentarians, localities, civil society organizations and internally displaced persons (IDPs) attended the Global Open Day session on the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security.
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Session on Human Rights Mechanisms Concludes in Khartoum
Identifying the different elements of international human rights mechanisms, functions and processes as well as demarcating the roles that national institutions can play regarding the same were among topics discussed in a five-day human rights workshop which began on 1 November in Khartoum, Sudan.
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Faiha Abdulgader ,11, is pictured in the Abu Shouk camp for displaced persons, North Darfur. Faiha is one of thousands of children born in such camps across Darfur. Photo by Hamid Abdulsalam, UNAMID.