Women's economic empowerment in post-conflict contexts must be a top priority for the international community in the implementation of peacebuilding processes and global sustainable development programmes. Post-conflict conditions increase the economic and social burdens of both women and men. The suffering that women

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The recent #MeToo campaign on social media was revived by actor Alyssa Milano as a response to the sexual harassment allegations against media mogul Harvey Weinstein. She wrote on her social media timeline in mid-October: “If all the women who

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From Leonardo DiCaprio’s 2016 Oscar acceptance speech on climate change, to Vivienne Westwood’s Climate Revolution Charter, to Will.i.am’s partnership with Coca-Cola to promoting recycling to a younger audience, sustainability has become a global buzzword. But what does it mean? Wu

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