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Fatm Said and her five children were forced from their home in Zanzibar at knife point. The man wielding the blade wasn’t a thief or local hoodlum but her husband wanting what he said was rightfully his – the house. And the local laws supported him.
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What obstacles do people – particularly women – face as they move between continents? And how can European countries better integrate migrants into the workforce once they arrive? These were among the issues tackled at the 2017 European Development Days in Brussels last month. But as those reaching the shores of Italy this year already outstrip arrivals for all of 2016, panellists also grappled with the role of development assistance itself.
The world passed a collective milestone in October when the planet’s human population topped 7 billion drawing some development professionals to consider the impact of such a large, and in the developing world, increasingly youthful population.
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Together with the European Union, UN Women implemented a global programme for women migrant workers from 2014 to 2017. UN Women Programme Manager Inkeri von Hase shares the results and lessons learned, including the vital role of collaborating with national and international stakeholders, and developing women’s capacity to advocate for their rights.
While 15 countries have legalised same-sex marriage, some amidst controversy, a new survey finds broader acceptance of homosexuality in the US, South America and Europe, and widespread rejection in Russia and Africa, as well as in parts of Asia and in predominantly Muslim nations.

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