• 25 June 2014

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    Category : Opinion

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    Support to the police of Guinea Conakry in the area of gender violence

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are currently 140 million women and girls in the world who have endured genital mutilation. It is also calculated that African females are the most vulnerable to the practice. Some 92 million girls and women over 10 years of age in Africa have been victims. Guinea Conakry is one of the African countries where it is most practised despite being considered illegal in the country since 1965. There, the FIIAPP is one of the managers of a project for increasing safety and awareness by the population. Elena González, who worked as a trainer in this project, brings us closer to this reality.

    I didn't know anything about the issue of genital mutilation beyond what I used to hear in brief news stories on television, and it was my short one-month stay in Guinea Conakry that opened my eyes to this harsh reality.

    We went to Guinea—I say "we" because I went with ...

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  • 13 June 2014

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    Category : Opinion

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    The challenge of natural phenomena in Colombia

    The World Bank (WB) asserts that in the last decade floods and landslides in Colombia have affected more people and homes than in the previous 30 years. The Andean nation is increasingly vulnerable to natural phenomena. A challenge that has not gone unnoticed by the Colombian government and which Spain is helping to confront.

    Puerto Inirida (El Guainía, Colombia). FOTO: EUROsociAL

    One of the latest natural phenomena that has most affected Colombia was the 2010-2011 “La Niña” event. Its influence on wind patterns caused heavy and intense rains that exceeded habitual rainfall by 200%. These rains caused the destruction of 8,000 homes, damage to more than 4...

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  • 05 June 2014

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    Category : Opinion

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    5th June: World Environment Day

    Today, 5th June, on the occasion of World Environment Day, Anna Pons, Project Officer in the FIIAPP's Department of Economic Development and Environment, talks to us in this post about the challenges of the future for achieving sustainable development.

    On a day like today, exactly 42 years ago, the first United Nations conference dedicated exclusively to the environment was held in Stockholm. In this pioneering “Earth Summit”, the international environmental agenda was launched and, for the first time, beyond highlighting the ...

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  • 29 May 2014

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    Category : Entrevista

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    “Our goal is total and comprehensive integration of persons with disabilities”

    We interviewed the Tunisian Minister of Social Affairs, M. Ahmed Ammar Youmbai.

    Tunisia has been working on policies to assist persons with disabilities since 1981. Now it has placed the emphasis on developing measures to help them be self-sufficient through complete integration into society. On the occasion of the closing of the ...

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