It all began with young girls, later, to be women grew up with no, or little rights, no voice and no choice, even to choose who to marry. On the other hand, men and boys were considered born with…

Prince Arsene Muhoza |

Since Dag Hammarskjold first articulated the concept of preventive diplomacy more than half a century ago, the idea that diplomatic engagement can head off violent conflict has been at the heart…

Adam Day, Alexandra Pichler-Fong |

Women are agents of change in Bihar, India. Photo: World Bank  Empowering women in a society is essentially a process of uplifting the economic, social and political status of women and the…

Farah Zahir |

In the 1950s, the Italian-American economist Franco Modigliani introduced his "life cycle" hypothesis.Children and youth on one end, and older adults on the other, consume more than they…

Lourdes Rodríguez-Chamussy, Humberto López |

Growing up in the slums of Kawangware, gender-based violence (GBV) was no new term.
My earliest recollection of GBV is of my father, who was a drunkard shirker who jumped on any prospect to…

Patrick Githinji Muhoro |

Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict—the flagship study jointly published by the UN and the World Bank—has been touted as an unparalleled, potentially paradigm-…

Hannah Bleby |

It has now been more than five months since the last case of female murders was reported in Entebbe. Between July and September 2017, 23 women were brutally attacked, battered, raped and murdered…

Douglas Dubois Sebamala |

The renewed focus on conflict prevention—resulting from the jointly published UN–World Bank study, Pathways for Peace—along with the recent rise in intra-state and regional conflicts, has thrust…

Alexander Burian |

© Daniel Silva Yoshisato According to the World Bank Group’s 2018 #ID4D Global Dataset, an estimated one billion people around the globe face challenges in proving who they are. They struggle to…

Vyjayanti T Desai, Anna Diofasi, Jing Lu |

The Digital Youth Summit (DYS) is a technology focused conference that takes place annually in Peshawar, Pakistan.  As an introduction to some of our experts, we bring to you the third Speaker…

Priya Chopra |