World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Nigerian abductions show females targets of gender terror

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE

May 7, 2014

Nigerian abductions show females still prime targets of gender terror in conflict nations

Elizabeth Brundige, executive director of The Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School, condemns the Nigerian abduction as gender violence and a “tool of terror.”

Brundige says: “The abduction of more than 200 girls from their school in northern Nigeria is a stunning example of the use of gender violence as a tool of terror. Such terrorism cannot be allowed to occur with impunity. It is imperative that the Nigerian government – and the international community – act without delay to put an end to these horrific human rights abuses, hold the perpetrators accountable, and ensure that the young girls can return to their families and pursue an education free from danger and fear.”

Muna Ndulo is a Cornell Law professor and director of Cornell University’s Institute for African Development. He has written 14 books on issues including human rights and has served as a political and legal advisor to the United Nations. Ndulo calls for the global community to collaborate more fully in fighting terrorism.

Ndulo says: “This tragic event of the kidnapping of a large number of young school girls once again reminds us that of the fact that women always bear a disproportionate burden of any conflict regardless of the nature of the conflict. The tragic event underscores the need for the international community to enhance cooperation to deal with international terrorism. Terrorists are armed, trained and financed by somebody. Any fight against terrorism, to have any chance of success, must deal with those that are behind terrorism.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The End Game In Spain (And Other World News)

The coverage of international news seems almost entirely dependent on a random selection of whatever some overseas news agency happens to be carrying overnight... Here are a few interesting international stories that have largely flown beneath the radar this past week. More>>

Amnesty/Human Rights Watch: Appalling Abuse, Neglect Of Refugees On Nauru

Refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru, most of whom have been held there for three years, routinely face neglect by health workers and other service providers who have been hired by the Australian government, as well as frequent unpunished assaults by local Nauruans. More>>

ALSO:

Other Australian Detention

Gordon Campbell: On The Censorship Havoc In South Africa’s State Broadcaster

Demands have included an order to staff that there should be no further negative news about the country’s President Jacob Zuma, and SABC camera operators responsible for choosing camera angles that have allegedly made the President ‘look shorter’ were to be retrained... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On A Bad Week For Malcolm Turnbull, And The Queen

Malcolm Turnbull’s immediate goal – mere survival – is still within his grasp... In every other respect though, this election has been a total disaster for the Liberals. More>>

ALSO:


Gordon Campbell: On Bidding Bye Bye To Boris

Boris Johnson’s exit from the contest for Conservative Party leadership supports the conspiracy theory that he never really expected the “Leave” option to win the referendum – and he has no intention now of picking up the poisoned chalice that managing the outcome will entail... More>>

ALSO:

Mexico: Violence And Repression Of Teachers

The member organizations of Network for Peace express our indignation over the acts of repression that the Mexican State has carried out, through the police forces... In Chiapas, Guerrero and Oaxaca, the conflict has resulted in murders of teachers and civilians as well as hundreds of wounded and dozens of people arrested. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Britain's Pleas For Mercy

So… Boris Johnson is promising that he won't be holding a snap general election, if he's chosen as the next UK Conservative Party leader. Reportedly, he is even making that promise a feature of his leadership campaign, since a vote for Boris would therefore mean (wink wink) that his colleagues wouldn't have to risk their jobs and face the wrath of the British public until 2020. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news