Articles by Irene Dawa

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Weaving Pain in Silence: Gender Based Violence (GBV)
Irene Dawa – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Aug 2020

The Lives of Refugee Women in Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement, Arua, Uganda – In contemporary conflict, as much as 90% of causalities are among the civilians, most of whom are women and children. For most women, the end of war and conflict is marked by the excessive effects of trauma and shame as a result of Gender Based Violence (GBV).

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Unlocking the Potential of Communities in Responding to Gender-Based Violence during COVID-19
Irene Dawa – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 May 2020

Following the declaration by the World Health Organisation of COVID-19 as a pandemic on 21 Mar 2020, the world came to the realization that its existence was threatened by a virus more serious than imagined. Since then the disease has swept swiftly across all the continents causing untold suffering and the shutdown of the entire globe.

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How Communication Shutdown Led to Humanitarian Crisis and Violence in the India-administered Kashmir
Irene Dawa – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Oct 2019

3 Oct 2019 – The Kashmir conflict is complex with national and international dynamic. A single solution at one level will not work; rather, having multiple solutions at different actor/levels keeping their interests in mind would include Pakistan, India, China negotiated by the UN at one level (track one), and having Indian government and state based authority negotiated by France for example (track 2) and graft home based solution in consultation with religious, community leaders, scholars and civil society negotiated by representatives of civil society in a neutral country (track 3) that could benefit both New Delhi and the people of Kashmir, would be ideal.

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