We should not need a reminder that 31 per cent of modern diseases are a result of deforestation, nor another reminder from Franklin D. Roosevelt that “A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forest are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people”. We are at a crucial time to check our consumption of forest products and re-write the history in making bold efforts to grow trees and protect all forest-related resources. It is estimated that forests have the potential of lifting one billion vulnerable people out of poverty and can create 8 million green jobs. If you believe that your children and future generation deserve a much better future, then may this day propel you to make deliberate efforts to do what you can, from where you are, and with what you have!
Happy International Women’s Day! This year the day is anchored on the theme “Gender Equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”. A significant theme that reminds us that gender equality is the foundation of economic and social progress.Gender equality is vital to most daily struggles, such as poverty eradication, inclusion, diversity, and climate justice. Privy to such debates, Refugee Law Project is known for working with all genders to ensure relevance and sustainable work towards promoting equality and peace.As we commemorate #IWD2022, read the Refugee Law Project’s statement and position on this year’s theme titled Sustainable tomorrow without a guaranteed today? A call for renewed commitments towards gender equality in a time of existential threats.
On behalf of the South-South Institute on Sexual Violence, the Refugee Law Project is pleased to invite you to a new virtual series in preparation for the 5th in-person South-South Institute scheduled to take place in the third quarter of the year. Each webinar addresses a critical dimension of work generating global momentum on addressing sexual violence, whether in conflict and humanitarian settings, institutional spaces, or the community and home.