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Women's Leadership in Peace Building
Conflict, Community and Care
Editor: Mirjam van Reisen
Publisher: Africa World Press

This volume presents research and analysis about the role women play as peace builders. Set against the present crises of war, destabilisation, economic downturns, human rights violations and state interventions that have led to unprecedented numbers of refugees in many regions of the world, the contributors look at different contexts in which women constitute an important element of peace building. The volume builds on earlier the earlier work of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Elisabeth Rehn on "Women, War and Peace" (2002).

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The Human Trafficking Cycle: Sinai and Beyond
Authors: Mirjam van Reisen, Meron Estefanos & Conny Rijken
Publisher: Wolf legal publishers

This study looks at what happens to people who are captured, extorted and tortured in the Sinai. Treated as commodities, sold and resold – these people are trafficked. The vocabulary of ‘warehouses’ and ‘auctions’ and the negotiation of the ‘price’ of the hostages is reminiscent of the age of slavery, when the value of people was determined by their market price.
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UN considers establishing refugees’ centres in North Africa and Middle East

Eritrean refugees LampedusaWith expectations for record numbers of migrants expected to reach Europe during this years  ‘boat season’, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) says that the processing of migrants in countries such as Egypt, Libya or Sudan, may be necessary. However humanitarian Organisations working with migrants express concern that refugee centres would be opened in countries where human rights are not respected.

Read more: UN considers establishing refugees’ centres in North Africa and Middle East

‘Human Trafficking an important source of income for Eritrea’

eritrea human rights Those in power in Eritrea richly profit from the human trafficking of refugees, Mirjam van Reisen explained in an interview published by the Dutch newspaper the ‘Volkskrant’ on 27 May. She explains that those in power in Eritrea richly profit from the human trafficking iof Eritrean refugees and even find ways to extort money from these refugees in Europe through illegitimate taxation.

Read more: ‘Human Trafficking an important source of income for Eritrea’

Close Eritrean Embassies Not The Borders

BRUSSELS (IDN) - Even though the military regime has closed the border and practices a shoot-to-kill policy to stop people fleeing, nearly every tenth Eritrean has fled the country for political reasons or belongs to the Eritrean diaspora. With over 200,000 having sought refuge abroad or chosen to live overseas recently, more than ten per cent of the population seems to prefer to live abroad.

Read more: Close Eritrean Embassies Not The Borders

Eritrean migrants: between deportation in Sudan and detention in Libya

eritreans in LibyaThe number of Eritrean seeking refugee in Europe has increased significantly over the past few months. The closure of the Israeli border has resulted in Eritreans looking for alternatives. One of the most common is through Sudan to reach Libya. But in both countries, the humanitarian situation of migrants is very difficult.

Read more: Eritrean migrants: between deportation in Sudan and detention in Libya

Monitoring and Accountability in the New UN Development Agenda

un logoA debate on monitoring and accountability of development commitments took place during the UN General Assembly in New York. “The debate is extremely important for the future development agenda” stated Roberto Bissio from Social Watch Network “since without proper monitoring and accountability the well intentioned promises are soon forgotten.” The debate took place as discussion continue on the shape and content of a post 2015 development agenda.

Read more: Monitoring and Accountability in the New UN Development Agenda

Media exposure

YouTube SymposiumMarga Klompé Symposium - Tilburg University
Statement Mirjam van Reisen (YouTube)Interview EEPA Director Prof. Dr. Mirjam van Reisen
Statement Meron Estefanos (YouTube)Interview Meron Estefanos
Prof. Dr. Mirjam van Reisen on the legacy of Marga Klompe