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Out of control : the UK Government’s efforts to understand cluster munitions and international humanitarian law

November 2005

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This report analyses UK government practices regarding cluster munitions and the implementation of international humanitarian law. The findings point to fundamental inadequacies in UK government practice and also highlight serious areas of concern for broader international humanitarian legislation. This resource would be useful for anyone with an interest in government policy, advocacy and humanitarian law

I'm a teenager : what happened to my rights?

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November 2004

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This book covers 15 issues affecting the world's young people, such as sexual exploitation, child labour, crime and punishment, HIV and AIDS, and early marriage and motherhood. Chapter 13 deals with issues facing disabled youth including prejudice, abuse and lack of education. The book describes Plan International's work around the world addressing youth issues

On the front line : a review of policies and programmes to address HIV/AIDS among peacekeepers and uniformed services

August 2003

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Paper documents two aspects of UNAIDS' Global Initiative on HIV/AIDS and Securtiy, which focuses on mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDS in three core areas: a) international security, with the focus on supporting HIV/AIDS interventions within UN peacekeeping operations; b) national security, targeting uniformed services; and c) humanitarian response, which focuses on vulnerable populations in crisis situations and humanitarian workers. This publication looks at the cases of peacekeeping and national uniformed services

AIDS prevention in the military

June 2001

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Article looking at how war itself has been an important factor in the rapid spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa. War brings economic and social dislocation, including forced movement of refugees, separation of families, collapse of health and educaiton systems, and increased cases of rape

HIV/AIDS and security


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This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the ways in which the growing HIV/AIDS pandemic is affecting national and human security. It looks at the impact of sexually transmitted diseases on the military and other uniformed services, what is known about the incidence / prevalence of the problem, and where and why military personnel are most vulnerable. It also reviews what some of the main international agencies and NGOs are doing in this field and provides information on selected case studies

The people on war report : ICRC worldwide consultation on the rules of war


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Report of a consultation with civilians and combatants in 12 countries that have endured the modern forms of war. The research included national opinion surveys, focus group discussions and face-to-face interviews. Among the findings of the report are that combatants find war a bloody, terrifying and humiliating expereince; for combatants the most painful thing about war is what happens to their families and home villages; for civilians there is an immense emotional and physical toll; the most widespread experience of civilians is the radical disruption of family life; in many countries whole societies are at war, and people at all levels are totally engaged in combat; in the past women were seen as needing protection, however now they have become part of the action often as combatants; specific protections for women and children have dissolved; children are often at the centre of conflict and may be recruited; there is little awareness of the Geneva conventions on the conduct of war in many conflict situations

HEARD website


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The HEARD website contains a wealth of resources related to specific HIV/AIDS interventions and prevention methods to be targeted at different groups (eg agricultural workers, the mining industry). The 28 AIDS Briefs offer sector-specific guidelines and responses for those involved in various professional, commercial and industrial endeavours. Check-lists are a standard feature, enabling operatives to plot their progress against requirements unique to their sphere of activity, and suggesting innovative approaches. There are also 11 sector specfic toolkits, seven of which are aimed at government ministries. There is also a quarterly newsletter "Heard All About It" and AIDS Analysis Africa, a bi-monthly publication that serves to analyse the impact of the AIDS epidemic on organizations, business and the economy, with a focus on Africa


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