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What is happening to Christian and Muslim Palestinians in Gaza and how can we help them?

“As a doctor, it is amazing to see how efficiently resources are mobilised here in Australia when an unwell or injured child comes into our emergency departments…But no resources are accessible to Palestinian children in Gaza — hospitals have been intentionally destroyed and humanitarian medical aid intentionally blocked. Children in Gaza are being left to die hungry and in pain. Why? Because Israel and its allies deem it acceptable since these children were born Palestinian. As a Palestinian and as a doctor my heart breaks every day I am unable to stop this from happening to my people,” says Dr Ahmad Abou-Sweid

Maribel David Galiano, president of the community board of San José de León in Mutatá, Antioquia, Colombia, leads a conversation with other community members in November 2018. Following the 2016 peace treaty between FARC and the Colombian government, a group of ex-combatant families purchased land in the territory of San José de León, to settle down and live peacefully alongside existing residents (Photo: Albin Hillert/LWF)

Calls grow to increase women’s visibility in work for peace and security

Upon the 20th anniversary of the UN Resolution 1325, the question is still being answered as to whether women’s important work in peace and security is getting the visibility it deserves