India: Female mediators help combat violence against women

India: Female mediators help combat violence against women

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we bring you a report from India. In the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, the situation is alarming – rape cases have almost doubled in two years. But with the help of a local NGO, 70 women, often themselves victims of domestic violence, have […]

Air strikes on Mosul help breach Islamic State group’s defences

Air strikes on Mosul help breach Islamic State group’s defences

Iraqi elite brigades fought their way into the outskirts of Mosul on Tuesday, backed by coalition air strikes. FRANCE 24’s reporters followed Iraq’s special forces as they coordinated the advance with their international allies. Targeted air strikes by the US-led coalition have been crucial to the troops’ swift offensive, helping Iraqi troops set foot in […]

Rich countries are doing less than poor countries to help refugees, Amnesty says

Rich countries are doing less than poor countries to help refugees, Amnesty says

A report released Tuesday by Amnesty International accuses rich countries of doing less than their fair share for the world’s refugees while poorer countries are overburdened, with 86% of all refugees currently sheltered in developing countries. Just 10 countries host more than half (56%) of the world’s 21 million refugees, says the report, entitled “Tackling […]