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WCC general secretary to visit Republic of Korea

WCC general secretary to visit Republic of Korea

World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit is traveling to the Republic of Korea with a delegation that also includes WCC director of international affairs Peter Prove, WCC director of communication Marianne Ejdersten, and WCC programme executive Rev. Dr Jin Yang Kim.

“African at Heart” conference to convene in Washington, DC

“African at Heart” conference to convene in Washington, DC

Pan African Women of Faith will gather in Washington, DC from 13-15 November to advocate for global nutrition and to observe the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved African peoples to Jamestown, Virginia (USA).

Report shows sanctions against North Korea have adverse effect on women

Report shows sanctions against North Korea have adverse effect on women

A report, “The Human Costs and Gendered Impact of Sanctions on North Korea,” presented in Geneva, Switzerland, on 5 November, provides a comprehensive and critical assessment of the impact of sanctions against North Korea. The report, launched during an event co-organized by the Korea Peace Now campaign and the Women`s International League for Peace and Freedom, shows adverse consequences particularly for women.