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Past Humanitarian Webcasts
Lessons Learned? The Role of Humanitarians in Protection Response (HAW 16) (aired 27 March 2013)
The Challenges of Engagement: DRR and Civil Society (HAW 15) (aired 14 February 2013)
On the Basis of Humanitarian Need? The Confounding of Operational Decision Making (HAW 14) (aired 31 January 2013)
Follow the Money: How Has Aid Measured Up in 2012? (HAW 13) (aired 15 November 2012)
DRR, Inc.: Can the Private Sector Revive Resilience? (HAW 12) (aired 18 October 2012)
The Politics of Recovery (HAW 11) (aired 27 September 2012)
Public Health and Humanitarian Action (HAW 10) (aired 30 August 2012)
Peace Building and Humanitarian Engagement (HAW 9) (aired 12 June 2012)
Human Rights and Humanitarian Action (HAW 8) (aired 26 April 2012)
Empowering beneficiaries: Humanitarian professionals at a crossroads? (HAW 7) (aired 22 March 2012)
The Integration of Humanitarian Action in Political and Security Missions (HAW 6) (aired 23 February 2012)
Humanitarian Reform: Progress to date and recurring challenges (HAW 5) (aired 2 February 2012)
NGOs’ Rights and Responsibilities for Humanitarian Access (HAW 4) (aired 16 December 2011)
Mitigation to Prevention and Rehabilitation: The Changing Scope of Humanitarian Action (HAW 3) (aired 16 November 2011)
The Challenges of Professionalizing Humanitarian Action (HAW 2) (aired 5 October 2011)
Community Participation in Humanitarian Relief and Protection: From Principle to Reality (HAW 1) (aired 31 August 2011)
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Nelson Mandela's activism remembered at AIDS and STIs conference
CAPE TOWN, 9 December 2013 (IRIN) - AIDS conference opening ceremonies are usually a buzzing cacophony of noise, protest and activity. But the 17th International Conference on AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Africa, held in Cape Town, South Africa, has kicked off on a more sombre note. The death of Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa and noted AIDS activist, had speakers at the opening ceremony reflecting on his contribution to the global AIDS response.
Outrage, scepticism at Uganda U-turn on LGBTI clinics
KAMPALA, 9 December 2013 (IRIN) - Eighteen months after slamming activists who opened a clinic for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Kampala, Uganda's health ministry has decided it was a good idea after all and has begun setting up similar facilities, prompting outrage from the Ministry for Ethics and Integrity and scepticism from some in civil society.
Analysis: Pakistan's judges and military clash over rule of law
ISLAMABAD, 9 December 2013 (IRIN) - Mohabat Shah has stood silently before the bench at Pakistan's Supreme Court nearly every day last week. Shah's four-year search for his son, Yasin, has come down to a handful of court hearings that are testing the power of Pakistan's civilian government over its military.