Claudine Lefrancois

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China to launch unhackable quantum messaging service

China is preparing to launch a communications system that would be impossible to hack.<p>The quantum communication system is set to be used by 200 users from government, finance and military personal in the city of Jinan.<p>The Jinan Institute of Quantum Technology said the technology, which was tested …

Cambodia Struggling With Goals for Women Empowerment

The Cambodian government is struggling to reach a number of UN development goals, failing to substantially increase the number of women in …

Why gender equality by numbers will never measure up

The guiding ideals of the Millennium Declaration – freedom, equality, solidarity, tolerance, respect for nature and shared responsibility – promised a better world for all.<p>These glistening ideals were transformed by the technocrats of the development industry into goals and targets that for the …

From Food Security to Regional Security: How Community Resilience Can Prevent Conflict in Africa

If we're going to prevent people from being susceptible to the false promises of extremism, then the international community has to offer something better... We will keep promoting development and growth that is broadly shared, so more people can provide for their families.-- President Barack …

39 Stunning Images Of Women At Work All Over The World

What is "women's work?" Anything you can think of.<p>Whether it's the work of keeping a home and raising a family, building and inspiring a community, or bringing home a wage from a daily job, the wide variety of work women do is worth celebrating. Women are one of the largest growing forces in the …

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Stirring Photographs Document The Many Women Imprisoned In Afghanistan

Most women incarcerated in Afghanistan have been convicted of so-called "moral crimes." Examples of such indiscretions include sex out of wedlock and running away from forced marriages, prostitution, domestic slavery, physical violence generally conducted by their husbands, and rape or involuntary …