Thursday February 26, 2015

Which countries are the toughest against violence against women?

This map shows the spatial distribution of countries' overall level of VAW-related legal protections for the year 2010.

Statistics gathered are for 4 types of violence against women: Rape, marital rape, domestic violence and sexual harassment.

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(Source: Washington Post)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Thursday Feb 26, 2015  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Wednesday February 25, 2015

Did you know that the one of the oldest rivers in North America is the Susquehanna River, located on the East Coast of the U.S?

At 747 km, the Susquehanna River is the longest river on the east coast that flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Its name is derived from the Iroquois tribe of the same name, who once lived on the river. The main river of the State of Pennsylvania, has a catchment area of 71,225 km (squared), which comprises about half of the state, as well as parts of New York and Maryland.

Learn more about the river by visiting MADGIC. Flying Camera is a calendar, issued annually and located in the atlas section of the Maps, Data and Government Information Centre, on the 1st floor of the MacOdrum Library. The library has been collecting this calendar since 1976. It includes remote-sensing images and photographs from space for locations from all around the world.

(Source: Flying Camera, 2015, September 2015)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Wednesday Feb 25, 2015  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share

Beyond the numbers: the participation of indigenous peoples in parliament : survey report is a 2014 report published by the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) highlights the importance of ensuring effective participation by indigenous peoples in decision-making at all levels.

This report examines the extent to which indigenous peoples are participating meaningfully in external decision making processes through parliamentary structures.

It is based on a survey of countries known to have indigenous population. 26 of the 77 Parliaments participated.

(Source: Inter-Parliamentary Union)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in GOVERNMENT INFORMATION on Wednesday Feb 25, 2015  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share

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