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In the News this week 
Ending sexual violence: The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to two recipients for their outstanding work to end sexual violence in conflict. CNN
Trafficking trial: In what will be a landmark trial around the world, Colombia is preparing to prosecute the largest anti-trafficking operation in its history. Reuters
Rural women: Rural women were at the top of the agenda during the W20 Summit, with many recognizing the discrimination faced despite their key role in food production. IPS
Indigenous rights in politics: In response to a lack of representation, a record number of indigenous candidates are running to hold political office in Brazil. Trust Law
An Expert look
Mexico Rule of Law Index: A new Index covering the 32 Mexican states surveys citizens and lawyers on corruption, rights, criminal justice and more. World Justice Project
Community-led peacebuilding: Responding to calls for increased local ownership of peacebuilding, a report looks at community-led activities around the world. IPI
SDG impact: A new initiative seeks to work with the private sector to best channel investment and find global financial solutions to advance Agenda 2030. SDG Impact UNDP
Latest from IDLO
#ChampionsofJustice: Ending violence against women
IDLO congratulates the recipients of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for their work to end sexual violence, a key priority across IDLO’s gender programs. Read more
Evaluations: Somalia and Afghanistan programs
IDLO released evaluations of its project in Somalia that worked to strengthen the link between informal and formal justice systems in the country, and Afghanistan for its Justice Training Transition Program Follow On. See all
NCDs at the UN: Intersection of health, gender law
On the margins of the UN General Assembly, IDLO participated in a high-level roundtable to discuss interagency collaboration and the collective response to calls to scale up the global response to the NCD epidemic. Watch the video
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