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France 24 21 Oct 2020

Teaching in France: 'I feel like I'm on the frontline of making kids better'


France is holding a national tribute to Samuel Paty, the history teacher murdered outside his school because of a class he gave on freedom of speech in which he showed cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. We spoke to Gabriel Lattanzio, an English teacher at a secondary school on the outskirts of Paris. For him, the fact that some people including parents felt they could speak out against Paty shows that teachers are "discredited". Lattanzio says the government vowing full support for teachers is not enough. "I feel like I'm on the frontline of making kids better," he told us.

President Emmanuel #Macron ordered the nightly #curfew in #Paris and the surrounding area, as well as eight other cities from Saturday to tackle the surging rate of infection in #coronavirus hotspots. Macron said the curfew would mean no meals in restaurants, no parties, no cinema trips after 9 p.m. Private gatherings should be limited to six people.
The invaluable contributions of women to peace received a major international push twenty years ago, when the United Nations Security Council adopted a landmark resolution that boosted their impact on the geopolitical landscape.

In October 2000, the Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1325, which paved the way for women to intensify their engagement in promoting peace, resolving conflicts and helping to secure long-term stability across the world.

Since then, the United Nations has dramatically increased the number of women peacekeepers who play diverse roles in some of the toughest theatres of conflict on the planet. To mark the 20th anniversary of Resolution 1325, hear the perspectives of two female field workers on how women can transform peace missions, transcend differences and usher in a more secure future for all.

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