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Human Rights

Open Letter to Permanent Representatives to the UN: Recommendations on the Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security (WPS)

Gender equality, women’s empowerment and protection of women’s rights, are intrinsic to sustainable development and conflict prevention.

Thursday 12 October 2017

October 10: World Day15th World Day Against the Death Penalty: Poverty

Armanshahr/OPEN ASIA joins the 15th World Day Against the Death Penalty. The death penalty is used discriminatorily, often against the most vulnerable people and should be abolished. The application of the death penalty is inextricably linked to poverty.

Monday 9 October 2017

Existentially naked

Qantara The campaign of ethnic cleansing now being carried out against Myanmar′s Rohingya confronts the world with one of those moments that seem to arrive unannounced. Surely, by now, we should be able to recognise […]

Monday 9 October 2017

THEY SAID WE ARE THEIR SLAVES

Human Rights Watch During nearly five years of conflict, armed groups in the Central African Republic have committed widespread sexual violence and used rape and sexual slavery as a tactic of war. Two main parties […]

Monday 9 October 2017

Step-by-step, Justice for Syrians

Human Rights Watch The hundreds of thousands of Syrian asylum seekers and refugees who fled to Europe brought something incredibly valuable with them – their memories. They know the names of people who were “disappeared,” […]

Monday 9 October 2017

Kenya: 10 years after electoral violences, Security and Justice reforms remain key

FIDH Nairobi, Paris, 3 August 2017 – Regardless of the outcome of next week’s General Election, it is vital that Kenya continues to strengthen its reforms in the security and judiciary sectors, underlines a new […]

Thursday 5 October 2017

A reminder of the difficult situation of refugees in the world: a short animation

FIDH On the occasion of the World Day for Refugees’ Rights (June 20, 2017), FIDH launches a video clip (2’12) that features the chaotic journey of a Syrian refugee family between Turkey and the European […]

Thursday 5 October 2017

The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Complex: Bureaucracy, Political Influence, Civil Liberties

FIDH (New York) In a new report released on September 26th, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) describes how the effectiveness of the United Nations (UN) and its member states in the fight against […]

Thursday 5 October 2017

Horrific Accounts of Sexual Violence against Muslim Rohingya ‘Just Tip of the Iceberg’ – UN

Human Wrongs Watch 28 September 2017 – Warning that the horrific accounts of rape and sexual assault against Rohingya women and girls fleeing unrest in Myanmar could be “just the tip of the iceberg,” the […]

Thursday 5 October 2017

‘The world is a horrible place to be a woman’: Brazilian writer launches sexual violence campaign

The Guardian Blogger and activist Clara Averbuck, who says she was sexually assaulted by an Uber driver in São Paulo, is using social media to take arms against abuse A Brazilian feminist writer and activist […]

Monday 18 September 2017