News on Human rights

26 September 2013
News
UNITED NATIONS, New York – What are the main obstacles for countries trying to reduce maternal death? And why are some regions having more success than others? Is it just a question of investing more resources? Do... Read more
30 September 2013
News
MEXICO CITY — An expert meeting on women’s health started yesterday, the third and last in a series of thematic discussions aiming to supplement the review process of the International Conference on Population and... Read more
14 October 2013
In the News
Stephanie Sinclair, the award-winning photographer behind the 'Too Young to Wed' exhibit, returns to India to meet a group of girls who had the courage to refuse early marriages. RAJASTHAN, India – Keshanta Gujar, 16,... Read more
11 September 2013
In the News
One in 10 men in some parts of Asia and the Pacific region admit to having raped a woman who wasn't his partner, and a quarter of the men in those places say they have raped wives or girlfriends, according to one of the... Read more
21 September 2013
News
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Representatives of UN Member States, UN agencies and NGOs met to receive an update on UNFPA’s flagship programmes targeting gender-based violence in development and humanitarian contexts, and... Read more
27 September 2013
News
UNITED NATIONS, New York — Farwa Khalil’s parents could not afford her education costs, so she was pulled out of eighth grade to be married. Luckily, her aunt saved her by paying the expenses, and Farwa is now back in... Read more
25 July 2013
News
Powerful images of child brides that put a human face on this human rights violation are on display in Washington, D.C., this week. Nearly 39,000 girls under the age of 18 are married each day, a sad fact that the Too... Read more
11 June 2013
In the News
LONDON  — U.N. agencies have called for the prosecution of an Egyptian doctor after a 13-year-old girl died while undergoing female genital mutilation/cutting at a private clinic. Egypt banned FGM/C  in 2008 but it is... Read more
24 June 2013
News
BANGKOK -- Health officials and gender experts from 12 Asian countries are meeting this week to roll out new guidelines meant to help health workers provide better care for women who have suffered from intimate partner... Read more
16 July 2013
News
ABUJA, Nigeria — African leaders met in the Nigerian capital for a Special Summit of the African Union on the challenges posed by HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and other life-threatening diseases in Africa. The... Read more

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