News on Human rights

27 Septiembre 2013
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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... Leer más
3 Octubre 2013
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MEXICO CITY — Experts participating in a key meeting on women’s health in Mexico have put forward their recommendations for the future development agenda, centred on the need for equality, quality and accountability in... Leer más
25 Julio 2013
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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... Leer más
11 Junio 2013
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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... Leer más
24 Junio 2013
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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... Leer más
16 Julio 2013
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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... Leer más
18 Junio 2013
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AFAR REGION, Ethiopia — Ten-year-old Sadiya Abubakar had suffered for a long time.  What should be a natural regular function – urination– had become an ordeal for her. Sadiya was infibulated when she was just seven... Leer más
8 Julio 2013
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NOORDWIJK, The Netherlands — The ICPD International Conference on Human Rights began here on Sunday, with strong appeals to promote and protect the rights of every person, without any distinction. The event is convened... Leer más
8 Mayo 2013
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SUVA, Fiji — If alarming rates of violence against women are to be effectively addressed, the status of women needs to be elevated. UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin emphasized the fundamental, often... Leer más
6 Marzo 2013
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NEW YORK -- On day two of the Commission for the Status of Women, the halls of United Nations headquarters were filled with government officials, and representatives of the UN, civil society, media and the private... Leer más

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