News on Human rights

4 Octobre 2010
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UNITED NATIONS, Geneva—Traditional values cannot be an excuse for violating human rights,” Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, the Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, said today. But, she quickly added: “... Lire plus
8 Février 2010
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NEW YORK — Nearly all young women in Azerbaijan (99 per cent) say they have experienced physical abuse. Nearly half (45 per cent) of young Turkish women believe that wife beating may be justified for reasons such as... Lire plus
5 Mars 2010
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UNITED NATIONS, New York — People are critical agents of change in all cultures, who must be engaged to promote the rights of women and protect them from violence, said Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director of UNFPA,... Lire plus
20 Janvier 2010
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PORT-AU-PRINCE --- The Champs de Mars in downtown Port-au-Prince used to be a stately plaza and a worthy setting for Haiti’s Presidential Palace. After the 12 January earthquake, the square has become a temporary camp... Lire plus
1 Mars 2010
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UNITED NATIONS  –  At the opening of the 54th Commission on the Status of Women, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro cited the need to move from commitments to action on gender equality.  “More and more people now... Lire plus
12 Août 2010
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Today marks the 25th International Youth Day, which is also the launch at the United Nations of the International Year of Youth. The year-long commemoration, whose theme is dialogue and mutual understanding, aims to... Lire plus
7 Décembre 2009
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The safe house for victims of gender-based violence hides behind tall, grey walls in a nondescript neighbourhood of the capital. Run by Tsotawi Tekat Tekelakay Mahiber (TTTM) – the Organization... Lire plus
7 Janvier 2010
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GENEVA, WASHINGTON, DC – UNAIDS, as well as UNFPA, one of its 10 cosponsors, strongly welcome the elimination of travel restrictions based on HIV status by the Republic of Korea, effective 1 January 2010. They also... Lire plus
16 Novembre 2009
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| Français | Español | QUANG TRI PROVINCE, Viet Nam — Life has never been easy for Nguyen Thi Lanh, 51, and Nguyen Duc Phi, 52. After enduring years of war, they married in 1977 and a year later had their first baby. “... Lire plus
23 Novembre 2009
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NEW YORK – Men hold the key to ending violence against women and reducing gender inequalities. A new photography exhibit, entitled ‘Influential Men’, highlights their power through striking images of positive male role... Lire plus

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