News on Human rights

12 September 2013
News
HOMS, Syria — Samira had always dreamed of becoming a midwife. She attended basic training sessions and spent hours practicing delivering babies with a pillow. But one night amidst the fighting in Homs, the emergency... Read more
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
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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
24 October 2013
News
UNFPA Launches Advocacy Platform for Post-2015 Development Framework
UNFPA Post-2015 Position Paper As the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, UNFPA has launched an advocacy platform for the subsequent post-2015 development framework, Empowering... Read more
21 September 2013
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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
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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... Read more
8 July 2013
News
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... 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

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