News on Human rights

14 May 2013
News
Español Nearly 40 per cent of Guatemala's 14 million people belong to one of more than 20 indigenous Mayan groups. A disproportionate number live in poor and isolated rural areas with limited access to basic services... Read more
6 March 2013
News
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... Read more
14 March 2013
In the News
One in two men said they had used physical or sexual violence against an intimate partner, one in four reported having raped a woman and one in 25 admitted to having participated in gang rape. These are among the... Read more
21 March 2013
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NEW YORK  -- A new study by the Guttmacher Institute has confirmed that women’s ability to use contraceptives, and to determine whether and when to have children, enhances their education and employment chances. This,... Read more
20 November 2012
In the News
When Babatunde Osotimehin last year became the head of UNFPA -- the international development agency promoting female rights -- the news didn't go down too well with many women working in the field. After his... Read more
30 November 2012
News
UNITED NATIONS -- The Third Committee of the General Assembly this week adopted a resolution calling for intensified global efforts to eliminate female genital mutilation and cutting. The resolution calls on the... Read more
28 November 2012
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  New briefing note Men and boys are the main perpetrators of violence against women and girls in conflict situations. This being so, it is clear that any solution to the problem must engage men and boys. A recently... Read more
17 January 2013
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Ethiopia's work with adolescent girls has garnered first prize in a Fund-wide contest to identify good practices related to adolescents and youth. Criteria included relevance (to UNFPA's strategic plan), innovation (in... Read more
3 October 2012
In the News
SUKUMALAND -- Nyamizi, a 73-year-old widow from Sukumaland, Tanzania, was returning home from work one night when she was attacked by a man with a machete. He chopped off her hand and slashed her head, knocking her... Read more
12 September 2012
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As part of a broader process to engage with civil society, the UN Development Group consulted with a group of faith-based organizations on the post-2015 development framework. This report outlines the highlights of the... Read more

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