News on Human rights

24 June 2011
News
HUNAN PROVINCE, China — A lively workshop session on gender equality started with brainstorming of commonly used Chinese idioms describing a good man. He should have a back like a tiger and a waist like a bear. He does... Read more
10 June 2011
News
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — In June 2010, southern Kyrgyzstan was ravaged by inter-ethnic clashes that devastated communities throughout the region. During the course of a few weeks, hundreds of houses were burnt, public... Read more
18 May 2011
In the News
NEW YORK – UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake has highlighted the increasingly important issue of young people’s migration at an international symposium held at UNICEF House. “Today more people are on the move than... Read more
24 March 2011
News
Tweet Is  access to contraceptives a human right? If so, what are the consequences for governments and the way they provide health to their people? How does a human-rights approach affect the way international... Read more
24 March 2011
News
YEREVAN, Armenia — Seven years ago Milena separated from her husband. Although she still loved him, they had difficulty communicating. She was fed up with the physical and emotional violence he inflicted, as well as the... Read more
19 May 2011
News
UNITED NATIONS, New York – The indigenous forest dwellers of the Republic of Congo are in danger of extinction, warns David Lawson, UNFPA Representative in that country. Recently released results of Congo’s 2007... Read more
19 April 2011
News
Tweet A revised edition of the Sphere Handbook, the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response, was launched last week in dozens of countries. “The Sphere Standards have become the gold... Read more
12 May 2011
News
On May 9, UNFPA's former Executive Director, Ms. Thoraya A. Obaid, was awarded the Union Medal by Union Theological Seminary, making her the first Muslim - and the first Muslim woman - to receive it. The Union Medal,... Read more
18 March 2011
In the News
Tweet She does not have a first name, nor a face. “No photos, please. ” Seated in a small dark room, her psychologist at her side, the “woman of Tuzla” will be her name. She is surrounded by cigarettes and medicines.... Read more
4 February 2011
News
Female genital mutilation/cutting has been illegal in Senegal since 1999. But that didn’t stop Dialyma Cisse‘s paternal grandmother from having her cut, against the wishes of the young girl and her parents. Stories... Read more

Pages