News on Human rights

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
25 February 2011
News
At a side event during the Commission on the Status of Women, UNFPA and UNICEF launched ‘Women’s and Children’s Rights: Making the Connection’, an advocacy booklet that explores how two strong treaties can complement... Read more
4 March 2011
News
MINSK, Belarus — About one in four Belarusian women aged 18-60 are subjected to physical abuse from their spouses or partners, according to a survey organized by the United Nations Office in Belarus. But a wide-ranging... Read more
21 March 2011
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Tweet UNITED NATIONS, New York—A new agreement between UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the Government of Iraq will enhance efforts to meet the country’s development goals over the next four years. “We... Read more
10 February 2011
In the News
In Africa, if you play music in an open space, any music, then people will generally come. "It is the way to reach people, to bring them together." So says Sister Fa, a Senegalese urban soul and hip-hop star who has... Read more
20 February 2011
In the News
AFAR, Ethiopia — An official declaration marking the abandonment of female genital cutting was issued recently in the Amibara and the Awash-Fentale districts of Ethiopia’s Afar Region. The effort to abandon cutting... Read more
3 March 2011
News
UNITED NATIONS, New York ---The United Nations Security Council, in resolutions 1325 and 1820, recognized that women and girls need protection and support during and following all conflicts, and called for women’s full... 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
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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

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