News on Human rights

12 August 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... Read more
8 February 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... Read more
5 March 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,... Read more
18 December 2009
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NEW YORK – Children and adolescents represent a quarter to half of all the refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide. Many show up at camps without a parent or guardian – or their parents are distracted and... Read more
16 November 2009
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| Français | Español | AMACHUMA CHICO, Bolivia — On the steep slopes leading down from the Huayna Potosi and Chacaltaya mountains lies a string of tiny communities where families eke out a meager living by keeping... Read more
25 November 2009
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| Russian | UNITED NATIONS — It should have been one of the happiest nights of their lives. A young soldier and his new wife were alone for the first time on their wedding night. Much to the husband’s surprise, there... Read more
7 December 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... Read more
7 January 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... Read more
16 November 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. “... Read more
23 November 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... Read more

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