News on Human rights

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
29 November 2010
HANOI, Viet Nam – One in three, or 34 per cent, of ever-married Vietnamese women report that they have suffered physical or sexual violence from their husbands at some time in their lives, according to the National... Read more
14 December 2010
UNITED NATIONS, New York—United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that UNFPA’s Thoraya Ahmed Obaid will be remembered for her global leadership on human rights, reproductive health and the empowerment of... Read more
9 December 2010
NEPALGANJ, Nepal — It is especially dark tonight, with the monsoon rain coming down, not hard but constant. The evening birds have taken refuge in their tree nests all around, and the only sounds are the far-off murmur... Read more
4 October 2010
UNITED NATIONS, Geneva—Traditional values cannot be an excuse for violating human rights,” Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, the Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, said today. But, she quickly added: “... Read more
20 October 2010
SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina — Enisa grew up in Foca, a town in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, where she enjoyed carefree days as a child and young adult strolling by the Drina river. In the town, where people of... Read more
5 March 2010
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
20 January 2010
PORT-AU-PRINCE --- The Champs de Mars in downtown Port-au-Prince used to be a stately plaza and a worthy setting for Haiti’s Presidential Palace. After the 12 January earthquake, the square has become a temporary camp... Read more
1 March 2010
UNITED NATIONS  –  At the opening of the 54th Commission on the Status of Women, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro cited the need to move from commitments to action on gender equality.  “More and more people now... Read more
12 August 2010
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