News on Human rights

4 October 2010
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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
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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
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
20 January 2010
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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
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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
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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
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
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

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