News on Human rights

12 November 2008
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SUVA, Fiji—Nervous laughter scatters across a room where representatives from the Pacific Island ministries of health and others have gathered for training on sexual and reproductive health care in emergencies. Their... Read more
14 November 2008
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NURA, Kyrgystan—On the night of 5 October, most of the children and older persons in the small village of Nura were tucked in their beds when a powerful earthquake struck. The working adult population – mainly sheep... Read more
20 January 2009
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United Nations — In a visit to the Gaza Strip today, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced shock and anger at the ‘heartbreaking’ devastation, according to Reuters. Israeli attacks reportedly killed 1,300 and made... Read more
16 February 2009
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Johannesburg — Conflicts in Africa are diverting much needed resources from crucial development tasks, Graça Machel, a champion for women and children, said in her keynote address this morning to the Africa regional... Read more
12 November 2008
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IRIBA, Chad — The air at the Touloum refugee camp in eastern Chad, is eerily calm. Many of the 23,000 refugees have been here since 2004, when they fled violence in the Darfur region of Sudan. After four years, they... Read more
12 November 2008
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FAIZABAD, Afghanistan—Qurban-Bibi knew she had to get to a hospital when she went into labour. After a previous Caesarean delivery, doctors had told her she would need another operation if she delivered again – it was a... Read more
14 October 2008
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DAKAR, Senegal — The second Pan-African film festival, intended to raise awareness of the various forms of violence committed against women in Africa, will open here on 26 November. Sponsored by UNFPA, the United... Read more
23 October 2008
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  NEW YORK, New York—States, while exercising their sovereign right to determine who enters and remains in their territory, have an obligation to protect the human rights of migrants, according to a new report produced... Read more
29 July 2008
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – The 2008 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic has more positive news than any prior reports, Dr. Peter Piot, Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS told a press conference... Read more
19 August 2008
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TEMBISA, South Africa – Buyisiwe, 29, slumps on a green couch in her father’s sitting room in a run-down neighbourhood in Tembisa, a sprawling township north of Johannesburg. Her eyes stare blankly at a wall. Her face... Read more

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