News on Human rights

14 September 2007
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NEW YORK, New York — Twenty-five years after consultations on the subject began, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a landmark declaration on the rights of indigenous people by an overwhelming majority. The... Read more
1 June 2007
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AL ZARAYEB, CAIRO — Garbage is everywhere in this part of the city. But after a few minutes, the acrid odor begins to subside as one’s nose becomes accustomed to the stench. It’s a good thing, too, because in Al Zarayeb... Read more
26 February 2007
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Violence against women is difficult to eradicate: It is fueled and perpetuated by unequal power relationships and deeply entrenched ideas about gender relations. Ending such violence requires a persistent, strategic and... Read more
5 April 2007
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SAFEBAGAR, Accham District, Nepal —“May you live 100 years! You have given me my life back,” a beaming Guma Badela told the doctor and nurse examining her. She had come to a mobile health clinic for a post-surgery check... Read more
6 November 2007
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PLOP-STIUBEI VILLAGE, the Republic of Moldova — A cold, autumnal drizzle fell outside as 15 women huddled around an improvised electric plate in a small room in the Healthcare Centre in this small village in the Causeni... Read more
26 February 2007
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This Special Report on addressing gender-based violence in Turkey includes these related features:  The Private Sector Joins Turkey’s Campaign to End Violence Against Women It Takes a Country: Turkey’s Concerted Efforts... Read more
20 November 2007
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HO, Ghana — Assistant Commissioner of Police, Beatrice Vib-Sanzire, is a woman on a mission. This modern-day crusader as head of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) wants all children and women in... Read more
31 March 2008
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SAN PEDRO, Côte d’Ivoire – She ran away from her home in Nigeria after her husband died in an accident. And she refused to marry his younger brother as is the custom in her region. With no means to support her two boys... Read more
8 March 2010
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NEW YORK — The Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) – an organization established after the Beijing Conference, 15 years ago – met on March 5 at the New School in New York to celebrate and to discuss ways for mobilizing... Read more
7 May 2010
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This year, the month of June will be a time of celebration in Egypt. Parties will be thrown for young girls who have reached the age of 13 with their sexual organs uncut, having escaped the age-old practice of female... Read more

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