News on Human rights

19 September 2016
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Global leaders broke new ground today with a historic agreement that “rallies all partners around collective commitments to protect the human rights of all refugees and migrants,” said United... Read more
14 September 2016
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – As world leaders gather in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, they will set out to address some of the greatest catastrophes in a generation: grinding conflicts that have set... Read more
23 August 2016
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NAMPULA Mozambique – “Before I entered the safe space, I was shy, and it was difficult for me to express myself. I spent my free time after school with vulnerable girlfriends my age who had left school to marry, and... Read more
23 August 2016
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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – The Olympics Games is a unique opportunity for countries to promote diversity, camaraderie and unity. These values inspired this year’s Olympics logo: a circle of three people holding hands. The... Read more
12 August 2016
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SENGA BAY, Malawi – After finishing class for the day, Fatima Muhammed and Deborah Chavula head to their school’s sewing room to make sanitary napkins. It is an unusual after-school activity, but a vital one: They... Read more
3 August 2016
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BRASÍLIA, Brazil – Funk music stars from Brazil’s favela communities are calling for people to “get together for more rights, less zika” in their newest single. The band, Dream Team do Passinho, partnered with UNFPA to... Read more
1 August 2016
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CHISINAU, Republic of Moldova – “My biggest dream is to be healthy, to have a successful career and to have a family,” said Alexandrina, a 16-year-old girl from Helesteni, Nisporeni. These dreams are shared with... Read more
21 July 2016
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SALVADOR, Brazil – When 30-year-old Greicy Alves was diagnosed with Zika in her first trimester, it did not seem like a big deal. The disease was widely considered to be mild. But by the time her son, Gabriel, was born... Read more
18 July 2016
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ASSIUT, Egypt – In her daily life, Hoda Hamed, is a quiet 37-year-old kindergarten teacher. But when she is off the clock, she is a force of nature. Ms. Hamed is an outspoken advocate for women and girls, working... Read more
11 July 2016
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Today is World Population Day, a day that calls attention on urgent population issues. This World Population Day spotlights the need to invest in teenage girls. Despite strides the world has... Read more

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