News on Human rights

19 August 2014
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LVIV, Ukraine - Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine. Many are women with children, like Ketevan, a young woman whose recent displacement from Artemivsk, a city... Read more
19 August 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – “I was looking for a fulfilling, out-of-the-ordinary task... a motivating career where I could reach society at large and offer my expertise," said Catherine Njeri Makumi. She has found... Read more
17 September 2014
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TUNIS/NEW YORK – Tunisia’s adoption of a constitution guaranteeing equal rights and protection from gender-based violence is a huge step forward for women and girls, says Meherzia Laabidi, the vice-president of the... Read more
7 August 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York - The evacuation warning came at 11 on the morning of Wednesday, 23 July, as the bombardment outside intensified. Huddled in their home in the El Shijaia neighbourhood of Gaza, Iman Fora and her... Read more
10 June 2014
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Women who have endured gender-based violence receive counselling and other forms of support in a displacement camp in Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo credit: OCHA/Gemma Cortes
UNITED NATIONS, New York – In conflicts the world over, women’s bodies become battlegrounds and rape becomes a weapon of war. This week, government ministers and representatives from the United Nations and other... Read more
28 April 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Hundreds of parliamentarians, dignitaries and policymakers from around the world gathered in Stockholm, Sweden, from 23 to 25 April to reaffirm their support for women’s and adolescents’ human... Read more
25 June 2014
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Displaced women are escorted by peacekeepers as they collect firewood in Sudan, in 2010. The women say they fear being assaulted when they leave their homes. Photo credit: UN Photo/Albert González Farran
UNITED NATIONS, New York – UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, in his remarks to government and United Nations officials today, underlined the need for urgent and intensified efforts to end gender-based... Read more
10 April 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Human rights violations are one of the main challenges to achieving equitable, universal and sustainable access to sexual and reproductive health information and services, according to... Read more
23 April 2014
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STUNG TRENG, Cambodia – Sixteen-year-old Hang Dèng travelled for an hour by boat to reach the health centre closest to her remote Cambodian village. She was in labour and suffering complications. The health workers at... Read more
17 March 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Women often suffer the worst consequences of armed conflict. As targets of sexual violence, they endure unspeakable atrocities on the margins of the world’s battlefields. “Rape in war leaves... Read more

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