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Somalia joins world in celebrating Human Rights Day

Somali officials mark Human Rights Day at Mogadishu Central Prison (AU/UN/IST)

A group of high profile Somali government officials spent the morning celebrating Human Rights Day with inmates of the Mogadishu Central Prison. The Day is marked every year on 10 December. As Somalia recovers from decades of war, the emphasis was put on health and the protection of peoples' rights. Jocelyne Sambira reports. Duration: 2’46”

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Nelson Mandela: A champion for human rights

President Nelson Mandela addresses the 49th session of the General Assembly. (UN Photo/Evan Schneider).

Thousands of people thronged the FNB Stadium in Soweto on Tuesday to pay tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela who died last week at the age of 95. Incidentally, the official memorial service for the Nobel Peace Prize winner and champion for equality happened to be held on Human Rights Day, observed annually [...]

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UN Radio News 10 December 2013

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Somali women call for greater role in politics and access to justice

The UN Mission in Somalia hosted the Women and Peace Security Open Day.  video capture.

In Somalia, a country once described as "one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman", an important conversation is taking place. The political marginalization of women and their exclusion from the decision-making process was tackled at an event entitled "Women, Peace and Security Open Day". The Open Day, held annually [...]

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