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14.02.01 – DISCRIMINATION

UN / SPORTS FOR PEACE PALESTINE

Speaking at a General Assembly debate on Sport for Development and Peace, the Israeli representative recalled the terrorist attack that killed 11 Israelis during the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich and said that today "Israeli athletes still have to contend with discrimination." The Palestinian representative said  "Israel has broken all records when it comes to human [...]

20 Oct 2014 | Read More »

TANZANIA / ALBINISM

Recently, Tanzania has witnessed a spate of brutal attacks and killings on people with albinism. The attacks are linked to myths and witchcraft.  In a bid to protect this vulnerable group, the Tanzanian government has resolved to round up children with the condition in 13 centres throughout the country. OHCHR

11 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / UGANDA ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY ACT

A UN spokesman said that the Secretary-General welcomed the decision by the Constitutional Court of Uganda to annul the country's anti-homosexuality legislation and to pay tribute to those who contributed to this step forward, particularly the human rights activists in Uganda who spoke out at great personal risk. UNIFEED-UNTV      

1 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN/ MLAMBO-NGCUKA

Commenting on the kidnapping of the girls in Nigeria by Boko Haram, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said that "Boko Haram says that it's culture and religion, we say it's un-African and un-Islamic." UNIFEED-UNTV

26 Jun 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / MINE DISABILITIES

The UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has begun to map out its first ever working group to provide assistance to victims who have been disabled from explosives inSomalia. A government official said, "people are neglecting disabled people, its like they are not part of the society yet they represent 25 percent of the Somali society, that's a [...]

24 May 2014 | Read More »

ILO / FORCED LABOR

A new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO) says that forced labour in the private economy generates $150 billion in illegal profits per year, about three times more than previously estimated. ILO

19 May 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / EMPOWERING WOMEN

"One of the best investments we can make is in girls’ education"  - says a new report from the World Bank that focuses on freedom from violence; control over sexual and reproductive health; ownership and control of land and housing; and voice and collective action. WORLD BANK

15 May 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / GENDER BASED VIOLENCE REPORT

Gender based violence is a global phenomenon, affecting women across the globe, according to a new World Bank Report. And women who live in fear of violence aren't able to flourish, which impacts the development of communities and countries. WORLD BANK

14 May 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / SEXUAL VIOLENCE RESOLUTION

Somali government and partners have passed a resolution aimed at taking decisive action to address the issue of gender-based sexual violence in the country. The resolution came at the end a five-day consultative meeting on how to institutionalize and create awareness of the need to protect Somali women and girls. AU UN IST

12 May 2014 | Read More »

INDIA / COURAGE BRIGADES

India wraps up its election this week and while women may have turned out in large numbers to vote, the country remains one of the world's most hostile for women. A UN report in May said the number of women standing for political office has plunged and two years ago, another survey showedIndiaas the worst [...]

12 May 2014 | Read More »

 

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