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14.02.01 – DISCRIMINATION

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 »

UN / CELINA JAITLEY

Bollywood actress and humanitarian Celina Jaitly said that "the legal system has to change with the changing times", and when it comes to LGBT issues in India "it has not changed." UNIFEED / RECENT

5 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / PALESTINIAN FILM OMAR

The Working Group of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People in cooperation with the UN Department of Public Information and Adopt Films LLC have organized screening of film "Omar", a tense, gripping, part Romeo-and-Juliet love story thriller about the life in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.  UNIFEED-UNTV / ADOPTFILMS

2 May 2014 | Read More »

INDIA / UN FREE AND EQUAL CAMPAIGN LAUNCH

The United Nations human rights office launched the latest phase of its global fight against homophobia: a Bollywood-style video called 'The Welcome', accompanied by an appeal from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to end the prejudice that forces millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people to live in fear or hide in shame. OHCHR

30 Apr 2014 | Read More »

 

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