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UNICEF - Press centre - Joint statement by heads of UN humanitarian agencies on Syria

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unicef.org - NEW YORK, GENEVA, ROME, 23 April 2014 - One year ago, as leaders of UN agencies struggling to deal with the growing human impact of the Syrian crisis, we issued an urgent appeal on behalf of millio...

BBC News - Syria crisis: Uplifting letters of hope

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bbc.co.uk - Young Somali refugees living in the world's largest refugee camp, in Kenya, have sent letters of encouragement to Syrian refugee children who have also had to flee their homeland. The young Somali ...

Ignored by Brazilian Government, Activists Take Police Violence to Inter-American Commission

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blog.witness.org - Last year, I was glued to my laptop at home in NY watching some unbelievable images from my native Brazil: millions (yes, millions) of people protesting in the streets, taking over Congress while s...

Why the Trans* Movement in Croatia is Celebrating - Global Fund for Women

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globalfundforwomen.org - April 21, 2014: Four years ago, a 14-year-old boy and his mother began fighting for his right to live like any other teenager. He was as his peers in many ways, except that his important papers, su...

Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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undesadspd.org -   The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the General Assembly on Thursday, 13 September 2007, by a majority of 144 states in favour, 4 votes against (Australia, Canada, ...

Europe Treaty on Violence Against Women to Take Effect

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hrw.org - (Berlin) – A ground-breaking European treaty on violence against women moved one step closer to entering into legal force, with Andorra becoming the 10th country to ratify it. With this milestone m...

Debate abierto elecciones europeas

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access-info.org - Madrid, 10 de abril de 2014 – Como parte de la campaña ‘Politics for People’ [1], Access Info Europe organizará el día miércoles 23 de abril un debate abierto sobre las elecciones europeas. El even...

India: "The Teacher Doesn't Sit with Us Because She Says We 'Are Dirty'" 

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huffingtonpost.com - (New Delhi) – School authorities in India persistently discriminate against children from marginalized communities, denying them their right to education. Four years after an ambitious education la...

World Immunisation Week Interview: Joan Awunyo-Akaba, the Ghanaian voice no-one could stifle

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one.org - ONE’s Erin Hohlfelder chats to Joan Awunyo-Akaba,  a nurse, passionate advocate for health, civil society representative on the GAVI Alliance Board, and the Founder and Executive Director of Future...

@Amnesty is 1 Million strong. Here are 8 moments that got us here. (with images, tweet) · amnesty · Storify

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storify.com - @Amnesty is 1 Million strong. Here are 8 moments that got us here. A million strong for human rights. As the Amnesty movement has shown time and time again over of the past 53 years,individual afte...

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ohchr.org - GENEVA (22 April 2014) – The protection of South Sudan’s one million internally displaced persons is further eroding amid persistent violence and deliberate ethnically targeted attacks, United Nati...

Human Rights Watch Daily Brief, 22 April 2014

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hrw.org - In today's Brief: ‘Defining moment’ for women's rights in Europe; Obama's Asia trip; another reason Saudi Arabia should let girls play sports; anti-LGBT laws in Louisiana; a Burmese rights icon rem...

Reprieve—Briton’s UAE torturers to give evidence at his trial tomorrow

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reprieve.org.uk - Two of the policemen who tortured a British student are set to appear at his trial tomorrow (23 April) in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Ahmad Zeidan (20), from Berkshire, has been held in pr...

Tajiks reward outstanding woman farmers - Central Asia Online

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centralasiaonline.com - DUSHANBE – Hard-working Tajik women who help grow the nation's food took the stage in an April 4 award ceremony in Dushanbe. Khatlon Oblast woman farmers and an official (far right) at the April 4 ...

Boosting Big Brother: Canada and the Digital Privacy Act - Index on Censorship

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indexoncensorship.org - Knowledge, claimed Francis Bacon, is power. It is also money.  Which is why Canada’s newly drafted Digital Privacy Act, Bill S-4, is considered by the privacy fraternity to be a demon of some propo...

Joint statement by heads of UN humanitarian agencies on Syria - Syrian Arab Republic

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reliefweb.int - NEW YORK, GENEVA, ROME, 23 April, 2014. One year ago, as leaders of UN agencies struggling to deal with the growing human impact of the Syrian crisis, we issued an urgent appeal on behalf of millio...

Central African Republic: "We're passionately humanitarian" - ICRC

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icrc.org - For many long months, the Central African Red Cross Society has been doing everything it can to assist victims of the conflict and other deadly violence in the country. The work is hard and dangero...

Budget | ONE.org

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one.org - A set of new reforms will ensure that foreign assistance from US agencies more effective and efficient. Mercia and her daughter Eliza from Mozambique, drink clean water from a well funded by the MC...

Roger-Mark De Souza

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why-we-care.org - She told me that she wished she could have fewer children. "What about family planning?" I asked, without thinking about my church sponsors. It was a concept she had never thought or known much abo...

This Week in Human Rights Video: Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya & AlgeriaWITNESS Blog

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blog.witness.org - “I am posting this to make people aware, but viewer discretion is advised.” That’s what UN’s Toby Lanzer tweeted as he began to post videos from Bentiu, South Sudan this weekend. Raw footage he too...

China: End persecution of detained Uighur religious leader after prison term increased for fifth time

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amnesty.org - The relentless persecution of an ethnic Uighur religious leader must stop, said Amnesty International, as it called on the Chinese authorities to disclose why Abdukiram Abduveli’s prison term has b...

Kenyan Authorities Target Somali Refugees in Terror SweepWITNESS Blog

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blog.witness.org - Following recent terrorist attacks, including three deadly bomb blasts in Nairobi last month, Kenyan police have rounded up thousands of foreigners, many of them refugees from Somalia and other nei...

Qatar's foreign domestic workers face abuse and exploitation, Amnesty warns | Global development

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theguardian.com - The Qatari government is failing to protect thousands of foreign domestic workers from exploitation and abuse, according to Amnesty International. Fifty-two women told the human rights charity they...

UNHCR - Bright Eritrean refugee in Sudan selected to study in the Netherlands

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unhcr.org - KHARTOUM, Sudan, April 17 (UNHCR) – When Mohammed Humed fled from Eritrea to the famous Sudanese tourist destination of Kassala, he was not going on holidays. He was looking for a better life, one ...

Louisiana: Repeal ‘Crime Against Nature’ Laws

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hrw.org - (Washington, DC) – The Louisiana state legislature should swiftly repeal its discriminatory “crime against nature” laws, which are used to harass lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) peop...

Laura Turner Seydel

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why-we-care.org - Those women are part of 222 million women around the globe who want to determine the number, spacing, and timing of their children, but who do not currently have access to contraceptives. People kn...

Amnesty urges Qatar to fight domestic worker abuse with 'bold reforms' - Doha News

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dohanews.co - The system governing domestic workers in Qatar is broken beyond repair and should be revamped to ensure these women’s rights are protected, a new 63-page report from Amnesty International asserts. ...

United Nations News Centre - Myanmar: UNICEF warns children of Kachin face growing threats due to recent fighting

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un.org - 22 April 2014 – Recent fighting between Government forces and Kachin rebels in Myanmar, and the resulting displacement of thousands of people, has significantly increased the risks to young people,...

Live Below the Line: Asha Gomez

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livebelowtheline.com - In today's world, extreme poverty and inequality are unjustifiable and unfair. Live Below the Line demonstrates the problem in a concrete way, while raising money to address the problem. Support me...

Harm reduction among prison inmates in Mauritius

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unaids.org - In 2006, the Government of Mauritius started harm reduction programmes—needle exchange programmes and opioid substitution therapy (methadone)—to reduce the transmission of blood-borne infections am...

United Nations News Centre - New treaty enables children to lodge complaints with UN about rights violations

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un.org - 14 April 2014 – United Nations child rights experts today hailed a new treaty that allows children to complain directly to the world body about alleged violations of their rights. The treaty, known...

Foreign domestic workers in Qatar: Shocking cases of deception, forced labour, violence

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amnesty.org - The Qatari authorities are failing to protect migrant domestic workers who face severe exploitation, including forced labour and physical and sexual violence, Amnesty International said in a new re...

United Nations News Centre - Respect right of persons with disabilities to make their own choices, urges UN panel

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un.org - 22 April 2014 – People with disabilities have the same rights as everyone to make decisions about their lives, including the right to take risks and make mistakes, a United Nations committee has st...

Female Saudi pilot flies high | Arab News — Saudi Arabia News, Middle East News, Opinion, Economy and more.

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arabnews.com - A Saudi woman has become the first licensed female pilot in the Kingdom. Thirty-five-year-old Hanadi Al-Hindi, who had battled kidney problems, acquired licensing from the Jeddah-based General Auth...

The Untold Story of the Ukrainian Revolution - Global Fund for Women

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globalfundforwomen.org - February 27, 2014: News from Ukraine is moving so fast that if you don’t look closely, you’ll miss the untold story: a revolution for and by Ukrainian women. In a week, more than 80 people were kil...

Children Can't Wait for Clean Water

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takeaction.takepart.com - To: Rep. Ed Royce, Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee I'm writing as a constituent, and as a supporter of the poverty-fighting organization CARE. We live in a world where tens of millions...

Stop the abuse of migrant workers in Qatar

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amnesty.org - Migrant workers' accomodation in Qatar © Shaival Dalal Every hour the population of Qatar increases by 20 people, with Qatar recruiting migrant workers at a remarkable rate to support its construct...

Take action Say NO UNiTE

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unwomen.org - The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, managed by UN Women, has proclaimed every 25th of the month as “Orange Day” – a day to take action to raise awareness and pr...

Sierra Leone: From 'blood diamonds" to long-lasting development

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undp.org - But with Sierra Leone at the crossroads of peacebuilding and long-term development, it is crucial that the international community stays fully engaged and works together on many of the remaining ch...

“CENSORS OF CREATIVITY”: A New Study By AFTE and Freemuse.

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afteegypt.org - Ahmed Abdalla has spent endless hourd discussing with censors and authorities: “In the end, following these observations, you can’t even show a chase scene between a policeman and a thief, even as ...

Rio+20: A Blind Eye Towards Women - Global Fund for Women

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globalfundforwomen.org - Who thinks women’s health and human rights are radical, dangerous, and controversial? Apparently, powers-that-be at the Rio+20 environmental summit. Their refusal to include sexual and reproductive...

WHO vaccine-preventable diseases: monitoring system. 2013 global summary

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apps.who.int - WHO vaccine-preventable diseases: monitoring system. 2013 global summary Last updated 20-Octl-2013 (data as of 16-Oct-2013) Next overall update June 2014          ___Double click on or select a cou...

TRC bill gives hope to conflict-era rape victims

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ekantipur.com - KATHMANDU, APR 11 - The bill on transitional justice tabled in parliament on Wednesday has rekindled hope for justice in women raped during the conflict, but the activists who lobbied hard to not e...

Stop Hate Crimes in Greece

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amnesty.org - Paraskevi Kokoni, her 25-year-old nephew, Kostas and her 13-year-old son, Andreas, in Etoliko, western Greece, 21 January 2014 © Amnesty International “Two of the men went for me and the rest were ...

United Nations News Centre - UNESCO chief denounces killing of journalist in the Philippines

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un.org - 22 April 2014 – The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom has denounced the killing of journalist Rubylita Garcia and called on authorities in the Philippines to inv...

UN|DPI — OD|Dag Hammarskjöld Library: Member States

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un.org - Search in the Security Council membership database Search results for all periodic reports for any conventions in UNBISnet bibliographic database

Female car-washers in South Sudan break gender stereotypes

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unmultimedia.org - Women in South Sudan are helping break gender stereotypes in the work place by operating a car wash facility at a UN base in Juba. The South Sudan Women empowerment Network (SSWEN) was awarded the ...

Cover Africa to save lives! - Nothing But Nets

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secure.globalproblems-globalsolutions.org - If you donate and have not already registered, you will receive periodic updates and communications from United Nations Foundation. ©2013 NOTHING BUT NETS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED   |   NOTHING BUT NET...

UN Human Rights Committee: U.S. Should Ensure Health Coverage for Immigrant Women

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reproductiverights.org - 03.27.14 - (PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Human Rights Committee is urging the United States to address the critical health care coverage needs for immigrant women and families. The Committee s...

Proposed law in Pakistan invades privacy, grants government broad powers

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privacyinternational.org - The government of Pakistan is proposing a new law that significantly threatens privacy rights, in a blatant attempt to establish a legal regime containing broad powers when it comes to obtaining, r...

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