Saturday, April 17, 2021

Trafficking Survivor & Son Born of Rape Face Daily Discrimination Upon Return to Nigeria

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BENIN CITY, Nigeria, Apr 16 (IPS) - In this video Sam Olukoya interviews a young woman who was trafficked from her home in...

‘Inequality virus’ threatens ‘catastrophe for all’ unless crisis can be overcome together

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The COVID-19 pandemic is leading to “an even more unequal world”, the Deputy UN chief said on Thursday, speaking at the closing session of...

Japan: UN experts ‘deeply disappointed’ by decision to discharge Fukushima water

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Three independent UN human rights experts expressed deep regret on Thursday over Japan’s decision to discharge potentially still radioactive Fukushima nuclear plant water into...

Iraq: UNESCO architectural design winners to rebuild iconic Al-Nouri Mosque complex

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Eight Egyptian architects have been awarded the job of restoring the historic Al-Nouri Mosque complex in Mosul, Iraq, the UN cultural chief announced on...

New UN-backed framework to boost agricultural trade between African nations

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The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), together with the African Union (AU) Commission, launched a new continent-wide framework on Thursday, to boost trade and...

Countering Gender Stereotyping in the News Media

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WASHINGTON DC, Apr 15 (IPS) - Gender stereotyping in the media has a significant impact on how women and gender minorities are perceived....

Prevention is ‘only cure’ to end sexual violence in conflict, Security Council hears

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“Prevention is the best and only cure” to stem the multiple, devastating and enduring consequences faced by survivors of sexual violence in conflict, especially...

Settler violence is rising in Occupied Palestinian Territory, warn experts

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Violence attributed to Israeli settlers against Palestinians living in the West Bank has worsened in recent months, amidst “an atmosphere of impunity”, UN-appointed independent rights experts said on...

Hundreds of millions of women living lives ‘governed by others’, UN report shows

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Almost half of women in some 57 countries do not have the power to make choices over their healthcare, contraception, or sex lives, a...

Museums must not be overlooked in pandemic recovery, UNESCO chief warns

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Faced with alarming and extended closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s museums are of “fundamental importance” to reviving cultural life and preserving...

Burundi refugees in Tanzania living in fear: UN rights experts

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The rights of refugees and asylum seekers who have fled Burundi for Tanzania must be respected, experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council...

Rights experts sound alarm over Uganda ‘brutal’ election crackdown 

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UN-appointed independent rights experts on Tuesday condemned the killing of more than 50 people by “brutal policing methods”, linked to disputed national elections held in January.   Read the full story,...

Review ‘disproportionate and unwarranted’ measures, rights experts urge Cambodia

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United Nations independent human rights experts on Monday called for the review of new legal and administrative measures adopted by the Government of Cambodia...

Guterres calls for ‘paradigm shift’ to recover from COVID setbacks

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A “paradigm shift” aligning the private sector with the global goals is needed to address the challenges of the future, including those triggered by...

UK armed forces bill would limit war crimes accountability: UN rights chief

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Legislation under consideration in the UK regarding armed forces personnel could limit accountability for war crimes if it is passed in its current form,...