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Violence against indigenous women and girls

Violence against indigenous women and girls
By on 23 September 2016

Lyda Verstegen reports from thesession of the Human Rights Council SEptember 2016 of the need for all countries having indigenous people to develop national action plans to prevent violence against indigenous women and girls

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Opening Statement by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Opening Statement by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
By on 14 September 2016

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights made a bold statement at the opening of the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council. This session marked the beginning of the second decade of the Human Rights Council

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Nike Boasts of Empowering Women Around the World.

Nike Boasts of Empowering Women Around the World.
By on 31 August 2016

But the young women who make its products in Vietnam are intimidated, belittled, and underpaid.

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Hillary Clinton has shattered the glass ceiling

Hillary Clinton has shattered the glass ceiling
By on 18 August 2016

We have a candidate for the US presidency that is not only showing that she has real political will to make a difference concerning the needs and rights of all women, but she is also committed to the full implementation of these rights.

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Call for action

Call for action
By on 31 July 2016

International Alliance of Women urges women to provide input to the call for information on (lack of) implementation of regional and international standards on violence against women

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Civil society calls on the solidarity of member states of Human Rights Council

By on 13 July 2016

244 civil society organizations including IAW call on the support and solidarity of member states in rejecting amendments to HRC32 draft resolution protecting civil society space. The draft resolution is to be considered for adoption at the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council.

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