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UN Security Council authorizes deployment of a security mission in Haiti

The UN Security Council authorized the establishment of a support mission in Haiti to aid the country’s national police in suppressing the surging gang violence and in restoring security of ...

Last update 1 Nov 2023
A view shows houses and buildings destroyed in Israeli strikes, in Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip, October 11, 2023.
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The Conclusion of the 54th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Addresses the Israel-Gaza Conflict

On Friday, October 13th, the UN Human Rights Council convened in Geneva, where the conclusion of the meeting was an opportunity for 22 countries and one NGO to address the conflict in Gaza and ...

Last update 1 Nov 2023
A view shows an intensive care unit of the city children's hospital damaged on New Year's Eve by a Russian military strike in Kherson, Ukraine, January 1, 2023.
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UN Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine observes systematic and widespread indiscriminate attacks towards civilians

The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine has proclaimed instances of attacks on Ukrainian civilians, specifically the war crimes of Russian armed forces. Explosive weaponry, ...

Last update 4 Oct 2023
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GREVIO: published annual report on violence against women

The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) has issued its annual report of activities, stressing the key milestones and ...

Last update 4 Oct 2023
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OHCHR: France must address racism and discrimination in law enforcement

After the death of the Algerian-Moroccan teenager Nahel M. at the end of June, thousands of people took the streets in Paris and other big cities to protest against police brutality and racism, ...

Last update 17 Jul 2023
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Sudan violations in spot-light at UN Human Rights Council

The United Nations Human Rights Council convened an emergency session in Geneva on Thursday 11 May 2023  to address Sudan's deepening descent into violent conflict and humanitarian catastrophe. ...

Last update 26 May 2023
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EIGE: Combating Cyber Violence against Women and Girls

According to a study carried out in 2021 and 2022 by Valdani Vicari & Associati (VVA), in collaboration with the Centre for Strategy & Evaluation Services (CSES) and Milieu Consulting SPRL, ...

Last update 16 Dec 2022
Social media campaign #orangetheworld  against gender-based violence
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United Nations: The International Day for the Elimination of Violence

25 November marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The date 25 November, chosen to remember the Mirabal sisters, three political activists from the Dominican ...

Last update 27 Nov 2022
Man with a woman in tears
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European ministers adopt “Dublin Declaration” on preventing violence through equality

On Sptemeber 30th, thirty-eight Council of Europe member states have committed to a “Dublin Declaration” outlining a series of steps to promote gender equality in order to help prevent ...

Last update 10 Nov 2022
Crowd of protesters
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United Nations: Opening of the trial for the 2009 massacre in Guinea

Acting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Nada Al-Nashif, UN Secretary General António Guterres and International Criminal Court Prosecutor Karim Khan welcomed the opening of the trial ...

Last update 18 Oct 2022
Accompanied by a mobile medical team, a UNFPA health care worker carries out regular visits to Homs, Syria
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United Nations: Sexual violence in conflict settings remains widespread and systematic

Sexual violence in conflict settings remains widespread and systematic, a recent report by the United Nations Secretary-General found, fuelled by “rising inequality, increased militarisation, ...

Last update 1 Aug 2022
Domestic violence: Countries should improve child custody safety and victim protection
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GREVIO: Domestic violence - countries should improve child custody safety and victim protection.

The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO), which monitors the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on ...

Last update 28 Jun 2022
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Right to be forgotten for victims of image-based sexual abuse: A case of Telegram

Thi Ngoc Anh Nguyen holds a master’s degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance from the University of Padova. She is an International Research Fellow at the Information ...

Last update 1 Jun 2022
A group of women fleeing Ukraine arrive in Moldova
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Ukraine war: UN signs framework for cooperation to assist survivors of sexual violence

Women’s rights do not end when wars begin, a senior UN official said in Ukraine on Tuesday, outlining measures toward ensuring justice and accountability for sexual violence committed during ...

Last update 11 May 2022
Women and girls in South Sudan are experiencing conflict-related sexual violence
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UN report: ‘hellish existence’ for women and girls in South Sudan

The United Nations Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan issued a report on widespread and systematic conflict-related sexual violence perpetrated by all armed groups across the country. ...

Last update 15 Apr 2022