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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
Implementing ECHR judgments: New factsheet on domestic violence cases
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Implementing ECHR judgments: New factsheet on domestic violence cases

The Council of Europe’s Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights has issued the thirteenth thematic factsheet with a particular focus on domestic ...

Last update 4 Apr 2022
A Peacekeeper of the UNTAET (United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor) holds a young boy in East Timor. The Peacekeeper wears the traditional blue beret of UN Peacekeeping personnel.
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UN will use technology and medical capacity to improve peacekeeping

The Seoul UN Peacekeeping Ministerial, hosted by the Republic of Korea on 7-8 December 2021, will be attended by more than 700 persons, including ministers, heads of international organisations, ...

Last update 13 Dec 2021
The image shows the shadow of a girl behind a tent
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GREVIO, General Recommendation No.1 on the digital dimension of violence against women

On 24 November 2021, the Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) published its General Recommendation No.1 on the digital ...

Last update 13 Dec 2021
The image shows a girl with the tatoo of the bodyright campaign on her arm
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UN launches the ‘Bodyright’ campaign to end rise in gender-based violence online

In December 2021, within the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) launched the campaign ‘Bodyright’, a new ...

Last update 13 Dec 2021
Social media campaign #orangetheworld  against gender-based violence
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2021

The 25 November was nominated by the United Nations as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread, ...

Last update 25 Nov 2021
New Research: Online attacks on women journalists lead to ‘real world’ violence
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62 journalists lost their lives in 2020, according to UNESCO

According to UNESCO, in 2020 alone, 62 journalists have been killed for doing their job. From 2006, over 1,200 professionals lost their lives for the same reason and in 90% of the cases, the killers ...

Last update 15 Nov 2021
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The protests in Iran, Khuzestan over water shortages

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday called on the Iranian authorities to concentrate on taking urgent action to address the chronic water shortage in the province ...

Last update 23 Aug 2021
online event: no justice no peace
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ISHR online event: "No Justice, No Peace"

The International Service for Human Rights organized an online event on 7 July 2021 at 4:00 pm CEST titled "No justice, No Peace", on the UN's role in enhancing accountability for police violence ...

Last update 7 Jul 2021
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2021 Global Peace Index: the world's peacefulness deteriorated significantly

In June 2021, Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) published its 15th edition of the annual Global Peace Index (GPI). According to GPI 2021, the average level of the world's peacefulness ...

Last update 27 Jun 2021
The Anti-violence Centre in Padova opens the Sportello Marielle for young women who are suffering violence or harassment
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The Anti-violence Centre in Padova opens the Sportello Marielle for young women who are suffering violence or harassment

The Desk (Sportello) is dedicated to Marielle Franco, who was an activist for feminism and a symbol of the different identities that women can express. The anti-violence center welcomes all women ...

Last update 17 Jun 2021