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Hands of an elderly woman
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Sexual violence against elderly women: an unrecognised issue

Elisa Bernelli holds a master’s degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance from the University of Padova. This In Focus article is an excerpt from her master thesis discussed in ...

Last update 25 Jan 2021
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Italian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security Agenda, 2020 - 2024

The Interministerial Committee for Human Rights (CIDU) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy approved the IV National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security ...

Last update 7 Jan 2021
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“Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!” - 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

The UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign marked the 16 Days of Activism - 25 November to 10 December 2020 under the global theme “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, ...

Last update 28 Dec 2020
Displaced Syrian women and children at al-Hol
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Citizenship Revocation as Punishment and the Abandoned Women and Children of IS

Rachel Aylward holds a master’s degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance from the University of Padova. This In Focus article is an excerpt from her master thesis discussed ...

Last update 8 Jan 2021
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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International Human Rights Day: Tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

On the International Human Rights Day 2020, UN Women organises a high-level interactive conversation of an intergenerational group of women leaders and advocates for gender equality, to honour ...

Last update 10 Dec 2020
Right to a Better World, report 2020
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"Right to a Better World" - a documentary video series by the United Nations

The United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner, in cooperation with the Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH), the World Health Organization (WHO) and HRP (the UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World ...

Last update 27 Nov 2020
UNDP- UN WOMEN
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United Nations: 20 years on, radical change needed to realize women’s inclusion in peace and political power

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the landmark Resolution 1325, which set a new framework for the equal participation and full involvement of women in all efforts for the maintenance and ...

Last update 22 Nov 2020
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Climate Action Award winners 2020: shine ray of hope

The 2020 UN Global Climate Action Awards, in a year that has cast darkness upon many, shone a light on the positive action that many across the globe are taking, combating climate change.  ...

Last update 22 Nov 2020
Protests in Belarus 2020
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UN experts condemn threats against women human rights defenders in Belarus

Independent experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council criticised Belarus for persecuting women human rights defenders in the context of the mass protests taking place in the country since ...

Last update 14 Nov 2020
Elena Pagliarini, Cremona nurse, portrayed exhausted and asleep in a photo that has become an icon
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Italian bodies

Authority for Communications Guarantees(AGCOM) Report on online disinformation: Special issue on coronavirus coronavirus N.2 (italian), 28 April 2020.  Report on online disinformation: ...

Last update 30 Nov 2020
Amnesty International Italy: FASE 1 tra discriminazione e buone prassi
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Civil society organisations and networks

Amnesty International Phase 1: the implementation of lockdown measures in Italy during the pandemic, amid discrimination and good practices (italian), 23 July 2020.  A guide for Europe: ...

Last update 30 Nov 2020
One of the hand washing facilities installed by UN-Habitat in Mathare slum in Nairobi, Kenya April 14, 2020
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African organisations and bodies

Declaration on food security and nutrition during the COVID-19 pandemic, 16 April 2020. African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) Press Release of the Special Rapporteur on ...

Last update 30 Nov 2020
Covid-19 in Women's life
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American organisations and bodies

Carta Democratica Interamericana. Guıá de acción política para enfrentar la pandemia del COVID-19, May 2020. Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM)  COVID-19 in Women's Life: ...

Last update 30 Nov 2020
10 EU initiatives to combat COVID-19 and ensure recovery
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European organisations and bodies

Council of Europe (CoE) (DH-BIO) Strategic Action Plan on Human Rights and Technologies in Biomedicine (2020-2025), 26 June 2020.  The Anti-discrimination, diversity and inclusion ...

Last update 30 Nov 2020
COVID-19 public health mural in Mathare slum in Nairobi, Kenya April 14, 2020
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United Nations System

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) Statement on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and economic, social and cultural rights, 17 April 2020.  Department of ...

Last update 30 Nov 2020