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16.02.2021

Mexico: Include Protections for Women With Disabilities

Mexico: Include Protections for Women With Disabilities

Senate Should Ensure Accessible Services, Access to Justice in Upcoming Vote Mexico’s senate should ensure protection for women with disabilities who are victims of violence, a coalition of human rights groups said today. The senate is expected to vote soon on amendments to the General Law on Women’s Access… »

12.02.2021

COVID fuelling risk of recruitment and use of children in conflict, UN and EU warn on International Day

COVID fuelling risk of recruitment and use of children in conflict, UN and EU warn on International Day

More children could be pushed into the joining armed forces and armed groups due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, senior United Nations and European Union (EU) officials said on International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, observed on Thursday. In a joint statement EU… »

12.02.2021

Citizens protest against impunity for online sexual predators in North Macedonia

Citizens protest against impunity for online sexual predators in North Macedonia

Taking a stand against the culture of violence Written by Kristina Hadzi-Vasileva Hundreds took to the streets of Skopje on February 3 to protest the authorities’ failure to take action against sexual predators who run online networks facilitating the exchange of revenge porn and the abuse of… »

12.02.2021

Why Amazon Is Fighting So Hard to Stop Warehouse Workers From Unionizing

Why Amazon Is Fighting So Hard to Stop Warehouse Workers From Unionizing

Workers at one of Amazon’s warehouses are deciding whether or not to join a union. Amazon’s union-busting efforts indicate just how important the vote is. By Sonali Kolhatkar Thousands of warehouse workers at an Amazon plant in Bessemer, Alabama, are at the center of a potentially game-changing union… »

11.02.2021

U.S. to Pursue Extradition of Julian Assange as Press Freedom Groups Warn of Dangerous Precedent

U.S. to Pursue Extradition of Julian Assange as Press Freedom Groups Warn of Dangerous Precedent

The State Department said Tuesday the U.S. will continue to push for the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from Britain. Last month, a U.K. judge blocked Assange’s extradition, citing serious mental health concerns. Assange was indicted for violations of the Espionage Act related to the publication of classified documents… »

11.02.2021

Loujain al-Hathloul Released After Over 1000 Days in Prison

Loujain al-Hathloul Released After Over 1000 Days in Prison

Loujain al-Hathloul Released After Over 1000 Days in Prison — CODEPINK Statement On Wednesday, February 10th, women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul was released from prison in Saudi Arabia after over 1000 days in prison. Loujain has been a fearless women’s rights activist and the news of her release is uplifting. »

08.02.2021

Taking Action to Repair Our World

Taking Action to Repair Our World

By Ramu Damodaran The writer is Chief, United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) hosted in the Department of Global Communications. This OpEd first appeared in the #WhyWeCare, @ImpactUN on February 5. “Nostalgia for the present“ is a phrase I once heard (or think I have), and it came to… »

07.02.2021

In Trinidad & Tobago, where women are under siege, sometimes even words feel futile

In Trinidad & Tobago, where women are under siege, sometimes even words feel futile

‘I want to tell you I have answers, but I don’t’ Editor’s note: Trinidad and Tobago has been experiencing an upsurge in femicides and gender-based violence for several years, some of which appears to be linked to an increase in human trafficking. On November 29, 2020,… »

07.02.2021

Assange Verdict, ‘Severe Blow to Press Freedom’: Chomsky

Assange Verdict, ‘Severe Blow to Press Freedom’: Chomsky

Though WikiLeaks founder will not be extradited to the U.S., the America-led war on the press goes on. In an exclusive interview with Brazilian journalist Edu Montesanti, Chomsky strongly opposes Washington’s accusation, that the Australian journalist poses a threat to American security: “The persecution of Assange is politically motivated“ By… »

05.02.2021

Serious Decisions Denounced Against Democracy in Colombia

Serious Decisions Denounced Against Democracy in Colombia

Control bodies, such as the Attorney General’s Office, the Ombudsman’s Office and the Prosecutor General’s Office, all of which are now headed by officials of the government coalition, have taken two decisions that go against democracy and the Human Rights Protection Measurement System. By: Zenaida Espinosa Cabrera Political… »

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