Human Wrongs Watch

Human Wrongs Watch

Everybody talks about human ‘rights’ and this is just great. Nevertheless, human beings have been perpetrating, systematically, all kinds of wrongs–they kill each other, they destroy forests, seas, lands, and atmosphere. Simply, humans are now more than ever under the mercy of two dominant powers: the ‘market lords’ and the ‘war lords’–everything, humans included, are now subject to trade deals. Human wrongs Watch informs about some of the so many human ‘wrongs’–it’s our way to draw your attention. Maybe this initiative can help correct some of our misdoing. human-wrongs-watch.net

24.11.2011

Six in 10 Women Suffer Physical and/or Sexual Violence

New York – Six in 10 women have suffered physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime, a majority from their husbands or partners. »

22.11.2011

Egypt: Military Junta, More Repressive Than Mubarak

Egypt’s military rulers have completely failed to live up to their promises to Egyptians to improve human rights and have instead been responsible for a catalogue of abuses which in some cases exceeds the record of Hosni Mubarak, Amnesty International said in a new report. »

21.11.2011

Sub-Saharan Africa – Safe Water and Sanitation Targets Are ‘Two Centuries Away’

London – It will take two centuries for sub-Saharan Africa to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) to reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, according to NGO WaterAid, which calls on national leaders to commit 3.5 percent of their annual budget to the sector. »

19.11.2011

Africa’s Boat People, Victims of Abductions, Extortions, Sexual Assaults and Kidnappings

Geneva – Over 12,000 refugees and migrants arrived in Yemen by boat in October, the highest monthly total since the United Nations refugee agency began tracking the flow of between the Horn of Africa and Yemen nearly six years ago. Many of them are victims of abductions, extortions, kidnappings and sexual assaults. »

19.11.2011

Syria: Death, Shortage of Food, Water and Medical Services

Geneva – While the Syrian regime “brutal crackdown” on pro-democracy protesters continues unabated, with the death toll surpassing 3,500, the UN has now voiced concern over “shortages of food, water, electricity and medical services in Syria.” »

19.11.2011

‘Zero Hunger’ World Champion -Brazil, Helps Africa, Asia and Latin America

Brasilia- Brazil and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a new initiative to help developing countries run their own national school meal programmes to advance the nutrition and education of children. »

19.11.2011

UNESCO Halts Education, Fight Against Extremism Activities As U.S. Withholds Its Dues

Paris – The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will temporarily halt some activities owing to the $65 million budget shortfall resulting from the U.S. decision to withhold its dues. »

18.11.2011

World Bank and Giant Corporations Allied to Privatize Water Worldwide

The World Bank has launched a new partnership with global corporations including Nestlé, Coca-Cola and Veolia. Housed at the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC), the new venture aspires to “transform the water sector” by inserting the corporate sector into what has historically been a public service. »

17.11.2011

Europe – The Vicious Circle of Paying Debts With More Debts

With two years of failed plans, pseudo-plans and announcements of plans, Europe has acquired a huge pile of debt and a decade of agony. »

09.11.2011

Palestine Becomes a UNESCO Full Member Despite U.S. Threat to Cut off Funding

Paris –The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today Octobre 31, 2011 voted to admit Palestine as a full member of the Paris-based agency. UNESCO’s General Conference, the agency’s highest ruling body, took the decision by a vote of 107 in favour to 14 against, with 52 abstentions, according to a news release. »

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