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U.N. Rights Commissioner blasts harsh treatment of refugees

By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Oct 22 2015 (IPS) – As the flow of migrants continues to rise – from war-ravaged countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa to Europe – so do the horror stories of the harsh…

The greatest factory of shame is the blanket denial of human rights

A Statement by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights at the Human Rights Council 29th Session WORLD: ‘The greatest factory of shame is the blanket denial of human rights’ Mr. President, Excellencies, Colleagues, Seventy years…

Latin America’s Social Policies Have Given Women a Boost

By Fabiana Frayssinet. BUENOS AIRES, May 8 2015 (IPS) – Although they do not specifically target women, social policies like family allowances and pensions have improved the lives of women in Latin America, the region that has made the biggest…

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