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At least 82 aid workers killed in South Sudan since December 2013

By Peter Louis Eugene Owusu, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan said that the ongoing fighting in some parts of this country continues to compound an already dire humanitarian situation.

World parliamentarians in drive to end extreme inequalities

IPU   By Sheuli Akter Expressing grave concern with the extreme political, social and economic inequalities prevalent in the world, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has called for immediate action to reverse this trend and leave no one behind.

Sri Lanka & UNHRC Session – March 2017

Dinuka Liyanawatte   By Thambu Kanagasabai   Will Justice for Tamils be Delayed for Denial?

Renewed recruitment in South Sudan an indicator all parties preparing for conflict

Peter Louis   By Peter Louis Members from a United Nations commission on human rights for South Sudan on Wednesday gave press a briefing on their ten day vist to report on the country’s worsening condition.

South Sudan Plan on ending impunity for sexual and gender-based violence

Martine Perret/UN   By Peter Louis The Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare, in partnership with the United Nations, held a two-day high-level dialogue to discuss the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. The dialogue featured national leaders from government, military, law enforcement, civil society, and the United Nations speaking on the […]

7th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights opens in Ghana

By Alpha Jallow The 7th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights opened in the Ghanaian capital Accra at the beginning of the week.

“More than Just a Welcome Mat”: Protecting and Promoting Human Rights in Post Conflict Societies

By Anant Mishra “The recognition of victims as individuals and holders of rights is essential in any attempts to redress massive human rights violations and prevent their recurrence.”

Japan provides funds and ambulances to save lives of mothers and children in South Sudan

By Peter Louis The Government of Japan, based on its commitment to support the people of South Sudan and through partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), delivered three ambulances to health facilities in three conflict-affected locations where there are 250,000 women of reproductive age in need of obstetric services.

South Sudan: International Day of the Girl

By Peter Louis South Sudan on Sunday marked the fourth anniversary of the International Day of the Girl under the global theme ‘The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030’, with a call to UN agencies, governments and other stakeholders to redouble efforts to empower adolescent girls as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Discussing ‘Peace and Security Co-operation’ in Central Africa

  By Anant Mishra International Geography The United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) comprises of ten countries: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and São Tomé and Príncipe. Each of these sovereign nations is also part of the Economic Community for Central African […]

THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AND DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN

  By Anant Mishra What we know Violence and discrimination against women is one of the most widespread violations of human rights. The term ‘violation against women’ can also be called ‘Gender-based violence’. The violation includes sexual, physical, economic and psychological abuses. The age, race, wealth, culture, geography does not change the fact of violence […]

Combating Gender Based Violence

By Anant Mishra Achieving Gender Equality in Post 2015 “The most pervasive human rights abuse in the world today, violence against women and girls is a manifestation of gender-based discrimination and a universal phenomenon which has tremendous costs for societies.”