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FWRM Releases Sexual Violence Analysis

Published: Thu 24 Jan 2019 08:58 PM
FWRM Releases Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls Rape Case Analysis 2018 24/01/2019 The Fiji Women’s Rights Movement has today published Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls Rape Case Analysis 2018. The paper is a continuation of the annual rape ... Read more...

Iran’s ‘year of shame’

Published: Thu 24 Jan 2019 04:09 PM
Iran’s ‘year of shame’: More than 7,000 arrested in chilling crackdown on dissent during 2018 Read more...

UN expert to visit Bangladesh island of Bhashan Chat

Published: Thu 24 Jan 2019 03:13 PM
GENEVA (23 January 2019) - The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, will visit the Bangladesh island of Bhashan Char on Thursday, 24 January. The Bangladesh Government has been developing the island and says that ... Read more...

Freedom for cleric linked to Bali bombing? Why now?

Published: Wed 23 Jan 2019 02:40 PM
JAKARTA ( The Jakarta Post/Asia Pacific Report ): Indonesian President Joko Widodo says a radical Muslim cleric linked to the 2002 Bali bombings would only be released from jail if he pledged loyalty to the state and its ideology, following news he ... Read more...

FIJI: Critics see Online Safety Act as ‘Trojan horse’

Published: Wed 23 Jan 2019 02:36 PM
SUVA ( Global Voices/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch ): Fiji’s Online Safety Act took effect this month amid concerns that it will be used to censor the internet. Read more...

Social media shutdown in Venezuela a warning

Published: Wed 23 Jan 2019 01:47 PM
SOCIAL MEDIA SHUTDOWN IN VENEZUELA IS A WARNING OF WHAT IS TO COME AS POLITICAL TENSIONS RISE Read more...

Guatemala Reconciliation Law amendment will lead to impunity

Published: Wed 23 Jan 2019 10:48 AM
GENEVA (22 January 2019) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday expressed serious concern after the approval in first reading of a bill to amend Guatemala’s long-standing National Reconciliation Law. If adopted, the ... Read more...

Human rights must be bedrock of “Globalization 4.0”

Published: Wed 23 Jan 2019 10:46 AM
GENEVA (22 January 2019) – As global leaders meet in Davos for the World Economic Forum (WEF), United Nations experts stressed the critical importance of human rights to the Forum’s central theme of “Globalization 4.0: Shaping a New Architecture ... Read more...

ITUC Welcomes Calls for Revitalised Social Contract

Published: Wed 23 Jan 2019 10:24 AM
ILO Future of Work Commission: ITUC Welcomes Calls for Revitalised Social Contract and Universal Labour Guarantee Read more...

Emerging Partnership for Energy Leadership

Published: Wed 23 Jan 2019 10:22 AM
Tartu, 22 January 2019 - Climate change is one of the most serious threats to humanity. The ‘Partnership for New Energy Leadership’ sustainable energy conference will focus on building an energy-conscious, low-carbon future in Central and Eastern Europe ... Read more...
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