Worldwide, several challenges to the full realization of women's rights persist, and women continue to face discrimination in access to education, work, social protection, inheritance, economic assets, productive resources and participation in decision-making and society at large. On a global scale, discrimination is most evident in laws and penal codes related to violence against women, and their marital, personal and economic status. Despite ratification of numerous international...more
European companies should be required by law to establish the origin of the minerals they use in their products to put an end to the trade in gold, tin and other minerals mined in conflict zones, a leading expert said on Tuesday. Campaigners have long raised concerns that proceeds from mining many of the minerals used in electronics are used to finance warring parties and prolong conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and elsewhere.
We tend not to worry when things are going well.
If people can take care of their daily business and send their kids to school without fear of violence, resolve disputes through a functioning justice system when the need arises, express their views both in private discussions and in public processes, feel they can truly contribute to decisions that affect their lives, and know effective institutions are in place to deliver basic services to their families and communities without...more
The Media Centre of ARP: a new era in the relationship between journalists and deputies in Tunisia
Assembly of the Representatives of People, Tunis, Friday, 13 May, 2016, 10:30 am: The Media Centre of the Assembly of the Representatives of People was inaugurated by the President of ARP, H.E. Mohamed Ennaceur and UNDP Resident Representative in Tunis, Mounir Tabet, in the presence of the Ambassador of Japan, H.E. Susumu Hasagawa, representatives of Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, the...more
Scotland’s track record on LGBT in education presents some sobering statistics. Recent reports indicate that 54% of LGBTI pupils do not feel part of their school communities, with 71% regularly skipping school. 54% of those who experience direct homophobic bullying are self-harming and a shocking 26% of them have attempted suicide.
Riding a wave of political activism in the wake of the 2014 Scottish referendum, Jordan Daly and Liam Stevenson launched the ...more
In December 2010, demonstrations broke out in Tunisia demanding the resignation of one of the most repressive regimes in the region, led by President Ben Ali. The demonstrations were triggered by the widespread corruption, lack of freedoms, and poor living conditions in the country.
A year after the revolution, a constituent assembly was elected to draft a new constitution, which was adopted in early 2014. On October 26, 2014, Tunisians voted to elect their first post-transitional...more
On Saturday, hundreds of supporters of an influential Iraqi Shia cleric busted into the Green Zone, the heavily fortified area in the center of Baghdad that's home to Iraq's main government buildings and is normally off-limits to ordinary Iraqis, to demand a major cabinet reshuffle. Among them was Abbas Jabbar Halachi, who stormed Iraq's Parliament building along with a number of other protesters.
But when Halachi first got into Parliament, he...more
(Ottawa, ON): Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde commented today on the Private Member’s Bill put forward by Roméo Saganash, NDP Member of Parliament for Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou (QC), C-262 - An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
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