Yakin Ertürk, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, hailed progress in Saudi Arabia on advancing the status of women but urged more action to prevent gender-based violence and raise their profile in public life.
Yakin Ertürk, the special rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Violence Against Women, will officially visit the Kingdom for 10 days starting today to gather first-hand information on violence against women in the Kingdom.
Les prochaines élections de la Commission CEDEF auront lieu en juin 2008.
The deadline for application to the 2008 English speaking fellowship programme is 10 December 2007. It is expected that five Fellows will be chosen to participate in the 2008 Programme to be held between February and May 2008.
A committee of the United Nations General Assembly voted to back a resolution calling for a global moratorium on executions with a view to eventually abolishing the death penalty entirely.
A press statement from United Nations independent experts, calling on states to strengthen the protection of women from violence.
The complete report by Sigma Huda, the Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, (25 April 2007) is available to download directly from the WUNRN website.
Although voted against by Canada and the US, a resolution was adopted calling for continued international assistance to Palestinian women and their families.
L’éradication définitive de la pratique de l’excision et de la mutilation génitale féminine en Afrique a été au menu des discussions de la communauté internationale et des Nations unies qui se sont déroulées à New York, au début du mois.
UN special rapporteur on people-trafficking, Sigma Huda, was arrested on 5 July in connection with a case of alleged extortion. She reportedly has potentially life-threatening heart and kidney conditions, and is not getting adequate treatment in prison.
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