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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Patricia O'Brien of Ireland as the new United Nations legal chief, making her the first woman in the Organization's history to hold that post.
The UN Security Council has voted unanimously in favour of a resolution classifying rape as a weapon of war.
Le Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU a exigé jeudi la fin des violences sexuelles contre les civils dans les conflits armés, pratique très répandue dans les zones de guerre à travers le monde.
The agencies expressed their concern about the “medicalization” of the practice, whereby it is performed by health professionals in health facilities, and the belief that it enhances a girl's chastity and chances of marriage by controlling her sexuality.
On 7 April 2008, Inés Alberdi was appointed the new Executive Director of the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). However, the appointment has sparked criticism from women's rights activists who had campaigned for a candidate from the developing world
Experienced Gender Official from Spain Chosen to Head UNIFEM
"Entre les mains des pays islamiques, la Commission des droits de l’homme de l’ONU et maintenant le Conseil des droits de l’homme a des allures de tribunal de l’Inquisition…"
In a recent press release, Article 19, an independent human rights organisation, voiced its concerns over a proposal at the Human Rights Council to prevent the examination of issues involving "defamation of religion".
WLUML's statement on the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
"Ses membres invitent toutes les femmes à se joindre aux manifestations de soutien et de solidarité au nom de leurs droits humains dans le monde."
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