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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".
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.
Isabella Bakker's report on financing gender equality and empowerment, from the United Nation Division for the Advancement of Women, Expert Group Meeting on Financing for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (4-7 Sep. 07) Download the report here.
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.
More than 15 women groups attended a panel discussion during the Human Rights Council Sixth Session on 20 September 2007, to highlight the growing problem of forced marriages among women and girls as young as eight.
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.
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