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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.
Although voted against by Canada and the US, a resolution was adopted calling for continued international assistance to Palestinian women and their families.
Jahangir's report states that a large number of the violations of the right to freedom of religion or belief are committed by non-state actors, whether members of religious groups themselves or others.
The UN Human Rights Council should vote to maintain all country-specific rapporteurs and should reject limits on the Council’s ability to address human rights abuses proposed by some of the world’s worst human rights violators, Freedom House said today.
"C’est pourquoi, le 17 décembre 2006, l’on enregistra sans surprise l’existence d’une Résolution 61/164 — «Combating the defamation of religions» — lors de l’AG de l’ONU."
The English version of Jeanne Favret-Saada's essay on the dangers of UN Resolution 61/164.
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