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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.
A statement from SIAWI (Secularism Is A Women's Issue) against UN Resolutions 61/164 and A/HRC/4/2.12 on the "Defamation Of Religions".
A new global report on equality at work showed there are disturbing gender gaps in some Asian countries like India, Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia but they are not purely due to religious factors.
At a meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York (February–March, 2007), 155 women’s NGOs submitted an open letter to the UN Member States and the UN Secretary General, welcoming the strong impetus for a specific women’s entity in the UN.
Leyla Pervizat is a Turkish feminist researcher and activist who played a pivotal role in lobbying for the UN resolution on elimination of crimes against women and girls committed in the name of honour. An interview by Soheila Vahdati.
Working paper for Geneva-based NGO committee on freedom of religion or belief and NGO committee on the status of women
Message from Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director, UNFPA
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