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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".
Statement of the Global Campaign to Stop Killing and Stoning Women on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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."
Présentation de la version officielle et du rapport parallèle des ONG.
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.
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