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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.
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".
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.
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