May 29, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday condemned the killing of a 25-year-old pregnant woman who was stoned to death in a so-called "honor killing." Farzana Iqbal was killed by her family outside of a Pakistani court in the city of Lahore because she had chosen to marry ...[read more]
May 5, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
A military court for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Monday convicted two of 39 soldiers charged with raping more than 130 women in the province of South Kivu. Another 24 soldiers were convicted of looting. Sources indicate that rape convictions are extremely rare in the DRC and that ...[read more]
April 17, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women Rashida Manjoo on Wednesday reported that despite many positive developments implemented by the UK government to combat and appropriately respond to violence against women, it still remains a prevalent issue that requires improved measures by the ...[read more]
April 7, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
A civil lawsuit against the Dutch government filed by mothers and widows of men killed in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre opened in the Hague District Court on Monday. The Mothers of Srebrenica, a group representing 6,000 women who lost family members during the massacre, originally filed the ...[read more]
February 17, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
Experts from the UN Working Group on discrimination against women in law and practice, along with several other special groups within the UN, urged Kenya on Monday to repeal sections of the Marriage and Property Act. According to the experts, the provisions effectively deny women the right to ...[read more]
February 4, 2014
by Julie Deisher
The UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo on Friday urged the island nation of Seychelles to establish a National Action Plan to combat human trafficking, and to hasten to pass the draft anti-trafficking bill currently circulating in its ...[read more]
January 14, 2014
by Kyle Webster
In addition to ongoing issues of violence and upheaval, several members of the international community have been critical of alleged human rights violations and have expressed ongoing concerns about the actions of both the ruling party within the government and other political groups. The violence ...[read more]
December 8, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a report Sunday stating that although there was an increase of reported acts of violence against women to the Afghan authorities in the past year, prosecutions and ...[read more]
December 7, 2013
by Addison Morris
UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women Rashida Manjoo on Friday commended recent steps taken by Azerbaijan officials to adopt legal measures in protection of women's rights, but urged authorities to better implement these policies. Though many acknowledged that violence against women is a ...[read more]
November 7, 2013
by Stephen Adelgren
UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women Rashida Manjoo and the chairperson of the Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice Frances Raday on Wednesday urged the Sudanese government to stop the practice of threatening women with flogging for "honour- ...[read more]

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