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Iraqi women push for rights ahead of presidential election

Female politicians in Iraq are pushing women's issues and women's rights as the presidential election in the country approaches and new laws aim to further restrict them.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Russia’s ‘Virtual reality’ stance on Ukraine slammed at UN

New York - On the eve of Thursday’s four-way talks which took place in Geneva, today, Russia again came in for flak at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council held yesterday, both from UN officials and a number of Western Ambassadors.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Spanish Judge enforces torture probe against Bush and Cheney

On Tuesday, Judge Pablo Ruz at the Spanish National Court defied pressure to scrap a probe into alleged torture in the United States prison camp in Guantanamo Bay which targets former U.S. president George W. Bush.

UN's Pillay condemns widespread use of torture in Syria

The United Nation's High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has strongly condemned the use of torture in Syria by both the regime and some armed opposition groups.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

WorldPride Human Rights Conference – June 2014 in Toronto

Toronto - The WorldPride Human Rights Conference 2014 will take place June 25 to 27, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. Former Prime Minister of Iceland, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, will be among the presenters from 60 countries participating.
In the Media by Bryen Dunn

Op-Ed: March 8 is International Women's Day

March 8 is International Women's Day, an event that has been running since 1908. This year the United Nations is marking the day with the theme of 'Equality for Women'. However, as some media reports point out, there is a long way to go.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Selective justice: Foreign nationals and the death penalty

Geneva - The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) steps up its campaign this week for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Female genital mutilation a Western problem too Special

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) might not form part of the cultural spectrum of Europe or North America; it doesn't mean the phenomenon doesn't exist there. Both continents are home to hundreds of thousands of victims and potential victims.
Digital Journal Report by Miriam Mannak - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Women and Children Under Siege

The women and children of America are under siege. Domestic violence, sexual assault, child trafficking and pornography are virulent epidemics. This is not a position piece on Roe v. Wade - it is a call to action against this war on our women and children
In the Media by Donald Quinn - 3 comments

Madonna to introduce Pussy Riot at human rights concert

New York - Madonna will introduce members of Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot at an Amnesty International concert in New York City in February.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 2 comments
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