In her global human rights update, Bachelet calls for urgent action to heighten resilience and protect people’s rights

45th session of the Human Rights CouncilItem 2: Global Human Rights Update

Statement by Michelle

Violence against women and girls: the shadow pandemic

Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women With 90 countries in lockdown, four billion people are now sheltering at home from the global contagion of COVID-19. It’s a protective measure, but it brings another deadly danger. We see a shadow pandemic growing, of violence against women. As more countries report infection and lockdown, moreContinue reading “Violence against women and girls: the shadow pandemic”

Peace in the home: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls – even during COVID-19

Statement Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day Peace in our world begins with peace in the home, as the United Nations Secretary-General stated in his call for a global ‘ceasefire’ on gender-based violence – a pandemic within the COVID pandemic. One woman in three experiences physical or sexual violenceContinue reading “Peace in the home: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls – even during COVID-19”

Faith for Rights

OHCHR and the “Faith for Rights” framework “We hope the ‘Faith for Rights’ framework will also inspire interdisciplinary research on questions related to faith and rights. Deeper exploration of the ethical and spiritual foundations provided by religions and beliefs can help to debunk the myth that human rights are solely Western values. On the contrary:Continue reading “Faith for Rights”

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