Day 1 After International Women’s Day – Still Celebrating, Still Advocating

At only 17-yr old, Malala Yousafzai was the youngest recipient, at the time in 2014, as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate for her courageous advocacy of girls education in her home region of Swat District, Pakistan. Blogged for BBC as early as 11-yr old and almost died from being assassinated by a Taliban soldier when … More Day 1 After International Women’s Day – Still Celebrating, Still Advocating

U.N. Reveals ‘Alarmingly High’ Levels of Violence Against Women

By SOMINI SENGUPTA for NYTimes.com on March 9, 2015— “The evidence is ubiquitous. The gang rape of a young woman on a bus in New Delhi sets off an unusual burst of national outrage in India. In South Sudan, women are assaulted by both sides in the civil war. In Iraq, jihadists enslave women for sex. And American … More U.N. Reveals ‘Alarmingly High’ Levels of Violence Against Women

The 4th Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights

Date: 16-18 November 2015 Location: Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland Registration: Registration will open on this webpage during the first half of 2015 (date to be confirmed) Programme: The programme will be announced on these pages in due course. An invitation to stakeholders to propose parallel events will be posted on this page during the … More The 4th Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights

UN Deputy Chief Says Uprooting Seeds of Racism, Hatred Vital to Prevent Genocide

Originally posted on UN News Centre on January 17, 2015— “During a memorial service in honour of victims of the Holocaust at the Park East Synagogue in New York today, Deputy-Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said that preventing genocide required efforts to understand the forces behind it. “The Holocaust did not start with Auschwitz,” said Mr. Eliasson … More UN Deputy Chief Says Uprooting Seeds of Racism, Hatred Vital to Prevent Genocide

Human Rights Concerns in Tibet Raised at the 27th Session of UN Human Rights Council

Originally posted on The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy on September 17, 2014— “As the Human Rights Council discussed situations that require the Council’s attention, several NGOs raised their concern on the urgent and deteriorating human rights situation in Tibet. This morning, Tsering Tsomo, speaking on behalf of the Society for Threatened Peoples … More Human Rights Concerns in Tibet Raised at the 27th Session of UN Human Rights Council

‘One in 10 Girls Raped or Sexually Assaulted,’ U.N. Report Says

Originally published on Yahoo News Digest on September 5, 2014— “About 120 million girls worldwide—slightly more than one in 10—have been forced to have sex by the age of 20. Further, one-fifth of all homicide victims globally are under 20 years old, resulting in 95,000 deaths in 2012, according to a new United Nations report. … More ‘One in 10 Girls Raped or Sexually Assaulted,’ U.N. Report Says