Tag: Human Rights

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Trafficked and exploited migrant labourers in Thailand

United Nations, December 2008 - Many Burmese residents escape to Thailand seeking work. But they are often trapped in the hands of unscrupulous brokers who smuggle them across the Myanmar border. Human Rights lawyer...

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Uganda Maternity Leave

United Nations, New York, July 2009 - All African women work. Very few women work in formal workplaces. Even fewer expect to keep their job when they have a baby, much less get maternity leave. But in a small company ...

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The Untouchables – India

For centuries, millions of so-called "untouchables" have faced prejudice and exclusion from Indian society.

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Honour Killings: Turkey

In Turkey, the government is taking steps to stop a violent tradition of killing women to protect "family honour".

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Sosan’s Story: Domestic Violence in Afghanistan

United Nations, New York, August 2009 - 21st Century (show 33) - Eight years after the fall of the Taliban, targeted violence against women in Afghanistan is back at an alarming level. Women of all ages are enduring b...

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Women and children behind bars in Afghanistan

Closed Captions are available in French. United Nations, New York, January 2010 - In Afghanistan, hundreds of women are in prison, some for reasons that may surprise you. Many have no choice but to bring their...

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Seeking justice: Sexual violence in the DRC

United Nations, New York, January 2010 - The world has been made increasingly aware of the level of sexual violence against women and children in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where rape is used as a tactic of war...

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Iraq: Living and dying for Journalism

United Nations, New York, May 2010 - Far too often, working as a journalist means putting your life in jeopardy. At least 125 reporters were murdered in the last two years, according to UNESCO, the UN agency charged w...

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Batwa Demand Rights and Equality

United Nations, New York, June 2010 - The Batwa, a significant minority in Central Africa, have been subjugated for centuries by more populous ethnicities. In Burundi, their births often go unrecorded and they have th...

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Liberia: Women on the Frontline

United Nations, July 2010 - Liberia - it was a country engulfed in war, its women bearing the brunt of the conflict. While peace finally did come, the legacy of violence against women continues to haunt the country. B...

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Liberia: Women on the frontline

United Nations, August 2010 - With the election of Liberia's first female president, more women are taking a lead in rebuilding this post-war nation. Women in the police force are enforcing laws in an effort to revers...

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Haiti: Violence against women – The enemy within

United Nations, August 2010 - Worldwide, violence against women and girls devastates and impairs their ability to participate in the rebuilding or development of their countries. This has been the case in the after...