Tag: Human Rights

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‘I AM 70’ : Usha Rai

United Nations - Growing up as a woman in India and various parts of the world has its challenges. Influential figure, Usha Rai now in her 70th year, discusses how her family supported her dream to become a doctor ev...

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Afghan Migrant Akhtar’s Story

United Nations, New York - Migrating to another country in pursuit of safety and a better life has long been a way of coping with crisis; but for some, the quest can be tortuous and seemingly without end. For more th...

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Akhtar’s Story

United Nations, New York, 20 March 2013 - For more than four years, a young Afghan migrant, Akhtar Azimi, has travelled across continents to find a place to call home. He has been rejected for asylum in every country ...

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Albinism Awareness around the World

Discrimination, violence and abuse of people with albinism is a major concern for all affected and society as a whole. On International Albinism Awareness Day in 2019, people with albinism came together to promote alb...

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Albinism Awareness around the World

Discrimination, violence and abuse of people with albinism is a major concern for all affected and society as a whole. On International Albinism Awareness Day in 2019, people with albinism came together to promote alb...

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Azerbaijan: Not Safe in Her Own Home

United Nations, New York, November 2011 - Azerbaijan is riding the crest of an oil boom - but not everyone is happy. Some citizens say that developers are bulldozing their human rights - quite literally. But a group ...

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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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Beacon of Hope – Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary ...

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Beacon of Hope – Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary ...

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Brazil: A Transgender Family

United Nations - An unprecedented United Nations public education campaign, ‘Free and Equal” launches in Brazil to support LGBT rights, but many still suffer from discrimination. Brunna Valim faced violence and discri...

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Cambodia : Protecting their Properties

United Nations - It's a story of courage; it's a story of pain. In Cambodia, as in many places around the world, development threatens homes. Over 120,000 people in Phnom Penh have been evicted from their homes sinc...

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Cambodia: Protecting Their Properties

United Nations - In Cambodia, as in many places around the world, development threatens homes. Over 120,000 people in Phnom Penh have been evicted from their homes since 1990. But with support from UN Women, female ...