Tag: Human Rights

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Year in Review 2014 (UN in Action)

United Nations - From the ongoing situation in Syria and Ukraine to the global effort to address the Ebola crisis and more, Year in Review 2014 will recap the events which captured the international headlines and thos...

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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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Uruguay: Forty Years Later

United Nations - A period of terror, masterminded by the dictatorships of six countries in South America in 1975, took a toll on the population, especially those who were imprisoned and tortured. Today, more than a hu...

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Mozambique: Losing Out

United Nations - Child marriage not only violates the human rights of girls, but also gravely threatens their lives, education, and future prospects. When girls are married, they are expected to begin childbearing whi...

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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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Syrian Refugees: A Growing Crisis

United Nations, New York - About five thousand Syrians are fleeing to neighbouring countries each day, according to the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR. But the journey is often dangerous as the Syrian army fire at those tr...

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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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South Africa: From Victim to Victor

United Nations, December 2012 - In South Africa, one group of women, lesbians, are especially at risk. They're the target of a particularly heinous crime, "curative" or "corrective" rape, which perpetrators believe w...

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Dominican Republic: Haitian Migrants Struggle for Citizenship

United Nations, New York, May 2012 - Haitian migrants toil under the hot sun on sugar plantations in the Dominican Republic. But the majority of them are stateless; even those who are born here, have neither a Haitian...

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Mongolia: Mobile Kindergarten

United Nations, New York, March 2012 - In Mongolia, many young children of nomadic families have never attended kindergarten. In an effort to improve access to early childhood education, an initiative supported by IF...

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Safe Motherhood in Bangladesh

United Nations, New York, February 2012 - Every year, thousands of women in Bangladesh die from avoidable causes related to childbirth. The majority of women still give birth at home, where lack of access to a skilled...

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Gabon: People in the Forest (Long version)

United Nations, New York, 27 December 2011 - For most of us, owning a passport or identity card is something we take for granted. But many people around the world have never been recognized as citizens of their own ...