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Priorities of the Human Rights Chief – Michelle Bachelet on her new role

Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, brings to the job personal experience of overcoming injustice and powerful conviction in the value of being a voice for the voiceless. As th...

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Women In The New Tunisia

The Association of Tunisian Democratic Women or ATFD, with funding from the United Nations Democracy Fund, has set up a monitoring centre to identify the kind of discrimination women in Tunisia suffered during uprisin...

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Gambia: Reclaiming the Land

United Nations, New York - In the Gambia, women often farm on degraded, unproductive land. The more fertile land is usually reserved for men. But things are changing. A government project supported by the Internationa...

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A New Vision for Russia

If you can't get on a train or enter a building because you are disabled it isn't just an inconvenience -- it's a denial of a human right. Today we meet two activists in Moscow whose own disabilities have made them al...

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Roma: Breaking the Poverty Cycle

The Roma, traditionally known as Gypsies around the world, have endured a life of exclusion and poverty. According to the UN Population Fund, UNFPA, ensuring access to sexual reproductive healthcare for Roma families...

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A New Vision for Russia (long version)

If you can't get on a train or enter a building because you are disabled it isn't just an inconvenience -- it's a denial of a human right. Today we meet two activists in Moscow whose own disabilities have made them al...

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Saving Noor: Women’s Rights in Iraq

Iraq's elections have helped move it towards democracy, but the on-going violence, extremism and chaos still threaten the nation's most vulnerable citizens: women and children. Amid this turmoil, many courageous Iraqi...

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United Nations TV – Rwanda: Lessons from a Hero

Put to the test, an ordinary man made an extraordinary choice - to risk his own life to save hundreds of others during the Rwandan genocide.

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United Nations TV – Bolivia: Guarani Land Rights

In the forests of Bolivia, the Guarani people are fighting for their human rights.

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United Nations TV – Unearthing the Past

The search for justice following Guatemala's civil war has forensic anthropologists trying to identify individuals who disappeared many years ago.

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Costa-Rica: The road to equality

United Nations, March 2009 - In 2001, governments from across the globe gathered at the UN World Conference against Racism in Durban, South Africa, to take steps to battle racial discrimination. Eight years later, the...