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

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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...

Women In The New Tunisia

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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...

Gambia: Reclaiming the Land

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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...

A New Vision for Russia

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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...

Roma: Breaking the Poverty Cycle

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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...

A New Vision for Russia (long version)

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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...

Saving Noor: Women’s Rights in Iraq

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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...

United Nations TV – Rwanda: Lessons from a Hero

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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.

United Nations TV – Bolivia: Guarani Land Rights

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

United Nations TV – Unearthing the Past

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

Costa-Rica: The road to equality

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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...