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Waupun Prisoners Begin Food Refusal to Protest Solitary Torture - Petition In Solidarity
Society & Culture  (tags: solitary confinement, administrative confinement, AC, prison, United Nations, petition, Waupun prisoners, torture, food refusal )

Dandelion
- 31 days ago - motherjones.com
In Wisconsin over a hundred prisoners are in the long term solitary confinement Units a.k.a. administrative confinement AC. Some have been in isolation for 18 to 29 years concurrently. AC for more than 15 days has been deemed torture by United Nations.
Female Genital Mutilation
Society & Culture  (tags: Africa, female genital mutilation, Human Rights, Indonesia, Malaysia, United Nations, Women's Rights )

Lynn
- 142 days ago - politicsplus.org
A 27/11/2012 press release by Amnesty International UK said: The adoption yesterday of a resolution against female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UN General AssemblyâEUR(TM)s human rights committee is a major boost to âEUR¦end to the abusive practice, âEUR¦
UN Paid Millions to Russian Aviation Firm Since Learning of Sex Attack on Girl
Society & Culture  (tags: United Nations, sexual abuse, zero tolerance policy, UTair, contracts, DRC, Africa, Middle East, Asia, human rights, GBV )

Evelyn
- 332 days ago - theguardian.com
United Nations unit uncovered possible 'culture of sexual exploitation and abuse' after 2010 attack by UTair crew member, but permitted company to continue receiving contracts worth millions. "Zero tolerance" of sexual gender based violence? - my foot!
UN Accuses Eritrea of Crimes Against Humanity
Society & Culture  (tags: Eritrea, crimes against humaanity, migrants, refugees, UN, United Nations, human rights )

Beatrice
- 384 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Eritrea - the home country of many of the migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean - has been accused by the UN of human rights violations on a scope and scale seldom witnessed elsewhere
Malala Yousafzai Celebrated Her 16th Birthday By Giving An Incredible Speech at the U.N.
Society & Culture  (tags: Malala Yousafzai, United Nations, Youth Assembly, education, women, children, rights, hope, poverty, terrorism )

Lynn
- 1079 days ago - slate.com
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot and nearly killed by Taliban fighters for advocating that all girls should have the right to go to school, spoke this morning at the U.N. Youth Assembly ... on what was dubbed "Malala Day."
Australia Praised for New Refugee Policy
Society & Culture  (tags: Australia, government, Refugees&Relief, Visas, permanent sanctuary, immigration, human rights, United Nations )

Jeff
- 2966 days ago - news.yahoo.com
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's new government won praise from the United Nations and human rights groups Wednesday for offering refugees permanent sanctuary rather than temporary visas.
Northern Leaders Slam Canada's Rejection of UN Native Rights Declaration & 4 Other Countries
Society & Culture  (tags: first nations, Human Rights, united nations, stephen harper, indigenous peoplesculture, freedoms )

Cheryl
- 3210 days ago - cbc.ca
Aboriginal & northern leaders say Canada's opposition Thursday to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has marred the country's reputation in the international community. This is the 2nd time by Canada's PM Harper
UNICEF: US, UK Worst Places for Children
Society & Culture  (tags: US, UK, Netherlands, Sweden, United Nations, Children's Fund, UNICEF, childrenactivists, europe, HumanRights, children, women, philanthropy, healthcare )

Kathleen
- 3421 days ago - truthout.org
The UK and the US are the worst places for children's quality of life, and the Netherlands and Sweden are the best, according to a report on twenty-one industrialized countries by the United Nations Children's Fund. The UNICEF report uses forty indicator
   

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