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US: Ratify Women’s Rights Treaty 0

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Post Views: 12 (New York) – The United States’ long delay in ratifying the global women’s rights treaty undermines fulfillment of the US commitment to women’s rights at home and abroad, Human Rights Watch said today. Former President Jimmy Carter

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North Korea’s crumbling health system in dire need of aid 0

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Post Views: 6 The North Korean government still claims that its healthcare system is free for all – © BBC World Service Amputation and other major surgeries carried out without anaesthesia are just one indication of the dire state of

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Justice urged for Russian human rights defender’s murder 0

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Post Views: 4 Natalia Estemirova was abducted and murdered in July 2009 – © Amnesty International One year after the murder of human rights defender Natalia Estemirova, Amnesty International has called on the Russian authorities to stop the harassment and

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Kyrgyzstan: Torture, Detentions Escalate Tensions 0

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Post Views: 11 Marks on the body of 30-year-old Makhmud (not his real name), an ethnic Uzbek living in the city of Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan Makhmud told Human Rights Watch that police detained him and beat him with a

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Afghanistan: Talks Shouldn’t Ignore Taliban Abuse of Women 0

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Post Views: 3 Twenty percent of the delegates at the Consultative Peace Jirga (assembly) in June 2010 were women, including parliamentarian Shinkai Karokhail (pictured), but many felt that they had limited opportunities to voice their concerns. © 2010 Leslie Knott

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Tunisia urged to end subversion of groups critical of the authorities 0

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Post Views: 9 Ali Ben Salem, 78, has been continually harassed and intimidated by the Tunisian authorities © Amnesty International The Tunisian authorities should end their subversion of human rights organizations and dissenting groups by infiltrating them and provoking turmoil,

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Domestic violence increases at weekends

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Post Views: 16 According to a report prepared by a subcommittee of the Parliamentary Commission on Equal Opportunity for Women and Men said women should receive shelter and help during the weekends, as they are exposed to domestic violence more

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Iran suspended stoning of woman 0

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Post Views: 11 Iran has announced that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani will not be executed by stoning. The Times newspaper of London published the statement of the Iranian embassy on Friday which declares: “According to the information achieved from competent authorities,

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Anti-terror stop and search powers to be scrapped 0

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Post Views: 5 The police’s use of controversial counterterrorism stop and search powers against individuals is to be scrapped immediately, the home secretary announced today. Under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000, officers can stop and search anyone in

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Germany: Accepting Guantanamo Detainees a Positive Step 0

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Post Views: 9 Resettling Those No Longer Considered a Threat Helps Advance Effort to Close the Prison (Berlin) – The German government’s decision on July 7, 2010, to accept two Guantanamo Baydetainees for resettlement is an important step in closing

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