Violence against Indigenous Women and Girls must be punished

September 2012 – Violence against women and girls and the indiscriminate extraction of natural resources are among the most pressing issues that indigenous peoples face today, a United Nations human rights expert said today. “A recurring issue that has come to my attention in various contexts is that of violence against indigenous women and girls,” said the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, in his statement to the UN Human Rights Council in … [Read more...]

Italy must urgently act to end violence against women, UN rights expert says

Italy must urgently act to end violence against women, UN rights expert says Rashida Manjoo, Special Rapporteur on violence against women. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré   January 2012 – Italy must do more to protect women from violence and urgently address the underlying structural causes of gender inequality and discrimination, an independent United Nations human rights expert warned after visiting the country.Rashida Manjoo, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, … [Read more...]

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