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International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, 6 February

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FGM is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. It reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women. It is nearly always carried out on minors and is a violation of the rights of children.

The State of the World’s Human Rights ( Amnesty International)

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It is time we all stand up together and put a stop to the politics of demonization which is creating a divided and dangerous world. 2016 was the year of “us against them”, of populist leaders singling out groups of people as a threat to national interests. If more countries rollback our rights in the name of national security, the result could be a total collapse of the foundations of universal hu

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2 YAZIDI WOMEN WIN PRESTIGIOUS EU HUMAN RIGHT PRIZE

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Iraqi Yazidi Islamic State survivors and activists Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar receive the EU Parliament’s 2016 Sakharov Prize during a ceremony in Strasbourg on Tuesday 13 December. After escaping sexual enslavement by Islamic State they both became spokespeople for women affected by the terrorist group's campaign of sexual violence and for the persecuted Yazidi minority

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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2016: Stand up for someone's rights today!

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Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day.

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Human Rights WATCH's GLOBAL REPORT IS OUT: THE RISKS OF FEAR

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The so called politics of fear are a real threat to the world. In an era of different and interlinked crisis, from the terrorism to the flow of migrants to Europe, to the crackdown to freedom in Egypt and in many other authoritarian countries, the way liberal democracies will respond to the increasing events will shape the way humanity will advance or backtrack on the progress made so far

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ARE WE REALLY SURE THAT NEPALI HOUSEMAIDS WILL BE WELCOME IN MALAYSIA?

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While the Government is about to implement a new policy allowing Nepali housemaids to work in Malaysia and in the gulf countries, press in Malaysia is questioning the presence of foreign housemaids working in the country.

RAIF BADAWI, BLOGGER IN JAIL, WINS THE Sakharov HUMAN RIGHTS PRIZE 2015

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Jailed and already lashed 50 times by the Saudi authorities , Badawi wins the prestigious human rights prized organized by the European Parliament. Martin Shultz, the President of the EU Parliament is demanding his immediate release.

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Human RIghts Watch' report “Like We Are Not Nepali” Protest and Police Crackdown in the Terai Region of Nepal

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Impunity and human rights abuse in the ongoing unrest in Tarai.

How the EU is failing to stand to its principles in matters of human rights

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You might know that there is turbulence in the relationship between Sweden and Saudi Arabia. It is all about human rights. While respecting the sovereignty of Saudi Arabia and acknowledging its gradual improvements, the EU should stand with Sweden.

World Toilet Day: what about the rights of persons living with disabilities?

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What about the rights of persons living with disabilities when we talk about health and hygiene? Today is World Toilet Day and while urban spaces are totally inadequate on this, we have an opportunity to build new, accessible toilets for all.