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Kenyan Government Rejects UN Refugee Repatriation Plan

Kenyan Government Rejects UN Refugee Repatriation Plan

Kenya has rejected a United Nations agency roadmap for the closure of refugee camps that stretches to December 31 next year. The Kenyan government on March 23 decided to close Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, which collectively host over 500,000 people, a majority of whom are from Somalia, and gave the United Nations High Commissioner […]

U.S. Raises Red Flag Over Human Rights Violations

U.S. Raises Red Flag Over Human Rights Violations

The United States has raised the red flag over alleged human rights violations in Zimbabwe, which include torture of government critics by security forces. In its country report on human rights practices in 2020, the US Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour said Zimbabwean security forces acted with tacit support from […]

UN Women Country Representative Stresses Improvement of Women’s Participation in Decision Making

UN Women Country Representative Stresses Improvement of Women’s Participation in Decision Making

The United Nations Women Country Representative to Liberia, Marie Gareth Nizigama has pointed out that while women represent half of the Liberian population, they are still grossly underrepresented in politics and decision making positions. She made the call at day-long women experience sharing innovative ways of addressing violence against women and girls and achieving gender […]

U.N. Forced Labour Drive Hits Target With Backing Of 50 Nations

U.N. Forced Labour Drive Hits Target With Backing Of 50 Nations

The world has reached a “major milestone” in the drive to combat modern slavery after Sudan became the fiftieth country to back a United Nations treaty against forced labour, the U.N. International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday. The legally binding 2014 pact – a protocol to the 1930 ILO Forced Labour Convention – compels […]

International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

The Right to the Truth The right to the truth is often invoked in the context of gross violations of human rights and grave breaches of humanitarian law. The relatives of victims of summary executions, enforced disappearance, missing persons, abducted children, torture, require to know what happened to them. The right to the truth implies […]

U.N. Calls For Stop To ‘Horrific’ Sexual Violence In Ethiopia’s Tigray

U.N. Calls For Stop To ‘Horrific’ Sexual Violence In Ethiopia’s Tigray

A dozen top United Nations officials on Monday called for a stop to indiscriminate and targeted attacks against civilians in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, particularly calling out reports of rape and “other horrific forms of sexual violence.” In a joint statement the officials, including U.N. aid chief Mark Lowcock, rights chief Michelle Bachelet and refugee […]

UN Security Council Urges South Sudan to Establish Hybrid Court

UN Security Council Urges South Sudan to Establish Hybrid Court

South Sudan should heed last week’s call from the UN Security Council to establish a hybrid court with the African Union, support the protection of civilians, and cease interfering with the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan’s (UNMISS) monitoring of human rights abuses. That message came last week in a resolution that renewed the mandate […]

UN Lauds Dangote Women, Harps On Gender Roles for Global Economic Recovery

UN Lauds Dangote Women, Harps On Gender Roles for Global Economic Recovery

The United Nations (UN) has underlined the need for governments all over the world to put women and girls at the centre of their efforts to recover from the ravaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic disease as the panacea for economic recovery. This call was made by the Deputy Secretary-General of the UN and Chair […]

Why Is Women’s Leadership Not In The Headlines?

Why Is Women’s Leadership Not In The Headlines?

The question has never been whether women can lead as capably as men. Women have always led, and women will always lead, especially when the times are hard, and their communities are in need. The question that we need to ask is, why is women’s leadership invisible? Why is their potential and their power stifled? […]

Traditional Women Receive U.S$16,290.00 Grant

Traditional Women Receive U.S$16,290.00 Grant

Groups of traditional women in Lofa County have benefited from grant valued at over US$16,000 from European Union/United Nations Women Spotlight Initiative. Three women groups comprising of 25 members each namely; Vornebah, which in the Gbandi tribe means ‘togetherness’, Winlia, also meaning togetherness in Lorma and Yalazeagawugu, also in Lorma means ‘hold my hands so […]

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