Category: General News Alerts

Human Rights Day: Human rights matter every day for everyone, everywhere

Published in www.ohchr.org on Dec. 09 :: “Human rights matter because they are dependent on only one thing: being human.” This is one of the short video messages sent by everyday human rights defenders from around the world through the video sharing platform, Vine, the main social medium used to celebrate this year’s Human Rights Day. The UN Human Rights...

On Disability Rights, Building a Movement One Billion Strong

Published in The Open Society Foundations Website on Dec. 03 :: More than a billion people in the world have a disability, according to the World Health Organization. That’s one out of every seven people. Some of these people are lucky enough to live in places where their rights are respected. But many more are not. Because of physical, communication,...

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The power of human rights education

Published in The Daily Star on Dec. 09 by Mohammad Golam Sarwar :: Raise Your Voice For Human Rights IN every year human rights day is observed with lots of commitment and aspiration from national and International patrons. After 65 years of human rights declaration, human rights still remain a matter of observance and not being a matter of effective realisation....

UN adopts resolution for safety of working journalists

  Published in The Nation – Pakistan on Nov. 23 :: A committee of the UN General Assembly on Friday adopted a resolution on the safety of journalists that calls on States to promote a safe environment to journalists to work independently. Proposed by France, Greece, Austria, Argentina, Costa Rica and Tunisia and co-sponsored by more than 80 countries, the...

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UN adopts resolution on peoples’ right to self-determination

Published in Dawn, November 19th, 2014 A United Nations General Assembly committee on Tuesday adopted a Pakistani-sponsored resolution reaffirming that the universal realisation of the right of peoples to self-determination was a fundamental condition for the effective guarantee and observance of human rights. The resolution manifested the 193-member body’s firm opposition to acts of foreign military intervention, aggression and occupation,...

United work to end rights abuses in South Asia vowed

Two-day int’l seminar ends with Dhaka Resolution 2014 Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 19 :: Rights activists of South Asian countries at an international seminar in Dhaka yesterday vowed that they would enhance co-operation in finding the issues of human rights violations in the region and work together to resolve those. In a resolution, they proclaimed that while...

SAHR urges SAARC govts for common human rights commitments in 18th Summit

Published in The Nepal News on Nov. 18 :: South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) has urged the governments of SAARC region to make joint commitments to uphold international standards of human rights; and to ensure that national laws and mechanisms adequately and effectively reflect respect for human rights in this region. Organising a press conference in Kathmandu on Monday,...

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UN chief launches campaign to end female genital mutilation

Published in The Express Tribune on Oct.30 :: UN chief Ban Ki-moon launched a global campaign on Thursday to end the often deadly practice of female genital mutilation within a generation, as survivors said it had “shattered” their lives. “The mutilation of girls and women must stop in this generation, our generation,” Ban said on a visit to the Kenyan...