Pakistan church blasts ‘demonstrate inability of authorities to protect minority communities’

Today’s suicide bombing in an historic church in Peshawar, Pakistan, has been widely condemned by a UK-based human rights organisation as another example of how Pakistan’s authorities fail to protect minorities in the majority-Muslim country. Global Minorities Alliance (GMA), which advocates for the rights of persecuted minorities the world over,…

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Sexual, Reproductive Rights Urged for All in S Asia

Forty parliamentarians from the nine South Asian countries came together to support the need to highlight sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in a two day consultation organised by International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), a global service provider and leading advocate of SRHR. The parliamentarians discussed avenues of providing…

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Remembering Sunila Abeysekera

UN Women mourns the loss of award-winning human rights defender and an internationally renowned activist for gender equality and ending violence against women and girls, Sunila Abeysekera. She passed away in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 9 September 2013, after a long fight with cancer. Born in 1952, Sunila worked passionately…

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