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"The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, a UN monitoring body composed of independent experts, has called on the government of Bahrain to adopt urgent measures to end serious discrimination and violence against women."
"We have come a long way in terms of international legal frameworks, but some states still have a long way to go in translating them into judicial systems and peace negotiations that work." - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay
""In spite of considerable achievements, violence against women persists in every country as a pervasive and universal violation of human rights and a major impediment to achieving gender equality." --Yakin Erturk.
"The Special Rapporteur added that violations are perpetrated not just by individuals or groups but also by States themselves. "
Navanethem Pillay confirmed as new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The UN Security Council has voted unanimously in favour of a resolution classifying rape as a weapon of war.
The Human Rights Council held two panel discussions on the human rights of women, the first discussing violence against women – identification of priorities, and the second discussing maternal mortality and the human rights of women.
Prof. Yakin Ertürk, the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences, will conduct an official visit to Tajikistan, at the invitation of the Government, from 15 to 23 May 2008.
On 7 April 2008, Inés Alberdi was appointed the new Executive Director of the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). However, the appointment has sparked criticism from women's rights activists who had campaigned for a candidate from the developing world
Répondez à l’Appel de Rabat "Egalité sans réserve" et signez la pétition pour la levée des réserves sur la Convention internationale sur l’élimination de toutes les discriminations à l’égard des femmes CEDAW et la ratification de son protocole facultatif.
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