On Wednesday 15 January the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, launched the 2020 United Nations human rights funding appeal - requesting a total of $375.5 million to support existing and new programmes aimed at protecting and furthering human rights.
In 2001 Ananas Girmai founded PROCS (Protection, Respect and Opportunity for Children on the Streets), an NGO dedicated to helping children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Many parents lack the resources to care properly for their children, who are left to work on the streets …
Amal de Chickera, Director of the Institute on Statelessness describes the abuse, rape and murder suffered by the Rohinya people that has brought Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to represent her country against the charge of genocide at the world’s highest court for Human rights.
Award-winning journalist Lindsey Snell revisits the critically overcrowded refugee camp of al Hol in Northern-Syria and describes the impact of the recent Turkish invasion on the conditions of refugees and the foreign families who are held there.
Orlaith Minogue, Conflict and Humanitarian Advocacy Adviser for Save the Children, speaks of the urgency to repatriate any foreign children from the overcrowded refugee camps of al-Hawl and al-Roj in North Eastern Syria.
After a summit in Berlin that took place on 19 January, world leaders have pledged not to interfere in Libya's ongoing civil conflict, and have vowed to uphold a UN arms embargo. Alongside Mrs Merkel
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Last weekend, the people of Taiwan overwhelmingly voted to renew the mandate of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and President Tsai Ing-wen for another four years, in an election that saw the incumbent win more votes than any other presidential candidate in Taiwan’s history.
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At the end of last year, the Merriam-Webster dictionary named non-binary singular pronoun 'they' the word of 2019. Non-binary identities have taken centre stage over the past few years and more people have started to openly identify as non-binary. In the UK, non-binary people make up one per cent of the population - about 630,000 people - including prominent public figures such as Grammy awarded singer Sam Smith, as well as LGBTQ+ activists.
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The International Observatory of Human Rights and the Press Emblem Campaign are organising a panel discussion on 27th January 2020 to coincide with the UN’s Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review of Turkey and to highlight the unprecedented threat to human rights in Turkey most particularly with regards to threats against Freedom of Expression and the persecution of journalists and human rights defenders under the current government.