Rights / Gender
Cases of intimidation and retaliation against victims, civil society and activists who cooperate with the United Nations are on the rise, a new report from the UN Human Rights Office reveals. more
UN experts concerned about situation of jailed anti-slavery activists in Mauritania

New York, Oct 20 (Just Earth News): Voicing serious concern over recent intensified crackdown by the Mauritanian Government on the imprisoned anti-slavery activists, a group of United Nation ...

UN experts urge Sudan to drop charges carrying death penalty against six human rights activists

New York, Aug 31 (Just Earth News): A group of United Nations human rights experts on Wednesday urged the Sudanese authorities to drop charges – which carry the death penalty – ...

Maharashtra: Women activists denied access to temple

Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, Jan 26 (JEN): In a near unprecedented incident, about 500 women activists, who were trying to enter into a temple forcibly, were stopped en route by some 1000 villag ...

UN rights chief urges Cuba to halt harassment of activists and respect human rights

New York, Dec 16 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The top United Nations human rights official expressed concern today over the extremely high number of arbitrary arrests and short-term detentions of ...

UN rights office concerned about Thailand’s deportation of Chinese activists

New York, Nov 21 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Voicing strong concern over the deportation of two Chinese activists by the Thai Government and their risk of being tortured and ill-treated by the a ...

Crackdown on journalist and activists jeopardize human rights in Iran: UN expert

New York, Jun 6 (JEN): The arbitrary and unlawful arrest and prosecution of journalists and activists in Iran weakens the protection of human rights of all in Iran, a United Nations expert s ...

UN: Young activists for gender equality ready to play active role

New York, Mar 14 (JEN): Youth delegates such as Momal Mushtaq, a self-described “feminist” from Pakistan who was banned from riding a bicycle back home, and Tunisian women†...

UN experts urge Bahrain to drop charges against women activists

New York, Dec 30 (JEN) A group of United Nations human rights experts are urging the government of Bahrain to drop charges against three women human rights activists exercising their rights ...