Rights / Gender
Mumbai, Dec 18 (JEN) The recently concluded FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival in Mumbai highlighted several pertinent issues– both concerning international as well as local human rights violations and struggles- but the recent verdict of the Supreme Court once again criminalizing gay sex in India took centrestage. more
Sudan: UN strengthens support to combat human trafficking

New York, Dec 18 (JEN): The United Nations refugee agency is working with the Government of Sudan and partners to reduce the number of kidnappings and incidents of trafficking and smuggling ...

Cambodia: UN seeks body to monitor treatment of prisoners

New York, Dec 17 (JEN): Cambodia has fallen behind in obligations it made to monitor the treatment of prisoners, a United Nations committee to prevent torture said Monday, urging Phnom Penh ...

Philippines: UN urges probe into killings of broadcast journalists

New York, Dec 17 (JEN): The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom Monday called on Philippine authorities to investigate the separate murders of three journa ...

UN urges Laos to probe disappearance of rights activist

New York, Dec 17 (JEN): A group of independent United Nations experts Monday urged the Government of Laos to boost its investigation into the enforced disappearance a year ago of Sombath So ...

UN urges Bahamas to tackle human trafficking

New York, Dec 17 (JEN): Voicing concern over the lack of a national action plan by the Bahamas to address trafficking in persons, an independent United Nations human rights expert called on ...

LGBT protests anti-gay sex verdict

New Delhi, Dec 15 (JEN): Protests were held across India on Sunday against the verdict of the Supreme Court that once again criminalized homosexuality in the country by holding that Indian P ...

Security Council urged to pay attention to journo attacks

Washington, Dec 14 (JEN) With journalists facing frequent and often fatal violence both in conflict zones and stable countries, a United Nations expert on Friday called on international bodi ...

UN dismayed as India criminalizes homosexuality

New York, Dec 13 (JEN): The United Nations human rights chief Thursday voiced her disappointment at the re-criminalization of consensual same-sex relationships in India, calling it “a ...

Myanmar: UN welcomes latest release of political prisoners

New York, Dec 12 (JEN): An independent United Nations human rights expert Wednesday welcomed the release of 44 prisoners of conscience in Myanmar, hailing it as an important step towards fu ...