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‘Endemic’ sexual violence surging in South Sudan: UN human rights office

Content by: UN News Centre Despite the signing of a peace deal between belligerents last September, UN investigators found that at least 175 women and girls have been raped or suffered other sexual and physical violence between September and ...

Rights of ‘gilets jaunes’ protesters in France, ‘disproportionately curtailed’, say UN independent experts

Content by: UN News Centre The demonstrations were sparked nearly three months ago by President Emmanuel Macron’s introduction of fuel taxes, but quickly morphed into a more general revolt against austerity measures, and the political establishment ...

LGBT community in Chechnya faces ‘new wave of persecution’: UN human rights experts

Content by: UN News Centre In a statement released by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the experts expressed alarm at information indicating a worsening situation for LGBT people in Chechnya: “Abuse inflicted on victims ...

‘End the ongoing atrocities’ against people with albinism in Malawi, say UN rights experts

Content by: UN News Centre “We urge the authorities to step up their investigations into these incidents and bring the perpetrators to justice,” the experts said in a statement on Friday. People with albinism are born with lighter than normal skin, ...


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