Resolution to Protect the Family subverts human rights principles and dilutes the rights of older persons
A group of states have tabled a resolution at the HRC 35 entitled, “Protection of the Family: Role of the family in supporting the protection and promotion of human rights of older persons.” This resolution fails to address the key issues affecting older persons and does not concretize actions to prevent abuse within families. Our action is necessary to protect the fundamental principle that all human rights are universal, indivisible, interdependent and interrelated.
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Call for Submissions on ONLINE Violence Against Women
Deadline: 30 September 2017
The Special Rapporteur seeks to collect existing good practices on law regulating violence against women and sexual harassment on-line. In order to inform her work on the topic,she wishes to secure from different stakeholders, including States, National Human Rights Institutions, Non-governmental organizations, as well as members of academia.
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Domestic violence a form of “arbitrary execution”, says UN rights expert
Governments must do more to tackle the hugely disproportionate rates of violence suffered by women, including recognising attacks on them as human rights violations and domestic murders as a form of arbitrary execution, a United Nations expert has said.
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United Nations Advocacy Week & OutSummit, applications open
Deadline : 7 July 2017
Are you an activist involved in global LGBTIQ rights? OutRight Action International are now gathering applications from international activists for our annual week of advocacy, which runs from 1-10 December 2017 in New York City.
AWID and partners express our strong concerns about the draft resolution on the protection of the family. We are concerned that the resolution attempts to instrumentalize older persons and their rights.