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Women's Rights Caucus: Conclusion of CSW61

Feminist activists have seen their hard work pay off as the CSW61 adopted a set of Agreed Conclusions that made significant commitments to advance women’s rights and economic empowerment in the changing world of work.

Source: AWID and other organizations

CSW61: Open letter to UN member States

The international trade union movement and civil society allies are shocked at the behaviour of certain UN, including ILO, member States aimed at removing from the draft Agreed Conclusions all references to ILO Conventions and Recommendations.

Source: UNCSW61

HRC 34: States should reject attempts to weaken mandate of UN expert on human rights defenders

Member States of the Human Rights Council should resist attempts to weaken the resolution mandating the UN’s expert on the protection of human rights defenders, the International Service for Human Rights said today. 

Source: International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)

Target hate speech and hate crimes, Zeid urges States

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is an annual reminder to us all to do more to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, hate speech and hate crimes.

Source: United Nations Human Rights (OHCHR)

Official page around CSW61

UN Women shares different resources around the 61st Commission on the Status of Women and the 2017 theme "Women's Economic Empowerment in the changing world of work".

Official page around CSW61

UN Women shares different resources around the 61st Commission on the Status of Women and the 2017 theme "Women's Economic Empowerment in the changing world of work".

Official page around CSW61

UN Women shares different resources around the 61st Commission on the Status of Women and the 2017 theme "Women's Economic Empowerment in the changing world of work".

Meeting recording: Facing up to the Global Avalanche of Hate

The Impact of Fundamentalism And Extremism on Cultural Rights: A timely discussion with the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights of her latest report, held in Geneva on 3 March 2017. With contributions and concrete examples from Muslims for Progressive Values, the Center for the Study of Human rights of the London School of Economics, Freemuse, the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), and Fonds pour les femmes en Méditerranée and Freemuse.

HRC34: Global NGO coalition calls for renewal of mandate of UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders

In a letter to member States of the Human Rights Council, a global coalition of leading civil society organisations has called for the consensus renewal of the mandate of the UN expert on human rights defenders.

Source: The International Service for Human Rights

The impact of fundamentalisms and extremisms on cultural rights. Interview with UN Special Rapporteur

In her second report to the Human Rights Council, Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights Karima Bennoune considers how the rise of fundamentalisms and extremisms represent major threats to human rights worldwide, and calls for a global rights-based response.