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‘We are not afraid’: Indigenous Brazilian women stand up to gender violence

21 January 2023 Women Women from Brazil’s indigenous communities are particularly vulnerable to gender-based violence, but UN-backed initiatives, and a change in the law, are encouraging them to seek protection. In Parque das Tribos, an indigenous neighbourhood in Manaus, the capital of Brazil’s Amazonas state, violence against women is not uncommon. “As a leader, I […]

Holocaust remembrance: beware ‘siren songs of hate’ – UN chief

Holocaust remembrance: beware ‘siren songs of hate’ – UN chief Unsplash/Jean Carlo Emer | A memorial at the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland. 27 January 2023 | Human Rights At a UN ceremony to mark the Holocaust on Friday, Secretary-General António Guterres warned that antisemitism, hate speech, and misinformation are ever-present, 90 years on […]

Surge in poverty-stricken children in Eastern Europe, Central Asia

Surge in poverty-stricken children in Eastern Europe, Central Asia © UNICEF/Alexsey Filippov A mother and her child live in a refugee centre in Lviv after they were forced to flee violence in Zaporizhska, Ukraine. Rising inflation and the Ukraine war have triggered a 19 per cent increase in child poverty across Eastern Europe and Central […]

Australia: Groundbreaking decision creates pathway for climate justice on Torres Strait Islands

© Karl Bouro Yessie Mosby, one of the Torres Straits Eight climate activists, speaking at the Sydney Biennale. Facebook Twitter Print Email 23 September 2022Human Rights The UN Human Rights Committee found on Friday that Australia’s failure to adequately protect indigenous Torres Islanders against climate change impacts, has violated their rights to enjoy their culture, free from “arbitrary interference” with […]