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Orange the World: Elimination of Violence Against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, November 25 The United Nations General Assembly in 1993, defined violence against women as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such …

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Women for their Rights

A very wise lady once said, “As women, we must stand up for ourselves. As women, we must stand up for each other. As women, we must stand up for justice for all.” Within each minority rests their strongest subgroup, and for the Shia, one can say women are the …

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UNDP Building inclusive and peaceful societies through women’s participation and leadership: good practices from the field

On October 16th Shia Rights Watch attended the UNDP event entitled “Building Inclusive and Peaceful Societies through Women’s participation and Leadership” at the UN headquarters in New York. Marking the 15th anniversary of UN Resolution 1325, the panel of guests at this event spoke about the progress of women’s inclusion …

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UN Women for Peace

United Nation, NYC 10/06/2015 On Tuesday October 6th, Shia Rights Watch attended a United Nations Meeting of delegates and NGOs on the plight of Yezidi women under ISIS. This event, held by the UN Women for Peace Alliance, discussed the current condition of Yezidi women in ISIS-held territories. The speakers …

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