Sexual Violence

Oct 05, 2018

Choice of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Acknowledges Sexual Violence in Conflict

On Friday 5 October 2018, the Nobel Prize Committee announced its Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. This year, the winners were Dr Denis Mukwege and Ms Nadia Murad for their work for and with survivors of sexual violence in war. Many of the women belonging to UNPO Member communities suffer the double burden of discrimination as indigenous people or ethnic minority and as women; for this, they are regularly...

Oct 05, 2018

Choice of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Acknowledges...

On Friday 5 October 2018, the Nobel Prize Committee announced its Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. This year, the winners were Dr Denis Mukwege and Ms Nadia Murad for their work for and with survivors of sexual...

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Oct 05, 2018

UNPO Submits Alternative Report for CEDAW Review...

On Thursday 4 October 2018, UNPO submitted a report for the 71st session of the United Nations' Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), during which the Lao People’s...

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Sep 07, 2018

Op-Ed: The Dystopian reality of Iran

The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Margaret Atwood is a novel based in the near future about the creation of a totalitarian regime which controls and oppresses all aspects of their citizen’s...

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Aug 27, 2018

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Sexual Violence Continues...

On 22 August 2018, two girls belonging to the Tripura ethnic minority were allegedly raped by Bangladeshi border guards in Bandarban District. This case occurred only four weeks after a nine-year-old...

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Aug 21, 2018

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Eight Months Later, Still...

On 22 January 2018, after a random search operation undertaken by the army in the Orachari village, in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region (CHT) of Bangladesh, two men from the army entered the house of...

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Aug 08, 2018

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous Student Movement...

The Association of Indigenous Students of Shahjala University of Science and Technology formed a human chain and rallied demanding safe roads and justice for rape victims of the Chittagong Hill Tracts....

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Aug 07, 2018

Ogaden: Somali Region President Finally Resigns...

Abdi Mohamoud Omar had been running his own violent sub-state entity in the Somali Region of Ethiopia for many years – having never been held accountable for his crimes. However, the recent violence...

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Jun 25, 2018

West Balochistan: Forty-One Girls Victims of Sexual...

In Iran’s southernmost region Sistan and Balochistan, forty-one girls have been kidnapped at gunpoint and subjected to sexual abuse and violence. The public anger and outcry led to the organisation...

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