Tag Archives: Violence

Shootings & Terror Attacks: Tips for Coping, Advice for Mothers

New York, N.Y. In the wake of so many mass shootings and random terror attacks that have injured such innocent children, mothers have become particularly worried. The fears are sadly warranted, as these tragic events have happened while children are at school, in church, or even just on the street. Many mothers ask me about […]

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Taking Steps to Reduce Violence Against Persons with Albinism

New York, N.Y. United Nations human rights expert Ikponwosa Ero called upon government representatives gathered in New York for the General Assembly to take swift action to end a growing problem of violence and severe discrimination against people with albinism. Independent Expert on Albinism Ikponwosa Ero. Photo: OHCHR/Christine Wambaa. Ms. Ero is the first Independent […]

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U.N. Statistics Forum Addresses Efforts to Support Gender Equality

New York, N.Y. Today marks the start of the 6th Global Forum on Gender Statistics, a two day event in Helsinki, Finland, that will highlight ways to improve data on gender in order to support better policies for women and girls and Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In South Sudan, girls carry […]

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U.N. Provides Food Aid to 8,000 People in Central African Republic

New York, N.Y. The United Nations food relief agency is providing emergency aid to 8,000 people affected by an upsurge in violence in the north of the Central African Republic (CAR), in addition to regular food and nutrition support for some 120,000 people. WFP food distribution in Kaga Bandoro town, Central African Republic (CAR). Photo: […]

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U.N. Wants Ethiopia to Allow International Panel to Stop Violence

New York, NY – Urging Ethiopian authorities to end their violent crackdown on peaceful protests, which has reportedly led to the death of over 600 people since November 2015, two United Nations human rights experts today further called on the Government to allow an international commission of inquiry to investigate the protests and the violence used […]

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Ban Ki-moon in Mid-East: Non-Violence Takes More Courage than Violence

New York, N.Y. Amid roiling tensions in the Middle East, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has taken to the airwaves to speak directly to the peoples of Israel and Palestine and to urge the leaders on both sides to end the “posturing and brinkmanship” and get serious about pursuing the two-state solution –“the only solution […]

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U.N.: Settlement Expansion ‘Root Cause’ of Palestinian Violence

New York, N.Y.  A United Nations human rights committee has completed its annual evaluation of the situation affecting millions of people living in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and has cited Israel’s policy of settlement expansion as a primary driver of the escalating violence in the area. Suffering displacement, injury and even death, children continue to […]

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In Alleged ‘Manifesto,’ Accused Church Shooter Details Hate

Washington, D.C.  He called himself the “Last Rhodesian,” a self-declared “white nationalist” who sympathized with apartheid-era southern Africa, and the antebellum period in the United States, when slavery thrived. In dozens of photos posted to a now-defunct website believed to belong to Dylann Roof, the accused killer of nine people in a South Carolina church […]

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U.S. House Passes Emergency Funding Bill for Migrant Care Crisis

Wayfair Accused of Selling Mattresses to Youth “Detention Centers”

U.N.: World Faces ‘Climate Apartheid’ with 120 Million More in Poverty

Australia Rescues Children of Dead Islamic State Fighters

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Immigrant Defense Project Releases “Know Your Rights With ICE”