Archive for September 15th, 2016

15/09/2016

50 Million Children “Uprooted” Worldwide – UNICEF

Human Wrongs Watch

Across the globe, nearly 50 million children have been uprooted – 28 million of them driven from their homes by conflicts not of their making, and millions more migrating in the hope of finding a better, safer life.*

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Gambian asylum seekers discuss their together while looking at a map on the wall at a Hot Spot, an asylum seeker reception center, in the port of Pozzallo, Sicily, Italy, on May 17, 2016. “| © UNICEF/UN020011/Gilbertson VII Photo

Often traumatized by the conflicts and violence they are fleeing, they face further dangers along the way, including the risk of drowning on sea crossings, malnourishment and dehydration, trafficking, kidnapping, rape and even murder. In countries they travel through and at their destinations, they often face xenophobia and discrimination.

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15/09/2016

Feminism and Nepal

Human Wrongs Watch

By Shree Prasad Devote, Shiba Bagale and Shreeya Devkota*

12 September 2016, TRANSCEND Media Service – From the time immemorial patriarchy has always been a part of human civilization. It may be because of the roles that have been assigned to the genders or the practices that has always demanded women to give more to the world than she takes. 

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**A topographic map of Nepal. | Original uploader to en.wikipedia.org was Captain Blood, known as Captain Blood at en.wikipedia.org.| Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

One way or another society has always created a world where women shall prove their worth to be accepted. From the past, women in general have always been treated as a second class citizen. However, in the course of time things have changed more than anyone would have ever imagined.

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15/09/2016

Kuwait Urged to Redouble Efforts to Stop Trafficking, Exploiting Domestic Workers

Human Wrongs Watch

While welcoming Kuwait’s commitment to fight trafficking in persons, a United Nations human rights expert on 14 September 2016 urged the Government to further strengthen its assistance and support measures for trafficked and exploited domestic workers, adopt prevention measures, and fully protect their rights.

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A scene at the Sukarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta. Thousands of women leave their homes in Indonesia to work as domestic workers each year. Photo: IRIN/David Swanson

“Migrants in irregular situations, including some refugees, asylum-seekers and stateless persons who work informally in the Kuwaiti economy are at risk of trafficking for both labour and sexual exploitation,” the UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, said in a news release from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

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