The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is calling for more attention to the plight of victims of human trafficking and migrant women and children, who are among the most vulnerable to violent abuse, and often need more protection and rehabilitation services than they get. During the 16 Days of Activism against Abuse of Women and… Read More »
Pretoria – On 17 December 1999, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 54/134 and designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) joins in celebrating and observing this global day which urges public debate on the heinous crimes committed… Read More »
On 20 November 2009, the international community will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This international Convention, signed by 193 countries including South Africa and the 27 Member Sates of the European Union, was adopted on 20 November 1989 and sets out the… Read More »
Johannesburg – Worldwide, the high rates of HIV in prisons pose a serious threat for prison populations and in turn, the broader community. The lack of knowledge and education amongst prisoners regarding the risks of contracting and transmitting HIV, along with the absence of protective measures and proper health services in prisons, increases their risks… Read More »
New York – The General Assembly on Tuesday, 10 November 2009, established July 18 as Nelson Mandela International Day.