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General Recommendation on Displaced and Stateless Women

admin, 24th November 2014

On 5 November 2014, the UNHCR welcomed the release of the General Recommendation No. 32 on the gender-related dimensions of refugee, asylum, nationality and statelessness of women which OPBP helped prepare in 2009-2010. The Recommendation is on the particular impacts of statelessness and displacement on women. It calls for countries to adopt a more gender-sensitive […]

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The Lancet Publishes Special Edition on Violence against Women and Girls

admin, 24th November 2014

Every day, millions of women and girls worldwide experience violence. This abuse takes many forms, including intimate physical and sexual partner violence, female genital mutilation, child and forced marriage, sex trafficking, and rape. The Lancet Series on Violence against women and girls shows that such abuse is preventable. Five papers cover the evidence base for interventions, discuss […]

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Launch of new Children’s Rights Network in Oxford

admin, 21st November 2014

This year has been an important one for the advancement of children’s rights. This week (20th November 2014) we have marked the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most widely-ratified human rights treaty in the world. In April we celebrated the entry into force of the Third Optional Protocol to […]

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Prof Paul Hunt Gives TedX Talk ‘Equality – The Road Less Travelled’

admin, 18th November 2014

Prof Hunt has recently delivered an important TedX talk ‘Equality – The Road Less Travelled’ You can watch the talk here:   Human rights actually save lives, reduce suffering, and empower individuals and communities. Often we tend to justify the importance of human rights through moral, political and legal arguments, but perhaps we need to […]

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Registration Open: ‘Better Late Than Never’ – Symposium on the CRC – 21 January 2015

admin, 17th November 2014

25th Anniversary of the UK Ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child One-day symposium with speakers from government, judiciary, academia, NGOs and a child advocate Wednesday 21 January 2015, School of Law, Oxford Brookes University Details and registration here The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) remains […]

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