Information Sheet - Social justice and human rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Social justice and human rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Burka segregation in Parliament reversed by Speaker Bronwyn Bishop. Updated A move to force Muslim women who cover their faces to sit in a separate enclosed public gallery at Parliament House has been reversed.
Earlier this month, Speaker Bronwyn Bishop and Senate President Stephen Parry approved new rules applying to anyone wearing "facial coverings". But the move caused outcry and an intervention from Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who is believed to have told Mrs Bishop that "common sense should prevail". A Department of Parliamentary Services statement on security arrangements released this morning said it had replaced the earlier measures. The new arrangements stipulate that all visitors entering Parliament will be required to "temporarily remove any coverings". "That will enable security staff to identify any person who may have been banned from entering Parliament House or who may be known, or discovered, to be a security risk," DPS said in the statement. Cookies must be enabled.
Ukraine crisis: EU mulls Russia sanctions amid fighting. 17 November 2014Last updated at 05:42 ET After months of fighting, damage in eastern Ukraine is substantial European Union foreign ministers are discussing new sanctions against Russia a day after pro-Moscow rebels killed at least nine Ukrainians in fresh clashes.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said help to reform Ukraine would also be on the agenda. Russia's President Vladimir Putin was criticised by Western leaders at the G20 summit in Australia. He told German TV both sides in Ukraine were to blame. More than 4,000 people have died in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The latest were six soldiers and three policemen killed in separate incidents over a period of 24 hours, Ukrainian officials said.
Separatists have been fighting government forces since April in a war that has driven hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. Security Experts and Human Rights Advocates Worldwide Ask Yahoo to Improve Security. Details Published on Tuesday, 13 November 2012 09:17 Several well-known organizations and individuals, including our own Eleanor Saitta, have written a letter to CEO of Yahoo Marisa Mayer, asking her to improve the security of Yahoo infrastructure.
Busting Egypt's web blackout. An Egyptian protester flashes Egypt's flag as anti-riot policemen use water canon against protesters in Cairo on Jan. 28, 2011.
Such resilience on the part of protesters has enabled them to find creative ways to circumvent the internet blackout the government imposed Friday. ((Lefteris Pitarakis/Associated Press)) The Egyptian government ordered a digital crackdown Friday in an effort to quell protesters, shutting down internet access and cellphone services, but some Egyptians are still finding ways to connect with others. United Nations: Human Rights. A school girl at the Sitara School in Kabul pushes her classmate, a double-leg land-mine amputee in a wheelchair.
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was adopted on 13 December 2006. UN Photo/Hassan Zakizada UN Bodies General Assembly Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) Documents, press releases, related links. UN Human Rights Council General Assembly resolution establishing the Council, latest news, meetings, events, membership. Thematic Issues Secretary-General's Campaign to End Violence Against Women Framework for action, activities and contacts, statements, resources. International Courts and Tribunals International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) Overview, documents, latest news, courtrooms, cases, reports. Seeking a better life. Protests of 1968. The protests of 1968 comprised a worldwide escalation of social conflicts, predominantly characterized by popular rebellions against military, capitalist, and bureaucratic elites, who retorted with an escalation of political repression.
In capitalist countries, these protests marked a turning point for the Civil Rights movement in the United States, which produced revolutionary movements like the Black Panther Party. In reaction to the Tet Offensive, protests also sparked a broad movement in opposition to the Vietnam War all over the United States and even into London, Paris, Berlin and Rome. Mass socialist or communist movements grew not only in the United States but also in most European countries.
The 1950-60's Black Civil Rights Movement in America. The actions of the 1900's black civil rights movement, and a brief outline of the events that occurred.
America is advertised as the world's greatest democracy, the land of freedom and equality. However, as little as 40 years ago this slogan was far from the truth. African-Americans were discriminated against constantly, tortured and killed for no other reason than their skin color. This was the period of the Black Civil Rights movement, which saw the birth of many modern-day heroes such as Martin Luther King. MLK was looked up to due to his non-violent protest based on the teachings of the Bible and Mahatma Gandhi.
Islamic State says it is buying and selling Yazidi women, using them as concubines. BAGHDAD -- The Islamic State extremist organization boasted Sunday that it had enslaved women from an Iraqi minority group in order to use them as concubines, as a rights organization detailed teenagers being bought and sold by fighters for as little as $1,000.
An English language propaganda magazine for the Islamic State said that Yazidi women and children were considered spoils of war after they were captured as the militants seized their towns and villages. Islamic State Propagandists Boast of Sexual Enslavement of Women and Girls.