Tagged: human rights
An Oxfam-commissioned survey reveals that sixty percent of rape victims were gang raped. More than half of the assaults took place in their own homes. There has also been a shocking increase in the number of civilian rapists.
Desmond Tutu and Mary Robinson delivered a global verdict on the human cost of climate change today. The judgment was passed at the world’s first international climate hearing during Humanitarian Day at the Copenhagen UN Climate Summit.
International agency Oxfam today welcomed the prestigious Human Rights Award given to the South African HIV and AIDS organization the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung/ Foundation.
Ordinary Afghans blame government weakness and corruption as the second most important factor behind the fighting, with the Taliban coming third, followed by interference by neighboring countries.
International aid agency Oxfam today called for “zero-tolerance” toward sexual violence committed by all armed groups in Colombia. Thousands of women have been raped and sexually abused during the armed conflict, but the vast majority of perpetrators are not held to account for their crimes.
The current political instability in Honduras has forced us to reduce our activities on development projects in the country to approximately 60% of capacity.
In support of our new report Climate Wrongs and Human Rights, Oxfam is running an international competition for lawyers, academics and law students to come up with the most innovative legal case for a developing country to take legal action on injuries suffered from climate change.
Tomorrow [Monday 20th October] the UN will receive the demands of over 2000 world leaders from 124 countries for urgent progress towards negotiation of an effective international Arms Trade Treaty to help save lives and prevent grave human rights abuse.
The urgency shown by rich countries to tackle the financial meltdown stands in stark contrast to their foot-dragging and broken promises over aid and poverty alleviation, human rights and climate change.