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Universal Human Rights Index of United Nations Documents

The Universal Human Rights Index (Index) is designed primarily to facilitate access to human rights documents issued by the UN human rights treaty bodies and the special procedures of the Human Rights Council.

The Price of Abuse

December 2, 2007

Shame, violence, abuse, shame - the circle is complete for women of the East as they face a recurring nightmare of the denial of rights and justice.In most cases of violence against women, the role of society and how it perceives these unfortunate women is a crucial factor in the kind of justice they ultimately receive.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon Pledges System-Wide UN Campaign to Fight Violence Against Women

November 25, 2007

Denouncing violence against women as “one of the most heinous, systematic and prevalent human rights abuses in the world,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has vowed to lead a campaign against the scourge.

« Dites non à la violence contre les femmes »

November 26, 2008

Alors qu'a commencé hier la Campagne des 16 jours contre la violence à l'égard des femmes, le Fonds de développement des Nations Unies pour la femme ( a lancé aujourd'hui, avec son ambassadrice itinérante Nicole Kidman, le site web "Dites Non à la violence", qui vise à recueillir des signatures du monde entier contre ce fléau.