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  1. When Love is Called as a Conspiracy: The 'Love Jihad' Bogey Targeting Interfaith Couples in India

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, Sep 27 (IPS) - When Ali (name changed) proposed to his best friend, little did he know that her parents would take six years to agree to their alliance because he was born into a Muslim family, and they were Hindus.

  2. UNICEF’s women Goodwill Ambassadors, give voice to the voiceless

    - UN News

    Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in mid-August, the world has continued to watch anxiously, as the fate of women and girls throughout the country hangs in the balance.

  3. Replacing Monopolies with Impact Rewards

    - Inter Press Service

    Sep 24 (IPS) - Impact Funds would make the business of innovation more cost-effective and enable a triple win for the potential beneficiaries of innovations.

  4. Syria: 10 years of war has left at least 350,000 dead

    - UN News

    A decade of war in Syria has left more 350,200 people dead, High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet told the Human Rights Council on Friday, noting that this total was an “under-count of the actual number of killings”.

  5. Afghanistan: Girls’ education must be a given, urges deputy UN chief

    - UN News

    Ensuring all Afghan girls can be educated must be “a zero condition” for the Taliban, before international recognition of their de facto authority, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said on Friday.

  6. Human rights in Belarus continue downward spiral, warns Bachelet

    - UN News

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    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Friday that she continues to be alarmed by “persistent allegations” of “widespread and systematic torture” of protesters in Belarus. 

  7. Deadly ‘invisible shipwrecks’ plague migrants bound for Canary Islands

    - UN News

    A sharp increase in the deaths and disappearances of migrants at sea heading to Spain’s Canary Islands, along the West African coast, is a cause for “extreme concern” the UN’s migration agency, IOM, said on Friday.

  8. Mexico calls for respect for migrants’ rights, and ‘true international solidarity’

    - UN News

    In his address to the high-level debate at the UN General Assembly on Thursday, Marcelo Ebrard, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, reaffirmed his country’s commitment against discrimination and hate speech and called for more solidarity.  

  9. Call to action: Prevent gender-based violence in humanitarian emergencies

    - UN News

    Top UN officials met in the margins of the 76th General Assembly on Thursday,  with a strong call to action to stamp out gender-based violence (GBV), amid a rise in forced displacement and other humanitarian emergencies around the globe.

  10. UNICEF: Haiti children vulnerable to ‘violence, poverty and displacement’

    - UN News

    As Haiti continues to reel from the “triple tragedy” of natural disasters, gang violence and the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) expressed concern on Thursday that two-thirds of Haitian migrants expelled from the United States border in recent days are women and children – including newborns with “specific and immediate needs”.

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