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The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona submitted a report on women care workers whose contribution usually goes unrecognised, and almost always unremunerated. The report notes that unequal responsibilities in care work (including domestic work) stand as a barrier to gender equality, especially amongst women who live in poverty, and recommends that states take active measures to transform care work into a social and collective responsibility and increase women’s access to public services, care services and time-saving technology.

The report can be accessed here

UN SR on extreme poverty and human rights submits report on unpaid care work

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona submitted a report on women care workers whose contribution usually goes unrecognised, and almost always unremunerated. The report notes that unequal responsibilities in care work (including domestic work) stand as a barrier to gender equality, especially amongst women who live in poverty, […]

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Report released by Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission reveals widespread sexual violence by the police

The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission has revealed in a report that almost 15% of all sexual assaults and honor killings in Afghanistan are carried out by the police. For over two years the Commission documented 124 cases of violence against women by police: 41 murders and 83 cases of rape. The report, rejected by the […]

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Two women arrested in Bangladesh for marrying each other

Police in Dhaka have arrested two women for marrying each other. They are now faced with the prospect of life imprisonment, apart from threats to their lives from the religious conservative section of Bangaldesh. With this, Bangladesh has violated its solemn commitment to the UNHRC during last year’s UPR to protect the rights of the […]

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