Education and cultural rights

Half-Day General Discussion on girls’/women’s right to education
Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:00 Event
On the occasion of its 58th session, to be held in Geneva from 30 June to 18 July 2014, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women will hold a half-day general discussion on girls’/women’s right to education (article 10 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women). The general discussion will be organized by OHCHR with support from UNICEF.
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JUSTICE: 'Children’s equitable access to justice in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia'
16/Jun/2015 Publication
This UNICEF report sheds light on the tremendous barriers children in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia face in accessing justice for violations of their rights. 
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ENVIRONMENT: International human rights law and fracking
15/Jun/2015 Publication
This report demonstrates how the international human rights framework can be used to initiate rights-based advocacy against human rights violations that result from the harm caused by hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
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CANADA : La Commission Vérité et Réconciliation qualifie de "génocide culturel" la scolarisation forcée des enfants aborigènes
15/Jun/2015 News
Les Canadiens ont pris conscience du désastre causé par la scolarisation forcée de dizaines de milliers d’Amérindiens et d’Inuits de 1870 à 1970.
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FRANCE: 3 millions d'enfants sous le seuil de pauvreté
11/Jun/2015 News
Plus de 3 millions d'enfants, soit un sur cinq, vivent sous le seuil de pauvreté en France, 30.000 sont sans domicile, 9.000 habitent des bidonvilles et 140.000 décrochent de l'école chaque année, s'alarme l'Unicef dans un rapport publié mardi.
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CANADA: Forced schooling of aboriginal children was ‘cultural genocide,’ truth commission finds
9/Jun/2015 News
The findings are part of a report documenting widespread physical, cultural and sexual abuse at government-sponsored residential schools run mostly by churches that Indian, Inuit and other indigenous children were forced to attend. 
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ARMED CONFLICT: Thirty-seven countries join campaign to protect schools from attacks
8/Jun/2015 News
Dozens of countries have signed up for a Safe Schools Declaration in response to the deliberate targeting of education in war and terror attacks.
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GENDER IDENTITY: Being trans in the European Union - Comparative analysis of EU LGBT survey data
2/Jun/2015 Publication
Research conducted by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) found that trans persons face the highest levels of discrimination, harassment and violence amongst LGBT subgroups.  
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EUROPE: ILGA-Europe annual conference on LGBT rights
Wed, 28/10/2015 - 09:00 Event
This year’s Annual Conference takes place in Athens between 28 and 31 October 2015 under the theme Many voices, One...
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