Tag: human rights defenders

Pro-#Iran regime MEPs trample on EU voters’ democratic criteria

| December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

After WWII, European voters have been taught to consider human right criteria as a priority, writes Hamid Bahrami. During the many electoral campaigns in the EU, candidates tout their ideas based on human values and democratic principles such as freedom, gender equality, justice, rule of law, and rejection of fundamentalism. In reality, however, these valuable words […]

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European Parliament mobilizes for #HumanRights defenders in Guatemala

European Parliament mobilizes for #HumanRights defenders in Guatemala

| February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament today (17 February), during the plenary session in Strasbourg, has approved an urgent resolution on the situation of human rights defenders in Guatemala. By this initiative, MEPs have both expressed their concerns and acknowledged the work carried out by human rights defenders. For this reason, they urge the Guatemalan government to adopt […]

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Denis Mukwege: ‘Rape is a weapon that dehumanises women’

Denis Mukwege: ‘Rape is a weapon that dehumanises women’

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

“We hope to find solutions to stop rape being used as a weapon of war, sometimes even as a war strategy.” For years Denis Mukwege (pictured), this year’s Sakharov Prize laureate, has been helping the victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo despite threats and his family being attacked. The gynaecologist will […]

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