Excerpt: In hopes to discover and highlight the powerful potential that religion and religious leaders have to help guarantee women’s rights around the world, this report examines current tensions that exist between women’s rights and some interpretations of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish doctrines. This report addresses early, forced and child marriages, female genital mutilation, violence […]CONTINUE READING →
BBC (20.06.2018) – https://bbc.in/2tiif8o – The US has pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, calling it a “cesspool of political bias”. The “hypocritical and self-serving” body “makes a mockery of human rights”, said US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley. Formed in 2006, the Geneva-based council has been criticised for […]CONTINUE READING →
SB OverSeas is a humanitarian organisation working in Lebanon to provide access to education. They are strictly against the practice of child marriage which affects many of the girls in our schools and work to keep them in education. Read more about our work here: www.sboverseas.org Written by Kevin Charbel, Project Manager in Saida, Lebanon SB Overseas (06.20.2018) […]CONTINUE READING →
HRWF (08.06.2018) – The number of Jehovah’s Witnesses deprived of their freedom is increasing week after week. Three more Jehovah’s Witnesses have been arrested for “planning the activity of an extremist organization” (!): 43-year-old Konstantin Bazhenov, 35-year-old Aleksei Budenchuk, and 33-year-old Feliks Makhammadiev See below the region they are from, followed by the name […]CONTINUE READING →
Saratov: Searches, frame-ups and arrests of three believers JW in Russia (15.06.2018) – https://bit.ly/2LX0e7t and https://bit.ly/2M1fbp1 – On 12 June 2018 in Saratov and the oblast, personnel of law enforcement agencies conducted massive searches in homes of citizens who are suspected of professing the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Three men were arrested and taken to […]CONTINUE READING →
Three Eritrean teenagers killed themselves after travelling to Britain without their parents The Guardian (17.06.2018) – https://bit.ly/2t5DQ4E – At least three teenage refugees who arrived in Britain from the migrant camp in Calais have killed themselves in the past six months, raising questions about how the Home Office and local authorities handle profoundly vulnerable […]CONTINUE READING →
To commemorate World Refugee Day on 20 June 2018, Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF) and Soutien Belge (SB) OverSeas aim to hold a conference in the European Parliament with the support of the Intergroup on Children’s Rights and the Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup (ARDI).
The conference “The EU’s role in focus protecting refugee children: Prevention of child marriage and safeguarding child welfare” will on the specific challenges of addressing child marriage, a phenomenon that affects a significant number of refugee children, as well as highlighting other issues related to the overall safety and well-being of refugee children.