Wednesday January 11, 2017

The OAS' Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has recently published 3 reports related to violence against children, women and the LGBTQ community.

1. Access to information, violence against women, and the administration of justice in the Americas

2. Violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex persons in the Americas

3. Violence, children and organized crime

(Source: OAS)

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Thursday December 22, 2016

Legal standards related to gender equality and women's rights in the Inter-American Human Rights System was published in 2015, by the Organisation of American States (OAS).

"This special edition of the report – Legal Standards Related to Gender Equality and Women’s Rights in the Inter-American Human Rights System: Development and Application – includes the original text approved by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on November 3, 2011 and an update approved on January 26, 2015.

The publication of this special edition has been spearheaded by Tracy Robinson, in her capacity as Rapporteur on the Rights of Women of the Inter-American Commission, in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women (Convention of Belém do Pará)."--Preface.

(Source: OAS)

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Friday November 18, 2016



CBC Ottawa reported on the disturbing incidents occurring in Ottawa of hate graffiti placed on a church, mosques and synagogues.

They have created a map to highlight the issues.

Read more.

(Source: The CBC)

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