UN rights office concerned over ‘chilling’ human rights abuses in Afghanistan

Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, expressed concern Tuesday over recent reports of human rights abuses in Afghanistan amid the Taliban’s takeover. According to Colville, the UN is receiving “chilling reports of human rights abuses, and of restrictions on the rights of individuals, especially women and girls, in some parts of the… Read More »

Canada to provide refuge to 20,000 Afghans as Taliban overruns Afghanistan

The Canadian government on Friday announced that it will resettle 20,000 vulnerable Afghans facing threats from the Taliban and being forced to flee as Taliban edges closer to assuming total control of Afghanistan. The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) stated that the government is deeply concerned about the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan and assured that its teams across… Read More »

UN condemns child marriage in Zimbabwe after death of pregnant 14-year-old girl

In a statement released on Saturday, the UN in Zimbabwe criticized the practice of child marriage in the country. This follows the untimely death of an expecting adolescent girl who died during childbirth. The statement has detailed the protracted challenge of sexual violation of girls in Zimbabwe where early marriages are common. It decried worrying statistics… Read More »

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