States should take action against COVID-19-related expressions of xenophobia, says UN expert

GENEVA (23 March 2020) – Governments must ensure that their response to the COVID-19 pandemic does not contribute to xenophobia and racial discrimination, and must eradicate xenophobia  throughout all State policy and messaging, said E. Tendayi Achiume, UN Special Rapporteur on…read more

Results of the fight against the list of professions banned for women: тhree years of the #AllJobs4AllWomen campaign

In the three years since the launch of the #AllJobs4AllWomen campaign, three countries have fully repealed legally enshrined professional bans for women and several countries have opened access to hundreds of specializations for women. Women have already started working and…read more

Constitutional Coup in Russia : Putin’s Move to Devalue International Human Rights Treaties Could Set Dangerous Global Precedent

On 20 January 2020, the President of Russia proposed radical changes to the Russian Constitution, but the chilling implications for human rights could echo far beyond Russia’s borders. The draft legislation introduces significant amendments to 14 articles of Russia’s supreme…read more

The Simplest Way to “Formalize”

The question of what protection a child needs is often the subject of heated debate. Society is divided into those who firmly support parents who know “what is best for the child” and those who almost always support government interference…read more

Ukrainian experts comment on questions of the UN Human Rights Committee addressed to the government of Ukraine

Topics related to the situation of vulnerable groups were included on the list of questions addressed to the Ukrainian government during the 127th session of the UN Human Rights Committee. In assessing the level of representation of women in political…read more