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 The Small Arms Survey monitors, evaluates and reports on the proliferation and effects of gun violence
Data from the Small Arms Survey has informed the UN Human Rights Office in several areas, including the promotion of accountability for gender-motivated killings of women
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Small arms: A disproportionate impact on women

Stemming the tide of gun violence as it affects women requires advocacy underpinned by facts, says Dr. Anna Alvazzi del Frate. Which is what her group, the Small Arms Survey helps to provide.
The Small Arms Survey is an NGO that monitors, evaluates and reports on the proliferation and effects of gun violence in a variety of settings. The UN Human Rights Office uses data gathered by the group in its advocacy efforts. This year the group took a closer look at how gun violence affects the rights of women in their report, “Small Arms Survey: Women and Guns”.

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 Tracy Robinson and Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein signing the Joint Declaration © Daniel Cima

Strengthening ties to protect people in the Americas

The UN Human Rights Office and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights formalize a mutual understanding to promote and protect human rights in the Americas.

 Victims of forced and early marriage discuss their experiences and participate in educational activities © Trust of Programs for Early Childhood, Family and Community Education

Forced and early marriage: the story of Maysoun, a child bride

Maysoun was forced to marry at the age of 15. She was exploited, abused and when she fell ill, her husband left her. Although deeply traumatized by her experiences, Maysoun eventually recovered with the specialized assistance provided by a local non-governmental organization financially supported by the UN Slavery Fund and was able to restart her life.

Human Rights in the news

Zeid urges US to tackle racism / Ferguson
High Commissioner Zeid urges US authorities to conduct in-depth examinations into how race-related issues are affecting law enforcement and the administration of justice, both at the federal and state levels, in the wake of the Ferguson Grand Jury verdict.

Release CIA abuse report - UN experts
A group of UN human rights experts urge US President Barack Obama to support the fullest possible release of the report on Central Intelligence Agency interrogation practices conducted by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, stressing that “the stakes are very high."

Kyrgyzstan / anti-gay bill
Kyrgyzstan's Parliament is urged to withdraw an anti-gay bill that would effectively "condemn LGBT people to silence" by UN human rights experts. The bill contains criminal and administrative sanctions for acts aimed at a "positive attitude towards non-traditional sexual orientation."

Torture prevention visits announced
Guatemala, Italy, Nauru and the Philippines are among the countries the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) plans to visit in 2015 as part of its mandate to prevent and eliminate torture and ill-treatment of detainees.

Punitive Demolition in OPT / Israel
The Government of Israel must end its punitive demolition of Palestinian homes in response to alleged acts of violence by Palestinians, two UN human rights experts have urged, warning that house demolition as a punitive measure is a form of collective punishment contrary to international law.

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