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 Shaun Campbell Bush from Nicaragua hopes to teach people in her community about the UN human rights mechanisms © OHCHR Photo


Helping to inform and improve the lives of Afro-Nicaraguans

“I hope to be able to let my people know that we don’t really need to tolerate injustice,” said Shaun Carol Campbell Bush.
 
Bush is a member of the Nicaraguan Black People Association and was recently in Geneva to participate in the UN Human Rights Office Minority Fellowship. Bush, along with 12 other representatives of ethnic, linguistic and religious minorities spent five weeks learning how to use UN human rights instruments and mechanisms to assist their causes. 


 Toutes les stories
 Nareen Shammo is part of the Yezidi ethnic minority of Iraq © OHCHR

Fellow raises awareness of Yezidi Iraqi plight

Yezidi activist Nareen Shammo tells the story of the plight of her people in war-ravaged parts of Iraq at the UN Human Rights Office.



 Brothers Said and Yarg both inherited the status of ‘slave’. But they escaped with the help of two anti-slavery groups.

Traditional slavery: Said and Yarg’s story

Brothers Said and Yarg both inherited the status of ‘slave’. They had no choice but to obey their master’s orders and were not allowed to go to school. They were also frequently subject to beatings. They were eventually able to escape and with the assistance of two anti-slavery organisations, they have been able to pursue legal action against their former master and begin their schooling.



Actualités des droits de l'homme

Egypt protest deaths
High Commissioner Zeid is deeply disturbed by the death of at least 20 people during clashes between security forces and protestors in Egypt since Friday. He urges Egyptian authorities to take urgent measures to bring an end to the excessive use of force by security personnel.

Kazakhstan restrictions
Kazakhstan's approach to regulating peaceful assemblies is a pressing concern, UN expert says, with "stability" often used as a pretext to curtail rights.

El Salvador: pardons
El Salvador’s decision to pardon a woman convicted of aggravated homicide after suffering a miscarriage must spur a review of similar sentences imposed on other women, UN experts say.

Holocaust Memorial Day
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein marks the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, urging all of us to resist discrimination of every kind so that all may live in liberty, with respect, equality and justice.

Dutch homeless decision
The Netherlands' decision to provide funding to help municipalities that offer emergency shelters for homeless migrants is a significant and welcome change of position - UN rights experts.

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