Resources on Women, Religion, and Rights from the UN

Two new reports: “Realizing the Faith Dividend: Religion, Gender, Peace and Security in Agenda 2030” and “Religion, Women’s Health and Rights: Points of Contention, Paths of Opportunity.”

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Meet TOU’s Summer #UN Interns!

The Temple of Understanding’s 2016 student interns have successfully completed their first two weeks at the United Nations! Read on to meet our 20 interns and hear about the projects they will be pursuing at the UN this summer.

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Women, Faith and Human Rights Report – New from UNFPA

Gathering honest and critical thinking by women and men of faith and human rights actors, the new Women, Faith, and Human Rights report from UNFPA challenges the notion that there is a conflict between faith and women’s rights.

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Seeking Justice for Murdered and Imprisoned Women Human Rights Activists

Another Environmental Rights Activist, Lesbia Y Urquia, was murdered in Honduras four months after the shooting of Berta Caceres.

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UN Human Rights Council to Establish an Independent Expert on Violence and Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Identity #Orlando

The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) voted in favor of creating the first-ever Independent Expert to report on violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This expert will track LGBTI issues around the globe and provide technical assistance and capacity building to help countries better address these issues.

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