As member states, UN agencies and civil society groups gather at the Commission on the Status on Women (CSW) to promote gender equality, HelpAge International is drawing attention to the lack of data on older women, which leaves them vulnerable to violence and discrimination.

"Data on physical and sexual violence against women usually stops at age 49, effectively excluding a quarter of the world's women," said Bridget Sleap, Senior Rights Policy Adviser at HelpAge, speaking at CSW this week.

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GENEVA (11 March 2016) – A new report on South Sudan published Friday by the UN Human Rights Office describes “in searing detail” a multitude of horrendous human rights violations, including a Government-operated “scorched earth policy,” and deliberate targeting of civilians for killing, rape and pillage.  

NEW YORK, 8 March 2016 – A new multi-country initiative to accelerate action to end child marriage will help protect the rights of millions of the world’s most vulnerable girls, UNICEF and UNFPA said on International Women’s Day.

ALTOONA — A statewide investigating grand jury has determined that hundreds of children were sexually abused over a period of at least 40 years by priests or religious leaders assigned to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's office announced today.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 11, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced today the release of a video series and resource guide to raise awareness about the many forms of human trafficking in the United States and to provide information on how to identify and serve its victims.  She also spoke with a group 20 survivors of human trafficking at a forum hosted by the Justice Department’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) to seek survivors’ input about how federal agencies can most effectively address the crime of human trafficking. 

For Immediate Release

December 31, 2015

NATIONAL SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION MONTH, 2016
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

Create Date:
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Report Date:
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Release No.: NR-007-16

January 8, 2016

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