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In this section, PeaceWomen classifies information by Theme- Human Rights - and by Subthemes: General; Socio-Economic Rights/Development; Racial and Ethnic discrimination; and International, Regional Instruments and Mechanisms

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  • July 22, 2014 (allAfrica)
    ANGOLA: Listening to Rural Women Problems Indicates Promotion of Human Rights The program of listening to problems facing women in the rural areas, opened this year by the government, indicates the promotion of human rights in the country.
  • July 18, 2014 (allAfrica)
    AFRICA: Women in Conflict Zones At Risk of Violence, Discrimination U.N. Human Rights experts are expressing concern about the widespread violence and discrimination to which women in conflict-ridden Central African Republic and Syria are subjected. C.A.R. and Syria are two of eight countries examined by the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, which monitors States Compliance to existing rules.
  • July 17, 2014 (Women eNews)
    GAZA: Women Suffering Heavily in Mideast Violence The current focus is on Gaza, where the Israeli military's "knock on the roof" warning missile leaves too little time for escape. Women and children compose a sizable number of the 200 Palestinians killed as of July 16.
  • July 16, 2014 (The Real News Network)
    UNITED STATES: Imagining Economic Policy Focused on Women In the U.S., over 28 million workers are earn a minimum wage. They struggle to make ends meet. Fifty-five percent of these workers are women and women of color. The Fair Minimum Wage Act in the House and the Minimum Wage Fairness Act in Senate would gradually raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 by 2017. Tipped wage earners currently earn only $2.13 per hour. They will also see their wages increase to just over $5 dollars, indexed to keep up with inflation. Many argue increasing the minimum wage and the tipped minimum wage are a step towards fair pay for women. Others say that this is still insufficient and will still keep majority of the families well below the poverty line for generations to come.
  • July 16, 2014 (Net News Ledger)
    CANADA: Circle of Hope on Missing and Murdered Women First Nation leaders, women's groups, elders and youth today gathered in a Circle of Hope in Halifax today, offering a special tribute to missing and murdered Indigenous women during the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Annual General Assembly taking place at the Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre this week.

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