Aboriginal women in Australia face abuse, says an aborigine

Australia’s aboriginal female community experiences much higher rates of abuse than the rest of the population, says Cathy Eatock, a senior policy officer in state government.

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Re-opening of offshore detention camps in Australia could lead to rights violations – UN

A senior United Nations official today warned that the re-opening of offshore detention centres for migrants and asylum-seekers arriving in Australia by sea could result in violations of human rights, and called on its Government to rethink the country’s asylum and migration policy.

Girl Guides and Girl Scouts at the Rio+20 conference

A delegation of 24 young women from 15 different countries is in Brazil to represent the Girl Guides and Girl Scouts organizations, at the UN’s conference on sustainable development, known as Rio+20.

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