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Indigenous in Canada “marginalized” in cities “for decades”

Indigenous people in Canada have been marginalized when it comes to city life “for many decades” with women and girls suffering a “disproportionate level of violence.”

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Risk of “outright violence” increasing against LGBT in cities

The risk of “outright violence” against the LGBT community is growing in cities but hopes are high that a newly-adopted agenda for future urban living will create more “safe spaces”.

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UN expert panel warns of systemic anti-Black racism in Canada’s criminal justice system

A group of United Nations human rights experts today expressed serious concerns about systemic anti-Black racism in the criminal justice system in Canada.

21st Century to be based on cities, not countries: Montréal mayor

National politics are important “but the 21st Century will be based on cities” and not countries, according to the mayor of Canada’s second city, Montréal.

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Global aviation industry signs “historic” deal to cut emissions

The global aviation industry has reached a “historic” deal to cut harmful greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, a senior official with the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has said.

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UN Gender Focus: indigenous women, domestic workers and fashion industry

Film gives voice to indigenous Mohawk women in New York City

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Twelve countries report decrease in child refugee detentions

The number of refugee children in detention centres in 12 countries fell by 14 per cent over the past two years, according to a report launched by the UN R

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“Do things together” for education’s sake: Indigenous leader

When it comes to true educational equality for the world’s indigenous peoples, nation states need to “work together” with local leaders and embrace their common heritage.

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UN Gender Focus: safe birth, indigenous women and LGBTI community

Safe Birth” during emergencies campaign launched in Istanbul

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Racism, sexism plague Canadian indigenous women

Canada’s decision to launch an inquiry into the disappearance and murder of hundreds of indigenous women over the past 30 years has been welcomed by an activist from the country.

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