Bullies target physical appearance, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation – UN reports

Nearly a quarter of a billion children and young people world-wide are bullied each year, according to a report released today by the United Nations educational and cultural agency, which found that bullies like to pick on children because of their looks, have ethnic or cultural differences, or due to gender or sexual orientation.

Australian indigenous “disproportionally represented” in justice system

Indigenous people in Australia are “disproportionally represented” in the country’s criminal justice system according to a United Nations rights expert.

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HIV-positive women "face more discrimination than men"

HIV-positive women face more discrimination than men with HIV according to a young activist from India.

Lalchhuanzuali was at the UN to talk about the problems facing young people with HIV, especially in accessing vital services.

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UN Gender Focus: HIV-positive youth, ending violence against women and gender equality

HIV-positive women face more discrimination than men

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UN Gender Focus: intersex awareness and Indigenous people

Estimated 1.7 percent of new-born babies are intersex: UN campaign

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Teenage author encourages children to stand up against bullies

“Saying something” is the first step to fight child bullying, says author and activist Aija Mayrock, who recently spoke at the UN.

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UN Gender Focus: LGBT, drug dependency and women's health

New Independent Expert on LGBT issues a "huge development"

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FEATURE: Goodwill Ambassador Danny Glover calls out racism, Afrophobia in the Americas

The international community must increase its commitment to fighting Afrophobia and discrimination against people of African descent, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador and actor Danny Glover has said, speaking during the International Decade for People of African Descent.


Africa told “talk less and act more” on albinism

African countries are being urged to “talk less and act more” to tackle attacks and discrimination faced by people with albinism.

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Young indigenous women in USA need better protection

Young indigenous women in the United States need to be better protected under the law.

That’s the opinion of Robin Minthorn, a citizen of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma and a professor of Native American Studies at the University of New Mexico.

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