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Fighting for human rights is a daily duty, says UN top official

Fighting for human rights is a daily duty that we can never give up, according to the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.

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“Most active” 16 days against gender violence

An annual 16-day campaign to end gender violence was this year very active, picking up momentum as each day passed, according to the leader of the UN’s global campaign to end violence against women.

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“Careless statements” result in persecution of LGBTI in Zambia

Careless public statements based on ignorance made in Zambia for political gain, result in violent persecution of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex or LGBTI community, according to a Zambian activist.

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Family pressure biggest issue in Taiwan for LGBTI community.

Women in Taiwan are being forced into marrying men, even if they are from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex or LGBTI community.

That’s according to an activist from a Taiwanese LGBTI support group.

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Law in Turkey leaves LGBTI community vulnerable

The law in Turkey does not recognize the existence of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community, otherwise known as LGBTI, leaving them vulnerable to violence, discrimination and oppression, according to a Turkish rights activist.

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Prince William speaks up against corruption

One of the most insidious forms of corruption and criminality in the world today is the illegal wildlife trade, according to Prince William, the second in line to the British throne.

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Too many children in Kosovo not in school

Education is a human right, and in Kosovo, it is mandatory for children between the ages of six and fifteen. But there are kids who are not going to school. Some were never enrolled. Others dropped out.

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Food safety is “global problem” killing millions per year

Ensuring food is safe for consumption and will not lead to illness or death is a global issue, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Cancer no longer “death sentence”

Cancer is not a death sentence anymore as we have new ways of preventing it, according to an expert on noncommunicable diseases from the World Health Organization (WHO).

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UN and partners launch humanitarian appeal for 2015

The number of people affected by conflicts and natural disasters around the world has reached record levels, according to the United Nations.

At the end of November an estimated 102 million people around the world were in need of assistance.

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