UN expert: When Palestinian men beat their wives, it’s Israel’s fault

  When Palestinian men beat their wives, in large part it’s the fault of Israel, suggests a UN expert. Dubravka Simonovic, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, concluded her visit to Israel and the West Bank with a statement today “recognizing the clear linkage between the prolonged …

Why do members of the Human Rights Council blame and oppress the victims of rape?

UN Watch Statement Panel on Women’s Rights Human Rights Council, 32nd Session, 15 June, 2016 Delivered by Ms. Nian Hu Thank you, Mr. President. In adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations in Resolution 70/1 pledged to “eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls …

Issue 577: 25 NGOs Led by UN Watch to Grant Women’s Rights Award to Iraqi MP & German Psychologist for Rescuing Yazidi Women Enslaved by ISIS

Award Ceremony at UN Watch’s 8th Annual Geneva Summit, Opening Next Week at United Nations Days before world leaders gather at UNHRC in Geneva, a global summit of dissidents led by UN Watch on Feb. 23 will spotlight human rights situations in China, Cuba, Iraq, North Korea, Eritrea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, …

Dutch Diplomat Should Be Fired for Defending Iran’s Election to UN Women, Tweeting “Iran’s Not Misogynist”

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, April 14, 2015 – The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch today called on Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders (see letter below) to fire a senior human rights diplomat for a series of embarrassing tweets defending the election of Iran’s regime to the board of UN Women because, in …

The UN should do more for people of Libya, Afghanistan, South Sudan

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council, 28th Session Item 10: GD on HC/SG/OHCHR country reports 26 March 2015 Delivered by Edwina Tam Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch is deeply concerned with the dire human rights situations in South Sudan, Afghanistan, and Libya. First, in regard to South Sudan, the report of …

The Council should protect women and refugees in the Central African Republic

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council, 28th Session Item 10: ID with IE on the Central African Republic 24 March 2015 Delivered by Ms. Alyssa Scheiner   Thank you Mr. President. UN Watch thanks the independent expert for her oral update on the human rights situation in the Central African Republic. We are …