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UN expert urges EU to actively support migrant search and rescue operations

United Nations human rights expert has called for a global humanitarian response to the large number of migrants and asylum seekers crossing the Mediterranean Sea.

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"Rape is a weapon that dehumanises women,” says Denis Mukwege

Denis Mukwege, this year's Sakharov Prize laureate, describes rape as “a weapon that dehumanises women". The gynaecologist has been helping the victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo despite threats and his family being attacked. He was honoured for his work by the European Parliament during an award ceremony on 26th November in plenary.

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Kwame Nkrumah: "I am not African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me”

Kwame Nkrumah"I am not African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me”, said Kwame Nkrumah.

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UN Experts: Eliminate violence against internally displaced women and girls

UN human rights experts have called for stronger, concerted efforts to prevent and eliminate violence against internally displaced women and girls.

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Pope Francis calls for fair immigration policy, urges Europe to welcome refugees

Pope Francis has urged the European authorities to act now to stop migrant deaths in the Mediterranean Sea.

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