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News2019-02-11T15:20:37-04:00

2019 Iran Floods Crisis

Country: Iran Media ICHR Calls on the government of Iran to be transparence in regards of all the aid and financial help they are receiving for helping the flooded areas in the country. As well as ensuring that the aid and the financial help is effectively and evenly distributed. From mid-March to April 2019 widespread flash flooding affected large parts of Iran, most severely in Golestan, Fars, Khuzestan, Lorestan, and other provinces. Iran has been hit by three major waves of rain and flooding over the course of two weeks, which led to flooding in at least 26 of Iran's 31 provinces, and at least 70 people died nationwide as of April,6th, according to the officials. The first wave of [...]

April 19th, 2019|

End Refugee Crisis worldwide

THERE ARE 65 MILLION REFUGEES IN THE WORLD TODAY Media Every minute, 24 people around the world are forced to flee their homes. That’s 34,000 people a day who leave everything behind in the hope of finding safety and a better tomorrow. Today there are 65 million refugees in the world. Who is a refugee? A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so. War and ethnic, tribal and religious violence are leading causes of [...]

April 19th, 2019|

The ‘OUTRAGEOUS BAN’ ON ALL LGBTI EVENTS IN ANKARA IS LIFTED

Country: Turkey ICHR is thrilled by the news that today the  Ankara administrative appeals court ruling has lifted the blanket ban on all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex events that was in placed in the capital since November 2017.  “This is a great victory and momentous day for LGBTI people in Turkey and for the LGBTI rights activists. With pride season approaching next month we celebrate this significant court ruling.” Said Ardeshir Zarezadeh, Advocacy Director for Iran, and The Middle East at ICHR Canada.  The LGBTI people and their allies were scandalously and unlawfully banned from holding any LGBTI related events since November 2017. One of the Ankara governorate’s key justifications for imposing this outrageous ban was that it [...]

April 19th, 2019|

Eliminate Child Labour Worldwide

Stop Child Labour Serious work in social legislation begins always with the protection of children. ICHR calls on world community to get firmly on track toward eliminating child labour worldwide. Children shouldn’t be working, they should be in school, and safe environment fallowing their dreams.  Children shouldn’t work in fields, but only on their dreams. Yet today, 152 million children are still in child labour. Children work because their survival and that of their families depend on it, and in many cases because unscrupulous adults take advantage of their vulnerability. It is also due to inadequacies and weaknesses in national educational systems. It is deeply ingrained in cultural and social attitudes and traditions. Poverty is certainly the greatest single force [...]

April 19th, 2019|

Release Anti-Obligatory Hijab Activists

Country: Iran Media ICHR strongly Calls on Iran’s Government to immediately stop harassing, attacking, arresting, and imprisoning women’s rights activist, protesters, and innocent people. As well as imminent release of those detained on this basis.  Government of Iran must release, and halt the convictions of all activists, whom have been prosecuted for peacefully protesting the country’s obligatory hijab laws. Just in the past week, the authorities arrested two activists – a mother and daughter – for protesting compulsory hijab laws. Iranian authorities have prosecuted at least half a dozen activists for their peaceful opposition to obligatory hijab laws. On March 2, 2019, a court in Tehran sentenced Vida Mohavedi – who sparked a movement when she took off her headscarf [...]

April 18th, 2019|

country: Kenya  ICHR strongly calls on Kenyan authorities to take immediate action towards stoping violations against women, and give them justice by prosecuting the parties involved in the violation acts.  Kenyan media has recently been full with reports of gruesome killing of women. Just in 2019, dozens of women have reportedly been killed by their partners. Many others have been badly injured. On International Women’s Day, Kenyan women took to social media and the streets demanding that authorities do more to protect them.  One of the most prominent cases involves the murder of a 26-year-old university student, Sharon Otieno whom was seven months pregnant, is said to have been abducted, raped, and then killed.  Last week, after another university student, [...]

April 18th, 2019|