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The European Union (EU) is committed to working collectively to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM), as part of broader efforts to combat all forms of violence against women and girls, and to supporting the efforts of its Member States in this field. The European Commission has undertaken to assess EU efforts to combat FGM every year, on or around 6 February – the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. This publication is a further update of an 'at a glance' note ...

Since 2013, action against armed groups by the national security forces and the UN MONUSCO Mission in the eastern regions has significantly diminished both violence against civilians and related human rights violations. However, in the rest of the country, human rights violations such as violence against women, police impunity, a dysfunctional justice system and shrinking space for political dissent, remain major concerns.

Kenya: Human rights situation

In sintesi 28-05-2015

Kenya's new Constitution, adopted in 2010, has enabled it to make progress on a number of fronts, especially in enhancing democratic governance and the role of the judiciary. Massive human rights violations, however, continue to be perpetrated by the Somalia-based terrorist organisation Al-Shabaab and to some extent also by the security forces operating against it.

Nigeria: Human rights situation

In sintesi 06-05-2015

Nigeria is plagued by numerous and pervasive human rights problems. It is Africa’s largest democracy and its constitution guarantees human rights, but enforcement in practice is still largely deficient in many areas. Many human rights violations have occurred in the context of violent conflict, especially the Boko Haram insurgency in the north-east.

L'Unione europea è impegnata a lavorare collettivamente per eliminare le mutilazioni genitali femminili (MGF) nel quadro degli sforzi più ampi diretti a combattere ogni forma di violenza nei confronti delle donne e delle ragazze, nonché a sostenere l'impegno degli Stati membri al riguardo. Tuttavia, il Parlamento europeo è preoccupato per il fatto che gli sforzi dell'Unione sono insufficienti per far fronte al problema e che, in particolare, non sono state fissate scadenze concrete per le azioni ...

This study analyzes the relationship between freedom of religion and other fundamental rights in the European Union, the European Convention on Human Rights, as well as the constitutions of the Member States by examining the relevant case law in the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Court of Human Rights, and state constitutional or supreme courts. The study will highlight present sources of conflict, underline best practices and put forward recommendations to promote both religious ...

Violence against Women

Analisi approfondita 06-12-2005

The purpose of this note is to take stock of the problem of violence against women by examining the various forms of violence perpetrated against women (I) and the Community programmes relating thereto (II). It also looks into the various means of combating such violence and the positions adopted by the European Parliament on these issues (III).