Our colleagues have published a new report on Germany’s extraterritorial obligations under CEDAW and the Arms Trade Treaty related to arms transfers to India, Iraq, Mexico, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia and their impacts on women.
During a press conference held in Peshawar today, Mr. Zar Ali khan Afridi, Defend International coordinator in FATA and the chairman of the Tribal NGOs Consortium, denounced the restrictions imposed on human rights defenders and civil society in FATA and Pakistan.
The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children has released a new report on “Protecting children affected by armed violence in the community,” in which it is stated that armed violence in the community compromises children’s rights and is associated with serious risks for their development and safety, causing children to be injured, disabled, exploited, imprisoned and at times killed.
Given that President Erdogan’s crackdown on human rights has paralyzed every aspect of life, Defend International expresses solidarity with those affected, calling on the world leaders to denounce Mr. Erdogan’s move toward authoritarianism and his misuse of the emergency provisions.
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has issued a press release concerning opioid abuse from state prescription drug monitoring programs. The CDC study shows an urgent need for improved prescribing practices.