Posts Tagged ‘human rights violations’

Proposed Marriage Amendment aimed at preventing forced underage marriages Comments 0

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Underage couples would need court approval to marry under a private members’ bill that aims to crack down on forced marriages. National List MP Jo Hayes said she believes forced marriages between teenagers are “slowly creeping into New Zealand society” and that the problem exists primarily in Pacific and Asian communities, where parents can pressure Read more

Violations in Central African Republic outrage bishops Comments 0

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Africa’s Catholic bishops have expressed “shock and outrage” at human rights violations in the Central African Republic, where in recent months the social fabric has been “completely torn up”. One of the world’s poorest countries, the landlocked Central African Republic has an extremely low level of human development. The population of 5.2 million is 50 Read more