KHARTOUM (24 May 2015) – At the end of a twelve day mission to the Republic of Sudan, which took her to Khartoum, States of North and West Darfur and North Kordofan, Ms. Rashida Manjoo, United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, delivered the following statement.
GENEVA (11 May 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Rashida Manjoo, today announced the cancelation of her planned official visit to South Africa for lack of confirmation of dates by the Government for the information-gathering mission.
GENEVA (8 May 2015) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo will visit the Sudan from 13 to 24 May 2015 to examine the overall situation of violence against women and girls in the country, and gather first-hand information from victims of violence.
“I will meet with those involved in fighting violence against women in the country, to assess the situation in conflict and non-conflict areas, including violence against refugee and internally displaced women,” Ms. Manjoo said announcing the first visit to the Sudan since 2005* by an independent expert charged by the UN Human Rights Council to monitor, report and advise on the situation of women and violence around the world.
Prof Pierre de Vos delivered a paper entitled “Towards the emancipation of sexual minorities: Possible strategies to effect both legal and social change” at a conference on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Rights held at the Renmin University Faculty of Law in Beijing on 27 and 28 April 2015.