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    HRC 34 Blog

    The 34th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva

    Stacy Lara and Madaline Keros, FAWCO's UN Reps at the HRC in Geneva, will keep us informed via blog posts during HRC34.

    By Madaline Keros, UN Rep (AWC Bern)

    In 1946, the first Chair of the UN Commission on Human Rights was a woman, Eleanor Roosevelt. Appointed by Harry Truman, she played a pivotal role not only in drafting but also in brokering agreement by other UN member states on the UN Declaration on Human Rights. The Commission on Human Rights began...

    By Madaline Keros, UN Representative Geneva

    Palais des Nations, March 22, 2017

    The forces of the Arab Spring in 2011 unleashed surprising responses and events—some positive and some negative—in an area of the world that many experts and politicians considered to be “resistant to change”. The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) organized a side event on March...

    By Madaline Keros, FAWCO UN Representative in Geneva

    Human rights is one of FAWCO’s core, four pillars. In the issue of migration, human rights violations and protection of migrants’ and refugees’ rights is a spotlight issue as the international community struggles with appropriately handling it. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Center asserts that about 60 million people were on the move...

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