Anti-personnel mines, in particular improvised mines, are taking a heavy toll on civilians in Afghanistan, Iraq, Myanmar, Nigeria, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. Children account for 42% of all civilian casualties.
Speaking ahead of the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit, a UN human rights expert has urged all countries to take into account the rights and needs of persons with disabilities in their humanitarian responses.’
Women’s Refugee Commission urges that the rights of refugees with disabilities be recognized in human rights monitoring mechanisms
New York, NY, September 12, 2012—As the fifth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities gets...