U.N. General Assembly Looks at the Rights of Women and Children

Last week hundreds of world leaders converged in New York City for the annual opening of the United Nations General Assembly; on the agenda were hot topics such as Syria, Israel and Iran. However, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the rights of women and children have also been on the agenda.  Governments and aid organizations alike made [...]

Peru: Trumped up criminal charge against human rights lawyer Mr Jhon Kennedy Vega Carrascal

Sr Ollanta Humala Tasso, Presidente de la República del Perú Your Excellency I am William Nicholas Gomes, Human Rights Ambassador for Salem-News.com. I came to know about the situation from Front Line – The International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders. Human rights lawyer Mr Jhon Kennedy Vega Carrascal, who is currently on [...]

Mining Paradise: The Police and Army visit Junin- on the same day

Mining Paradise: The police and military harass Junin. In the same day! Within hours of each other, first a squad of 20 anti-narcotics police take to hills above Junin supposedly based on a denunciation of a plantation of coca. Hours later- and I am not making this up- a squad of 8 military personnel, all [...]

Peru: Laws threaten fundamental human rights of People with drug dependence

Daniel Abugattás Majluf (President of Congress), Juan F. Jiménez Mayor (Minister of Justice and Human Rights), Dr. Carlos Alberto Tejada Noriega (Minister of Health) Re: Peru: Laws threaten fundamental human rights of People with Drug Dependence Dear Sirs, I am writing to express my concern about Law No. 29737 and related provisions in Peruvian law [...]

500 Million Children at Risk of Malnutrition

As food prices continue to skyrocket, necessities such as milk, vegetables and meat never find their way into many families’ homes, placing 500 million children at risk of malnutrition.  Thus children’s physical and mental growth will be stunted over the next 15 years, according to a survey by the international charity Save the Children.  Eighty percent of [...]

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