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Human Rights and Democracy: The 2013 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Report

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Sex Issues

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/302423/Cm_8842_Accessible_v0.3.pdf

The British human rights report.  Describes British efforts to defend human rights and promote democracy around the world.  Includes sections on human rights situation in 28 countries of concern and preventing sexual violence initiative.  From the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.  Command Paper Cm 8842.

 

Laws on Homosexuality in African Nations

Categories: Africa,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/criminal-laws-on-homosexuality/laws-on-homosexuality-in-african-nations.pdf

Chart which shows laws on homosexuality in 49 African nations as of February 2014.  From the Law Library of the Library of Congress

 

FY2014 National Defense Authorization Act: Selected Military Personnel Issues

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Personnel,Health/Medical,Sex Issues

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43184.pdf

Presents a synopsis of sections of the Act that pertain to personnel policy including force size, pay, health care, and sexual assault.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Violence Against Women: An EU-Wide Survey: Results at a Glance

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,European Union,Headlines,Sex Issues,Statistics,Women

http://fra.europa.eu/sites/default/files/fra-2014-vaw-survey-at-a-glance_en_0.pdf

Presents key findings of the survey of violence against women in the European Union.  From the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

 

Violence Against Women: An EU-Wide Survey: Technical Report

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,European Union,Sex Issues,Statistics,Women

http://fra.europa.eu/sites/default/files/fra-2014-vaw-survey-technical-report_en.pdf

Presents a detailed overview of the research methods used to collect survey data on women’s personal experiences of gender-based violence in all 28 EU member states.  From the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

 

Violence Against Women: An EU-Wide Survey: Main Results

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,European Union,Headlines,Sex Issues,Statistics,Women

http://fra.europa.eu/sites/default/files/fra-2014-vaw-survey-main-results_en.pdf

Reports that gender-based violence that disproportionately affects women is an extensive human rights abuse in the European Union.  Based on a survey of 42,000 women across 28 member states.  From the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

 

Same Sex Couples: Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Retirement/Social Security,Sex Issues

https://faq.ssa.gov/link/portal/34011/34019/ArticleFolder/407/Same-Sex-Couples

A set of 9 questions about social security benefits for partners in same-sex relationships.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Hate Crime Victimization, 2004-2012, Statistical Tables

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Disability,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/hcv0412st.pdf

Provides statistics on 293,000 nonfatal violent and property hate crime victimizations in the U.S. in 2012.  Tables also show changes in the number and rate of hate crime occurrences since 2003. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

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