And I will return to my beloved country… Now or never, Second, We need to give them opportunities to attain growth.
unethical and unpractical.." he said United Nations:Amid continuing unrest in Kashmir the UN Human Rights chief has said it is crucial that an independent impartial and international mission be given free access to Indian as well as Pakistan-occupied Kashmir to assess the situation on both sides of the border "I believe an independent impartial and international mission is now needed crucially and that it should be given free and complete access to establish an objective assessment of the claims made by the two (Indian and Pakistani) sides" UN human rights chief Zeid Raad al-Hussein told the Geneva-based Human Rights Council on Tuesday A file image of the protest in the Valley Reuters "We had previously received reports and still continue to do so claiming the Indian authorities had used force excessively against the civilian population under its administration We furthermore received conflicting narratives from the two sides as to the cause for the confrontations and the reported large numbers of people killed and wounded" he said Al-Hussein told the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council that two months ago he requested the Indian and Pakistani government to invite his teams to visit the Kashmir valley and Pakistan-administered Kashmir to assess the situation but has yet to receive a response from New Delhi The Pakistani side on 9 September formally invited a UN human rights team to visit the Pakistani side but in tandem with a mission to the Indian side al-Hussein said "I have yet to receive a formal letter from the Government of India I therefore request here and publicly from the two Governments access that is unconditional to both sides of the line of control" he added His remarks come as the Kashmir Valley has been on edge from past more than two months in which at least 85 people have been killed and over 11500 injured in clashes with security forces SENDAI Japan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Women’s vulnerability to disasters is a sign not of weakness but of inequality and barriers to women taking the lead in protecting themselves must be removed top politicians and officials told a UN conference on Saturday Philippine Senator Loren Legarda said statistics showed women face greater risks in times of disaster In the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami for example women accounted for 70 percent of the deaths in Aceh Indonesia and parts of India Most residents trapped in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina were African-American women and their children she said The situation persists following disasters too Legarda added Pregnant and lactating women have special needs that are often neglected and women are more prone to sexual abuse trafficking and other forms of violence in the aftermath of disasters she said "These realities show that even in disaster impacts there is no equality" she told the meeting in the northeastern city of Sendai where a new global plan to reduce the risk of disasters is due to be adopted Wednesday Emiko Okuyama the mayor of Sendai where around 1000 citizens died and 1 in 10 people had to leave their homes when a huge earthquake and tsunami struck in March 2011 said evacuation centres did not respond to women’s needs at the time because they were mainly run by men Women reported that they had nowhere to change their clothes or breastfeed and no separate bathroooms which made them feel unsafe They lacked sanitary products and were not offered enough different sizes of underwear Okuyama told a session on mobilising women’s leadership to combat disasters "If women are not involved in planning on a regular basis it will be difficult for them to be involved at the time of a disaster" she said In the case of Sendai only around 10 percent of city staff working on disaster risk reduction – which includes preventing and responding to emergencies – were women at the time of the 2011 crisis The city hall is now working to change that although promoting women’s participation in Japan is tough due to entrenched inequalities Okuyama said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe noted in a speech that women are now represented in all prefectural disaster management councils compared with only around half a decade ago "We believe that women’s leadership is. essential in order to stand up to disasters" he said A plan announced by Japan on Saturday to train 40000 officials and community members around the world to play leading roles in disaster risk reduction and reconstruction will include a project for women Abe said In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan which hit the Philippines in 2013 Japan focused its assistance on women he added It reconstructed agricultural processing plants that employed many women before the disaster and built childcare facilities so they could get back to work more easily SMART INVESTMENT Also in response to Haiyan the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) commissioned mobile hospitals that could cater to women’s needs in the hard-hit city of Tacloban according to the agency’s director Babatunde Osotimehin "We make sure that we don’t just do interventions for the purpose of the time – we also try to build resilience" he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation For example in the three West African countries hit by the Ebola epidemic – Sierra Leone Liberia and Guinea – the UNFPA is setting up midwife services so that women and children do not die from causes relating to pregnancy and childbirth because people have become reluctant to visit hospitals The hope is that the initiative will show the importance of well-staffed primary healthcare services Osotimehin said While there have been improvements in awareness of and response to the problems facing women in disasters and conflicts – progress that is reflected in the draft of the new disaster reduction framework – there is still some way to go he added Senator Legarda argued that calls for women to become leaders in protecting themselves and their communities from disasters would be "futile" unless they were educated and given fair job opportunities reversing social and cultural constraints on their actions Former president of Finland Tarja Halonen said women could do much more in disaster risk reduction if they were provided with additional resources and education "It is a very smart investment" she said "By empowering women we enable them to take the right decisions for their family but also the whole community so men benefit too" (Reporting by Megan Rowling; editing by Laurie Goering) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Bhiwani: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said it is the responsibility of the BJP government at the Centre and in Haryana to look into the plight of "poor farmers" and demanded timely compensation for those whose crops were damaged in rains and hailstorm "Farmers are our annadatas (the one who feeds) Today all of us are sad since our annadatas are aggrieved Looking at the plight of farmers I think it is the responsibility of all of us that we should unitedly work to provide them succour" she said during her visit to the state Congress chief Sonia Gandhi PTI Her visit comes amid increased focus of the party on farmers’ issues and its strident opposition to the NDA government’s controversial land bill which has brought opposition parties on one platform Gandhi said the main responsibility to help the farmers lies with the government "It is obvious that the governments (Centre and state) have the main responsibility We are not in government either in Haryana or the Centre Still we will strongly fight to get you proper compensation and relief We are fighting for you even today and we will fight for you even in future like we had done earlier" Gandhi told farmers in Rathanthal village in Rohtak "What do they want They just want relief I appeal to the government to give right and timely compensation to these farmers That is what the government’s responsibility is" she said during her visit to Bhadra village in Bhiwani district Gandhi who is on a day-long visit to the state is also visiting Gurwara village falling under Rohtak Parliamentary seat represented by Congress MP Deepender Singh Hooda In the later part of the day she will visit Surakhpur Jakkhala Road Gudiani and Mubarikpur chowk and Karnal The Congress president had on Friday visited villages in Kota district of Rajasthan where she met farmers who have suffered crop and livestock losses and expressed solidarity with them The Congress president had led a march of opposition parties to Rashtrapati Bhawan recently against the ordinance on land acquisition which was later passed as a bill by Lok Sabha with nine amendments Government is yet to table the bill in the Rajya Sabha amid stiff opposition by various political parties PTIwhich may turn into the most powerful institution now? 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