- Belarus: UN committee hails role of women in political process and protests. GENEVA (3 September 2020) – Reports of violence against women in Belarus, including sexual abuse and rape, received by UN human rights experts, are deeply concerning, the UN women’s rights committee said on Thursday. The Committee also underlined how women voices are not marginal, but central in political processes.
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