47th session of the Human Rights Council: High-level panel on the prevention and multisectoral response to female genital mutilation – Statement by Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights – World

June 23, 2021 Excellencies,Friends, Female genital mutilation is a serious human rights violation that affects women and girls all over the world. A recent report suggests that it could be present in more than 90 countries. I thank the Human Rights Council for convening this panel aimed at increasing mobilization …

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Girdwood housing market reaches crisis levels

A nationwide housing shortage is playing out across Alaska, but perhaps nowhere in the state has it been as severe as Girdwood, the mountain resort 40 miles south of Anchorage. . “I’ve been asked several times how you describe it in one word,” said resident Mike Edgington, who works on …

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What is the religious exemption in Title IX and what are the challenges of the legal challenge of LGBTQ students

Eds: This story was provided by The Conversation for AP customers. The Associated Press does not guarantee the content. (THE CONVERSATION) While federal law protects most American students from discrimination based on sex and sexual orientation, an estimated 100,000 LGBTQ students in religious institutions do not enjoy the same protections. …

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Oversized spending plan heads to budget committees

Governor Phil Murphy at the COVID-19 Daily Briefing on June 22, 2021 State lawmakers prepare to send Gov. Phil Murphy a budget that will take spending to an all-time high by adding more funds for tax breaks and public service pensions on top of what the governor requested ago months. …

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