Riffat Butt (2009-10) Working to Promote Women’s Rights in Pakistan

The Human Rights Center at the University of Minnesota would like to congratulate Riffat Butt (2009-10) on her work with UN Women in Pakistan.  As a consultant with UN Women, Riffat reviews Pakistani legislation and suggests changes that will promote the rights of women.  You can read about Riffat’s recent successes  in the links below.  Congratulations, Riffat!

http://tribune.com.pk/story/317883/ncsw-submits-draft-bills-minority-marital-status-may-be-documented/

http://www.dawn.com/2012/01/07/women-minorities-four-draft-bills-submitted.html

http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/islamabad/07-Jan-2012/ncsw-submits-four-draft-bills-on-women-minority-rights

http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=85328&Cat=6

Edmon Marukyan (2009-10) Authors Armenian Section of 2012 Human Rights Watch World Report

Each year, the internationally recognized NGO, Human Rights Watch, publishes a report on the state of the world’s human rights.  This year, the Armenian section of the report was written by Edmon Marukyan, a 2009-2010 Humphrey Alum from the University of Minnesota Law School.  Please join us in congratulating Edmon on this accomplishment!

You can download the 2012 World Report here:

http://www.hrw.org/reports/2012/01/22/world-report-2012