Book titled "War and Women" written by Dr. MA Hasan released

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 "War and Women,"

Dr. M A Hasan's book, "War and Women," was launched during the 52nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland.

An Overview of the News

  • The event was organised by the Bangladesh Freedom Fighters Parliament in Europe.

  • The book was released at the Serpentine Cafeteria inside the United Nations Building.

  • The book throws light on the suffering of Bengali women who were victims of sexual violence during the 1971 war.

About United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)

  • It is a subsidiary body of the United Nations General Assembly established in 2006 to promote and protect human rights globally.

  • Its mandate includes addressing human rights violations, making recommendations to improve human rights standards, and investigating and reporting human rights abuses.

  • The UNHRC is composed of 47 member states elected for three-year terms, and holds three regular sessions each year.

  • It conducts a Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process to review the human rights records of all member states of the United Nations.

  • The UNHRC has thematic mandates to address specific human rights issues and country mandates to investigate human rights abuses in a particular country.

  • The UNHRC cooperates with other United Nations bodies to promote and protect human rights, such as the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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