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Report to United Nations Alleges Violation of Women's Rights in Tibet
Investigators from the International Committee of Lawyers for Tibet and the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children submitted the findings of a recent fact-finding mission in a report to the United Nations in December 1998.

The mission interviewed more than 50 Tibetan women and two men who had fled Tibet, and the report evaluated whether China has complied with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. According to the report, the mission found numerous violations of the CEDAW including torture, reproductive rights, health, education, employment , and prostitution.

For more information, contact the International Committee of Lawyers for Tibet at 510/486-0588.

Trauma in Rwanda
As a result of the 1994 war and genocide in Rwanda, trauma counselors were trained to meet the urgent psychological problems in the country.

Currently, there are approximately 26 trained trauma counselors in Rwanda. In mid-1998, the Association for Trauma Counselors in Rwanda was created to handle the trauma services in the country.

For more information, contact the Association for Trauma Counselors in Rwanda at 00 25 07 85 91.