Tag: Human Rights Violation

June 15, 2019

Dominican Republic: Policies Fuel T...

The report, “‘I Felt Like the World Was Falling Down on Me’: Adolescent Girls’ Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Dominican Republic,” documents how authorities have stalled the rollout of a long-awaited sexuality education program, leaving hundreds of thousands of adolescent girls and boys without scientifically accurate information about their health. The country has the highest teen pregnancy rate in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

June 13, 2019

Mozambique: Education Barriers for ...

Children with albinism face insecurity and significant obstacles to accessing quality education in the Tete province of Mozambique, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The report, “‘From Cradle to Grave’: Discrimination and Barriers to Education for Persons with Albinism in Tete Province, Mozambique” is in the form of a special web feature with video and photos

June 4, 2019

Rights Groups Worried About Crackdo...

Rights organizations in Zimbabwe are concerned about what they say is a crackdown against opposition activists by the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa. They cite the recent arrest of seven activists who were detained when they returned home from a conference in the Maldives

May 29, 2019

Rights Group Demands Pakistan Milit...

PTM, a self-declared nonviolent movement, gained popularity last year after running a campaign to bring to justice a police officer accused of extrajudicially killing a Pashtun man

May 28, 2019

Egypt: Serious Abuses, War Crimes i...

Human Rights Watch’s two-year investigation documented crimes including mass arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances, torture, extrajudicial killings, and possibly unlawful air and ground attacks against civilians

May 27, 2019

Rights Group Presses Islamic World ...

The HRW campaign uses tweets and Facebook posts to prod the OIC into action, asking its members to help call out China and support efforts to monitor the treatment of Uyghurs at the UN rights meeting next month

May 25, 2019

UN Condemns Rampant Abuse in Syria&...

The U.N. human rights office condemns rampant human rights violations in Daraa Governorate in southwest Syria by both government and so-called non-state actors. The agency accuses both parties of flaunting the reconciliation agreement implemented 10 months ago

May 22, 2019

UN Rights Group Expresses Concern O...

The United Nations’ Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Cambodia on Tuesday expressed concern over the targeting of a number of former opposition officials, suggesting that Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government is engaging in a political witch hunt

May 18, 2019

Women Banned From Cycling In Bike-F...

When Khamenei issued his fatwa against women riding bikes in September 2016, he said that “women often attract the attention of male strangers and expose society to debauchery, and thus contravene women’s chastity, and it must be abandoned.”

April 30, 2019

Libya Battle Intensifies After Trip...

Libya is divided by two competing governments, both with international allies and considerable armies after years of consolidating militias on either side. Fighters are attacking the capital Tripoli, and the last round of peace talks has been canceled

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