Tag: Human Rights

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 11, 2019

Myanmar Soldiers Surround Monastery...

Myanmar government soldiers on Monday surrounded a Buddhist monastery in Rakhine state, demanding entry to search for members of ethnic armies they say are hiding among the thousands of displaced civilians sheltering there, sources say

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.”

May 10, 2019

Non-Muslim Pakistanis Are Being For...

In the predominantly Muslim country of Pakistan, less than 5% of the population is non-Muslims. Among them are Christians and Hindus. Rights groups say hundreds of young Hindu and Christian girls are forcibly converted to Islam every year in Pakistan

April 12, 2019

UN Rights Chief Urges Respect for H...

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet is urging Sudan’s new rulers to uphold the constitution and take heed of human rights as they try to move the country forward after the toppling of president Omar al-Bashir

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