Human Rights

06.03.2012

Oromia refugees persecuted in Ethiopia-Somalia

After escaping Ethiopia, Oromia refugees were subjected to further human rights violations including being hunted by armed groups. Within the last two days, Somaliland Authorities destroyed belongings of refugees and asylum seekers outside of the Social Welfare Center in Hargeisa. They used bulldozers to clear the surrounding with armed men inside the Social Welfare Center. »

05.03.2012

Libya – War Crimes Committed … Before NATO’s Eyes

On 19 March last year, the UN Security Council decided to intervene militarily in Libya to protect unarmed, civilian citizens. The military intervention, which lasted more than seven months, consisted of continuos air surveillance, raids, reported ground actions and arms provision to the “insurgents” as part of such “protection” to the population of the oil-rich country. »

03.03.2012

Tamil Madu – giving homeless children a place

The foundation “Humanist Home for Children”, established in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, in 2001, was legally registered in 2006 and since then has been surging forward at full strength. The largely volunteer staff have been conducting awareness programmes across the whole of Tamil Nadu, targetting both rural and urban sectors. Now an orphanage is developing. »

29.02.2012

Millions of Urban Children at High Risk of Violence, Exploitation and Trafficking

One billion children live in urban areas, a number that is growing rapidly. Yet disparities within cities reveal that many lack access to schools, health care and sanitation. These children are at “high risk of exploitation and trafficking, as well as becoming victims of violence”. »

29.02.2012

Iraq: No Care, No Protection for Millions of Homeless at Home

Today there are more than 1.3 million internally displaced Iraqis, with 500,000 of them “living in extremely precarious conditions". This is just one of the consequences of the U.S.-led invasion and occupation of Iraq, started in 2003 and ended -only officially- few weeks ago. »

29.02.2012

Military Court Hears Evidence in Egyptian “Virginity Tests” Case

Cairo — A Cairo military court on Sunday [26 Feb.] heard witness testimony in a case against a soldier who allegedly performed “virginity tests” on seven female protesters on 10 March 2011. 22-year-old Samira Ibrahim filed a lawsuit against the military doctor whom she accuses of conducting the tests on her and six other female detainees near Tahrir Square. »

27.02.2012

Sri Lanka – system operators fail…

An advisor to the Sri Lankan president went to Vavuniya February 25 to talk to the people displaced by 'the war' and was interviewed by a BBC correspondent. Informed of the problem he stated that the administration that the British left does not work anywhere and that is the problem! This report based on a Asian Human Rights Commission press release. »

24.02.2012

The Terror of Unarmed Women Facing Armed Men

“Conflict-related sexual violence is not specific to one country or continent: it is a global risk [...] Wars have entered the marketplaces where women trade; they follow children en route to school; and haunt the prison cells where political activists are detained.” »

19.02.2012

Aysen Demonstrations Reach La Junta, Carrera Austral Bridge Blocked

The bridge over the Rio Rosselot that connects La Junta with the rest of Northern Patagonia, Chile, has been closed by La Juntan’s in solidarity with the “Tu Problem Es Mi Problema” Aysen Civil Movement. A report and the protestors set of demands is brought to Pressenza from participant local resident and "Earthwalker" Paul Coleman. »

18.02.2012

Over 65 percent of Asia’s Elderly Population Will Be Women

With 60 percent of the world’s population, Asia has one of the largest concentrations globally of aging persons, creating a host of potential challenges, experts [warn](http://www.irinnews.org/printreport.aspx?reportid=94856). Over 65 percent of Asia’s elderly population will be women. »

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