Human Rights

01.10.2014

Loss amid the Rubble in Gaza

Loss amid the Rubble in Gaza

  Human Wrongs Watch By Catherine Weibel (UNICEF*) – For a young girl who lost her father and sister in the recent conflict in Gaza, returning to school is one step in a long process of recovery. GAZA, State of Palestine, 30 September 2014 — Ten-year-old Shaima lives in Shuja’iyeh… »

29.09.2014

‘Zero Hunger Is Not Just a Dream’

‘Zero Hunger Is Not Just a Dream’

  Human Wrongs Watch Rome/New York — Global peace and sustainable development cannot be achieved without ending hunger, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva on 25 September 2014, told participants at a high-level UN meeting in New York.   “Food security might not always be our first concern, but it… »

29.09.2014

A Permanent Memorial to Slave Trade at UN Called ‘The Arak of Return’

A Permanent Memorial to Slave Trade at UN Called ‘The Arak of Return’

  Human Wrongs Watch On 26 September 2014, at a high level ceremony on the margins of the UN General Assembly, the representatives of six nations – The Netherlands, New Zealand, Qatar, Senegal, Jamaica and Spain – marked the financing of The Ark of Return, the new memorial which is… »

28.09.2014

Lebanon Hosts the Highest Ratio Per Capita of Refugees in the World

Lebanon Hosts the Highest Ratio Per Capita of Refugees in the World

  Human Wrongs Watch The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has registered over 950,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon – now constituting 25 per cent of the total population.   One year after its inaugural meeting, the International Support Group for Lebanon continues to channel the… »

28.09.2014

Ukraine – Truce or Trojan Horse: Retreat, Re-Armament and Relaunch

Ukraine – Truce or Trojan Horse: Retreat, Re-Armament and Relaunch

  Human Wrongs Watch By Prof. James Petras*, September 2014 – TRANSCEND Media Service –  The NATO proxy war in the Ukraine started with the violent US-EU-sponsored overthrow of the elected government via a mob putsch in February 2014. This was well financed at $5 billion, according to President Obama’s… »

25.09.2014

A mock people court in front of US Senator Schumer’s office.

New York City, September, 25th 2014 – President Obama and Senator Schumer were accused of crimes against immigrants. President Obama was charged with deporting 2+ million immigrants, choosing party politics over people and delaying executive action for Administrative Relief. For Senator Schumer, he was charged with prioritizing profits over people,… »

25.09.2014

99% of Deaths Attributable to Climate-related Changes Occur in Developing Countries — Children Make Up 80% of those Deaths

99% of Deaths Attributable to Climate-related Changes Occur in Developing Countries — Children Make Up 80% of those Deaths

  Human Wrongs Watch As evidence of the increase in greenhouse gasses mounts, children – the most vulnerable and largest population affected by climate change – continue to be ignored in high level climate negotiations. In response, top climate change thinkers have joined forces to analyze a range of… »

23.09.2014

As The Voices of Indigenous Peoples “Must Be Effectively Heard”, There Will Be a World Conference On Them!

As The Voices of Indigenous Peoples “Must Be Effectively Heard”, There Will Be a World Conference On Them!

Human Wrongs Watch The voices of indigenous peoples must be effectively heard and they must be consulted on issues that affect them, including rights to land and resources, the United Nations Human Rights Council heard on 17 September 2014.           “Although there is, at both… »

23.09.2014

Hong Kong students boycott classes

Hong Kong students boycott classes

Students in Hong Kong are taking their struggle for democracy to government headquarters this week, after thousands gathered in a sea of white on the Chinese University campus to launch a week-long class boycott Sunday 21 September, 2014. The organising group was the Federation of Students and they estimated that 13,000… »

19.09.2014

Education Can Save Lives… Still, Some 125 Million School Children Are Unable to Read a Single Sentence

Education Can Save Lives… Still, Some 125 Million School Children Are Unable to Read a Single Sentence

  Human Wrongs Watch Education can save lives, help reach sustainable development goals, says the United Nations. Nevertheless, some 125 million school children around the world are unable to read a single sentence, even after four years of attendance. If all women in poor countries completed primary education, child… »

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