Human Rights

13.08.2014

Syrian Refugee Women Tell Stories about Sexual Exploitation in Lebanon

01 August 2014 – The Syrian refugee woman huddled in the latest room she calls home, a peeling, run-down place outside a north Lebanese village. The mother of six doesn’t know how she’ll pay the rent. She’s gotten by over the past year by taking a series of lovers who… »

12.08.2014

Experts Discuss in Geneva on Use of Experimental Drugs for Ebola

Experts Discuss in Geneva on Use of Experimental Drugs for Ebola

Geneva, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Experts in medical ethics are meeting in Geneva to set ethical limits on the use of experimental treatments for Ebola, a disease which since March has killed about a thousand people. Last week the World Health Organization (WHO) decided to convene this meeting, which… »

10.08.2014

World without Wars calls on world governments to put into effect a “Uniting for Peace Resolution (377)” at the UN General Assembly

World without Wars calls on world governments to put into effect a “Uniting for Peace Resolution (377)” at the UN General Assembly

World without Wars and Violence, Humanist Organisation Press Release Every Israeli and every Palestinian is a sacred being. The recent ceasefire attempted to bring an end to four weeks of fighting that killed nearly 1,900 Palestinians, mostly civilians. Sixty-four Israeli soldiers and three civilians were also killed. World without… »

10.08.2014

Israel: An Emergency Conference of Professionals on Countering Hate Crimes

Israel: An Emergency Conference of Professionals on Countering Hate Crimes

Press release By Social Workers for Peace and Welfare Last week, Social Workers for Peace and Welfare (SWPW) convened an emergency conference on the battle against hate crimes, in conjunction with the Schools of Social Work at three Israeli universities – Tel Aviv, Haifa and Ben-Gurion (Beersheba) – and two… »

08.08.2014

China released human rights lawyer

China released human rights lawyer

Gao Zhisheng, a Chinese human rights lawyer, was released today and is now with his brother, Gao Zhiyi, according to unconfirmed reports.  By MISNA Missionary International Service News Agency In July, authorities in Shaya Prison where Gao was detained Gao informed his brother that Gao would be released… »

02.08.2014

To the Humanist people – Palestine and Israel, the day after Gaza

To the Humanist people – Palestine and Israel, the day after Gaza

By Aaron Elberg, from Jerusalem At some point, the fire will cease. Maybe in a couple of days, maybe a couple of weeks, but at some point the uproar of the cannons and the missiles will quiet. Until that time comes, many deaths will sum up to the scene on… »

29.07.2014

Tracing Dead Migrants in Europe

Tracing Dead Migrants in Europe

By Kristy Siegfried , Johannesburg, (IRIN)* – As the number of migrants and asylum seekers reaching southern Europe’s shores this year continues to climb – to about 75,000 at last count – so too does the death toll from attempts to cross the Mediterranean in over-crowded, unseaworthy… »

24.07.2014

Open Letter to the President of the Philippines

Open Letter to the President of the Philippines

Mr. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III Dear Mr. President, As the gentle breeze of the bamboo nose flute reaches you, we raise our plight to your attention as we anticipate your report during your 5th annual State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 28, 2014. We commend you for embarking… »

16.07.2014

With Annual $36 Billion, Human Trafficking Ranks as World’s Third Most Profitable Crime

With Annual $36 Billion, Human Trafficking Ranks as World’s Third Most Profitable Crime

“Not only is human trafficking one of the most grotesque violations of human rights, it is a lucrative crime for perpetrators… With annual profits as high as $36 billion per year, it ranks as the world’s third most profitable crime after illicit drug and arms trafficking’” according to… »

15.07.2014

APC welcomes Human Rights Council resolution on human rights and the internet

APC welcomes Human Rights Council resolution on human rights and the internet

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) welcomes the UN Human Rights Council’s (HRC) resolution on the promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the internet. Adopted by consensus by 82 member states, the resolution affirms that the same rights people enjoy offline… »

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