Human Rights

Culture, Education and Human Solidarity

Human Wrongs Watch By John Scales Avery* 29 December 2015 Cultural and educational activities have a small ecological footprint, and therefore are more sustainable than pollution-producing, fossil-fuel-using jobs in industry. Furthermore, since culture and knowledge are shared among all nations,…

Saudi Women Make Huge Advances After Victory in Polls

By Katherine Mackenzie ABU DHABI, Dec 24 2015 (IPS) – The triumph of 19 women in what is being seen as a landmark and historical election in a largely traditional and conservative country is a massive gain for women. A…

70% of 1 Million Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Live Below Local Extreme Poverty Line

Human Wrongs Watch Some 70 per cent of the over 1 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon now live below the Lebanese extreme poverty line, a big rise over 2014, and food insecurity is mounting, the UN on 23 December 2015…

South Africa’s foreign nationals displaced again

KwaZulu Natal- In South Africa’s a group of foreign nationals temporarily staying on Cato Ridge Farm known as ”Hope” in KwaZulu Natal province are in pain again. The agonies rose out the moment when fire broke out in their camps…

Greece becomes 26th European country to recognise same-sex partnerships

Pressenza republishes this press release by the European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association on the news that Greece has passed legislation to allow same-sex partnerships. The concept of registered partnership had existed in Greece…

Indigenous Villagers Fight “Evil Spirit” of Hydropower Dam in Brazil

Human Wrongs Watch By Fabiana Frayssinet* SAWRÉ MUYBU, Brazil , 21 December 2015 (IPS) – At dusk on the Tapajós River, one of the main tributaries of the Amazon River in northern Brazil, the Mundurukú indigenous people gather to bathe…

Human beings sent back to war and poverty at the Greek border

I have been sent on a day trip to Idomeni on a mission with PRAKSIS NGO, just a metre away from the frontier of hope. The caravan of buses carrying people, who want to leave Greece, patiently waits at the…

“Our lives are ‘occupied’ by the colonialist power of Zionist Israel” – schoolteacher

Esam Sahori: teacher at a school next to Occupied Bethlehem By Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik e.V. An interview with Esam Sahori from Bethlehem, about the situation there, and at his school where he teaches. Thanks for reading and sharing! A special…

Global Forced Displacement for 2015 on Track to Break All Records, Topping 60 Million

Human Wrongs Watch Forced displacement this year is likely exceed all previous records, for the first time topping 60 million, meaning that one out of every 122 persons on Earth has been forced to flee their home, the United Nations…

Norway ratifies the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention – C29

Good news to share! After pressure from Walk Free supporters and other organisations, Norway has become the second country, after Niger, to ratify the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention (better known as C29).1 This is important since the adopted…

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