Human Rights

17.10.2014

“Eradicating Poverty Goes ‘Hand in Hand’ with Biodiversity Protection”

“Eradicating Poverty Goes ‘Hand in Hand’ with Biodiversity Protection”

  Human Wrongs Watch The protection of biodiversity is directly related to the eradication of poverty and stimulation of economic growth, senior United Nations officials on 15 October 2014 stressed at a meeting in Republic of Korea, calling on countries to take an integrated approach when it comes to… »

16.10.2014

Twenty Days Without News of Missing Mexican Students

Twenty Days Without News of Missing Mexican Students

Mexico, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) After 20 days today of the disappearance of 43 students Ayotzinapa normal, in the Mexican state of Guerrero, the government acknowledged that does not know their whereabouts, while still investigating the Iguala case. The day before President Enrique Peña Nieto issued a message of… »

16.10.2014

Rescuing Migrants in the Sea — Tunisian Fishermen Unlikely Heroes

Rescuing Migrants in the Sea — Tunisian Fishermen Unlikely Heroes

  Human Rights Watch males Túnez, 14 de octubre 2014 ( IRIN ) *  – En Zarzis, una pequeña ciudad portuaria de unos 70.000 en el sureste de Túnez, los pescadores que navegan por el Mediterráneo se han convertido en salvadores inadvertidos, rescatando barcos cargados de inmigrantes… »

16.10.2014

HONG KONG: Concern about use of police excessive force and abuse

HONG KONG: Concern about  use of police excessive force and abuse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AHRC-ART-083-2014 October 15, 2014 An Article from the Asian Human Rights Commission HONG KONG: Concern about the use of police excessive force and abuse (Hong Kong, October15, 2014) The Asian Human Rights Commission expressed shock and sadness at the use of police excessive force/abuse… »

13.10.2014

On World Day against Death Penalty, Strong Calls to End ‘Cruel Practice’

On World Day against Death Penalty, Strong Calls to End ‘Cruel Practice’

  Human Wrongs Watch 10 October 2014 – The continuing application of the death penalty is a “cruel practice” that undermines human dignity, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said as he urged Member States to “reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights” and impose moratoriums on executions. In a video … »

13.10.2014

“Alarming Number of Girls Assaulted, Beaten, Raped, Mutilated and Even Murdered”

“Alarming Number of Girls Assaulted, Beaten, Raped, Mutilated and Even Murdered”

  Human Wrongs Watch An estimated 70 million girls aged 15 to 19 report being victims of some form of physical violence while around 120 million girls under the age of 20 have experienced forced intercourse or other forced sexual acts, while 70 per cent of girls aged… »

12.10.2014

Addressing domestic violence — together

Victoria Law Given that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I’ve been thinking about ways in which friends, loved ones and other community members have helped support survivors in their circles. If 75 women are abused every hour, readers most likely know at… »

12.10.2014

Turkey: Yet another attack on the Freedom of Press

Turkey: Yet another attack on the Freedom of Press

Three photo journalists from Berlin have been arrested reporting about the protests of Kurdish people in Turkey. A support group in Germany around the photographers have published a given a press release:   Yesterday (11th October 2014) in the late evening/early night hours the three German freelance photojournalists Ruben… »

12.10.2014

In South Sudan, a Single Mother’s Fight For Survival

In South Sudan, a Single Mother’s Fight For Survival

  Human Wrongs Watch ‘Forced to flee violence and struggling to feed her three children, a woman in South Sudan is one of thousands to get help from a UNICEF/WFP Rapid Response Mission – and one of millions still trying desperately to survive.’ By Kate Donovan, Pathai, South Sudan,… »

12.10.2014

Lack of Funds in What Could Be “Afghanistan’s Bloodiest Year”

Human Wrongs Watch Dubai, 10 October 2014 (IRIN)* –The World Food Programme (WFP) is facing a US$40 million deficit for its Afghanistan programmes, as aid agencies fear that foreign troop withdrawal will lead to decreasing budgets for humanitarian action.  **Photo: Mohammad Popal/IRIN | Displaced children from Helmand in southern Afghanistan… »

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