Human Rights

‘Enough is Enough’: the campaign fighting Britain’s cost of living crisis

Large crowds have been gathering across Britain this last few weeks to attend a series of rallies held by ‘Enough is Enough’, a new campaign focused on combatting Britain’s ongoing cost of living crisis. Announcing its inception at the beginning…

Full Gender Equality Still Centuries Away, Warns New UN Report

The latest available Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 data show that the world is not on track to achieving gender equality by 2030. At the current rate of progress, it may take close to 300 years to achieve full gender equality, according…

Philippines must “commit to concrete, time-bound justice and accountability targets” for “drug war” victims

by Perfecto Caparas iDEFEND urged the UN Human Rights Council to exhort the Philippine government to “commit to concrete, time-bound justice and accountability targets” for victims of former president Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called “drug war.” Rose Trajano, iDEFEND’s international advocacy officer, made…

Leonard Peltier: native delegation from US to Europe for his release

From October 1 to 5, 2022, a delegation from the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee will be in Italy as part of a series of European meetings, which will culminate in a meeting at the UN in Geneva. The public…

#JournalistsSpeakUpForAssange

Julian Assange, has now spent over 1,200 days in a maximum-security prison. If we consider the date of June 19, 2012, when he first sought Ecuador’s protection from the very charges he now faces, he has now been deprived of…

Hope grows amid Burma’s crushing military coup – NGO graduates 25 “agents of change”

by Perfecto Caparas INDIANAPOLIS – Showcasing their resilience and undying hope despite the covid-19 pandemic and military junta’s atrocities, 25 students graduated recently from the National University of the Union of Myanmar (NUUM). During their commencement ceremonies on August 27,…

Where are they? Where are the disappeared persons?

International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED) Calls Attention to the UN International Day of the Disappeared, held each year on August 30 On August 30th, everyone should ask that question and wear a white scarf as a sign of solidarity with the many victims…

The cry “Free Julian!” and participation in the 24-hours marathon grow worldwide

Participation in the ‘24 hours for Julian Assange‘ marathon, which will take place on 15 October, is growing fast and spreading across the planet. The call launched by the international news agency Pressenza at the end of July has already…

Five years of Rohingya refugee crisis between Bangladesh-Myanmar

by Samina Akhter Myanmar’s violent ethnic cleansing program, which forcibly forced roughly a million Rohingya Muslims into Bangladeshi refugee camps, marks its fifth anniversary on Thursday (August 25). During the past five years, the population of refugees has increased. Some…

“Broaden and make safe civic spaces” – Former Commissioner Karen S. Gomez Dumpit, Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines

In this second part of her interview with Pressenza, former commissioner Karen S. Gomez Dumpit of the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines stresses the need for government to refrain from red-tagging political dissenters. She urges the administration of…

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