Human Rights

25.12.2020

The virus that shut down the world: The yawning gulf between rich and poor

The virus that shut down the world: The yawning gulf between rich and poor

Inequality between the rich and poor worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic and poverty increased, for the first time in decades. In part two of our series on how the virus has changed the world, we look at the ways the pandemic has pushed back efforts to create more equitable societies. »

24.12.2020

UN: increasing support for moratorium on executions

UN: increasing support for moratorium on executions

During the December 16th vote, a large majority of the General Assembly Member States voted for the eighth time in favour of a resolution against executions, so that another step has been taken towards the global abolition of the death penalty. 123 countries voted in favour. When it was first… »

23.12.2020

Can we save Assange? Abby Martin, Snowden, Chomsky, Varoufakis, Greenwald & others speak out!

Can we save Assange? Abby Martin, Snowden, Chomsky, Varoufakis, Greenwald & others speak out!

In this video, we compile our work on the case of Julian Assange & press freedom that we undertook from 2014 until now. Given how the coronavirus pandemic has adversely affected our donations in 2020, we are unsure if we can continue to cover this case with the same vigour… »

23.12.2020

Find solutions for causes of protests in Sulaymaniyah

Find solutions for causes of protests in Sulaymaniyah

For two weeks now, citizens in the Sulaymaniyah governorate in Iraqi Kurdistan have been protesting the barren living conditions that they are facing. For months on end they have not (or only partly) been receiving their salaries from the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG). With a majority of the Kurdish… »

23.12.2020

Youssef: the death of a shipwrecked six-month- old baby boy

Youssef: the death of a shipwrecked six-month- old baby boy

December 18, International Day of the Migrant Mérica Mérica Mérica, Cosa sarà là sta America Mérica Mérica Mérica L’è un bel mazzolino di fior (Mérica… What would this America be? Mérica… is a beautiful bundle of flowers – a popular song) Six months. History… »

22.12.2020

In a Pandemic Year, Some Good News for Children

In a Pandemic Year, Some Good News for Children

By Jo Becker This year has been devastating for children. The Covid-19 pandemic disrupted the education of 1.5 billion students, pushed an estimated 150 million additional children into poverty, left many without caregivers, and increased child labor, child… »

20.12.2020

UN chief commends ‘swift action’ by Nigerian authorities as more than 300 boys are reunited with their families

UN chief commends ‘swift action’ by Nigerian authorities as more than 300 boys are reunited with their families

The UN chief on Friday welcomed the release of more than 300 schoolboys forcibly taken from their school in northwest Nigeria a week ago, although others reportedly remain missing. After the release of the boys kidnapped by armed men from Government Science Secondary School in Kankara,… »

18.12.2020

International Migrants Day 2020. Migration told by children

International Migrants Day 2020. Migration told by children

What is the refugee children’s real view of their own condition? On International Migrants Day 2020 of 18th December 2020, Still I Rise focuses on the web-series “Through Our Eyes“: a six-part documentary that restores the word of the witnesses of one of the most serious humanitarian crises of our… »

18.12.2020

Romanian Court Slams Law Banning Discussion of Gender in Education

Romanian Court Slams Law Banning Discussion of Gender in Education

Cristian González Cabrera / Researcher, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program Law Curtailed Rights to Freedom of Expression, Health, Non-discrimination Romania’s Constitutional Court this week struck down a law parliament adopted in June 2020 that would have, among other things, banned… »

16.12.2020

African Women Stress the Need for a Horn of Africa Peace Initiative

African Women Stress the Need for a Horn of Africa Peace Initiative

The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.” The prize was also meant to recognise all the… »

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