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Egypt: Prisoner’s Family Detained for Torture Complaints

  18/05 | Click to expand Image From left to right: Abdelrahman al-Showeikh, Gamal al-Showeikh, Salsbeel al-Showeikh, and Hoda Abdel Hamid. © 2021 (...)

Afghan Women, Girls Should Not Pay for Their Government’s Abuses

  17/05 | Click to expand Image Women and children walk along the Nadir Khan hilltop overlooking Kabul, Afghanistan, March 2017. © 2017 Rahmat (...)

Pandemic’s Dire Global Impact on Education

  17/05 | Click to expand Image Alison Quinotoa eyes her cell phone as she receives classes via the internet, at her home in La Josefina, (...)

South Africa’s 'Deadly Air' Case Highlights Health Risks from Coal

14/05 | Click to expand Image Fence line communities near Duvha Power Station, Mpumalanga, South Africa. © Daylin Paul When you approach the (...)

Thailand: Covid-19 Outbreaks in Prisons

14/05 | Click to expand Image In this photo released by the Department of Corrections, COVID-19 prisoners sit inside a field hospital set up at (...)

International Committee of the Red Cross Backs Killer Robot Ban

13/05 | Click to expand Image An ambulance with a red cross and bullet holes is exhibited at the International Committee of the Red Cross in (...)

Turkmenistan: Threats Against Relatives of Dissidents Abroad

13/05 | Click to expand Image Rozybai Jumamadov, whose 14-year-old nephew and family were harassed and threatened by authorities in (...)

Pregnant Girls and Young Mothers in Kenya Have the Right to Education

13/05 | Click to expand Image Young mothers carry their children as they collect books at a secondary school in Kenya, January 8, 2021. © 2021 (...)

Indonesia: Drop Charges, Release Peaceful Papuan Activist

13/05 | Click to expand Image Supporters of West Papua shout slogans during a rally in Jakarta, Indonesia on December 1, 2020. © 2020 AP (...)

In Cameroon Transgender Women Given Five-Years in Prison

12/05 | Click to expand Image Njeuken Loic (known as “Shakiro”) and Mouthe Roland (known as “Patricia”), two transgender women, in a Douala prison. (...)

Ethiopia’s Axum Findings Ignore Massacre of Civilians

12/05 | Click to expand Image Priest on his way to church in Axum, Tigray region, Ethiopia on January 25, 2011. © 2011 Matjaz Krivic via Getty (...)

UN: Governments Should Urge Xinjiang Inquiry

12/05 | Click to expand Image A Chinese police officer guards the road near a “reeducation” camp in Yining, Xinjiang, September 4, 2018. © 2018 (...)

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South Africa: South Africa Sets Out to Protect Cast and Crew Involved in Nudity and Sex (...)

  18/05 | [The Conversation Africa] A new set of guidelines for handling intimate scenes in film and television shoots was recently released in (...)

South Sudan: UN Security Council Must Not Lift Arms Embargo Until Benchmarks Are Met - Amnesty (...)

  18/05 | [AI London] Lifting the UN arms embargo on South Sudan could have dire consequences for human rights, Amnesty International warned (...)

South Africa: Govt Has 'Obligation' to Better Address Domestic Violence - UN (...)

  18/05 | [UN News] South Africa's failure to address domestic violence is a violation of women's rights, independent UN experts said in (...)

Egypt: Prisoner’s Family Detained for Torture Complaints

  18/05 | Click to expand Image From left to right: Abdelrahman al-Showeikh, Gamal al-Showeikh, Salsbeel al-Showeikh, and Hoda Abdel Hamid. © 2021 (...)

Afghan Women, Girls Should Not Pay for Their Government’s Abuses

  17/05 | Click to expand Image Women and children walk along the Nadir Khan hilltop overlooking Kabul, Afghanistan, March 2017. © 2017 Rahmat (...)

Mali: RSF Helps Coordinate Support for French Journalist Kidnapped in Mali

  17/05 | [RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) announces the creation of a group to coordinate support for Olivier Dubois, a French freelance (...)
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