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Cambodia: End Food Insecurity, Abuses During Lockdown

6/05 | Click to expand Image Military Police patrol the 'Red Zone' to ensure people abide by the lockdown measures. © 2021 Andy Ball / (...)

Time for Action to Protect Australia’s Older People

5/05 | Click to expand Image A resident looks out from the window of the Florence Aged Care Facility amid the second wave of the coronavirus (...)

Russia: Withdraw New Batch of Oppressive Laws

5/05 | Click to expand Image Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin addresses the State Duma, the lower house of Russia’s Parliament, in Moscow, (...)

Interpol: UAE Official’s Candidacy Raises Human Rights Alarms

5/05 | Click to expand Image Maj. Gen. Ahmed Naser al-Raisi. © © 2018 Ipixelpro, CC BY-SA 4.0, (...)

Niger: New Government Should Investigate Massacres

5/05 | Click to expand Image Niger's newly elected president, Mohamed Bazoum, gestures at his party headquarters after the announcement of (...)

Abuse of Cybercrime Measures Taints UN Talks

5/05 | Click to expand Image U.N. headquarters Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. © AP Photo/Jeenah Moon (New York) – A possible global treaty to address (...)

UN Security Council: Adopt Global Arms Embargo on Myanmar

5/05 | Click to expand Image A police officer stands in front of anti-coup protesters in Yangon, Myanmar, February 19, 2021. © 2021 AP Photo (...)

France: Police Expelling Migrant Children

5/05 | Click to expand Image A member of the French border police checks identity documents in March 2021 at the Menton-Garavan station, the (...)

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US State of Alabama Removes Anti-LGBT Language from Sex Ed Law

  7/05 | Click to expand Image LGBT Rainbow Flag © 2008 Ludovic Berton (Wikimedia Commons) Alabama’s Governor Kay Ivey has signed a bill that will (...)

Ghana: Office for Safety of Journalists Good Initiative

  7/05 | [Ghanaian Times] The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, on Tuesday announced the establishment of an office in Accra for the (...)

Zimbabwe: Village Project for GBV Survivors

  7/05 | [The Herald] A local organisation has embarked on an initiative to change the lives of women in rural communities through a programme (...)

Africa: Scrapping Gay Sex Bans Key to Fighting HIV - UNAIDS Ambassador

  7/05 | [Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -- Gay sex is illegal in dozens of countries around the world, deterring many people from coming (...)

Myanmar: Junta Bans Satellite Television

  7/05 | Click to expand Image Anti-coup protesters flash the three-finger sign of defiance during a demonstration in Yangon, Myanmar on April (...)

Uganda: Lord's Resistance Army Warlord Ongwen Jailed for 25 Years

  6/05 | [DW] The International Criminal Court had found the former child solider guilty of 61 out of 70 counts, including murders, rapes and (...)
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