Human Rights

19.09.2016

Civil society concerned that migration policies of developed countries risk worsening the problem

Civil society concerned that migration policies of developed countries risk worsening the problem

On this day, the UN General Assembly will host a high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach. It is a defining moment to strengthen governance of international migration and a unique opportunity for… »

18.09.2016

Refugees welcome: thousands march for ‘Humanity and Human Rights’ in UK

Refugees welcome: thousands march for ‘Humanity and Human Rights’ in UK

Amid global crises that have seen people forced from their homelands in unprecedented numbers, citizens call on UK government to open doors to those in need. by Jon Queally, staff writer for Common Dreams Pushing back against a tide of xenophobia which has gripped portions of… »

18.09.2016

Kuwait Urged to Redouble Efforts to Stop Trafficking, Exploiting Domestic Workers

Kuwait Urged to Redouble Efforts to Stop Trafficking, Exploiting Domestic Workers

By Baher Hamal  Human Wrongs Watch . While welcoming Kuwait’s commitment to fight trafficking in persons, a United Nations human rights expert on 14 September 2016 urged the Government to further strengthen its assistance and… »

15.09.2016

50 Million Children “Uprooted” Worldwide – UNICEF

50 Million Children “Uprooted” Worldwide – UNICEF

By  Baher Kamal Human Wrongs Watch Across the globe, nearly 50 million children have been uprooted – 28 million of them driven from their homes by conflicts not of their making, and millions more migrating in… »

14.09.2016

‘Pardon Snowden’ campaign takes off as Sanders, Ellsberg, and others join

‘Pardon Snowden’ campaign takes off as Sanders, Ellsberg, and others join

‘His bravery was a catalyst for the modern movement to defend democracy,’ said Malkia Cyril of Center for Media Justice. by Nadia Prupis, staff writer for Common Dreams Prominent activists, lawmakers, artists, academics, and other leading voices in civil society, including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.),… »

14.09.2016

Sanders Calls on Obama to Require Full Review of Dakota Access

Sanders Calls on Obama to Require Full Review of Dakota Access

In North Dakota, more than 20 people were arrested Tuesday blocking construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline, which has faced months of resistance from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and members of hundreds of other tribes from across the U.S., Canada and Latin America. The arrests came as… »

12.09.2016

Federal Government Partially Halts Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline

Federal Government Partially Halts Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline

The Obama administration has ordered a halt to construction of part of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline, which has faced months of resistance from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and hundreds of other tribes from across the U.S. and Canada in what’s being described as the largest unification of… »

11.09.2016

‘Liberated’ Afghanistan: More than One Million People on the Move

Human Wrongs Watch Seeking $150 million for aid efforts in Afghanistan, the top United Nations relief official on 7 September 2016 called on the international community to urgently scale up its support for the war-torn country so that it can meet the rising… »

10.09.2016

Student protest blocks ethnic segregation plan in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Student protest blocks ethnic segregation plan in Bosnia and Herzegovina

By Sarah Freeman-Woolpert Students in central Bosnia and Herzegovina return to school this week, but not with the usual nerves that accompany back-to-school season. This year, high school students in the small, medieval city of Jajce are returning with a newfound sense of purpose… »

09.09.2016

Girl Rising: breaking cycles of poverty by empowering girls

Girl Rising: breaking cycles of poverty by empowering girls

by Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik. In the following interview with Girl Rising, a campaign to empower girls and to fight poverty through education. Female empowerment has to start from childhood. Strong girls make the whole society strong. (All Photos Courtesy of Girl Rising) MR: What are the objectives of… »

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