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Myanmar: Imagery Shows 200 Buildings Burned

Expand Human Rights Watch has identified the geolocation of burned buildings in Let Kar village, Rakhine State. The yellow outline estimates the extent of the damage from fire, based on satellite imagery.

Politics, Profits Undermine Public Interest in Covid-19 Vaccine Race

SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, May 26 (IPS) - With well over five million Covid-19 infections worldwide, and deaths exceeding 340,000, the race for an effective vaccine has accelerated since the SARS-Cov-2 virus was first identified as the culprit.Read th…

Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award 2020 Postponed Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

The 2020 ceremony for the Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2020 award will instead be presented at the 2021 award ceremony in Stockholm. Measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 remain in…

Venezuela: Urgent Aid Needed to Combat Covid-19

(Washington, DC) – The Venezuelan healthcare system is grossly unprepared for the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic, further jeopardizing the health of Venezuelans and threatening to contribute to regional spread of the disease, Human Rights Watch a…

Saudi Arabia: Free Adult Children of Ex-Official

(Beirut) – Saudi authorities have held two adult children of a former official in incommunicado detention since security forces arrested them in March 2020, Human Rights Watch said today. Omar al-Jabri, 21, and Sarah al-Jabri, 20, are children of f…

Kenya's Adolescent Women Left Behind As More Married Women Access Contraception

NAIROBI, May 25 (IPS) - Complications of pregnancy and child birth are a leading cause of preventable deaths and ill health among adolescent women in Kenya. But research shows a combination of modern contraceptives for all adolescents who need it, a…

Education Post-COVID-19: Customised Blended Learning is Urgently Needed

May 25 (IPS) - Many well meaning education benefactors and commentators in South Africa have expressed that in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic online self-guided learning could solve some of the current teaching problems and address the education…

Zimbabwe: FIDH and ZimRights Condemn Gross Human Rights Violations by Police Including Extrajudicial Killing, Torture and Abductions

Paris, Nairobi, Harare. 22 May 2020 – Three women leaders of the MDC-A opposition party were abducted and tortured by law enforcement officers last week near Harare, on the heels of other recent acts of police violence in Zimbabwe. The Internationa…

Stop Backsliding on Use of Child Soldiers

Expand A child soldier rides back to his base in Ituri Province. Children are routinely recruited as soldiers in Congo by all sides. © 2003 Marcus Bleasdale/VII   When I joine…

Are the SDGs in Reverse Gear?

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25 (IPS) - When I was a little girl, my mother told us the story of a woman who escaped from a monster by cooking stones: when the monster fell asleep waiting for his dinner, the woman ran for her life.Read the full story, “Are…

Police Beat and Injure Ecuador’s Covid-19 Protesters

Expand People transporting the remains of deceased loved ones wait in a slow moving line outside Jardines de la Esperanza Cemetery to hold burials in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 6, 2020. © 2020…

Amnesty International Staffer Challenges Israel’s Travel Ban

Expand Laith Abu Zeyad, a campaigner for Amnesty International, in front of Israel’s separation barrier in Jerusalem. © 2020 Private Amnesty International will soon challenge…

Government must stop enforced disappearances and provide special care to families of the disappeared during COVID-19

(Dhaka/Hong Kong/Manila/Paris) To commemorate International Week of the Disappeared (the last week of May), the Asian Federation against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), the International Federation for Hum…

«Спала с ним, потому что понимала, что будет хуже». Почему про сексуальное насилие в браке до сих пор не принято говорить

Если про физическое или психологическое насилие жертвы готовы говорить открыто, то тема сексуального насилия до сих пор остается табу, …

Второй человек после Далай-ламы исчез 25 лет назад. Китай говорит, что с ним все в порядке

Последняя по времени информация поступила во вторник от пресс-секретаря МИД КНР Чжао Лицзяня. На очередном брифинге он сообщил, что Геду…

Crisis Hits Oil Industry and Energy Transition Alike

MEXICO CITY, May 22 (IPS) - While it attempts to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Latin American and Caribbean region also faces concerns about the future of the energy transition and state-owned oil companies.Read the full story…

US: Don’t Sell Attack Helicopters to Philippines

Expand Image of a US Army AH-64E Apache attack helicopter. © 2020 US Army/Specialist Cody Rich (Washington, DC) – The US Congress should block or delay sales of almost $2 bil…

Belarus: Activists, Journalists Jailed as Election Looms

Expand A nearly empty Oktyabrskaya Street in Minsk, Belarus amid coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic precautions on April 05, 2020. © 2020 Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images…

Unite Behind Environmental Science: Transforming Values and Behaviour is as Important as Restoring Global Ecosystems

BONN, May 22 (IPS) - Restoring damaged ecosystems is vital to avoid the collapse of nature's most valuable contributions to people, but International Day for Biological Diversity 2020 should also be a wake-up call about the importance of addressing…

Hong Kong: Beijing Threatens Draconian Security Law

Expand Delegates applaud as Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for the opening session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, May 22, 2020. …