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Saudi Arabia wants women to help it's economy — but they still face separate workplaces

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Saudi women still need a man's permission to travel, get a passport or a job, according to Human Rights Watch.        

Libya should resist rushing to elections this year: Human Rights Watch

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya should resist rushing into elections this year because the country is too violent and authorities cannot guarantee freedom of assembly or free speech, which are essential for a vote, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.

5 steps to improve Lebanese Women’s rights: Human Rights Watch

Candidates running in Lebanon’s May 6, 2018 parliamentary elections should commit to five key steps to improve women’s rights, Human Rights Watch said today, on International Women’s Day. Political parties should also ensure greater participation of women in parliament by including women on their candidate lists. Lebanon has made some positive incremental steps in recent […]

Rights group: China using personal data as repression tool

Human Rights Watch says it has found new evidence that authorities in one of China's most repressive regions are sweeping up citizens' personal information in a stark example of how big-data technology can be used to police a population.

'Big data' predictions spur detentions in China's Xinjiang: Human Rights Watch

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities in the far western region of Xinjiang are detaining suspects flagged by predictive software that combines data on everything from security camera footage to health and banking records, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday.

Myanmar bulldozes Rohingya villages after 'cleansing' campaign: group

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar has bulldozed at least 55 villages that were emptied of their Rohingya Muslim inhabitants during violence that began last year, Human Rights Watch said on Friday citing a review of new satellite imagery.

Myanmar bulldozed scores of Rohingya villages since November: HRW

Satellite imagery shows Myanmar authorities have bulldozed at least 55 Rohingya villages in northern Rakhine in recent months, Human Rights Watch said Friday, condemning the government for erasing evidence at sites where troops are accused of atrocities. Show More Summary

HRW urges Kuwait to agree new worker safeguards with Manila

Human Rights Watch called on Kuwait to agree to greater protection for migrant workers as a Philippine delegation was due in the emirate Thursday to discuss an outcry over alleged abuses of Filipinos. But the New York-based watchdogShow More Summary

Human Rights Watch Says U.S. State Laws Threaten LGBTQ+ Freedom

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A new report shows how “religious freedom” exemptions allow for a vast number of individuals and corporations to discriminate against LGBTQ+ folk.

Rights group sounds alarm over Chechnya's role in soccer World Cup

MOSCOW/CAIRO (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch has said world soccer's governing body must tackle rights abuses in Russia's Chechnya region now that one of the teams in this year's World Cup in Russia has chosen Chechnya as the location for its base camp.

Philippine president slammed over threat to shoot rebels in the genitals

Human Rights Watch says the remark was the latest in a "series of misogynist, derogatory and demeaning statements" Duterte has made about women

Kurdish force killed detained IS fighters in Iraq, HRW says

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Kurdish Asayish police force in Iraq last year executed dozens of Islamic State fighters in their custody and disposed of their bodies in a mass grave northwest of Mosul, Human Rights Watch said in report on Friday.

Australia prisoners with disabilities abused: HRW

Human Rights Watch report details how people with disabilities suffer sexual and physical abuse in Australian prisons.

Disabled Prisoners Raped, Abused, Kept In Solitary In Australian, Report Says

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One man was kept in solitary confinement for 19 years, Human Rights Watch says.

US nursing homes misuse prescription drugs to control residents, says Human Rights Watch

Nursing homes across the US are giving antipsychotic drugs to residents with dementia to control their behaviour, despite rules against the misuse of drugs as “chemical restraints”, a new report claims. Using such medications for the...Show More Summary

Turkey denies report border guards shot at fleeing Syrians

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish guards at the border with Syria are indiscriminately shooting at and summarily returning asylum seekers attempting to cross into Turkey, Human Rights Watch said.

HRW urges Turkey to end 'lethal force' against fleeing Syrians

Human Rights Watch called on Ankara on Saturday to stop using "lethal force" against Syrians trying to cross into Turkey, urging it to open its border to those seeking asylum. A major offensive waged by Syrian government troops in the...Show More Summary

East Libyan groups targeting displaced families, preventing returns: HRW

TUNIS (Reuters) - Armed groups, some linked with prominent Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, are preventing thousands of displaced families from returning to the eastern city of Benghazi, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report published on Thursday.

Chinese officials taking over administration of Tibetan Buddhist institute Larung Gar

Human Rights Watch says the Chinese government is imposing control and surveillance throughout religious communities. The post Chinese officials taking over administration of Tibetan Buddhist institute Larung Gar appeared first on Lion's Roar.

A New Report Says Thai Seafood Is Still Being Caught by Slaves

Human Rights Watch calls government regulations little more than a “theatrical exercise.”

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