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15 Places To See Fireworks On The Fourth Of July

Pick the patriotism that's right for you: a nice fireworks display, or watching a human being get shot out of a cannon. [ more › ]

Formula E will pit drivers against gamers in virtual race

The joys of motorsport are in watching the perfect fusion of mechanical engineering and human ingenuity, right? Apparently not, as Formula E's leaders have decided that the competition will now expand to include virtual races. In anShow More Summary

Initial Evidence in Killing Syrian Refugees Points to Turkish Border Guards

Initial evidence suggests that Turkish border guards were behind the shooting of several Syrian refugees on the Syrian-Turkish border, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tuesday.

Human Rights Watch: Sending Migrants to Turkey is Immoral, Illegal

Stephanie Gee, a fellow in the refugee rights program at Human Right Watch, says it would be “not only immoral, but illegal” to send migrants to Turkey, as the country is already overwhelmed and unable to provide protection, security and access to jobs.

Human Rights Watch Demands End to Syrian Returns to Turkey Amid Crisis

Delays in registration and limited implementation of temporary protection policies in Turkey mean that many Syrian refugees are left without effective protection or access to jobs and services that they desperately need, Human Rights Watch has said.

WATCH: How Mother Teresa helped this women’s rights warrior fight forced abortion in China

Her experience with Mother Teresa inspired her to found the world's leading organization combating China’s oppressive regime of forced abortion, gendercide, and human trafficking.

Candidates' Commitment to Human Rights Should Play Crucial Role in UN Secretary-General Election

Image: United Nations. Stock Photo. As the world watches Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump compete for the U.S. presidency, another important election campaign is under way that could have a huge impact on human rights internationally...Show More Summary

Ethiopia: Hundreds Killed by ‘Excessive Force’ in Oromo Protests, Says HRW

Ethiopian security forces have killed more than 400 people, including children, in the Oromia region by using excessive force to quell anti-government protests, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). Tens of thousands of people have been arrested and many remain in detention without charge, HRW said in a report published on Thursday. Show More Summary

Human Rights Work and Political Advocacy

A long-time human rights worker, who has written reports for Human Rights Watch, focusing primarily on Africa, takes to the Boston Review to revisit his own sins, mistakes, and regrets, ultimately questioning the role of the human rights worker entirely. On-the-ground humanitarians learned tough lessons in Somalia, Sudan, and central Africa in the 1990s. Relief […]

Abuses of Fallujah Sunnis Raise Question: Does Iraq Gov’t Control of Shiite Militias

Human Rights Watch | – – (Beirut) – The announced investigation into allegations of abuse of civilians around Fallujah by Iraqi government forces is a test for the government’s ability to hold…

Watch: Civil Rights Leaders Respond to the Orlando Nightclub Tragedy

Today, HRC President HRC President Chad Griffin was joined by other civil rights leaders outside the Human Rights Campaign's headquarters in Washington, D.C., to respond to the horrific massacre at a Florida LGBTQ nightclub. "While today...Show More Summary

I’m Tired Of Watching Humans Die Just Because Some People Really, Really Like Their Guns

Throughout the history of our country, a lot of Americans have died. They have died during various civil rights and labor movements. They have died while protecting our country in wars. Today, victims of gun violence are dying because some people really, really like their guns.

Discrimination, government failure keep millions of children out of school, report shows

School doors have been slammed on millions of children worldwide because of discriminatory laws and practices and the failure of governments to make sure would-be students get an education, according to a Human Rights Watch report released Friday.  Nearly 124 million children and adolescents, most...

UN: Return Saudi-led Coalition to ‘List of Shame’ Secretary-General’s De-Listing Opens Door to Political Manipulation

Human Rights Watch | – – (New York) – The United Nations secretary-general should immediately return the Saudi-led coalition to his “list of shame” for violations against children in Yemen, Human Rights

History Made.

Categories: Feminism Tags: altadHillary Clintonpolitics Regardless of who you support, if you care about human rights and feminism- this video that is said to be introducing Hillary Clinton tonight, is worth watching. It’s moving and... (Read more...)

Congo-Brazzaville Peacekeepers ‘Killed 18’ in Central African Republic: HRW

Peacekeepers from Republic of Congo killed at least 18 people while stationed in Central African Republic (CAR), according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). Almost 13,000 peacekeepers are deployed in CAR as part of a United Nations peacekeeping mission known as MINUSCA. Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert Explains Why Louie Gohmert’s Plan to Ban Gay People in Space is So Flawed: WATCH

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As you may have seen, Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) last week argued that spending time and resources fighting for equal rights for LGBT people is a waste of time because humanity would never choose same-sex couples to populate aShow More Summary

UN Rebukes Saudi Arabia: Yemen’s Children Victims of Shocking Violations

By Kristine Beckerle, Finberg Fellow | ( Human Rights Watch) | – – Every year, the United Nations secretary-general releases a “list of shame” of government forces and armed groups that have…

Lebanese lawyer arrested over implicating officials in sex trafficking scandal

Lebanese police arrested a prominent human-rights lawyer this week after he accused government officials of complicity in a sex trafficking ring involving Syrian refugees that was broken up earlier this year, Human Rights Watch said. Police detained Nabil al-Halabi, executive director of the Lebanese Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, in a dawn raid on […]

Ukraine Ban on Russian Journalists Opens Path to Government Censorship

Human Rights Watch’s Europe and Central Asia Researcher Tanya Cooper suggested that Ukraine’s international partners should protest the decree that ban 17 editors and reporters from Russia and urge Kiev to revoke it.

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