• A cook serves the free mid-day meal in a government-run primary school in a village in the eastern Indian state of Bihar.
    School authorities in India persistently discriminate against children from marginalized communities, denying them their right to education.

Reports

Asia

  • Apr 24, 2014
    US President Barack Obama should use his historic visit to Malaysia on April 26-27, 2014, to speak directly to concerns about the country’s deteriorating human rights situation.
  • Apr 24, 2014
  • Apr 23, 2014
    The Thai authorities should immediately investigate the murder of a prominent poet and “Red Shirt” political activist widely known for his opposition to Thailand’s law banning criticism of the monarchy.
  • Apr 23, 2014
  • Apr 23, 2014
    Survivors of the Rana Plaza building collapse one year ago in Bangladesh are still suffering from their injuries and loss of income, Human Rights Watch said today. International companies that sourced garments from five factories operating in the Rana Plaza building are not contributing enough to the financial trust fund set up to support survivors and the families of those who died, Human Rights Watch said.
  • Apr 22, 2014
  • Apr 22, 2014
    The United States, Japan, and South Korea should formally endorse efforts to have the UN Security Council refer North Korea’s human rights situation to the International Criminal Court (ICC), Human Rights Watch said today, on the eve of a trip by President Barack Obama to Japan and South Korea.
  • Apr 22, 2014
    Human Rights Watch mourns the passing of U Win Tin, one of Burma’s most prominent human rights activists and journalists.
  • Apr 22, 2014
    School authorities in India persistently discriminate against children from marginalized communities, denying them their right to education.
  • Apr 22, 2014
    Over 40 percent of India’s children drop out of school before finishing 8th grade, despite a recent law designed to provide free and compulsory elementary education for all. Most students who quit school are from the lowest rungs of Indian society. A new Human Rights Watch report, “They Say We’re Dirty,” shows that discrimination by teachers and school officials fail to provide a welcoming and child-friendly school environment for these children. India researcher Jayshree Bajoria talks with Amy Braunschweiger about the consequences of persistent discrimination and what needs to change to keep these kids in school.