Child Marriage in Tanzania
November 5, 2014
Child Marriage in Tanzania

Child marriage in Tanzania: dowries, domestic violence, and banning girls from education

May 21, 2014

Washington.-  Human Rights Watch  ha lanzado una campaña de recaudación de fondos para producir un video que ayude a cambi

Pierre’s Story in Côte d’Ivoire
October 10, 2013
Pierre’s Story in Côte d’Ivoire

Pierre sat in a chair under a large tree in his western Côte d’Ivoire village while he spoke about his family’s land, located several kilometers away. He had worked the soil, as had his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he explained.

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Russia to Host the Paralympics, But Millions With Disabilities Face Discrimination
September 11, 2013
Russia to Host the Paralympics, But Millions With Disabilities Face Discrimination

For many 19 year olds, the world is a place of growing possibilities and increasing independence. Not for Nikolai Titkov.  Thin and pale, he spends nearly all day, every day, in bed. Pushed against a wall in his narrow bedroom, the bed is a jumble of blankets and pillows with a table strewn with medicines at its foot.

August 22, 2013

Nearly every day, police officers in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, demand money – in the form of extortion or bribes – from Alex, a friendly motorcycle taxi driver in his early 20s. Sometimes, the police block the road with a rope or a big stick, forcing him to stop.

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Girls Forced to Marry Often Face Physical Health Problems, Lack of Education
May 13, 2013
Girls Forced to Marry Often Face Physical Health Problems, Lack of Education

 

Akech loved to study and dreamed of becoming a nurse. But when she was 14, the uncle who was raising her told her she was too old for school and forced her to marry a man she described as old, gray-haired, and married to another woman with whom he had several children.

Staff Added, Detectives Supervised More Closely
May 8, 2013
Staff Added, Detectives Supervised More Closely

Although the man held a knife to her throat when he tried to rape her, Eleanor managed to escape. When she reported the attack to Washington DC’s Metropolitan Police, she thought the worst was over – but that was before the police refused to consider the attack an “attempted sexual assault.” Nothing she said could convince them otherwise.

May 2, 2013

As told by Nicole Pittman, Soros Senior Justice Advocacy Fellow with Human Rights Watch

Brandon and his wife, Marguerite, sat on the couch across from me in their dimly lit one-bedroom apartment in Bryan, Texas. Brandon looked down at his hands, resting in his lap, as he told me his story.

April 17, 2013

(New York) – The Bangladesh government should ensure a thorough and swift investigation, and publicly report on the progress made into the disappearance, torture, and killing of prominent labor rights activist Aminul Islam, Human Rights Watch said today in a public

March 28, 2013

(Washington, DC) – In June 2013, the US Supreme Court will decide two cases on the right of same-sex couples to civil marriage. Human Rights Watch has long advocated the right of same-sex couples to marry based on the international human rights principles of nondiscrimination and equal protection of the law.