The prominent Kenyan human rights activist Maina Kiai has joined Human Rights Watch to launch a new partnership initiative aimed at building alliances and engaging communities to promote human rights.
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A special interactive feature on empowering pregnant girls and adolescent mothers in to stay in school.
Tobacco companies fail to warn Zimbabwe’s farmers of nicotine poisoning’s dangers. Human Rights Watch researcher Margaret Wurth spoke to one family about their experiences farming tobacco.
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This report documents 305 cases of rape and sexual slavery by members of armed groups between early 2013 and mid-2017. The predominantly Muslim Seleka and the largely Christian and animist militia known as “anti-balaka,” two main parties to the conflict, have used sexual violence as revenge for perceived support of those on the other side of the sectarian divide.
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