Family Violence against People with Disabilities in Mexico
The 71-page report, “‘Better to Make Yourself Invisible’: Family Violence against People with Disabilities in Mexico,” documents the abuse and neglect many people with disabilities face at the hands of their families, with whom they are often trapped due to a lack of government support for independent living. Human Rights Watch also describes the often-insurmountable challenges people with disabilities face in accessing justice and protection from their abusers.
Abuses by FARC Dissident Groups in Tumaco on Colombia’s Pacific Coast
This report shows how flaws in the demobilization of FARC guerrillas – and in their reincorporation into society – helped prompt the formation of these new dissident groups.
Russia’s “Gay Propaganda” Law Imperils LGBT Youth
This report documents how Russia’s “gay propaganda” law is having a deeply damaging effect on LGBT children.
How the US Government’s Deregulation of Mountaintop Removal Threatens Public Health
This report finds that Congress failed to mitigate health risks associated with this form of mining when it voted to roll back a modest regulation to protect streams from mining pollution.
Self-Defense Group Abuses in Central Mali
This report documents communal attacks by armed groups against 42 villages and hamlets in Mopti region, particularly near the Burkina Faso border, and the town of Djenne, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Barriers for Children with Disabilities in the European School System
This report found that while European Schools are paying increasing attention to inclusion, children with disabilities continued to face problems.
Alabama’s Failure to Prevent Cervical Cancer Death in the Black Belt
This report documents how state and federal policies contribute to a treacherous reproductive health environment in Alabama, where women are dying from cervical cancer at rates higher than in any other US state.
Transgender Women, HIV, and Human Rights in South Florida
This report documents the harmful impact of state and federal policies on transgender women in two Florida counties – Miami-Dade and Broward – that have the highest rates of new HIV infection in the United States.
Tourist Rental Listings in West Bank Settlements
This report documents how the global travel companies Airbnb and Booking.com are listing and facilitating the rental of dozens of properties in settlements in the occupied West Bank.
The Total Criminalization of Abortion in the Dominican Republic
Abortion is illegal in the Dominican Republic in all circumstances, even when a pregnancy is life-threatening, unviable, or the result of rape.
Barriers to Girls’ Education in Pakistan
This report concludes that many girls simply have no access to education, including because of a shortage of government schools – especially for girls. Nearly 22.5 million of Pakistan’s children – in a country with a population of just over 200 million – are out of school, the majority of them girls.
Sexual Violence against Women in North Korea
This report documents unwanted sexual contact and violence that is so common in North Korea it has come to be accepted as part of ordinary life.
Violence and Discrimination against LGBT people in Malawi
This report shows how the lack of clarity about the legal status of same-sex conduct leaves LGBT people vulnerable to arbitrary arrests, physical violence, and routine discrimination.
Weak State Response to Domestic Violence in Russia
This report details the barriers survivors face in reporting abuse and getting help. They include social stigma, lack of awareness, and lack of trust in police.
Arbitrary Arrest and Torture Under the Palestinian Authority and Hamas
This report evaluates patterns of arrest and detention conditions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, 25 years after the Oslo Accords granted Palestinians a degree of self-rule over these areas and more than a decade after Hamas seized effective control over the Gaza Strip.
Sexual Exploitation, Harassment and Abuse in Secondary Schools in Senegal
This report documents abuses against female students in secondary schools, primarily by teachers and school officials.