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Encouraging Signs They Are Set to Take More Leading Role

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An Icelandic flag hangs outside a shop in Reykjavik, October 27, 2016.
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Audiences Show Their Support for Lena Hendry

As someone who regularly shows human rights documentaries in cities around the world, I was shocked when my Human Rights Watch colleagues told me about the case of Lena Hendry, a Malaysian woman who could go to prison for showing a film of the type we…
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Authorities Should Investigate the Killing, Prosecute Perpetrators

At about 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, a 27-year-old transgender woman, Sameera Krishnan, was brutally murdered in Kuantan city, Malaysia.
 Krishnan who worked in a florist shop, was attacked with a knife and received slash wounds to her hands, arm, head,…
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Other Council of Europe Countries Should Back LGBT Rights

As of March 1, Finland will allow same-sex couples to marry, bringing to thirteen the number of European countries with marriage equality laws.Nils Muiznieks, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, in a statement on February 21, affirmed…
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Men Try to Avoid Rape Charges Through Forced Child Marriage

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A woman walks past birdcages after she crossed the border from Malaysia into Thailand in Sungai Kolok in southern Narathiwat province March 8, 2013.
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Seeking justice for the ongoing grave human rights abuses in Syria has proven largely elusive. Now the shield of impunity is beginning to crack.
 Several countries, including Sweden, Germany, and France are in the process of investigating some…
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Tenaganita Still Fighting for Women Workers’ Rights, 25 Years On

It’s now a quarter of a century since Tenaganita, a civil society pioneer in the fight for women workers’ rights in Malaysia, was founded. It has thrived despite persistent government harassment and roadblocks to its work. But one look at its determined…
Irene Fernandez speaks at the presentation of the winners of the Right Livelihood Awards in Stockholm, Sweden on December 7, 2005.
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When Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visits Malaysia on November 21, 2015, he should consider the words of the persecuted Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar.
 Speaking to a crowd gathered at New South Wales Parliament House last week,…
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Having just given a speech in Singapore on corruption, British Prime Minister David Cameron is scheduled to meet with his Malaysian counterpart, Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is mired in a corruption scandal. Najib’s government has responded to the…
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“Islam is evil” is just one of many anti-Muslim slurs uttered by retired Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin, executive vice-president of the Washington-based Family Research Council (FRC) and former undersecretary of defense for intelligence under US…
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Serafina (not her real name) led me up the staircase – her thick, sleek ponytail swinging back and forth – to an apartment in Seremban, Malaysia, that smelled of nail polish, green tea, and cigarettes. “I love myself,” she told me, perched on the arm of…