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Summary Over the past two decades, women and girls in Indonesia have faced unprecedented legal and social demands to wear clothing deemed Islamic as part of broader efforts to impose the rules of Sharia, or Islamic law, in many parts of the country. …
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(Jakarta, March 18, 2021) – Dress codes for women and girls in Indonesia discriminate against students, civil servants, and visitors to government offices and should be revoked, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The government should…
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Mandatory Order to Install Surveillance Software Infringes on Child Privacy, Expression

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A student uses a laptop for schoolwork while participating in remote learning, September 7, 2020.
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Summary When Adinai was five years old, her mom, Aida Mysalieva, began to worry: unlike other children her age, Adinai did not speak. Aida had every ambition of enrolling her daughter in a mainstream school. But when she was six, a doctor recommended…
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On Human Rights Day, Celebrating People Who Make the World Better

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Vicky, a teacher in a girls’ school in Kenya, is dedicated to empowering girls. 
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(New York, December 9, 2020) – Thousands of children and adolescents have suffered school-related sexual violence in Ecuador since 2014, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. While Ecuador has taken important steps to tackle the issue and…