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Summary The older woman told Human Rights Watch that the first time government soldiers and militias came to her village in South Sudan in 2015, all civilians were subject to attack. “The old men and women who couldn’t run were killed,” she said. “…
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Summary Rose’s husband was abusive prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. He had been physically violent on multiple occasions, had threatened to kill her by stabbing or strangling her, and verbally abused her. The abuse continued and escalated after Rose…
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Summary I would like you to pass on our voice. It’s not a voice. It’s a cry of pain. We have been here in Lebanon because they not only raped us, they also raped our land and dignity. —Male survivor of conflict-related sexual violence in Syria,…
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  Summary Ruth K., a 40-year-old Taita mother of two in Kilifi county, was struggling to support herself financially. In 2016, her husband forced her out of their matrimonial home, and she left with nothing. She said, “When you work on…
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Summary When the head teacher found out that I was pregnant, he called me to his office and told me, “You have to leave our school immediately because you are pregnant.” —Jamida K., Kahama, Tanzania, April 2014 We don’t allow pregnant girls to…
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  Summary They were three men dressed in spotted green uniforms. Two had guns and one a baton. The one with the baton started touching my breasts. He also touched my private parts. I tried to run away, but I fell at the door. He grabbed me…
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Summary The final stage of the [2011] revolution was in Sirte. We were filled with hope. Then step by step, Daesh took over. Now we feel we are cursed. -“Ali,” resident who fled ISIS in Sirte In…
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Summary On January 25, 2008, during the explosion of post-election violence in Kenya, four men beat and brutally gang-raped Apiyo P., a 53-year-old mother of five. She told Human Rights Watch how the rape continues to affect her:…
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“We Are Still Here” Women on the Front Lines of Syria’s Conflict Map of Syria Introduction Background: Women in Syria’s Conflict “You Feel You Will Never Be Free Again”: …
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“You Are All Terrorists” Kenyan Police Abuse of Refugees in Nairobi Map Summary Recommendations To the Government of Kenya…
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A Revolution for All Women’s Rights in the New Libya Summary I. Background II. Women’s Political Participation The Right to Participate Election …
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Libyan authorities should seize a historic opportunity to promote and protect women’s rights as the country transitions from four decades of dictatorship. The parliament, government, and other bodies should ensure that women can participate actively and…
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Needless Pain Government Failure to Provide Palliative Care for Children in Kenya Summary Key Recommendations Methodology I. Background The Importance of Palliative Care and Pain Treatment …
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“I Am Not Dead, But I Am Not Living” Barriers to Fistula Prevention and Treatment in Kenya Summary Key Recommendations to the Kenyan Government Methodology I. Background Maternal Mortality and Morbidity…
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  “Welcome to Kenya” Police Abuse of Somali Refugees Maps Summary Key Recommendations Methodology I. Border and Refugee Transit Center Closures: A Recipe for Police Abuses Border Closure …
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A Threat to Society? Arbitrary Detention of Women and Girls for "Social Rehabilitation" I. Summary II. Recommendations To the Government of Libya To the United Nations To the ACHR, E.U., and Donors III. Background Women's Legal Status…
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POLICY PARALYSIS: A CALL FOR ACTION ON HIV/AIDS-RELATED HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS IN AFRICA      SUMMARY II. ABUSES OF WOMEN AND GIRLS THAT FUEL HIV/AIDS.. HIV/AIDS and Abuse of Girls Risks to Women and Girls in…
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KENYA DOUBLE STANDARDS: Women's Property Rights Violations in Kenya I.SUMMARY.. II.RECOMMENDATIONS To the Government of Kenya Legal Reforms Institutional and Programmatic Reforms and Initiatives To Donors and International Organizations…
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