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Summary Camila Díaz Córdova, a 29-year-old transgender woman, tried for years to escape the violence that had characterized her life in El Salvador. She made her way to the United States in 2017 to seek asylum, but after four months in immigration…
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  Summary Sexual and gender minority children and young adults in Vietnam face stigma and discrimination at home and at school. While in recent years the Vietnamese government has made significant pledges to recognize the rights of lesbian,…
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Summary Every day I fear for my safety living in this country because of my sexual orientation. I am alive but if anyone ever find out and wanted to find out, they can kill me …I am an easy target for anything. —Peter, Dominica,…
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Summary In celebration of International Human Rights Day, on the morning of December 6, 2015, the prominent lawyer and human rights activist Nguyen Van Dai delivered a talk at Van Loc parish in Nam Dan district, Nghe An province, about the rights…
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Summary Gang violence has plagued Central America’s “Northern Triangle” countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras for more than a decade. Children are particularly targeted by gangs in these three countries. In Honduras, for example, over 400…
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Map of Vietnam Summary Every time the police summoned me to the commune police station, they beat me and denied me food. I was placed in a small room with hands tied and an interrogator beat…
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“You Don’t Have Rights Here” US Border Screening and Returns of Central Americans to Risk of Serious Harm Summary Methodology…
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Summary To leave the police station alive? It’s a miracle! —Unidentified Facebook user, September 2012 As normal as dying in a local police station... (Binh thuong nhu chet o cong an phuong) —Unidentified Internet user, September 2012 In…
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Summary Since 2009, the fertile Bajo Aguán region in northern Honduras has been the setting for a series of bitter and often violent land disputes. Many of the conflicts stem…
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Introduction An estimated 16 million people inject drugs worldwide.[1] An equal number are estimated to use methamphetamine.[2] Some of these…
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Summary Binh Phuoc is a remote border province in southern Vietnam renowned for its agriculture. So many cashew farms are strewn throughout its verdant fields and hills that media have dubbed the province Vietnam’s “cashew kingdom.” In March 2010…
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Introduction The arrest and detention of Dr. Cu Huy Ha Vu in November 2010 and his trial in April 2011 has attracted more media coverage than any other dissident case in recent memory in Vietnam, and for good reason. The…
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Map of the Central Highlands of Vietnam Summary Background: A Decade of Unrest 2001-2011: Cycles of Repression “Legal” Straitjacket for Religion Public Denunciation Ceremonies and Forced…
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After the Coup Ongoing Violence, Intimidation, and Impunity in Honduras Summary and Recommendations Impunity for Post-Coup Abuses Ongoing Attacks Against Journalists, Human Rights Defenders, and Political…
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“Not Worth a Penny” Human Rights Abuses against Transgender People in Honduras Map of Honduras Glossary of Key Terms I. Summary Key Recommendations Methods II. Background Relevant Domestic laws Police Overview The Shape of Transgender Lives in Honduras…