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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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Almost half of South Sudanese girls between ages 15 and 19 are married, some as young as age 12. An egregious violation of women and girls’ human rights, child marriage in South Sudan exacerbates the country’s high levels of poverty, low levels of…
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police Guilty of Abusive Policing, Neglect Along ‘Highway of Tears’
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Approximately 400 women and girls are imprisoned in Afghanistan for “moral crimes”, which usually involve flight from unlawful forced marriage or domestic violence. Some women and girls have been convicted of zina, sex outside of marriage, after being…
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Women’s rights have progressed significantly in the last two decades, but major challenges remain in order to end global gender discrimination. The Unfinished Revolution: Voices from the Global Fight for Women's Rights tells the story of the struggle to…
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For more than 20 years, Human Rights Watch has worked to protect and empower women. On the ground and at the highest levels of power, we ensure women’s voices are heard. Join us in our global campaign for women’s rights.
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Since September 2008, at least 2,000 civilians have been killed and nearly 3,000 others have been abducted during attacks by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). In this feature, victims of this rebel group call upon US President Barack Obama for urgent and…
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In Chad, it's often said that you can't find a family that does not have a victim from the Hissène Habré years. Ten years after a Senegalese judge first indicted Hissène Habré on charges of torture and crimes against humanity, Senegal has not yet brought…