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Summary Sprawling over nearly half of Brazil’s territory and encompassing nine of its states, the Amazon region is home to over 20 million Brazilians. Since 1985 – when the government began monitoring deforestation in the Amazon – more than half a…
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Summary On a Friday afternoon in October 2015, Luciana Caroline Albuquerque Bezerra, the executive secretary of health surveillance for the state of Pernambuco, Brazil, received a call from her boss, the secretary of health for the state. Two…
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Map of Pernambuco State in Brazil Brazil’s prisons are a human-rights disaster. Detainees—even those who have not been convicted of a crime—are routinely held in overcrowded, violent, and disease-ridden cells.…
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Summary Climate change is here with us. We cannot stop it. The only way is to see how to work around it. -- Peter Ekai Lokoel, Deputy Governor Turkana, September 2014 Over the past century, the average annual temperature on earth has…
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Toxic Legacy The Village On January 10, 2013, Thailand’s supreme administrative court handed down a judgment in a remarkable case. Prior to the ruling, the 22 plaintiffs travelled to Bangkok…
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Two Years With No Moon Immigration Detention of Children in Thailand Prologue: Bhavani and Her Sisters Summary Key Recommendations to the Thai…
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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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A Question of Life or Death Treatment Access for Children Living With HIV in Kenya Map of Kenya I. Summary Key Recommendations II. Methodology III. Background HIV/AIDS Treatment for Children The Epidemic in Eastern and Southern Africa The Global Fight…
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Deadly Denial Barriers to HIV/AIDS Treatment for People Who Use Drugs in Thailand Executive Summary and Recommendations Recommendations To the government of Thailand.. To the government of the United States…
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Letting Them Fail Government Neglect and the Right to Education for Children Affected by AIDS I. Summary and Main Recommendations II. Methods III. Background HIV/AIDS and access to education Surveys of AIDS-affected children's school…
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Brazil "REAL DUNGEONS" Juvenile Detention in the State of Rio de Janeiro I. SUMMARY.. II. RECOMMENDATIONS Pretrial Detention Disciplinary Practices Complaint Mechanisms and Monitoring Prosecutorial Oversight Public Defenders Conditions of Confinement…
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THAILAND NOT ENOUGH GRAVES: The War on Drugs, HIV/AIDS, and Violations of Human Rights I. SUMMARY.. II. RECOMMENDATIONS To the government of Thailand: To the United Nations and all international donors to Thailand: III. …
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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…