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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 At that stage he couldn’t walk, only shuffle, he was very, very depressed, just crying all the time. And he couldn’t swallow… He would say, “My mind is a hell to me.” He wouldn’t be engaged in a conversation… All his symptoms are side…
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Summary Every day, people in Brazil put themselves at risk to defend the Amazon rainforest from illegal logging. They are public officials who work for the country’s environmental agencies and police officers who fight environmental crime; they…
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  Summary [They] just came in with an agenda of cutting my 15 hours per week to 6.5. They announced it. They told me ‘We are not there to give you more, but we are going to cut it.’ They had worked out that that was what I…
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  Summary [W]e should never, ever see cervical cancer. Not in the United States. I had a lady two years ago, she had no money and came up here because she was having spotting after intercourse for two years. Hadn't had a pap…
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  Summary In late August and September 2017, Bangladesh welcomed the sudden influx of several hundred thousand Rohingya refugees fleeing ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. This followed an earlier wave of violence in October 2016, which forced over…
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Summary Too many times I’m given too many pills…. [Until they wear off], I can’t even talk. I have a thick tongue when they do that. I ask them not to [give me the antipsychotic drugs]. When I say that, they threaten to remove me from…
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Summary I thought I was going to die, not from the cancer, but from the pain. — Marianna Hernandez, 58-year-old woman with liver and abdominal cancer, Guatemala City, December 2014 They…
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Summary When Michelle, 57, was widowed in 2012, she lost more than her husband. Shortly after his death, her in-laws took over the fields she had tilled for decades. They also stole the fruit from the trees in her kitchen garden and sold the harvest…
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Summary Because of the pain I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t talk to my friends. I wanted to crush my head against the wall and shake…. …. My pain tears me apart.. —Adil Akram, 29, who battled cancer in his leg for…
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Summary Two years ago my left hand got paralyzed from the tumor and I started to develop severe pain. It felt as though it was burning, as if my arm was on fire. It was hellish pain. . . . Now I have pain 24 hours a day, but at night it…
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Care When There Is No Cure Ensuring the Right to Palliative Care in Mexico Summary Recommendations Finalize Legal Base and Interpretation of the Law Develop Models of Care…
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Abandoned in Agony Cancer and the Struggle for Pain Treatment in Senegal Key Terms in Palliative Care and Pain Treatment Bineta’s Story Summary Policy, Education…
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Summary Life in prison can challenge anyone, but it can be particularly hard for people whose bodies and minds are being whittled away by age. Prisons in the United…
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“Even Dead Bodies Must Work” Health, Hard Labor, and Abuse in Ugandan Prisons Map: Prisons Visited by Human Rights Watch in Uganda Definitions and Acronyms Summary Key Recommendations …
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  Global State of Pain Treatment Access to Palliative Care as a Human Right Key Terms in Palliative Care and Pain Treatment Summary I. Background: Palliative Care and Pain Treatment…
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Uncontrolled Pain Ukraine’s Obligation to Ensure Evidence-Based Palliative Care Map of Ukraine Glossary Prologue: The Story of Vlad Zhukovsky Summary Key Recommendations Methodology I. Overview:…
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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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Unbearable Pain India’s Obligation to Ensure Palliative Care Map 1: States in which Human Rights Watch conducted field research on palliative care Overview Key Recommendations Methodology A Brief …
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"Please, do not make us suffer any more…" Access to Pain Treatment as a Human Right Executive Summary Background: Pain in the World Today Prevalence of Pain The Impact of Pain Pain Management: Elements,…