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2015 Recipient of the Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism

Human Rights Watch's Alison Des Forges Award celebrates the valor of individuals who put their lives on the line to protect the dignity and rights of others. Human Rights Watch collaborates with these courageous activists to create a world in which people…
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Letter from Religious Leaders to the Ugandan Government

As leaders of diverse religious communities, we call on you to stop the verbal assaults and legal attacks of your government on the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LBGT) people. All religious traditions demand that we care for the…
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Dear President Bush: When you meet with President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda next week, we urge you to raise the following human rights issues: • Promoting both peace and justice in northern Uganda; • Expanding the role of Ugandan peacekeepers in…
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On behalf of Human Rights Watch, I write to express our serious concern over recent threatening statements from members of your government against the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Uganda. Such threats are part of a…
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A sixteen-year-old boy's prosecution and conviction for engaging in sexual relations with men violates international standards, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Egyptian authorities released today. Convicted of "debauchery" on September 18 after…
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