Human Rights Watch found children living with albinism in the central Mozambican province of Tete to be widely discriminated against, stigmatized, and often rejected at school in the community, and, at times, by their own families.
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Three years ago, assailants broke into…
When the head teacher found out that I was pregnant, he called me to his office and told me, “You have to leave our school immediately because you are pregnant.”
—Jamida K., Kahama, Tanzania, April 2014
We don’t allow pregnant girls to continue…
With the holiday season fast approaching, many people will be shopping for jewellery gifts. This is a good moment to ask whether the necklaces, rings, and earrings that will be given to loved ones this festive season have been produced responsibly.
Human Rights Watch welcomes the opportunity to comment further on the Code of Practices of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), as part of the final review period of the Code of Practices. We are also participating in the RJC’s multi-stakeholder…
A CALL FOR ACTION ON HIV/AIDS-RELATED
HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS IN AFRICA
OF WOMEN AND GIRLS THAT FUEL HIV/AIDS..
Abuse of Girls
Women and Girls in…
Throughout the world, thousands of children are used as soldiers in armed conflicts. Although international law forbids recruiting children under fifteen as soldiers, such young children may be found in government armies and, more commonly, in armed rebel…