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…
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…
Human Rights Watch commended the government of Jamaica for acting swiftly to remove children from police lockups.
"We're encouraged that the government is taking our report seriously and acting quickly to protect the rights of these children," said Jo…
Jamaican children are frequently detained for months at a time in filthy and overcrowded police lock-ups, Human Rights Watch charged in a new report.
An investigation conducted found that children are often held in the same cells as adults accused of…
Every day in Jamaica, children as young as ten years of age are locked in dark, overcrowded, filthy cells which they share with rodents and insects. Sometimes they are held with adults charged with serious crimes. While in the cells, the children are…