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Marriage Equality Law a First for Asia

Click to expand Image Same-sex marriage supporters cheer…
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Premier Lai Ching-Tei
 
 Executive Yuan
 
 No.1, Sec. 1, Zhongxiao East Road,
 
 Zhongzheng District,
 
 Taipei City, 10058
 
 Taiwan
 
  
 
 21 December 2018
 
  
 
 Open Letter to…
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Summary 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…
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Opposition to Withdrawal by States

The African Union made headlines Tuesday for purportedly agreeing to mass withdrawal from the International Criminal Court. The reality is more complex.
 
 The decision by AU member states welcomes the announced withdrawals by South Africa,…
A general view shows the headquarters of the African Union (AU) building in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, January 29, 2017.
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Last month, 10,000 people demonstrated in Taipei opposing marriage equality. They held up signs denouncing “the destruction of the family and marriage itself.” Opponents of marriage equality have used that argument in other nations, too, but their fears…
Supporters of same-sex marriage take part in a rally outside Presidential Office Building in Taipei, Taiwan, December 10, 2016.
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Latest Move Shows Government’s Disregard for Victims

(Nairobi) – Burundi has taken a major step backward by officially withdrawing from the International Criminal Court, Human Rights Watch said today. Other African ICC members should distance themselves from Burundi’s withdrawal and affirm their support for…
Residents outside their houses in Nyakabiga, in the Burundian capital Bujumbura, look at the body of a man shot dead on December 11, 2015.
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If China managed to assuage any fears by “releasing” three of five apparently abducted Hong Kong booksellers in late March, it has now sparked them again by its evidently heavy-handed involvement in Kenya’s astonishing deportation of 45 Taiwanese…
Police escort a group of people deported from Kenya as they get off a plane at Beijing Capital International Airport on April 13, 2016.
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12 Executions in 4 Months Sets Back Rule of Law

(New York) – The government of Taiwan should immediately reinstate its moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty, Human Rights Watch said today. On April 19, the Taiwanese government executed six people who had been convicted on…
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Genuine Consultation Needed with Civil Society Groups

(New York) – Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should make a public commitment to ensure that the forthcoming ASEAN Human Rights Declaration will fully comply with international human rights standards. The foreign…
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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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U.S. President George W. Bush will be traveling to Africa from July 7-12, visiting Senegal, South Africa, Botswana, Uganda, and Nigeria. This packet from Human Rights Watch includes material for each stop along the way. A brief overview of the Bush…