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Men, Transgender Women Particularly Vulnerable, Lacking Services

During Syria’s civil war, many people have been subjected to sexual violence, resulting in ongoing trauma. Many of these victims are men and they have described how such violence gets worse if they are considered gay, or “soft” as the local term…
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July 16, 2020 To the Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Razumkov, Dmytro Oleksandrovych, To the Chairperson of the Committee on Social Policy and Protection of Veterans’ Rights Tretiakova, Halyna Mykolaivna, To the Chairperson of the…
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(New York, July 31, 2020) – Probation and parole are promoted as alternatives to incarceration that help people get back on their feet, but instead feed bloated jail and prison populations in the United States, Human Rights Watch and the American Civil…
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By improving its own record, and speaking up against violations globally, New Delhi can provide leadership

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Heads of state and their representatives take part in a meeting of the United Nations Security Council to address the situation in the Middle East during the General Assembly for the 71st session of the U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New Yo
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Plus: new UN report on appalling abuses against women in North Korea; Poland's government plans to remove protections for women and girls; Uganda criminalizes comedians over satirical video; Saudi court jails blogger for supporting equal rights; ICC sets…
People check their phones at a market in central Istanbul, Turkey, July 18, 2019.
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Government Threatening to Leave Domestic Violence Treaty

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Protesters with a banner reading "Women's Strike" take part in a rally against the Polish government’s plans to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention on prevention and combating of domestic violence, in Warsaw, Poland, July 24, 2020. © 2020 AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski