Politically motivated prosecutions and censorship keep Uzbekistan’s media outlets, journalists, and other government critics self-censoring and under pressure, despite an improved landscape for open debate and critical reporting.
Lebanon’s public education system discriminates against children with disabilities. Children with disabilities are often denied admission to schools because of their disability. And for those who manage to enroll, most schools do not take reasonable steps to provide them with a quality education.
Saudi crown prince and de facto ruler Mohammad Bin Salman is hailed as a champion of reform... but does Saudi Arabia really want reform? Saudi Arabia has been jailing critics at home and committing war crimes in Yemen. Now the US is welcoming him with open arms.
LGBT people in the Eastern Caribbean face a toxic homophobic culture, intensified by laws that make same-sex conduct between consenting adults illegal. Despite this, each island has a core group of LGBT activists leading the fight for equality.