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UK: No-Deal Brexit Risks Hunger for Poorest

Abdalkarim Sama, a volunteer at Sufra Food Bank, sorts through tinned food in the storage section on site at Sufra Food Bank, in Brent, Northwest London, October 9, 2019. © 2019 Human Rights Watch/Kartik Raj (London) – If the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a wit...

US: Rolling Back Coal Ash Rules Threatens Health

A coal ash pile in Guayama, Puerto Rico © 2019 for Human Rights Watch (Washington, DC)—The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to significantly weaken rules governing coal ash, a toxic byproduct of burning coal, poses a serious threat to public health and will make ...

Australia: Older People in Aged Care Drugged Up

Monica has dementia and lives with her husband in a facility near Melbourne. Her son realized she was being given a cocktail of drugs when he asked to see her charts. After extensive negotiation, Monica’s doctor and facility staff agreed to wean her off the drugs. Monica went from being hu...

West Africa’s #SexForGrades Scandal Epitomizes Global Plight

A hard-hitting BBC television documentary, Sex for Grades, has uncovered rampant sexual abuse, harassment, and bullying of students at two prestigious universities in Nigeria and Ghana, and launched what will hopefully be a new movement.   In #SexforGrades – which saw female journalists ...

Kenya: Film Festival Features Activists’ Struggles

Image for HRW Film Festival, Nairobi 2019’s Opening Night Film Everything Must Fall by Rehad Desai © Daylin Paul (Nairobi) – The seventh edition of the Human Rights Watch Nairobi Film Festival will showcase five films at various locations in the city between October 15 and 18, 2019. Each film ...

Uganda: Brutal Killing of Gay Activist

Relatives of Brian Wasswa carry his coffin during his funeral on October 6, 2019.  %C2 HRAPF 2019 (Kampala) – Ugandan authorities should thoroughly investigate the fatal attack on October 4, 2019 on an activist for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, ...

Mauritania: Take Key Steps for Women’s Rights

(Tunis) – Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani should prioritize women’s rights during his administration, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the new president. In particular, he should take steps to reduce the high incidence of gender-based violence and ensure that victim...

Russia Is Still Penalizing Peaceful Protesters

Konstantin Kotov and his lawyer, Maria Eismont, wait for the verdict in his case at Moscow's Tverskoi district court, September 5, 2019. © 2019 Tanya Lokshina/Human Rights Watch An appeal court in Moscow has upheld a four-year prison sentence against Konstantin Kotov for repeated violations o...

Insecurity in Mozambique Leaves Thousands Unable to Vote

Residents of Naunde, in Macomia, Cabo Delgado, flee their village following an attack on June 5, 2018. ©2018 Human Rights Watch Mozambique’s Electoral Commission announced this weekend that ten voting stations in Macomia, Mocimboa da Praia, and Muidumbe districts will not open for the c...

US Columbus Day Holiday Celebrates a Shameful Past

Signs calling for the abolition of Columbus Day formed the backdrop for a protest in front of city hall in Flagstaff, Ariz, Tuesday March 8 2016 calling for the city to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day and no longer celebrate Columbus Day. © Jake Bacon/Arizona Daily Sun via AP I won’t be see...
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