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19 November 2019

A new wave of pedophilia and child abuse strikes Pakistan

Despite the existence of severe punishments for such crimes, the number of child abuse cases are growing rapidly in Pakistan.

In Jamaica, ‘road madness’ leads to increased fatalities — and call to action

Nearly every Jamaican has been affected in some way by the steadily climbing number of road traffic fatalities, but the obstacles to road safety are many — from corruption to...

18 November 2019

Teenage girls want to help victims of domestic violence in Albania with new app

The app connects survivors of domestic violence to important resources, including shelters, police, and support groups.

13 November 2019

The future of asylum seekers is uncertain in Sri Lanka

"The authorities must take urgent steps to guarantee the safety, dignity and human rights of all refugees and asylum seekers, ensuring that they are safe and have humane living conditions."

8 November 2019

Equatorial Guinea vice president's supercars seized to fund development programs

The vice president's seven Ferraris, five Bentleys, a Maserati and an Aston Martin were part of this auction on the 29 September in Geneva.

Twitter was a minefield of false information during the 2019 Nigerian elections

Advox

Twitter became a battle ground of ethnocentric disinformation and political propaganda before, during and in the immediate aftermath of the 2019 elections in Nigeria.

In Pakistan, the Azadi March demands an end to Prime Minister Khan's administration

Large crowds, internet shutdowns, support from opposition parties, hatred against Qadianis, waving of Taliban flags, women discouraged to take part are some hallmarks of the ongoing Azadi march/dharna in Islamabad.

7 November 2019

Bangladeshi migrant domestic workers are returning from Saudi Arabia with shocking tales of abuse

900 female domestic workers have returned from Saudi Arabia in 2019 accusing their employers of physical and sexual abuse -- more than 100 have died.

‘Hypersensitive’ or ‘horror'? Trinidad church mired in fashion show controversy

"Even though the church might promote the positive aspects of the culture [...] due care must be taken to ensure that participants do not cross the line into negativity and...

6 November 2019

Quichua, a language that sets us free

Rising VoicesThe Bridge

"Quichua was for me a language with which I cohabited, but I didn’t really know."

#iamrabipirzada campaign supports Pakistani actress Rabi Pirzada after nude photos leaked

The Rabi Pirzada incident shows how people are personally attacked for their freedom of expression in Pakistan.

At a standstill: Can Haiti find a way out of its unending crisis?

As more and more Haitian people take to the streets to demand his resignation, President Jovenel Moïse seems intent on redirecting focus away from his government.

Social media propelled ethnocentric disinformation and propaganda during the Nigerian elections

Advox

The 2019 Nigerian elections witnessed unprecedented dissemination of ethnic hate speech at the service of disinformation and propaganda online, particularly on Twitter.

5 November 2019

A divided Bolivia in crisis: Sources that can help you understand the conflict

Not sure where to start to learn more about the current crisis in Bolivia? Here are some suggestions for individuals and media outlets to follow.

Amidst denial, Pakistan's smog issues pose serious health risks to the city of Lahore

Many Pakistanis are wondering when the Pakistan government will realize the magnitude of the degradation of air quality in Pakistani megacities and take steps for a solution.

Why is Pakistan trying to broker Iran-Saudi peace talks?

Despite many unresolved domestic issues, Pakistan's role towards brokering an Iran-Saudi peace talk is being widely criticized at home and abroad.

Protests in Guinea spark Pan-African solidarity against president's plan to run for third term

Human Rights Video

While the Guinean government remains vague about a possible extension to Alpha Condé's presidential term, protesters continue to mobilize throughout the world against constitutional changes that could allow it.

30 October 2019

Pakistan shuts art installation depicting extrajudicial killings

Advox

"The closure is both an attack on free expression and an attempt to sweep under the rug a longstanding human rights problem."

25 October 2019

Cry of ‘Free the [bleeping] weed!’ leads to arrest of Trinidadian cannabis advocate

"To those who say the war is over, Rowley has promised to decriminalise, tell that to the citizens of this country who are packed 15 man to one stinking cell."

The struggle of the Bolivian feminist chola is now online

Rising Voices

Yolanda Mamani, a feminist chola who started fighting for her rights as a child domestic worker, now take her talkative style to her radio show, blog and YouTube channel.