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Stories about Human Rights

23 November 2017

Social Media Rumors Escalate Buddhist-Muslim Violence in Sri Lanka

"Sri Lankans tend to digest media uncritically and unquestioningly. This will have to change in order to stop misinformation from spreading – and this can be done through spreading awareness."

17 November 2017

Jordanian Cartoonist Goes to Trial For Drawing Jesus

Global Voices Advocacy

The cartoon commented on the Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, which sold church property to Israeli settler groups to pay off church debt.

16 November 2017

The Winner Is: Same Sex Marriage Equality in Australia

"First bloody vote result in years that made me feel like reasonable, kind, compassionate people are still the clear majority."

14 November 2017

In India, Class and Gender Inequities Impede Justice for Sexual Harassment Victims

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"...the entire justice system itself is aligned towards keeping patriarchy and caste system intact."

12 November 2017

In a Video Testimony, Mothers Expose Horrible Situation Inside a Venezuelan Children's Hospital

For many of the families affected, the true epidemic is the mismanagement of the government.

Azerbaijani Activist Defies Government Pressure, NGO Stereotypes

"What I've seen during my lifetime is that most of the democracy and freedom fighters sold out in the end."

11 November 2017

Toxic Smog in New Delhi Leaves Residents Coughing and Demanding Action

“I have been coughing for over a month, and it is only [recently] I realized that it’s because of the pollution. But no one is doing anything about it.”

10 November 2017

Netizen Report: Memes and ‘Obscene’ Messages Are Under Fire in Indonesia

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Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

9 November 2017

Humanitarian Crisis Escalates at Australia's Refugee Detention Centre in Papua New Guinea

Catastrophe looms with food, water, electricity and health services cutoff to asylum seekers refusing to leave Australia's former Manus Island regional processing centre in Papua New Guinea.

7 November 2017

To Divinity and Back: Nepal’s Living Goddess Returns to Normal Life After Nine-Year Stint as ‘Kumari’

The sudden transformation of a little girl into a revered goddess comes at a price. She must remain in isolation and is expected to stay calm at all times.

5 November 2017

Bangladeshi Auto-Rickshaw Driver Sues Actor Shakib Khan for Using His Phone Number in Movie

The driver received more than 400 calls in five days from fans hoping to talk with the film actor. The calls affected his livelihood and nearly ruined his marriage.

Athletes, Politicians Back Georgian Soccer Player's Support for LGBT Rights

"We are far from getting there, but I see change," one Tbilisi resident commented.

3 November 2017

Why Tajik Brides Live in Fear of Their In-Laws, Even Before They Get Married

Some 300 brides from the country's Khatlon region complained of abuse from their mothers-in-law in the first nine months of 2017.

United Arab Emirates: Seven Months After Completing His Sentence, Blogger Osama Al-Najjar Remains in Prison

Global Voices Advocacy

Osama Al-Najjar was arrested in 2014 for tweeting in support of his imprisoned father.

Macedonian Court Ruling Favors Formerly Jailed Journalist, Indicates Government Conspiracy

Global Voices Advocacy

Kezarovski spent the better part of three years as political prisoner, under conditions tantamount to torture.

2 November 2017

Despite Victories, the Fight for Afro-Mexican Recognition Has a Way to Go

"There are those who say...we are all Mexican and to think differently is to be discriminatory or racist. Those who assert this surely have not had their rights violated."

Moroccan Journalists Keep Fighting to Cover the Hirak Movement, Despite State Intimidation

Global Voices Advocacy

Journalists reporting on the Hirak protests are facing a myriad of restrictions.

1 November 2017

Activist Faces Imprisonment For His Book Criticizing The Indian River Inter-Linking Project

"Sedition case for writing against river linking! This is a most financially, socially, environmentally disastrous idea."

31 October 2017

In Paraguay, a Community Fights for the Right to Grow Food

The community of Primero de Marzo can't sell their produce in a country where 700,000 people go hungry every day.

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