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· October, 2009

Stories about Human Rights from October, 2009

India: Domestic Violence Against Men

A day in the life of India argues that “domestic violence is not a women specific issue, violence against men is taken very lightly and a few would out-rightly deny...

Trinidad & Tobago: Death Penalty

“The term ‘death penalty’ is a literary iceberg – two words that hide a huge amount of detail beneath the surface”: Know TnT.com examines the issue.

Antigua & Barbuda: Ending Gender Violence

“I want to beat power and gender inequalities to a pulp, starting with enforcement of good legislation designed to protect women”: Antigua's playing with ink invites us to join in...

Egypt: Damsels in Distress

Wandering Scarab does not believe that Egyptian women know what they really want; their actions demonstrate that they don't really want equality or freedom; they do not even know what...

Russia: “Twitter Against Tyrants”

Oleg Kozlovsky links to and quotes from the text of a briefing held by US Helsinki Commission/Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, which included “a few recent examples of...

Russia: Riot Police vs “Senior Citizens”

Oleg Kozlovsky reports on a scandal that broke out after riot police used – during a drill – “water cannons, shock grenades, and tear gas” to disperse “a group of...

The Balkans: Open Letter to Amnesty International

Samaha posts Ed Vulliamy's open letter to Amnesty International regarding the invitation to Professor Noam Chomsky to lecture in Northern Ireland – as well as background info on the campaign.

Slovakia, Hungary: “Linguistic Discontents”

Edward Lucas writes about the Slovak-Hungarian relations, including the “linguistic discontents.”

India: A Campaign To End Domestic Violence

One in two women in South Asia faces violence in her home. Charukesi at A Time To Reflect writes about a campaign called Bell Bajao (ring the bell) which aims...

Argentina: Victims’ Testimony Against Members of Military Dictatorship

The La Plata branch of the Permanent Assembly for Human Rights (APDH of its initials in Spanish) recently opened a blog to translate and share the testimonies of victims and...

Egypt: Egyptian Male Blogger Orders Artificial Hymen

So much was said and written about the artificial virginity hymen kit - that Egyptian male blogger Mohamed Al Rahhal just had to buy one. Marwa Rakha brings us the...

Russia: Khodorkovsky's Case, 6 Years On

In The Huffington Post, Robert Amsterdam writes about Mikhail Khodorkovsky's case, six years on.

The Balkans: Karadzic's Trial; Plavsic’s Release

Americans for Bosnia writes about the trial of Radovan Karadzic. Samaha writes about Biljana Plavsic’s release.

Ukraine: Charity

Scenes From the Sidewalk writes about an encounter with one of Kyiv's many homeless children – and posts photos from actress Olga Kurilenko's visit to a CrossRoads Foundation/ChildRescue's rehabilitation center....

Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia: “Dumping Grounds for People”

Dumping Grounds for People is a blog devoted to the results “of a four-months long journalistic investigation, conducted mostly undercover in ten institutions for adults with intellectual disabilities or mental...

Ukraine: Interview With A Drug Addict

David Sasaki shares thoughts on “engaging, not exoticizing human rights” and posts a video interview with Pavel Kutsev, a self-described “average drug addict” and “the co-founder of Drop-In Center, a...

Hungary: 1956

Hungarian Spectrum writes about an online collection of testimony (HUN) on the events of 1956, which “helped the western powers understand the Hungarian situation, not just events that occurred during...

Video: Winners of UN Contest became Citizen Ambassadors

We bring you the 5 winning videos for the UN contest where participants sent in a video stating what they would tell world leaders if they had the chance. The...

Cuba: Contemplating Change

“I think that for Cuba to transition to an open society from a society ‘with some emergency exits’, some of the people now occupying positions of power in the government...

Videos on how Maternal Mortality Affects Communities

When a woman dies during pregnancy, childbirth or due to complications after delivery, it affects not only the family, but also the whole community.

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