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· November, 2009

Stories about Human Rights from November, 2009

29 November 2009

Hungary: Violence “Behind Doors”

This month, Hungarian NGOs joined the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign. Marietta Le describes the situation with domestic violence in Hungary and translates one blogger's post on...

28 November 2009

Bangladesh: Hijra Dance Festival

Cambodia: End of first Khmer Rouge Tribunal deemed a relative success

Many in the international community are calling the first Khmer Rouge Tribunal trial of Kaing Kek Iev, or Duch, a relative success as the trial closed. However, there are indications...

27 November 2009

Cuba: Call to Respect Human Rights

USA: Native American Heritage Day

A new National Native American National Heritage day is being honored in the United States on November 27, the day after most people there celebrated Thanksgiving. Native Americans rejoice -...

Russia: Tatarstan Blogger Sentenced to Almost 2 Years in Penal Colony

RuNet Echo

On Sept. 12, 2008, Tatar blogger and journalist Irek Murtazin blogged about rumors of Tatarstan president Mintimir Shaimiev's death. On Nov. 26, 2009, Murtazin was convicted of defamation and incitement...

26 November 2009

Brazil: The Violence Against Women Debate

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Brazilian bloggers reignite the debate and campaign to end violence.

Central America: Saying No to Violence Against Women

Across Central America, online campaigns and activities to raise awareness about the issue of Violence Against Women are taking place across the region. Many of these efforts are attracting the...

Russia: Defense Ministry Reports “Non-Combat Losses” Online

RuNet Echo

Russia's Defense Ministry reports on its website that suicides, accidents, murders, and, possibly, manslaughter claimed 297 lives in the country's armed forces from Jan. to Oct. 2009, and that 149...

25 November 2009

Video: End Violence Against Women Around the World

Today, November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and through videos, many people and organizations around the world are expressing their need to end...

Greece: Police violence against migrant woman triggers reforms

A migrant woman from Armenia was beaten by police in Athens, Greece this week, leading to renewed promises of police reform from the new socialist government. A minister responds directly...

Puerto Rico: Voices Against Violence

On occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, bloggers in Puerto Rico have written posts on how violence affects their lives, their families, and their...

China: Children who are left behind

On November 12, several days before the International Children's Day, an explosion erupted in an illegal fire cracker factory in Guangxi which resulted in 2 children workers dead and 11...

24 November 2009

Egypt's First Adult Graphic Novel Officially Banned

Magdy El Shafee's adult graphic novel Metro has been banned in Egypt, following a court order. Bloggers and Facebook users react to the decision, which they say is yet another...

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