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· May, 2013

Stories about Human Rights from May, 2013

31 May 2013

Leaving North Korea

Disaster Highlights Roma's Struggle for Human Rights in France

A violent fire destroyed an abandoned factory in the eastern French city of Lyon squatted by families from the Roma community, killing two women and 12-year-old child. In the aftermath,...

Macedonian Journalist's Arrest Stirs Protest

Mauritania: Protests in Nouakchott Harbour

Tajik Constitution's ‘Fairy Tales’

30 May 2013

#SafeCityPledge: Indians Take a Stand Online for Women's Safety

A Twitter campaign has Indians flooding social media with personal promises to combat sexual harassment and sexism.

New Blog Celebrates Sri Lanka’s Diversity

Journalists Fight Hired Hooligans and Police Indifference in Ukraine

May 18 was an eventful day in Ukraine's capital Kyiv. But of all the highlights of that day, only one incident - an attack on journalists that the police first...

VIDEO: Brazil's Police Intimidate Indigenous

Workers Occupy Government Buildings in Mauritania

29 May 2013

VIDEO: How Two Men Worlds Apart Fought Injustice and Won

Mkhuseli "Khusta" Jack and Oscar Olivera led two different non violent civil resistance movements, one in South Africa in 1985, the other in Bolivia in 2000. A video produced in...

35,000 Child Prostitutes in Bangladesh

Campaign to Liberate Oscar López Rivera

13-year-old Girl Publicly Shamed in China

28 May 2013

Human Rights Activists Hone Digital Skills in 2013 Empowerment Lab

Eleven international human rights activists participated in this year's Empowerment Lab, a week-long training program that aims to empower digital activists who face growing threats of freedom of expression.

Interview: Cartoonist Slams Forced Evictions in Brazil for World Cup

In an interview with Brazilian investigative journalism agency Pública, cartoonist Carlos Latuff criticizes the rash of forced evictions in Rio de Janeiro to make way for the 2014 World Cup...

Botswana: Stealing of the ‘Bushman's Secrets’

British Actor Russell Brand on Woolwich

27 May 2013

From Guinea to Italy to France and Back: An Interview with Blogger Abdoulaye Bah

Global Voices author and translator Abdoulaye Bah, originally from Guinea, is a retired Italian citizen who has worked for the United Nations. He now splits his time between Rome and...

Yemen: Two Men Killed for Overtaking a Sheikh's Wedding Convoy

Two young Yemeni men were killed last week for bypassing a wedding procession of a Sheikh (tribal leader) in Yemen's capital Sanaa. Khalid Al-Khateeb and his friend Hassan Aman were...

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