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· March, 2014

Stories about Human Rights from March, 2014

31 March 2014

Teenage Bloggers in Bangladesh Arrested For ‘Blasphemous’ Facebook Posts

Fellow bloggers accuse an Islamist student organization of distributing false propaganda that rallied a mob against the two bloggers and led to their arrest.

Massive Online Campaign to Free Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera

Artists Re-imagine the ‘Woman Who Was Dragged’ and Killed by Brazil's Military Police

Blog Think Olga invited artists to send portraits of Claudia Silva Ferreira, a woman who was killed at the hands of Brazil's military police.

Taiwan’s Indigenous Oppose Trade Deal With China

Taiwan's indigenous people fear the trade agreement with China is a threat to their land, language and culture.

Underpaid Indonesian Workers Producing Global Cosmetic Products

30 March 2014

The ‘Woman Who Was Dragged’ and Killed by Brazil's Military Police

Claudia Silva Ferreira was shot during a military police operation in a Rio de Janeiro slum, then dragged along the road behind their car as they drove to the hospital.

Indonesian Candidates Accused of Exposing Children to ‘Indecent’ Campaign Shows

Twerking-like Dangdut dances and cash handouts are among the spectacles watched by children in the ongoing legislative election campaign in Indonesia.

28 March 2014

Obama's Visit to Saudi Arabia Shows Off King's Desert Retreat

Although they did not discuss human rights, President Obama met with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia today. And Saudis saw the King's desert retreat thanks to a tweeting American journalist

Global Voices Author Raza Rumi Attacked By Unknown Gunmen In Lahore

GV Face: How to Make Videos for Advocacy and Change with Witness and Rising Voices

GV Face

Are you using video to make your campaign a reality? Are you telling stories with cameras - or your phone? Then you need to watch this GV Face!

Displaced and Duty-Free in El Tamarindo, Colombia

El Tamarindo was formed by internally displaced families on empty, untitled land in Colombia. With the expansion of the Barranquilla Free Trade Zone, the community is being forcefully displaced again.

How Police Have Turned Rio de Janeiro's Maré Favela Into a Battlefield

Thirteen residents of Maré, the largest favela complex in Rio de Janeiro, died during a police operation there in June 2013.

27 March 2014

Lebanese Launch Campaign in Support of Syrians Facing Racism

People in Lebanon joined hands to call for an end of racism towards Syrian refugees in their country, writes Joey Ayoub. "Our home is yours," they said.

MENA: Hijab and Western Discrimination

Saudi Arabia: 2014 A Promising Year for Women

26 March 2014

Women Still Harassed on Delhi's Metro Despite Measures

Four seats are designated as women's only in every train compartment, and trains now feature special women's compartments. But harassment from men remains a problem for women on the Metro.

“Click Rights” Campaign for Digital Rights in Middle East and North Africa

The IGMENA campaign “Click Rights” aims to bring more awareness of digital rights to citizens, so they in turn can pressure governments and the private sector to uphold them.

In A Syrian Neighbourhood, Rocket Fire Becomes The New Normal

The Bridge

When her Aleppo neighbourhood is the target of rocket fire, Syrian activist Marcell Shehwaro's is both surprised, and not surprised, at how quickly life returns to "normal".

25 March 2014

Paraguayan President Faces First Major Test as Citizens Prepare for a General Strike

Paraguay will live its first general strike after two decades. Workers, peasants, teacher unions and students will give Horacio Cartes his first major test as president.

Laos Landmine Victims Appeal for Help

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