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· April, 2014

Stories about Human Rights from April, 2014

30 April 2014

Army Drafters “Do Not Give a Damn About the President” in Tajikistan

YouTube Video Series ‘Argumentos’ Offers Insight Into Venezuelan Conflict

'Arguments' is a series of videos on YouTube that offers insights across Venezuelan society through the opinions of various personalities who know about the reality of the country.

Fighting “Breast Ironing” in Cameroon

When Will Impunity End for Slave Traders in Mauritania ?

Does the Caribbean Sanction Violence against Children?

A blog that discusses issues of violence, sexual assault and child abuse is infuriated at Caribbean governments' response to recent allegations of child exploitation in some state institutions.

29 April 2014

Spare the Rod, 10 Tips From a Peaceful Parent

The Bridge

After people applauded the discipline in a viral video of a mother hitting her child in Trinidad, our Caribbean editor felt compelled to share her thoughts on peaceful parenting.

Activists Battle Religion, Tradition in Gambia's Female Genital Mutilation Fight

Aja Babung Sidibeh followed cultural tradition and became a female genital mutilation (FGM) practitioner after the death of her parents years ago in her native Janjangbureh in the Central River Region...

27 April 2014

Pakistani Spies, Mir and the Missing People of Balochistan

The Bridge

After Pakistan's top TV newsman was shot, a vicious media war between single-minded nationalists and his TV station ensued leaving the story he was working on in the dark.

25 April 2014

Fighting Rising Acid Attacks Against Women in Colombia

A recent spate of acid attacks against women in Colombia provokes feelings of sadness and hopelessness among its citizens.

24 April 2014

VIDEO: Iranian Students’ Protest During Conservative Politician's Speech

Students at Iran's Amirkabir University in Tehran chanted slogans supporting Mir Hussein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, leaders of the pro-democracy Green Movement.

Algeria's Opposition Report Threats, Intimidation Following President's Reelection

An amendment to the country's constitution had allowed President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has been in power since 1999, to run again.

23 April 2014

Video of Mother Hitting Daughter With Belt Goes Viral in Trinidad & Tobago

A video depicting a mother's punitive idea of discipline has gone viral in Trinidad and Tobago, after it was posted on Facebook to supposedly teach the child a lesson.

Win Tin: Myanmar’s Longest-held Political Prisoner Dies at 85

Burmese journalist and activist Win Tin is one of the leaders of the pro-democracy movement.

21 April 2014

French NGO Tackles the ‘Roma Question’ Through Community Building Projects

The Embassy of PEROU aims to bring together suburb residents and their shantytown neighbors by building community centers together and improving general living conditions.

20 April 2014

Pope Francis, a Pope Unlike the Rest

A global view of Pope Francis, a year and half into his papacy.

18 April 2014

Southern Russia's Road Warriors

RuNet Echo

North Ossetians display a readiness for civil disobedience that has many asking about their willingness to take to the streets (or highways, as it were), when faced with injustice.

17 April 2014

“Bring the Bottle”: Youth Activists Behind Bars in Azerbaijan

The Bridge

While the government continues its witch-hunt, curtailing the freedoms of activists and critics, the lives of officials and their families remain untouched by everyday human rights violations in Azerbaijan.

Facebook Post Spells Legal Trouble for Russian Charity

RuNet Echo

Romanenko reported that no less than the governor of Vologodsk had filed a complaint against him with the local prosecutor's office because of the jocular post.

16 April 2014

Russia's Largest Social Network Says No to Censorship

RuNet Echo

Pavel Durov, founder and CEO of Russian social network VKontakte, has once again used his account there as a platform to speak out against Internet censorship.

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