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· March, 2015

Stories about Human Rights from March, 2015

31 March 2015

Yemen's No Fly Zone: Thousands of Yemenis are Stranded Abroad

Due to the No Fly Zone in Yemen, thousands of stranded Yemenis cannot return home and are stranded in airports around the world.

In Zambia, a Tomato Pushes Joblessness Center Stage

Zambia's unemployment rate is ranked 9th highest in Africa.

Another Blogger Hacked to Death: Is Free Thinking Becoming Fatal in Bangladesh?

Global Voices Advocacy

A young man named Oyasiqur Rahman Babu was killed in Bangladesh by religious fanatics in the second such incident in a month's time.

30 March 2015

Favianna Rodríguez: ‘Artists are Risk Takers and Truth Speakers’

Favianna, the daughter of Peruvian migrants to the United States, now 36-years-old, is a force to be reckoned with.

29 March 2015

Iranian Television Producer Mostafa Azizi is Jailed in Iran's Evin Prison

Global Voices Advocacy

Mostafa Azizi, an Iranian television producer and author, was arrested last month when he tried to repatriate to Iran from Canada.

28 March 2015

Civil War Separates Peuhl Children from their Parents in Yaloke, Central African Republic

Pakistani Journalist and Blogger Remains in Exile, One Year After Violent Attack

Global Voices Advocacy

March 28 marks the first anniversary of the attack on Pakistani blogger and prominent political commentator Raza Rumi. Once a contributor to Global Voices, Rumi was added to the Taliban's hit...

27 March 2015

Omani Blogger Muawiyah Alrawahi Disappeared At UAE Border

Global Voices Advocacy

Omani blogger Muawiyah Alrawahi was detained while attempting to enter the United Arab Emirates by car from Oman, according to a statement released by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

The Arduous Journey of Colombian Migrants Headed for Chile

Global Voices, in collaboration with Connectas, Agenda Propia, Útero.pe, Vice and El Mercurio de Antofagasta, explored the challenges and history of migration in Latin America during a Google Hangout.

26 March 2015

Balloons Released in Brussels in Support of Jailed Iranian Student Hamid Babaei

Ever since the tribulations of Hamid Babaei and his wife began, his classmates at Liège and in Brussels have shown them unrelenting solidarity.

Sudan Turns Back on Iran, Joins Saudi Arabia's War on Yemen

Sudan switched sides from being an Iranian ally, to waging war against the Houthis, Iran's allies in Yemen. Sudan joining the Saudi-led coalition against the Houthi fighters, who took control...

22 March 2015

Giving Voice and Hope to the ‘Forgotten’ Victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

Rising Voices

"Solidarity is a rainbow that inspires people to overcome the tragedies that threatened to destroy their lives."

Tunisian Activists Fear Rights Setbacks After Bardo Museum Attack

Tunisian activists are worried that the authorities' response to the deadly Bardo museum attack may trample on rights.

21 March 2015

5 Animated Videos That Promote Human Rights and Equality in Myanmar

The videos are easy to understand and can be used too in other countries to promote human rights.

20 March 2015

Iranian Social Media's Short Attention Span for #AcidAttacks Against Women

Acid attacks on women last year in Isfahan created a fearful atmosphere and sparked protests. Despite developments, social media users seem to have moved on from the topic.

Afghan Woman Beaten to Death and Burned for Allegedly Setting a Quran on Fire

"What happened in #Kabul today was absolutely against the law, Sharia law and does NOT represent Muslims in Afghanistan."

Turkmenistan's Islam: Between Religion and State

Will the Turkmen government's attempts to nationalise Islam and shut its citizens off from the wider world backfire?

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