Stories about Human Rights from July, 2016
"The national media [...] used to show her fast, year after year. They made the story about the fast, never why she was fasting."
A recent report highlights transgender human rights abuses in Mexico, and how the US immigration system has made accessing asylum particularly difficult.
"What we have in Bangladesh is a curious case involving a terrorist group that publishes magazine articles to boast about its plans, while the government...keeps on blaming the opposition..."
In recent weeks, there have been protests in Delhi and Calcutta, where demonstrators called for the revocation of two controversial laws, and the immediate demilitarisation of the Kashmir region.
The Australian government is to set up a Royal Commission to look into the shocking abuse of children in a Northern Territory youth detention centre.
An altercation involving President Salva Kiir and the Vice President Riek Machar, who have long been political rivals, swiftly unraveled into an armed conflict that lasted for several days.
For the first time in history, the Mixe, Mixteco, and Zapoteco populations will get licenses to operate a telecommunications network for indigenous communities to access cellular and Internet services.
"Under the plan for reform, Yameen is making criticism a crime..."
"Many work without rest, without wages for their master's benefit. They do not have the right to education, to freedom of movement, to travel or marry, without their owner's consent."
This week we take you to Puerto Rico, Indian-administered Kashmir, Nepal, China and Myanmar.
The rescue operation Sos Méditerranée publishes accounts of people who have survived journeys across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe on their blog.
The civic group La Corriente develops “actions that generate changes [for] equality, […] combining research, education, media, and the creativity of a team of people devoted to the feminist cause."
" Now try to imagine how this generation will organize parliamentary elections?"
In a new report, Trinidad and Tobago has been identified as "a destination, transit, and source country for adults and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor".
"We demand that the Honduras government put an end to the murders of environmental activists. Stop killing us for defending our rights."
#OromoProtests content on social media has triggered many attempts by the government to limit digital traffic and block telecom services in Oromia.
"Throughout our journey we have learned that music is the greatest tool for healing broken countries, cultures and hearts."
Political prisoners in Iran are routinely singled out for harsh treatment, which often includes denial of medical care.
"[M]y struggle is filled with energy from all of these marvelous and invigorating women, my commitment has new strength..."