Stories about Human Rights from December, 2019
Drugs that can prevent HIV are available, but Trinidad and Tobago's Ministry of Health won't make it available because he thinks it will promote promiscuity.
Hong Kong’s Christmas was neither peaceful nor joyful as riot police charged major shopping districts with anti-riot weapons to disperse flash mob protests.
Pride parades. Cannabis legislation. £20 million in reparations. These were some of the victories in the Caribbean for 2019. Part 3 of 5.
Jordan is considering a data protection bill. Will its adoption reinforce privacy protections in the country?
With the aim of saving their lives, the Human Milk Bank will help newborns in critical care get much-needed mother's milk.
"They asked for a warrant and in response [the police] put them down, tied their hands and beat them severely".
Mass demonstrations have engulfed both large and small cities nationwide.
"We need to shame the government for using violence and intimidation against villagers who are just trying to preserve their livelihoods."
The text has been taught in Macedonian schools since 2002.
"The majority of the people are worried about losing their homes, farmlands and water resources. Some people voiced concerns about losing natural resources and heritage places."
The Russian Orthodox Church defends the right of parents to choose not to vaccinate their children.
In recent years, an uptick in abductions, arrests, detentions and trumped-up charges of economic crimes for activists and journalists have amounted to a disturbing trend toward silencing dissent in Tanzania.
Omoyele Sowore was arrested in August on charges of treason, money laundry and harassing President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria. He has been in jail despite court pronouncements ordering his release.
8 West African countries rename currency in historic break from France — but colonial-era debts persist
Changing the CFA franc to "Eco" does not change the fact that many West African countries are still locked in a legacy of debt to France in its colonial-era deposit system.
Will Kenya’s new data protection law protect the rights of citizens? Or will it serve as a conduit to acquire, store and use data in the digital capitalism food chain?
Overall, our coverage in the past 12 months highlighted stories of protests and internet shutdowns from across the region.
In 1979, Santo was handing out pamphlets outside a São Paulo factory during a protest when he was killed by being shot in the back by police.
Human rights activist Tito Magoti's abduction echoes a chilling trend toward the disappearances of journalists, human rights defenders and opposition leaders in Tanzania since 2015 when Magufuli first took office.
Masterminds behind Ampatuan massacre convicted but campaign against impunity continues in the Philippines
"The past ten years have galvanized us, fortified our ranks. After the massacre, killings of journalists continued. Fifteen of our colleagues have been gunned down under this administration."
"In the days after the horrific incident, the stench of charred corpses in the marshes remained so strong that it reached across the city."