Stories about Human Rights from April, 2020
The Chinese government policy of racial and religious profiling has forced young Uyghurs to leave China and remain in exile.
"The COVID-19 pandemic is not an excuse for human rights violations. Excessive force and brutality are unacceptable from any of our enforcement or security forces."
A language reclamation activist confronts linguistic imperialism and the dehumanisation of two South African first languages through digital inclusion advocacy.
"During the global pandemic, we need to stop the war and internet shutdown to fight COVID-19 in Rakhine."
Global Voices interviewed rights lawyer Mishi Choudhary and tech and policy researcher Srinivas Kodali to discuss the newest proposal in India to use unique ID data for #FacialRecognition with drones.
Despite the global outcry against animal sacrifice in Nepal, the tradition persists.
Two bloggers have been arrested for accusing local authorities of corruption in relation to aid distribution, while a journalist who criticized the health minister faced insults online.
Prominent blogger and activist Alaa Abd El Fattah has gone on a hunger strike to protest his unlawful detention, his family said.
They yelled out from their windows “fake, fake, it is all formalist performance”. This is not the first time the people in Wuhan express their resentment.
‘Clean city-state’ image of Singapore shows double-standards in its treatment of migrants in times of COVID-19
"....even if you do most things right, if you're not considering or proactively looking out for the most vulnerable and marginalised in society, you're not going to effectively fight #COVID19."
War-like rhetoric around COVID-19 has allowed governments in the Middle East and North Africa to execute emergency powers and impose draconian measures that would otherwise be unacceptable.
The spread of COVID-19 in India leads to economic and geographical displacement of migrant workers.
Government officials are helping spread disinformation about the pandemic.
Over a span of just five days, the city saw its legislature, judiciary, legal system and civil society come under threat.
Despite a message and movement solidarity in the fight against COVID-19 in Liberia, President George Weah still faces critique over a tanking economy and restricted media.
The country has over 750,000 people living in prisons. It's the third-largest prison population worldwide, coming behind the US and China.
Combatting COVID-19 through all available legal means is urgent. However, such means need not be at the expense of protecting human rights — including the right to privacy.
Domestic daily wage labourers and migrant workers are among those hardest hit by the COVID-19 restrictions imposed in Nepal.
In Bangladesh frontline health worker workers are facing an unprecedented level of hardship, and also some criticism.
"The [Ministry of Education] was utterly tone-deaf and did not effectively address my concerns."
"Resorting to censorship, especially in its extreme form, in a time of crisis reflects the insecurity of the government of the day."