Stories about Human Rights
23 April 2016
While Ukrainian officials and right-wing activists use the refugee crisis to win political points and shape public opinion, the Middle Eastern refugees themselves aren't exactly flocking to settle in Ukraine.
22 April 2016
This week we take you to China, Mexico, Jamaica, Macedonia and Uganda, where we speak to Prudence Nyamishana who tells us why Ugandans are peeved at their government's priorities.
Marriage Equality Is Now Accepted by Colombia's Constitutional Court, but Still Not by All Colombians
"I respect other people's beliefs. You need to learn to respect those who think differently. Do you pray with that kind of language?"
"Why would a homeless person make a website? ...I will say that I am a computer programmer first and a homeless person second."
"why does a woman willingly showing her skin offend you, but violence committed against her doesn't? #nakedprotest"
For a brief moment on April 21, world attention shifted to the physicist who's spent the past five years in prison for refusing to work on Iran's nuclear program.
21 April 2016
"In Iran, you don’t need to go after the authorities to get into trouble. By merely following the common sense line and raising simple questions you could be targeted."
20 April 2016
"Stop using anti-terror policies to quash the voices of peaceful and unarmed peasant protesters #PeasantsNotTerrorists #FreeOkara5"
Access My Info generates a letter for users to send to relevant privacy officers of internet service providers and mobile phone companies to request data about themselves.
19 April 2016
Tens of thousands of Macedonians have gathered in the streets since the president announced his decision to pardon government officials accused of corruption and abuses of power from prosecution.
Abused children "may choose silence if they doubt they will be believed," child psychologist Cemre Soysal told Global Voices.
18 April 2016
17 April 2016
There is supposed to be free movement of CARICOM nationals throughout the region, but Jamaicans keep getting denied entry -- particularly in Trinidad.
Tanzanian netizen Isaac Habakuk Emily is accused of posting a controversial Facebook message "insulting" the president of Tanzania.
16 April 2016
"It's not fair how they are walking all over us", claim the people from Xochicuautla. "They are destroying my house, my home, my livelihood, without so much as a warning."
15 April 2016
Police held five persons for reportedly suspicious behaviour, alleging that they were trying to initiate a "gay rally".
"I look around and I am left with the reality of four ugly windowless walls and a never ending dream of freedom."
‘Without Justice, There's No Peace!': Macedonians March Against President's Pardon for Politicians Under Investigation
Several people were injured and a dozen arrested in protests against President Ivanov's amnesty for top politicians allegedly involved in corruption and misuse of power.