Stories about Protest from April, 2016
As UN Decides Future of Western Sahara Peacekeeping Mission, Sahrawis Press for Human Rights
While international diplomats met this week to determine the future of the UN’s peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara, demonstrators throughout the occupied territory are calling for self-determination and human rights.
Iraqi Protestors Storm Parliament; State of Emergency Declared
Hundreds of Iraqi protestors stormed the Parliament building, in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, in protest against a deadlock in approving a new government today. A state of emergency was declared.
Cambodia Cancels Screening of Film About Murdered Environmentalist Chut Wutty
"This ban provides yet another example of Cambodia's pervasive culture of impunity, and the lengths that the government will go to preserve it."
Fighting Fear and Hopelessness From House Arrest in Macedonia
A 19-year-old law student placed under house arrest in Macedonia explains why thousands of protesters like him are fed up with the nation's leaders.
Anatomy of a Macedonian ‘Colorful Revolution’
"Why do I protest, and what is the Colorful Revolution? This is a struggle against the authoritarian and corrupt regime, personified by ex-Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski."
Macedonian Protesters ‘Congratulate’ Pardoned Ex-Interior Minister at Her PhD Graduation
Protesters crashed a public ceremony where Gordana Jankuloska was formally receiving her doctoral degree and unfurled a banner reading "Congratulations on your pardon!"
Arrests Add Fuel to Anti-Impunity Protesters’ Fire in Macedonia
"We have shaken the regime! But we must not yield or surrender! The fight is not over! We must go to protests in mass numbers."
Xulhaz Mannan, an LGBT Activist in Bangladesh, Is the Latest Victim in a String of Brutal Killings
Since 2005, at least 23 bloggers and activists have been killed and scores of others attacked or threatened with death for their progressive and secular views.
Russian Prosecutor General Accuses ‘Right Sector’ of Using Social Media to Overthrow the Kremlin
The Russian Prosecutor General claims that Ukrainian nationalist group "Right Sector" used the Russian social network VKontakte to organize "mass riots and unsanctioned public events."
Latin America's Women Confront Sexual Harassment By Sharing Their Stories of Abuse
Over the past few days, tens of thousands of women across Latin America have shared harrowing testimonies of their first (and often not their last) experiences with sexual harassment.
Three Brave Women Launch Campaign to Encourage Reporting Acts of Sexual Violence in Mexico
With the confidence that "when one of us is touched, we all respond", the "Don't remain silent" campaign encourages reporting acts of sexual violence committed daily against women in Mexico.
Macedonian Crisis Deepens as Protests Increase in Number and Intensity
Protests are piling up in Macedonia, and a government that had enjoyed the fruits of impunity for so long is reaping what it sowed.
Cheers and Jeers as Ugandan Female Researcher Undresses to Get Her Office Back
"Our society really needs to stop objectifying women!We need to understand them through the lens of intellectualism not sexism.#RotAtMISR"
Pressure Mounts on Gambia’s President Over Worsening Human Rights Situation
Unhappiness at President Jammeh's 22-year rule is growing every day and the opposition is under huge pressure.
Protests in Macedonia Against the President's Pardon Get a Dose of Color
The movement took on a new name for themselves -- the "Colorful Revolution", a reference to protesters throwing balloons filled with paint.
#NakedProtest Draws Attention to Rape Culture at South Africa's Rhodes University
"why does a woman willingly showing her skin offend you, but violence committed against her doesn't? #nakedprotest"
What Do the IPL Cricket Games Have to Do With India's Drought-Hit Farmers?
As many as 3,228 farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra in 2015; that is almost nine farmers every day.
Pakistan Confronts Qadri Protestors, But It’s Anybody’s Guess How, Thanks to Media Blackout
The government maintains that limiting or even eliminating media coverage of civil unrest helps curb violence. But not everyone agrees with this approach.
Protests in Macedonia Gain Momentum as New Round of Political Negotiations Is Announced
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.
Community Fights to Protect Cherished Mangrove in Cancun, Mexico
"The people, especially the young people, are trying to save the mangrove. The government lied to us. The destruction they left behind is a disgrace."
The Mexican Government's Favourite Contractor Displaces Indigenous People to Build a Motorway
"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."