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Some Afghan Women And Girls Still Subjected To 'Degrading' Virginity Tests

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 03.01.2016 | Home

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan women and girls accused of so-called moral crimes are often forced to endure invasive and scientifically questionable "virgin...

Exxon Set to Be Investigated in the Philippines as Well as New York

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 11.09.2016 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

People in the Philippines know that they are at the end of a terrible chain reaction that destroys homes, ruins health and takes lives and livelihoods. It violates their basic human rights, so they, like many others, are starting to seek climate justice.

Wednesday's St. Patrick's Day Parade Announcement Isn't Progress -- It's an Insult to New York's Irish LGBT Community

Mary Emily O'Hara | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mary Emily O'Hara

Parade organizers say LGBT groups are "free to apply" to march in 2016. What's missing from this statement is any recognition of the years of shunning, hostility, and even violence we Irish gays have experienced at the hand of the committee.

To India: Stop Criminalizing People Who Are Not Criminals

Grace Poore | Posted 02.16.2014 | Home
Grace Poore

Section 377 violates the Indian Constitution, which defends the rights to equality, non-discrimination, freedom of expression and liberty which includes dignity and privacy. These are all universal rights for all people, whether they are LGBT or not.

Overnight In Nashville

Joyce S. Dubensky | Posted 01.29.2013 | Religion
Joyce S. Dubensky

There were years when the Murfreesboro Islamic Center seemed like an unattainable vision, with vocal opposition, messages of pure hatred, arson and legal battles. But when I arrived with my colleagues, none of that was visible.

Will Iran's Human Rights Case End Up at the Security Council?

Omid Memarian | Posted 01.17.2012 | Home
Omid Memarian

"I do not regard the country mandate as a punitive measure. This is the start of a process that we can hopefully work through peacefully and collaboratively."

Pro-Choice Leader's Appointment Draws Flak From State GOP

Posted 06.08.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Republicans are crying foul over Governor Pat Quinn's appointment of the head of a pro-choice political group to a spot on the Human Rights C...

Budget Accountability Must Be Strengthened to Advance Human Rights in Africa

Christina Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christina Holder

That Zambian officials stole millions from the health budget is particularly reprehensible in a country where 14% of the population has HIV/AIDS, and over one in 10 children dies before age 5.

Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Sponsors House Hearing on Child Trafficking

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Conchita Sarnoff

In order to undertake the darker side of immigration reform, such as child trafficking, lawmakers must create a sustainable budget and measurement system that collates factual data and statistics.

Saudi Girl, 12, Drops Plan To Divorce 80-Year-Old Cousin

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A 12-year-old Saudi girl has unexpectedly dropped her application to divorce her 80-year-old second cousin, despite intervention from human rights gro...