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Kuwait's Housemaids Need an Arab Lincoln

Anastasia Hobbet | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anastasia Hobbet

Until Kuwaiti worker abuse becomes a topic of open debate in society, between friends and colleagues, in the newspapers, online, at the universities, and around dinner tables -- as Abolition was in the U.S. -- little will change.

Human Rights Watch Kuwait Exhibit Sheds Light On Migrant Workers

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Recent history has given Kuwait a violent, albeit highly-monied, reputation. However, those unfamiliar with the tiny Arab state's class structure may ...

Small Fish, Big Fish in Serbia

Fred Abrahams | Posted 05.26.2011 | World
Fred Abrahams

Eleven years ago, during NATO's air campaign against Yugoslavia, Serbian forces killed more than 40 ethnic Albanian men in a Kosovo village called Cuska. This month the hand of justice finally reached the men accused of the crime.

Congo: More Intimidation as Blood Flows Faster than Oil Spilled Into the Gulf of Mexico

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

The United States has strategic and mining interests in the Congo and until the American people demand that our government do something to actually promote human rights there, the ongoing abuses will continue.

Human Rights Watch: ICE Won't Protect Women from Sexual Abuse

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Human Rights Watch has issued a scathing indictment of Homeland Security's utter failure to protect women from abuse and harassment in detention.

The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness Announces Editorial Calendar

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
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Jim Luce

A bright new face has been added to the crowded Web, drawing a large readership and uploading more than 900 stories in its first twelve weeks. Still ...

Weekly Diaspora: Immigrants Abused, Denied Social Services in Broken Immigration System

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger After decades of misguided policies and patchwork practices, the high human costs of our disordered...

Katie Couric Needs to Get the Facts on Women's Rights in Afghanistan

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Greenwald

You've probably heard of Time's outrageous pro-Afghanistan-War cover art. Now, Katie Couric has compounded the distortion by giving Time's Rick Stengel an even bigger megaphone for his outrageous pro-war spin campaign.

TIME's Epic Distortion of the Plight of Women in Afghanistan

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

Help us push back against TIME Magazine's distortion of women's issues in Afghanistan. Tomorrow, TIME Magazine will treat newsstand customers everywhe...

Guarded Lives in Cameroon

Juliana Cano Nieto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Juliana Cano Nieto

Homosexual relations remain a crime in Cameroon. Contrary to Minister Tchiroma's statement, most people charged with homosexual conduct in Cameroon are harassed, detained, and jailed for months.

HIV and Human Rights: Here and Now?

Joe Amon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Amon

The 18th International AIDS Conference kicks off this week here in Vienna. Twenty-five thousand people are expected to attend sessions focused on the latest in HIV science, policy and programs. The theme? "Rights Here, Right Now."

Tobacco Giant Philip Morris Is Hooked on Child Labor (Video)

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

Everyone knows smoking is a costly habit, taking a toll on your health and your wallet. What you probably didn't know is that the tobacco industry extracts a much dearer price from children laboring in the remote fields of Central Asia.

HIV Behind Bars

Joe Amon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Amon

When last measured, HIV prevalence in Zambian prisons was a staggering 27 percent, almost double the rate in the general population.

Petraeus Wants Pakistani Insurgents Added To Terrorist Blacklist

The Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff and Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Today's AfPak Round-Up: Petraeus wants Haqqani insurgents added to terror blacklist. The Haqqani network, based along the Afghan border, is linked to...

Watch: Hellish Work, Tobacco Workers in Kazakhstan

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

Every year, tens of thousands of migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan travel to the Central Asian economic powerhouse of Kazakhstan in search of employment.

Kazakhstan: Migrant Tobacco Workers Cheated, Exploited

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

The government of Kazakhstan should carry out rigorous labor inspections, prosecute abusive employers, and carry out timely and effective investigations into allegations of abuse.

The Truth About China's Response to HIV/AIDS

Joe Amon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Amon

China has made some strides in the fight against AIDS. But the government should be held to account for stifling the work and voices of Chinese AIDS activists and nongovernmental organizations.

Kashmir: Bullets for Books and Stones, Continued Crimes Against Humanity By The World's Largest Democracy

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

Kashmiris believe in democracy and civil society and that is why they continue to carry out civil protests amidst the bullets and batons of brutal of state security apparatuses.

18th International AIDS Conference: Action not Rhetoric on HIV and Human Rights

Joe Amon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Amon

The following is based upon a press release by Human Rights Watch. The upcoming 18th annual International AIDS Conference should focus on reaching th...

Spy vs. Lawyer: How Human Rights Advocates Ended Up Snooping On The CIA

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The CIA probably doesn't want you to know this, but unmasking its covert operatives isn't as hard as you'd think....

Kagame's Rwanda Attacking Journalists and Political Opponents

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

The Rwandan government should investigate all incidents of violence and ensure that opposition activists and journalists are able to carry out their legitimate activities in safety.

Show Us the Money

Aruna Kashyap | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aruna Kashyap

Wondering what to give your mother for Mother's Day? Flowers? A dinner out? Well, the leaders of the G8, who are meeting in Halifax before Mother's ...

When the Government Sponsors Stigma

Joe Amon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Amon

Rape in prison is a serious issue. However, there is no evidence that sexual predators in prison are more likely to be HIV-positive than not.

Zambia's TB-ridden prisons

Joe Amon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Amon

Multi-drug-resistant TB is being incubated in Zambia's prisons, amid conditions that violate international human rights law. This commentary first ap...

Can A Video Save Lives?

Janet Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Janet Walsh

Human Rights Watch's In Silence: Maternal Mortality in India tells the story of Kiran Yadav, a 25-year-old Indian woman who died needlessly while giving birth to her third child.