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The Ritz-Carlton Is Hosting Saudi's 'Davos In The Desert,' Rights Abuses Be Damned
The luxury hotel chain is silent over the alleged killing of Jamal Khashoggi as it gets ready to host a marquee event for the Saudi government.
This Civil Rights Lawyer Has Been At Odds With Westboro Baptist Church For Years
Lawyer and LGBTQ rights advocate, Pedro Irigonegaray has consistently battled Fred Phelps in court throughout his career.
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Saudi Arabia Seeks Its First Death Penalty Against Female Human Rights Activist
By Stephen Kalin, Reuters
Five activists are on trial including Israa al-Ghomgham, the first woman to possibly face the death penalty for non-violent offenses.
Immigrants Died In ICE Detention Centers After 'Inadequate' Medical Care
A new report details over a half-dozen cases in recent years in which experts found poor medical care likely contributed to immigrants’ deaths.
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Americans Must Stand In Solidarity With Syria's Besieged Citizens
, Guest Writer
The cynicism Americans feel about humanitarian intervention makes sense. But we must stand in solidarity with Syrians.
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LGBTQ Arabs Share Stories Of The Social Stigma Of Growing Up Queer
Curtis M. Wong
A new campaign aims to show how queer activism survives under political, cultural and religious constraints.
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The Olympics Have Left Sochi, But Don't Forget LGBTQ Russians
, Guest Writer
The anti-gay discrimination that set off massive protests during Sochi has only gotten worse.
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Disabled Prisoners Raped, Abused, Kept In Solitary In Australia, Report Says
One man was kept in solitary confinement for 19 years, Human Rights Watch says.
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Myanmar's Crackdown On Human Rights Continues As It Denies Entry To UN Investigator
The move comes as evidence mounts of atrocities against the Rohingya minority.
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LGBTQ Activists Amplify Their Plea For A Global End To Conversion Therapy
By Nellie Peyton, Reuters
Right now, only three countries have bans in place.
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#MeToo: See Beyond The Hashtag
I am a Professor of Theology and President Emerita of Chicago ...
#MeToo is all over my social media. It hurts and yet, it does help. These two terrible words are being posted by friends
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Satellite Imagery Shows Entire Rohingya Villages Destroyed
More than 200 villages have been burnt to the ground.
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Tunisia Just Took A Big Step Forward On Muslim Women's Rights
A new law allows Muslim women to marry outside the faith, just like their male counterparts.
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Egyptian Prisoners Endure 'Assembly Line' Of Torture, Investigation Finds
President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has effectively given authorities “a green light” to use torture “whenever they please,” Human Rights Watch reports.
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Secrets To Good LGBTQ Health
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A roundup of some of the biggest LGBTQ wellness stories of the week.
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Syrian Activist Bassel Safadi Was Executed In 2015. His Family Says They Just Found Out.
Thousands of detainees are secretly killed by the Assad regime every year.
Lirio Da Fonseca / Reuters
Asia's Youngest Nation Offers A Glimmer Of Hope For LGBTQ Rights
By Beh Lih Yi, Reuters
East Timor's first-ever Pride parade was a milestone.
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The Fall Of Mosul May Not Be The End Of ISIS But The Beginning Of ISIS 2.0
Senior Iraq Researcher, Human Rights Watch
Iraq's abuse of civilians will make it easy for the next version of the extremist group to recruit.
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The Trial Of One Of Africa's Most Corrupt Politicians Shows That Fighting Graft Is Global
Business and human rights researcher, Human Rights Watch
As the U.S. withdraws from its role leading the fight against corruption, this trial in Paris shows a way forward.
Adriane Ohanesian / Reuters
Family Planning In War Zones: Make Aid Feminist
Women's rights researcher at Human Rights Watch, specializing ...
Getting a condom or the morning-after pill might be as simple as popping down the street to the local pharmacy. But for women
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Reaffirming Rights After French And British Votes
Executive Director, Human Rights Watch
Defending against right-wing populism requires standing up for democratic values.
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Philippine President Duterte Marks One Year In Office As Human Rights Suffer
At least 7,000 people are dead and martial law has been declared in one region of the country.
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