#Human rights violations

  • Article: UK Resumes Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia Despite Fears They Could be Used Against Civilians in Yemen

    UK Resumes Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia Despite Fears They Could be Used Against Civilians in Yemen

    By Helen Lock|July 10, 2020

    The sales were stopped last year after legal action from human rights campaigners. Read more

  • Article: Activists in Saudi Arabia Could Serve 5 Years in Prison Just for Talking About Women’s Rights

    Activists in Saudi Arabia Could Serve 5 Years in Prison Just for Talking About Women’s Rights

    By Leah Rodriguez|March 12, 2020

    The country’s criminal court charged 10 activists for violating cyber-crime laws. Read more

  • Article: The Netherlands' New Burqa Ban Could Stop Girls From Going to School

    The Netherlands' New Burqa Ban Could Stop Girls From Going to School

    By Leah Rodriguez|Aug. 2, 2019

    Bans on religious clothing lay the groundwork for hatred, fear, and racism. Read more

  • Article: UN Human Rights Chief Blasts Dire Conditions for Migrants at US Border

    UN Human Rights Chief Blasts Dire Conditions for Migrants at US Border

    By Erica SanchezGaëlle Langué  and  Joe McCarthy|July 8, 2019

    “This should never happen anywhere.” Read more

  • Article: US House Votes to Recognize FGM as a Human Rights Violation

    US House Votes to Recognize FGM as a Human Rights Violation

    By Leah Rodriguez|May 23, 2019

    The bipartisan resolution denouncing female genital mutilation passed 393 to 0. Read more

  • Article: Ellen DeGeneres and Billie Jean King Join Call for Hotel Boycott Over Brunei's LGBTQ Stoning Law

    Ellen DeGeneres and Billie Jean King Join Call for Hotel Boycott Over Brunei's LGBTQ Stoning Law

    By Leah Rodriguez|April 4, 2019

    International pressure to halt the law continues. Read more

  • Article: Women and Girls Continue to Be Sexually Abused in South Sudan Despite Peace Agreement

    Women and Girls Continue to Be Sexually Abused in South Sudan Despite Peace Agreement

    By Leah Rodriguez|Dec. 17, 2018

    The UN’s Commission on Human Rights says it’s time for leaders to take accountability. Read more

  • Article: Australian NGOs Demand That Government Ends Detention of Refugee Children

    Australian NGOs Demand That Government Ends Detention of Refugee Children

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 20, 2018

    “The clock is ticking.” Read more