#Human rights violations

  • 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

  • Article: UN Accuses US of Human Rights Violations for Separating Migrant Families

    UN Accuses US of Human Rights Violations for Separating Migrant Families

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Jana Sepehr|June 6, 2018

    The US is the only country not to have signed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Read more

  • Article: Philippines Commission on Human Rights Needs $15 Million. Lawmakers Offered It $20

    Philippines Commission on Human Rights Needs $15 Million. Lawmakers Offered It $20

    By Joe McCarthy|Sept. 14, 2017

    The president has railed against the commission in the past. Read more