#Human Rights

  • Article: World Is 'Not Yet on Track' to Ensure the Rights of All Children, UN Says
    Citizenship

    World Is 'Not Yet on Track' to Ensure the Rights of All Children, UN Says

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Sophie Maes|Jan. 15, 2019

    Children make up nearly one-third of human trafficking victims. Read more

  • Article: With US Federal FGM Law Struck Down, Attention Shifts to States
    Girls & Women

    With US Federal FGM Law Struck Down, Attention Shifts to States

    Dec. 11, 2018|Voice of America

    Now, Michigan has some of the toughest FGM laws in the country. Read more

  • Article: Drones, Data, and Digital Tools Are Fighting Human Rights Abuses
    Finance & Innovation

    Drones, Data, and Digital Tools Are Fighting Human Rights Abuses

    Nov. 16, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    The technology could help tackle issues ranging from human trafficking to deforestation. Read more

  • Article: #NotInMyName: A New South African Civil Rights Movement Is Fighting to Change Perspectives
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    #NotInMyName: A New South African Civil Rights Movement Is Fighting to Change Perspectives

    By Thato Mahlangu|Nov. 14, 2018

    "It is us men who are killing and abusing women." Read more

  • Article: As Slavery Evolves in Mauritania, Silent Victims Prove Harder to Find
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    As Slavery Evolves in Mauritania, Silent Victims Prove Harder to Find

    Nov. 7, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Despite being criminalized, slavery endures in Mauritania. Read more

  • Article: This Case Could Revolutionise the Treatment of Transgender Prisoners in South Africa
    Citizenship

    This Case Could Revolutionise the Treatment of Transgender Prisoners in South Africa

    By Thato Mahlangu|Nov. 6, 2018

    Jade September is serving her sentence in a male prison. Read more

  • Article: Tanzanian Government Distances Itself From Calls for LGBTQ Crackdown
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    Tanzanian Government Distances Itself From Calls for LGBTQ Crackdown

    Nov. 5, 2018|Voice of America

    Last week, a public official asked people to send him the names of anyone "suspected of being gay." Read more

  • Article: UN Calls French Burqa Ban a Human Rights Violation
    Girls & Women

    UN Calls French Burqa Ban a Human Rights Violation

    By Daniele Selby  and  Carmen Singer|Oct. 23, 2018

    France was the first country in Western Europe to pass a burqa ban. Read more