18 August 2017
UN agencies rushing aid to more than 3,000 displaced in flood-hit Sierra Leone

UN agencies rushing aid to more than 3,000 displaced in flood-hit Sierra Leone

18 August 2017

United Nations agencies are stepping up efforts to aid displaced families affected by the deadly flooding and landslides in Sierra Leon’s capital, Freetown, and surrounding areas.

17 August 2017
Lebanon repeals law that outraged women’s rights

Lebanon repeals law that outraged women’s rights

17 August 2017

Lebanon has joined a number of other Arab states in scrapping a law that allowed rapists to escape punishment by marrying their victims.

16 August 2017
Secrets of slavery at your local car wash: Workers paid little or nothing for 11-hour shift and forced to live in squalid accommodation

Secrets of slavery at your local car wash: Workers paid little or nothing for 11-hour shift and forced to live in squalid accommodation

16 August 2017

Thousands of workers in hand car washes are thought to be victims of modern slavery, paid little or nothing for an 11-hour shift and forced to live in squalid accommodation.

15 August 2017
What does Brexit mean for people with disabilities

What does Brexit mean for people with disabilities

15 August 2017

The European Union (EU) has been influential in the development of disability rights legislation in the UK. There is now a very real danger that Brexit will result in a dismantling of human rights currently safeguarded by the European court of human rights, as well as the withdrawal of much-needed financial support from European structural and investment funds.

14 August 2017
The Violence in Charlottesville

The Violence in Charlottesville

14 August 2017

White nationalists gathered on Saturday for a "Unite the Right" march in Charlottesville, where they were met by counterprotesters.

11 August 2017
160 Ethiopian Migrants Forced into the Seas off Yemen by Smugglers Today, Following Death of Up to 50 Yesterday

160 Ethiopian Migrants Forced into the Seas off Yemen by Smugglers Today, Following Death of Up to 50 Yesterday

11 August 2017

Aden — 160 Ethiopian migrants were violently forced into the sea off Yemen’s coast this morning (10/08). This comes one day after the presumed death of 50 Ethiopian and Somali migrants during a similar incident. As with yesterday, this tragedy took place off the coast of Shabwa, a Yemeni Governorate along the Arabian Sea — although in a different location and closer to the shore.

09 August 2017
World’s Indigenous People Day

World’s Indigenous People Day

09 August 2017

9 August marks the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, which was established on December 23, 1994 by a resolution of the UN General Assembly.

08 August 2017
Spain’s anti-tourist movement is reaching boiling point

Spain’s anti-tourist movement is reaching boiling point

08 August 2017

SPAIN’S idyllic beaches, bold architecture, vibrant night-life and colourful culture draws millions of tourists every year. But behind the paradise a hostile battle is bubbling to the surface.

07 August 2017
Venezuela: Ombudsman appointed as Prosecutor General

Venezuela: Ombudsman appointed as Prosecutor General

07 August 2017

On Saturday, the National Constituent Assembly of Venezuela (Constitutional Assembly) dismissed Prosecutor General of the country Luisa Ortega Díaz, the media reported. She was replaced by Commissioner for Human Rights Tarek William Saab.

03 August 2017
New website tracks press freedom violations in United States

New website tracks press freedom violations in United States

03 August 2017

Coalition of more than 20 organizations launches nonpartisan U. S. Press Freedom Tracker