Nigeria’s Rising Number of Missing Persons

Click to expand Image Family members of the kidnapped Nigerian Chibok girls, Nigeria, October 18, 2016. © 2016 AP Photo/Olamikan Gbemiga Hundreds of people are missing from a town in northeast Nigeria following an attack by suspected Boko Haram fighters on August 18. Witnesses told me most were abducted by the insurgents or went missing as […]

Kenosha Police Turned a Blind Eye to US Vigilantes

Click to expand Image Police in riot gear clear the area in front of Kenosha County Courthouse during clashes with protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, August 25, 2020. © 2020 2020 AP Photo/David Goldman The Kenosha Police Chief in the US state of Wisconsin responded to a pro-police vigilante killing of two people last month by saying: […]

Indonesia: Investigate Police Raid on ‘Gay Party’

Click to expand Image Men arrested in a raid of a gay party sit inside a vehicle after a news conference at Jakarta police headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia, September 2, 2020. © 2020 AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana (New York) – The Indonesian government should urgently investigate a police raid on a private gathering of 56 men in Jakarta […]

Russia: Reject Anti-LGBT ‘Traditional Values’ Bill

Click to expand Image The Russian flag flies on a courthouse building in St. Petersburg, Russia, March 15 2020. © 2020 Alexander Koriakov/Kommersant/Sipa via AP Images (Moscow) – A draft bill before Russia’s parliament would significantly affect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, Human Rights Watch said today. Among the proposed amendments […]

For UK, Tackling Racial Injustice Should Begin at Home

Click to expand Image Campaigners hold placards as they take part during the Justice for Grenfell Solidarity rally on June 15, 2019 against the lack of action by the Government following the Grenfell Tower fire, which took the lives of 72 people.  © 2019 Dinendra Haria / SOPA Images/Sipa USA via AP Images The killing […]

People with Disabilities Needed in Fight Against Climate Change

Click to expand Image Volunteers tend to a man in a wheelchair and his partner, after they were rescued during flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey in Orange, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. © 2019 AP Photo/Gerald Herbert People with disabilities are at increased risk of the adverse impacts of climate change – including threats to their health, food […]

Caregivers Overwhelmed by Increased Demands Under Pandemic

Click to expand Image A schoolgirl taking online classes with her mother at home in Nonthaburi, Thailand, May 2020. © 2020 Vachira Vachira/NurPhoto via AP The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically increased the time many people, particularly women, spend caring for others. In an ongoing global Human Rights Watch survey, most respondents said the pandemic affected […]

Panama: Government Takes Step to End Quarantine Gender Discrimination

May 18, 2020 Video Panama: Government Takes Step to End Quarantine Gender Discrimination Protect Transgender People From Police, Security Guard Abuse (Washington DC) – The government of Panama has taken an important initial step to address the discriminatory impacts of its gender-based quarantine measures on transgender people by communicating its concern to security agencies, Human […]

Covid-19 Backlash Targets LGBT People in South Korea

Expand A rainbow flag is carried during a parade as a part of the Seoul Queer Culture Festival in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, July 14, 2018. © 2018 AP Photo/Lee Jin-man South Korea is experiencing a marked increase in online threats and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people who are being unfairly […]

Lockdown Should Not Discriminate Against Migrants, Refugees

April 22, 2020 Video Greece: Refugees Working to Protect Moria Camp from Covid-19 A group of refugees in Moria camp formed the Moria Corona Awareness Team (MCAT) to spread awareness and protect the camp from Covid-19. Footage courtesy of ReFOCUS Media Labs FB/IG: @refocusmedialabs TW: @refocusmedialab The Greek government has begun easing lockdown measures, given […]