Guatemala Should Do More for LGBT People

Click to expand Image Protest against the “Life and Family Protection” bill in Guatemala City, May 1, 2019. © Daniel Villatoro “We know where you live, we’re going to kill you.” Those words echoed in Ale’s mind long after she left Guatemala to seek asylum. The men who threatened her had phoned to extort her […]

North Korea’s Leader Warns of Famine

Click to expand Image North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivers a closing speech at the Sixth Conference of Cell Secretaries of the Workers’ Party of Korea in Pyongyang, North Korea, April 8, 2021.  © 2021 Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP Speaking at a ruling Workers’ Party of Korea conference on Thursday, […]

Will US Repeat History by Failing Haitians Again?

Click to expand Image A migrant from Haiti wearing a mask in the colors of the Mexican and US flags stands at a border crossing waiting to apply for asylum in the US, February 19, 2021.  © 2021 Jair Cabrera Torres/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images In 1993, when I was a junior staff member at the Office of the […]

Uganda: End Enforced Disappearances of Opponents

Click to expand Image Ugandan soldiers patrol near the house of Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine in Magere, Uganda. ©Sally Hayden / SOPA Images / Sipa via AP Images (Nairobi) – Ugandan authorities should take immediate steps to end the ongoing abductions by suspected state agents and cease the […]

How to Chart an Equitable Exit from the Pandemic

Click to expand Image A person in Soweto, South Africa receives an injection as they participate in a clinical trial for a Covid-19 vaccine in June 2020.  © 2020 Siphiwe Sibeko/AFP via Getty Images Today marks World Health Day with the World Health Organization (WHO) calling for increased government investment and cooperation to tackle global health […]

Egypt: Provide Equitable Covid-19 Vaccine Access

Click to expand Image Egyptian Health Minister Hala Zayed at a press conference on January 24, 2021, speaking about the government’s plans for Covid-19 vaccinations. © 2021 Fadel Dawod/NurPhoto via AP (Beirut) – The Egyptian government should bolster measures to provide equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines for everyone in Egypt, Human Rights Watch said today. The […]

New York States Passes Important Legislation for Justice

Click to expand Image Melissa Moore of Drug Policy Alliance (M) speaks at a rally in support of the Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) alongside supporters of the bill on the steps on New York City Hall on November 21, 2019. © 2019 Gabriele Holtermann-Gorden/Sipa via AP Images On Wednesday, the US state of New […]

Illinois: Repeal Forced Parental Notice of Abortion

(Chicago) – An Illinois law that requires a young person seeking an abortion to involve an adult family member is dangerous for youth in the state, violates their human rights, and threatens their health and safety, Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Illinois said in a report released today. The […]

Brazil Should Call Out the Myanmar Junta in No Uncertain Terms

Click to expand Image  Police use a water cannon on a crowd of protesters in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Monday, February 8, 2021.  ©2021 AP Photo   Police use a water cannon on a crowd of protesters in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Monday, February 8, 2021.  ©2021 AP Photo  The death toll keeps rising in Myanmar as security […]