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 […]

More Americans Favor Decriminalizing Sex Work

A new report published today by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the National Center for Transgender Equality, and 22 other United States-based human rights organizations finds that 52 percent of Americans and two-thirds of voters age 18 to 44 years support decriminalizing sex work. Decriminalizing sex work means ending laws that make it illegal […]

Nepal: Release Report on 2015 Protest Violence

Expand A police officer faces protesters in Nepal’s Terai region in September 2015. © 2015 Private (New York) – The government of Nepal should make public, as pledged, the report of the commission that investigated deadly violence involving police and protesters in 2015, Human Rights Watch said today. Donors, including the United Kingdom and United […]

A Step Toward Accountability Over Nicaragua’s Brutal Crackdown

Expand Chamber of the United Nations Human Rights Council, July 10, 2019. © 2019 Tamara Taraciuk Broner/Human Rights Watch The first oral report on Nicaragua by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva today brings important attention to the need for accountability for the victims of the government’s brutal […]

World Report 2019: Reversing Autocrats’ Attacks on Rights

Expand Anti-government protestors in Venezuela take to the streets for a candlelight vigil in honor of protesters killed in clashes with security forces. © 2017 Associated Press (Berlin) – There is a growing global trend to confront the abuses of headline-grabbing autocrats, Human Rights Watch said today in launching its World Report 2019. Within the […]

Déjà vu on the Greek-Turkey Border

Expand Migrants that entered the land border between A holiday in greece and Poultry are noticed in the Pre-Removal Detention Center within the village of Fylakio, Northern A holiday in greece, Feb 24, 2017. &copy 2017 Alexandros Avramidis /Reuters 10 years ago, I documented an organized pattern of brutal Greek border police pushbacks of migrants […]

US: Fears of Prescribing Hurt Chronic Pain Patients

December 14, 2018 Video Video: Opioids Attack in america Leaves Discomfort Patients Suffering Federal and condition government efforts to lessen prescription opioids are unintentionally harming chronic discomfort patients. Many people are involuntarily stop medications that enhance their lives or appear at first sight not able to locate a physician willing to look after them.&nbsp (New […]